Lake Perris December 2008
Wasn't able to spend the
night Saturday so made it to the lake late Sunday morning to find
the majority of the members already there and fishing/setting
up. Said hello and I was driving to a spot to setup, I drive
into a canyon and get stuck. Seems the recent rains made its
way into the lake while creating a mini Grand Canyon in areas.
Just want to say thanks to Jon and Smifster for freeing my
car! Dropped my gear next to Jon, parked the car and got set
As what seems is becoming tradition,
Karl's better half Carol drew first blood around 7:15am with a
9lber. Although a few fish were seen jumping further out it
looked like it was going to be another great derby at Perris.
Not today. A lot of beeps on the bite alarms, a few small runs
and that was about it until Jered hooked into and landed a
20.03lber, nice! But to make a long day short, that was
1st Place - Jered, 20.03lber (JP
2nd Place - Carol, 9.00lber
3rd Place - Austrian,
Steve Ruck, Smifster, Matty, Karl, Neil, Karl's son (sorry, didn't
get his name), Jon, Heather, Wayne, David and myself.
a tough derby but as always, it was great seeing everyone.
Very fun! I don't have any pics but I know a lot were taken
and hopefully they'll be posted shortly. Again, it was a
blast, can't wait for the next one and a Happy and Safe Holidays to
One Beep Wonder!
thanks to Jered for donating his JP winnings back to the club for
the kids and upkeep. Thanks Jered!
Lake Perris November 2008
This month's derby turned
out to be a good one. Most of the members made a weekend out of it
and met at the lake's campground on Saturday. On derby-day, most of
us set up their gear on the lake's beach while some folks were still
The first 3 hours were pretty quiet until
Carol landed the first fish, a nice 17 lb-er. Shortly thereafter
Heather landed a 3 lb-er. At this point it looked like the ladies
had their own competition going while everybody else around them was
just staring at their bite alarms...
Well, in the next 5 hours
Karl hooked into a nice 24 lb-er, then into a 21 lb-er, a 14 lb-er
and a 9 lb-er.
Meanwhile, Jered, Vedat and his Dad got set up at
the dam area and soon started reporting... Vedat's Dad got on the
board with a 21 lb-er. After a couple of lost fish, Jered joined the
board with a 18 lb-er.
Then it was Heather again (after returning
from a trip home caused by a park ranger..) with a 16 lb-er.
far so good. There were only 10 minutes to go, as Jered hooked up
again. I got my list and pen ready, awaiting Jered's call, as my
bite alarm started to scream... Jered had landed a 17 lb-er while I
was still fighting mine. It turned out to be my new PB, weighting in
There were a total of 11 fish caught, totaling over 190
lbs with an average weight of more than 17 lbs.
A big congrats to
Karl, who was dismantling the field and finished on top of the
Here are the results:
1st Place - Karl
- 24-4, 21-5, 14-10, 9-8 - Total of 69-11 !!!
2nd Place - Jered -
18-7, 17-7 - Total of 35-14
3rd Place - Tom (Austrian) -
4th Place - Vedat's Dad - 21-9
5th Place - Heather (Mrs.
Fishstories) - 3-8, 16-0 - Total of 19-8
6th Place - Carol -
7th Place - Dave (Uh-huh), Jon (FishstoriesJr), Vedat,
As always, it was great seeing and fishing
Stay tuned for next month's derby and we hope to
see you all
El Dorado October 2008
Arrived at a very foggy lake greeted by Gonefishing. Didn't know that Austrian and Oldschool were at another lake. Not knowing this we were wondering where everyone was...... Well, it was good to fish with Charles again because it has been way too long.
The morning was slow which is strange for this lake so it gave us time to catch up on old times and just BS with one another. Hours passed and we didn't see any other members so we were talking about going to Hennesey's at Seal Beach for some breakfast... Eventually other members started to show up. Unfortunately, it did not matter...
Only one fish was landed today (with a few lost) by Oldschool - results are:
1st Place - Oldschool - 15.07lbs
2nd Place - Gonefishing, Carpassasin, Carpinator, Longshort (and family), Jered, Austrian, soon to be new member Mark and myself.
