Lake Cuyamaca Fishing Report

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Lake Cuyamaca Fishing Report

by Lake Cuyamaca
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Dusty Britches here along with Zipper Slapper and the South African Queen letting you know that the WHITE STURGEON are in.

Jay Blaylock and Sarah Kinder made the sojourn up to the Sacramento area to pick up 100 of the critters. Prehistoric looking and almost exo-skeletal, Jay and Sarah pulled in about 7:00 p.m. Thursday night. We planted 93 of the 100 in the pond that night. The other seven are in the boat house along with our fingerling trout for observation before we release them, as  well, later on. The folks at the hatchery are saying that they grow fast and within 2 years these sturgeon will be about 3 to 4 feet in length or larger. To catch and keep legally, they must be between 40 and 60 inches in length. If you happen to catch one here at the old pond, please release it so it can grow to the legal length.

The next trout plant from Mt. Lassen is coming up, although we are seeing lots of rainbows still coming out at the Chamber’s Park area from our last plant.

President’s Weekend seems to be rather mellow. The customers are calm, cool, and collected. Our crew has been working on a number of projects such as fencing, painting/staining, replacing the old walking bridges at the south end, working on (soldering a new manifold of water lines) the west end’s fish cleaning tables around the lake to get ready for the busier season on and after Memorial Day weekend.

The white pelicans are still here hanging out with the cormorants on the log boom at the south end. What a balancing act! Lots of deer in the meadows in the late afternoon, bucks as well as does.
The short storm that blew through didn’t leave much precipitation behind although our seasonal streams at the south end are still flowing pretty well from the upper elevation snowmelt.

My young lab is identifying poop now-a-days. It’s like a comparative analysis. He will smell poop on the ground, then run over to smell Hana’s (my other dog) butt as if he could tell it was hers. Sure! Just another refinement in young dog’s maturity.

Tight Lines and Bent Rods, Dusty Britches

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