Good Ol’ Mother nature has blessed us Southern California anglers with a plentiful season of rain and all of us are taking advantage of the lakes at full pool. We are all reaping the benefits of new water and new structure for our friends to hide in….well sort of.
Lake Piru is sitting pretty at 104% of capacity. It looked like a new lake, but still fished as hard and small as usual. With water going over the spillway, I think the fish are going with it!
The CBC got together Lake Piru for the 3rd stop on our tour. Water was up and the weather was great, but the fishing was tough. Many of us knew it was going to be tough to get 5 and if someone did, they had a great chance of winning the tournament. The crystal ball turned out to be right, one limit…one winner. team Chris G and Thomas R managed to sneak out a fish right at the end of competition to give them a 5 fish limit. Great ending to their action filled day…rod in the water, hat in the water, glasses, in the water, CHRIS in the water! Chris swears he is a fish in the water, but I heard he was drowning? He lost his glasses but made it back IN the boat safely.
Great time with great people. We had a little BBQ after so we could tell our lies and what could have happened IFs. Thank you Chris, Steve, and Johnny for setting that up and cooking.
Oh yeah, I remember hearing those folk tales of big fish in Piru? I’ve never witnessed any or experienced any in my times on the water. My partner Dean L stuck (Stick) a 4.47 Piru predator to make me a believer!
next stop: Pyramid Lake
place/team/# of fish/weight/BF*
- Chris G & Thomas R/ 5 / 5.37
- David M & Raul V/ 4 /5.18
- Johnny A & Joe N/ 4 /4.78
- Dean L & Robert T/ 1 / 4.47/ Dean l Big Fish 4.47*
- Ted R & Gabby H/ 3 / 4.14
- Derrick Y & Tom C/ 3 / 3.02
- Brian T & Steve M/ 1 / 1.56
- Pops/1 / 1.56