It was tough fishing, although it shouldn't have been, but... Hope to see everyone next month!
Irvine Lake September 2008
This month's Derby and MLC Event was held at Irvine Lake and was open for an exciting 18 hours (06:00am-12:00pm). We were spread out along the 'Santiago Flats' in three groups - Evan (EJB), Jered and Marne (long short) fished the very back corner of the flats - Dave (Uh_huh), Jae and Claudia were fishing midway into the cove - Stuart (oldschool), Jon (FishstoriesJr), Heather (Mrsfishstories), Rick (chpcode3) and I were fishing at the point of the cove.
In the early hours, it looked like a promising day for everyone, because fish were jumping all over the cove.
Well, looks can be deceiving...
In the end, it turned out to be a very tough day for most of us, with the exception of Evan and Jered, who were the only ones to land some carp.
The group I was part of had a total of four runs, of which one could have been a carp - but Stuart's leader broke.
Since the communication between the groups wasn't an easy task (no radios, hardly any cellphone reception), I will just post the results and hopefully others can add on their stories and pics...
1st Place - Evan (EJB) - 5 fish for 55.2lbs (15.13, 11.10, 10.10, 8.8, 8.9)
2nd Place - Jered - 1 fish for 8.8lbs
3rd Place for attending: Marne, Dave, Claudia, Jae, Rick, Stuart, Jon, Heather and myself.
A big congrats to Evan for winning this one (incl. JP) and to Jered for finishing second.
It was great seeing you guys again. We hope to see everyone soon at the next derby.
Big Bear July 2008
Once again, as always, the kids of the SCCC ruled the annual
Big Bear derby....but more on that later.
It was good to see
a nice group of club members attend this year's event. We were
lucky enough to have some relatively newer members, Allen and Jerry,
come up and have fun with us, as well as first time derby
attendee, Stuart (oldschool). Great additions to an already
Sunday morning saw 17 of us enjoying the Big
Bear sunrise and trying to take the lake apart. Unfortunately,
save for a few exceptions, Big Bear was unusually stingy in it's
catch. However, the weather was great, the company was even
better, and all had a good time. In terms of carping gear, I
think we saw lightline setups, medium setups, euro setups, floatrod
setups, an asian canepole setup, and Karl's 50 ft. matchrod
setup. If you didn't learn something new about carping that
day, you weren't awake!!!
The results of the derby are as
follows.....starting with the stars of the day, Matt and Abigail
Smith. Matty placed first with a 4 carp catch for a total of
24.12lbs! That was more than 10 other members
catch....COMBINED!!! Congrats Matt, a great
accomplishment! Abigail placed second with a 4 carp catch for
a total of 18.08lbs! Again, you could've added quite a few
other members catches together and it wouldn't have added up to that
total! For their outstanding results, both were awarded gift
certificates to Toys R Us (something other than carp-related things
so they hopefully get distracted and don't keep kicking our
collective butts during derbies), Abigail received a Fishopoly board
game donated by Jon and Heather (thanks!!!), and a few bits and bobs
from the club. In addition, Matty also caught the Jackpot fish
at 7.04lbs for the jackpot prize! I don't know how much he
won, but with all the prizes he earned, he could barely handle all
for the adults, nothing new....it was Tom dismantling the field for
the first derby win of this year's club season. Tom won with a
14 fish catch totalling 48.03lbs! This was 9 carp better than
anyone else on the day. Also with that, Tom earned top points
for the MLC competition, for which he was already ranked in the top
3 nationally. Tom also received a Bulgarian 1 Carp bill
(official, non-circulated currency in Bulgaria) as a memento of his
Big Bear win. Congrats Tom! It's getting to be a bad
rest of the field:
2nd: Stuart (oldschool)
19.02lbs Great debut!
3rd: Brian (carpdog)
4th: Jon 13.12lbs
6th Vedat, 7th Carol, 8th David
(smifster), 9th Karl, 10th Joe, Alan, Jerry, Dave, and
Tom's 14lb 15oz fish...
