Jered's Winning fish...
Dorado December 2007
The morning started off as we gathered in front of the El
Dorado gate, waiting for the park to open. We had the pleasure
of meeting one of our new members, Long short, who fit in perfectly
with the group of us fishing today. Great to have you aboard
The group of us started the derby at lake 3, but it
was soon abandoned once the traditional morning bite passed without
a qualifer (Long short did land a trout though). One group
headed to lake 4 while another went to lake 1. The winning
catch would eventually come out of lake 4, with Jered landing an
11lb even common.
It looked like Jered's catch would be the only
one on the boards until Tom switched to his float setup and landed a
7+lb common, good for second place. Both Vedat and Long short
also hooked into lake 1 carp, but lost them in the fight.
the winter (So Cal style) is definitely upon us. Surface water
temperature was at a brisk 51 degrees, and the bite showed.
Those that caught and hooked up did a great job today!!! Never
the less, everyone had fun and look forward to our next derby,
winter or no winter!
1st Place -
2nd Place - Tom
Had fun - Brian, Evan, Vedat,
Long short, uh_huh, Claudia, and myself.
Thank you Jered for
donating your jackpot winnings towards the SCCC kids
Lake Perris November 2007
For those that made the club's November derby at Lake
Perris, we arrived to sunlight due to the change in hours this early
morning. I've never seen so many non 4X4's drive through sand
to unload gear and then drive back to park their cars and run back
and set up!
All I'll write right now is that Tom is the MAN
in the clubs derbies! He was the first one to hook up and the
second one to hook up TEN MINUTES LATER! The only other member
to give him a run for his money was Joe that hooked up 25 minutes
after Tom's 2nd fish. But that was it. With the
exception of Tom's last fish landed at 9am, it was very, very, VERY
We had retarded wannabe sailors that did not give a
shite about our lines in the water, meat eaters that didn't know how
to cast, HEAT and some more heat!
Okay, and now the
1st Place - Tom (Austrian) - 3 fish total for
40.10lbs (15.03, 13.05, 12.02).
2nd Place - Joe (TallnBritish) -
1 fish total for 16.02lbs (JP fish).
Special appearances by: Brian, Jered,
Vedat, Jon, Heather, Sco and myself. As usual it is always a
pleasure to fish with members of the club. Although
expectations were high today and the results not so high (except for
one Austrian that believes there are no kangaroos in his homeland),
it was great seeing everyone! Let's do it again next
Big Bear July 2007
Sorry for the late post everyone. Had one ready last
night after the long and scary drive home but I had a computer
glitch and everything got erased, so I'll start from Saturday
Met up with a few
members at Boulder Bay to decide where we could fish and BBQ since
the water level was so low. Checked out Capt John's Marina
when we first got there to find the majority of the area muddy,
hardly any water. So we decided to forget the fishing that
night and let's just go have a good time (but only because Boulder
Bay didn't have any BBQ grills!).
Everyone went to secure a grill area while Sco/kids and I/family
went to the market to get what was missing. Once we were done
we were off to meet everyone else, and it was BBQ
took control of the grill while Austrian, wife and friend handled
the propane grill they brought. We had Korean style ribs and
pork along with some fresh trout Fishinfanatic315 caught for the
charcoal grill and sausages, brats and hot dogs for the propane
grill. Everyone was having a good 'ol time eating and drinking
until the sun set and Chuman and wife realized that their car keys
were missing. It was now a search and rescue mission for their
keys! Chuman told me derby morning that it reminded him of a
CSI episode because EVERYONE was looking. Not sure about
everyone else but I felt pretty damn honored to be a part of a group
that went out of their way to find a set of keys, and this is
including the kids! To everyone there that night, .
Well we didn't find the keys. I forget who took Chuman and his
wife back to their hotel room but I told him that I would swing by
in the morning, pick him up and go back to help look for the
keys. With that everyone called it a night.
morning. Chuman gives me a call and tells me that his friend
drove up from LA and brought a spare set of keys for him.
