Nick with a palm-sized panfish.When: Monday, June 27th, from 8:30pm to 11:30pm
Where: Round Valley Reservoir
What: Night fishing for trout
Weather: A little breezy and a little cool. Probably near 70 degrees.
Moon: Waning. A few days before new.
Water Conditions: Crystal Clear like always. Surface temp a balmy 78.
What are the chances that Nick and I would both have Round Valley Reservoir on our minds on a Monday?
Above that, what are the chances that I would actually call Nick to see if he wanted to meet me there?
Pretty good, I guess.
So that's what happened. After a 6pm phone call, Nick and I were motoring out onto Round Valley a couple hours later as the sun was setting. Nick has pulled his share of lakers, rainbows and browns from this big lake, and I've been looking forward to seeing how he does it.
Although we had hopes of catching a few tonight, I had been filled-in that it might be just a little to early in the season for the type of fishing we were doing. We didn't catch any trout, but we did put a mini-hurtin' on the panfish, including some of the biggest bluegills that I've ever seen in my life.
Door to door, I was gone about 5 or 6 hours and made it home just after midnight. Not bad for a worknight. The rainbows and the browns didn't make an appearance, but there is absolutely no question that hanging with Nick, on a beautiful night on a beautiful lake sure beats sitting inside in the air-conditioning watching television.
Next Up: Probably some local fishing the next couple of days so I can get ready for West Virginia.