Carp Masters Classics 2008
Those that made this years Classic Derby met at Yorba Regional
Park before the gates were opened. Six o'clock rolled around and the lines were in the water and the ducks were fed. Some surface activity but not much, and the water temp was very warm at this very shallow lake.
It was a very beautiful morning but if you were in the sun, it was already getting warm and we all knew it was going to be a very hot day. Turns out the lake we were all fishing was just stocked with catfish the previous Thursday so we were expecting a bunch of kitties.
Brian (Carpdog) started the action with, you guessed it, the first catfish of the day. A little after that my swinger goes up and I'm hooked into a catfish. Then nothing. Jered, then Brian and then Tom (Austrian) head over to lake #3.
Hours go by with no action when the
family arrived. Asked Claudia to watch my stuff while I take
a bathroom break and afterwards, decided to check on the guys to
see if they were having any luck. Turns out Brian lost a good fish, Jered I think lost two but landed a 3.14lber and Tom was fighting one on 2lb test. After Brian netted the fish it weighed in at
14.15lbs. Left the guys to go back to find that nothing is going on. Marne (longshort) lands a kitty, Vedat hooks into a bass that broke him off and I get one more catfish. Towards the end of the derby Marne hooks into a carp but breaks off. And that was it, derby was over.
Final tally is as follows:
1st Place: Tom (Austrian) - 15.14lbs (JP Fish).
2nd Place: Jered - 3.14, 10.05lbs - Total weight of 14.03lbs.
3rd Place: Brian, Joe, Kristen, Smifster, Kelly, Vedat, Marne, Evan and myself.
I want to take this time to congratulate Tom "Austrian" Hackel for not only winning this years Classic Derby and donating the JP winnings back to the club for the kids program, but also being this years SCCC Carper of the Year with the most points earned throughout the years derbies. Well deserved my friend!
Vedat's Jackpot fish...
Puddingstone May 2008
For this month's derby, Puddingstone Lake rewarded the
carpers who chose to suffer in the 90+ degree heat with no
shade. Congrats to you and hopefully there was still some aloe
vera gel left somewhere to soothe the red as a beet
Fishing today were Jered, Vedat, Brian (carpdog),
Joe (TallNBritish) and his much, much, better half, Kristen
(imHereForTheFish), Tom (Austrian), Marne (Long Short), newer
members Allen and Jerry, and myself...dragging up the rear as
always. Fun group of people to be with!
Vedat, and Brian decided to group up together, while the rest of us
chose the shadier areas of the Pudd. While those three landed
a total of 6 carp, and lost several others, the rest of us got to
watch a re-creation of the Titanic sinking (and we're not referring
to the boat, but rather the 2 passengers that managed to sink a
rental paddleboat), and another paddleboat where a mom couldn't
steer and guided her boat back and forth across Tom, Allen, and
Jerry's lines (until her 3 year old daughter took over the
steering and got them out of there, LOL!!!).
month's winner was Brian, with 2 carp at 18.12 and 17.05 for a total
Vedat was second with 2 carp at 21-7 and 14-8,
for a total of 35.15lbs (2 oz difference!) and the jackpot big fish
Jered placed with 2 carp at 17-7 and 8-11, for a
Tom's Jackpot fish ...
Peck April 2008
From what I was told it was very hot and the fishing was
good for some while non existant for others, with a bunch of fish
lost to snags. Since I wasn't there I'll just post the
1st Place - Tom (Austrian) - 7.11, 20.10, 14.15 -
Total weight of 43.04lbs + JP Fish!
2nd Place - Vedat -
10.08, 12.00, 12.10 - Total weight of 35.02lbs
3rd Place - Jered,
Wayne, Longshort, RhinoLT & Stuart (Oldschool) for toughing it
out in the heat that's called the PIT! Congrats to you
Evan's Jackpot fish and
Lake Perris March 2008
Those that attended this
month's derby at Lake Perris all met at the dam area, dropped off
gear, parked their cars back in the lot and raced back to set
up. Still dark when everyone was setting up their gear with
fish jumping both close and far. I get
lucky as while I'm setting up my 2nd setup to cast, the 1st setup
already in the water takes off literally minutes after being
cast. After a very nice fight on 15lb P-Line CXX a 25.14lber
comes to net. Good first fish and it looks like it's going to
be a really good day. Hours go by and nothing even though carp
are jumping both close, far and very far out. Looked like the
usual curse with our derbies - early morning bite - but at
10:23 Evan (EJB) gets a screaming run! He's using a medium
setup and the fish came in rather quickly so it can't be THAT
big. WRONG! This bad girl weighed in at 28.02lbs!
