With my belly still full from the Holiday, we headed out Saturday morning from Orwood on the California Delta. I paired up with my RB Bass brother Michael Coleman for the one day get together. It started raining shortly after we launched the boat, with rain off and on all day. Living my entire life on the Delta, I knew this weather was going to bring a pretty tough bite and. If we can catch 13 to 14 pounds we just might win. After talking with Mike we came to the conclusion our best bite would be on a rip bait so I pulled out my #OkumaTCS crankbait rod and #Okuma Helios reel spooled with 12 lb. test fluorocarbon; I was ready – the night before I had tied on my favorite #River2Sea rip bait. We got a pattern pretty fast catching 2 lb’ers on tulle points. We had our 5 fish and decided to just hit points and hope for a couple of 4 lb’ers to give us 14 to 15 lbs. After fishing a point I turned the Minn Kota trolling motor up to high to get to the next point and right in the middle of the island a little patch of hyacinth was sticking out and Mike threw his rip bait up to it and worked it back to the boat and a 5 lb. fish grabbed his bait right next to the boat but came off before we could net it. It took just that one fish to make us slow down and start fishing the whole island, we culled one fish with a 3 lb’er that came from the middle of another island so the bigger fish today are definitely not on the points. I had one break my line with about 15 minutes left in the day that would have culled the one 13 inch fish we had. I think if we could have put the two in the boat… but that’s fishing right!
We got to put a product from Cal Coast Fishing called the Clip N Cull to the test today and we both are very impressed with the new cull system and think you will be to so keep your eyes open for the release of the CCF Clip N Cull. I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday and get the chance to get out and find some fish. Until next time friends, tight lines! Charlie.
Thanks to Savage Gear USA, Okuma Fishing, Johnson Outdoors, Bass Anglers Magazine, Cal Coast Fishing, Plano Synergy, Fins fishing, River2Sea, TNT, THCG and RBBASS