Great news! So after a quick trip to 7/11 for some coffee and
donuts I was off to the derby spot. I was the first one
there. I'm NEVER the first one!!!
While setting up and putting a bit of food in the water other
members started to arrive. Then it was derby
Ducks were fed but the first hour was slow. Then
the fish started coming in with Austrian being the first to land,
then Carpdog, then Vedat... The bite was pretty consistant
throughout the day even with all of the distractions (boats, jet
skis, unsupervised kids with rocks, people that didn't know how to
cast - you get it). Surprisingly the bigger fish were landed
by the kids, great job you guys! And just like that another
derby was over. And the results:
Place - Vedat 5 fish total of 25.07lbs (including 7lb JP fish),
total weight of 43.12lbs! Congrats Vedat!
2nd Place -
Uh_huh 5 fish total of 19.05lbs.
3rd Place - Nirvana Fan 5 fish
total of 18.07lbs.
4th Place - Austrian 5 fish total of 15.01lbs,
total weight of 17.01lbs.
5th Place - Carpdog 5 fish total of
6th Place - Claudia 2 fish total of
7th Place - Fishinfanatic315 2 fish total of
8th Place - Sco 1 fish total of 4.15lbs.
9th Place -
Jaske02 1 fish total of 3.06lbs.
10th Place - Kelly 1 fish total
11th Place - Chuman 2 fish total of 2.00lbs.
12th Place - Smifster, zero
fish. But like Sco he hands off his fish to his kids, just
for the stars of the derby, the Kids:
1st Place - Caitlyn 5
fish total of 22.15lbs, total weight of 26.03lbs!
2nd Place -
Brandon 5 fish total of 22.03lbs!
3rd Place - Matty 2 fish total
4th Place - Abigail 1 fish total of 6.00lbs!
Place - Caroline 1 fish total of 5.12lbs!
6th Place - Jordan 1
fish total of 3.06lbs!
Congrats everyone! Considering
the size of the fish landed, our little group did well landing over
50 carp totaling more than 200lbs! Even though the place was
packed, the weather was hot and humid, there were Corvettes
everywhere - it's still Big Bear and it's always a great
derby! Congrats to all of the winners and thank you to
Carp Classic 2007
Well, I think if you were
to poll the 9 carpers and their families about the event, I think
we'd all say that we're glad it's over, lol!
Craig presented as a
tough venue, once again, for the group of 9 carpers that qualified
for this event. What made this Classics event very interesting
was the change in format; 12 hours of fishing and the TOTAL weight
being added to determine the Classics Champion.
Most of us started the day at 6am, the planned
start time. However, about 45 minutes into the event, the park
ranger came to visit and inform us that we were fishing the lake
while the park was still closed. Well.....she first told this
to Tom (Austrian), who then directed the park ranger to Jered and I,
who then ratted Dave (Dave24) as the president of the group and
pointed her in his direction, lol!!! The park ranger was VERY
cool about it though, and allowed us to stay. After all she
said, we were told by our president that it was okay to fish Craig
at 6am; it wasn't our fault that we were abiding by Dave's
Good thing you're running to Texas my friend!
Anyway, the morning
bite was on fire, but hookups were very tough; line twitches,
short/quick pulls, a few long pulls that didn't stick.
Finally, Dave hooks up and lands the first qualifier of the day, a
1.11 common. Vedat then lands one at 3 even. Dave
finishes off the day with a 3.09 and 3.13. Vedat added a last
minute qualifier at 2.12. That was it!!! Most of the
guys though, hooked into carp and lost them for differing
reasons. I know some potential Classic and jackpot winners
were either lost from "long range releases" or lost at the
net. Bottom line though, Dave and Vedat were the ones that
got their carp landed.