At about this time everyone started passing Evan the JP money. Oh,
and congrats Evan on your new official PB, nicely done!
quiet again so everyone is mingling, talking tactics, talking crap -
usual derby stuff when Evan get's another run. This one was
taking line like it wasn't hooked! Nice. This girl comes
to net to weigh in at 11.12lbs. Not what we were expecting but
still a nice carp. Again, carp are still jumping but further
out, beyond casting distance when out of nowhere, the Austrian,
Tom, hooks up! About time if you ask me... After a nice
battle Tom brings to net a 19.09lber just before noon. Great
job Tom! The afternoon came and the bite died.
Unfortunately the wind kicked up from every direction, thick cumulus
clouds kept us warm and cold, occasional very short showers kept us
wet and dry and of course, the always ignorant basser. But we
were fortunate this time to run into one that was considerate and
left quickly after throwing a top water jerk bait or a low diving
crank bait (in other words, did not catch any of our lines), cranked
the moter and SLOWLY left the swim. Don't know about the rest
of you but this was a first for me. Then the derby was
over. Results are the following:
1st Place - Evan (EJB) - 28.02,
11.12 - Two fish total of 39.14lbs!
2nd Place - Dave (uh_huh) -
3rd Place - Tom (Austrian) - 19.09lbs
Place: Jered, Vedat, Joe, Marne and of course TroutDOG
Tom's Jackpot and
Yorba Regional February 2008
It was good to see all that
attended this month's derby at Yorba. Although the rain wasn't
present to help the usually thin Winter bite, several of the guys
were able to hook into some really nice, urban lake
Congrats to Marne for his first SCCC derby win!!!
Marne is someone that is always trying new things: homemade baits,
rigs, etc. This time he put everything together for the
win...and to top it off, he left at 10am to attend family
Marne (long short): 16.05 and
14.12 for a total of 30.01
Tom (Austrian): 24.13 and
winner of the bigfish jackpot!
Dave, Brian, and Sco:
Ever present, but never catching, lol!
Brandon, and Johnny Rocky): Winners everytime!
Derby winner Uh_huh with
his Jackpot fish...
Puddingstone January 2008
Woke up this morning expecting
downpour and as usual, the teleprompter readers that are called
"weather men" were wrong. Cool with me but put the rain gear
on anyway and headed to the lake. We were originally all going
to meet at the East Shore but because the meat eaters basically
raped that area, we met at the Swim Beach. Brian (Carpdog) says that he's just
landed a 14.06lber. Cool, but I replied by telling him I just
landed a 27.03lber! What he said after that I will not post!An hour
passes by and I get hit again. After a great fight a 23.05lber
came to net (a couple of times). Don't have a pic but
hopefully Vedat will post. This one fought harder than the
bigger one. It's been too long since I heard the drag run for
Everything got quiet for a
while and around 1pm, the rain predictions came true.
There were moments when the rain and
wind made it "funny." As the rain was coming down Vedat got a
run and landed a nice 17.03lber. All I remember is praying
that the rain would stop at the end of the derby just so we could
pack up and walk to our cars. Well one of the Gods heard and
listened because once the derby was over, so did the
Anyway, final results:
Uh_Huh - 2 fish, 27.03, 23.05 - Total weight - 50.08lbs
Place: Vedat - 1 fish - 17.03lbs
3rd Place: Brian - 1 fish -
4th Place: Tom (Austrian), Adrian
(ADM), Jon & Heather (Mr. & Mrs. FishstoriesJR), Jered, Evan
(EJB) & Sco.
As always it was great seeing everyone that was
retarded enough to come out in these conditions just to fish
for some little carp!
Can't wait to do it