The rest of us were able to land numerous
turtles, catfish, and sunfish. At least we weren't skunked
(that's my story and I'm sticking to it!).
best part of the day was the BBQ after the
Classic!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Korean BBQ, carne asada, brats,
hamburgers, potato salad, chips, drinks, "beverages" were had until
we could eat no more. Then, some birthday pie was brought out
to celebrate Christina's birthday (Tom's MUCH better half).
Happy birthday, sorry for the awful singing, but we're carpers, not
CONGRATS to Dave24, as he, for the second year in a
row, was the points winner for the club's "Carper of the Year" award
AND the Classics Champion!!! One day you and Jered will let
the rest of us win at least a piece of those titles,
Vedat won second place with a good showing of float
The rest of the qualifiers for the Classics included
Jered, Charles (gonefishing), Brian (carpdog), Tom (austrian),
Robert (Fishinfanatic315), Mike (Chuman), and myself.
fish also went to Dave. I can't remember what the total
jackpot was, but it went well over $100. Dave donated a
portion back to the club's "Junior's Program" and will be using
another good portion of it to maintain our club's website.
The infamous R/C
Puddingstone May 2007
The majority of those
that attended met in the parking lot of the east shore of Lake
Puddingstone and headed towards the shoreline to set up. It
was a chilly and overcast morning, perfect I thought. Just a
few fish jumping and rolling, nothing to get the blood going.
Still, a very peaceful morning.
As for the fishing, all I can say
is that today must've been Tom's (Austrian) birthday because this
dude was on FIRE! Tom, I hope you bought a Lotto ticket today
because the Gods are with you brother! I mean the man had 3
Personal Bests today!!! Just awesome!!!
Almost all members
landed fish. Unfortunately for the Jrs Division, they did not
fare so well. But I am happy to say that all kids that
attended stuck to their guns and only fished for carp, and not for
any of the other inferior fish loaded in that lake! Cheers
During the derby there was one "genius" that thought it
would be a good idea to play with his remote control boat right in
front of us. This TARD had his boat going back and forth in
front of our lines for a good 15-20 minutes until he took a turn too
fast and flipped. Not only did our members laugh and cheer
when this happened, so did EVERYONE else on the shore having a nice
day by the lake! The boat was upside down and taking on water
until it was just floating in the water, the bow of the boat
pointing to the sky. The boat became a buoy! And to make
it even better, the lifeguard came by and told the Santa Claus
wannabe to move. Unfortunatley, he also saved old Saint Nicks
Okay, and now the results:
1st Place -
Austrian (Tom) - 5 fish total of 75.08lbs! 14.02, 16.03,
13.07, 10.13 & 20.15. Total weight 101.13lbs - 9.00, 10.12
& 6.09. Great job again Tom!
2nd Place - Jered - 3
fish total of 50.15lbs - 17.00. 12.05 & 21.10 (JP Fish).
Special thanks to Jered for donating his JP winnings back to the
club so the Kids program can continue! Thanks
3rd Place - Carpdog (Brian) - 2 fish total of
30.13lbs - 14.12 & 16.01.
4th Place - Yliu (Eric) - 1
fish total of 16.14lbs.
5th Place - FishStoriesJR (Jon) - 1
fish total of 8.11lbs.
6th Place - Mrs. FishStoriesJR
(Heather) - 1 fish total of 8.01lbs.
7th Place - Me and Sco
for making an appearance!
And Caitlyn, Brandon and Ray for giving their best for the
FishinFanatic's winning fish...
El Dorado April 2007
FishinFanatic315 is the
winner of this month's derby at El Dorado Park. We all met up
outside the park before the 7am opening and there was an unusual
amount of cars in line to get in. Turns out that it was Cambodian
New Year's Day and they had reserved the entire half of the park
where the larger two lakes are located. They needed it to because I
would estimate about 50,000+ showed up for the carnival they had set
up over there. So we all moved reluctantly to the smaller pond near
the entrance. Turned out to not be so bad though because the morning
bite was really good. We ended up landing 9 fish total as a group
and lost a couple others. The bite completely shut off around 10 am
though probably due to the pressure and we only had one fish in the
late afternoon. Carpdog ended up with the jackpot fish with a really
nice sized common for that lake that weighed in at 14.2 lbs.
Congrats to the winners and we'll see you next month.
are the results:
1st Place - FishinFanatic315 - 3 fish total
weight of 26.0 lbs. (12.0,9.11,4.5)
2nd Place - Jered - 2
fish total weight of 20.12 lbs. (11.8,9.4)
3rd Place -
TallNBritish - 2 fish total weight of 17.9 lbs. (8.4,9.5)
Place - Carpdog - 1 fish total of 14.2 lbs. (jackpot
5th Place - Dave24 - 1 fish total of 8.14
Lake Perris March 2007
It was a bust! No
fish, not even a bite. But it was a really beautiful, HOT day
and it was great seeing Dave(24), Jered, Tom(Austrian) and his wife
again. Funniest part of the day was three catapults going the
way of the Do Do! Can somebody please teach me how to use
these things without me
Regional February 2007
This month the club met
up at Yorba Linda Regional Park as we do every February. The morning
was really cold and so was the bite for the most part (except for
the trout). Late in the morning I finally got a good run that ended
up being a nice 13lb. 8oz. common. A little while later Vedat hooked
up and landed a 13lb. 12oz. common which ended up being the jackpot
fish. Early in the day we decided the river adjacent to the lake was
in bounds for the derby. So late in the day I went over to check it
out. Ended up being a good idea because I was able to land 2 fish
fairly quickly. Didn't stay over there too much longer because it
was hot fishing on the cement with the sun beating down. Sco
finished out the carp catches for the day with an 11lb+ common
towards the end of the day. Overall it was a really nice day and it
was nice fishing with everyone again despite the tough conditions.
Thanks to Vedat for donating the jackpot back to the club and it
will go towards prizes for future kids prizes.
1st Place -
Dave24 - 3 carp with a total weight of 17 lbs 8 oz.
2nd Place - Vedat - 1 carp weighing 13 lbs.
3rd Place - Sco - 1 carp weighing 11 lbs.
Also attending -
the Kids Derby, no carp were landed this month, but they were able
to land some trout and Sco's son, Brandon, took first with 3 trout
landed. Wayne's son, David, took 2nd with 1 trout landed. Thanks
everyone for coming out and hope to see everyone next month at Lake
Huntington Central Park January 2007
Fishinfanatic315 is the
winner of the first derby of '07. Congrats Robert for coming out on
top on a pretty tough day of fishing. The day started off with the
club meeting in the parking lot before sunrise and we all set off in
the dark to our planned locations. We got set up and got the rods in
the water at about 6:00. The fish were very active early but the
bites were fast and a lot of them didn't stick. We were able to get
a few to hang on long enough to hook and we had 5 fish caught by
7:30 am. The rest of the day it was a slow pick with about 1 fish
caught per hour by the group. Sco took the jackpot with a 6.10 lb.
common. Congrats Sco! Brandon took the Kids division and ended up
third overall with 2 really nice fish as well! Great
job! Definitely a more active bite than we have had the last
few derbies, so maybe this location is a better one for the "cold"
So Cal winter months. Here are the final results. Thanks everyone
for coming out and it was a really enjoyable day despite the tough
fishing. I will post the pics soon.
1st Place -
FishinFanatic315 - 3 fish total of 14.1 lbs. (5.0,5.0,4.1)
Place - Dave24 - 3 fish total of 13.1 lbs. (4.5,5.0,3.12)
Place - Brandon (Kid's Derby Winner) - 2 fish total of 12.8
4th Place - Sco - 1 fish total of 6.10 lbs.
5th Place - PargoLSB - 1 fish total of 5.4
6th Place - Jered - 1 fish total of 4.4 lbs.
7th Place -
TallnBritish - 1 fish total of 2.10 lbs.
Also attended -