It was only three years ago at the club picnic Tony and Monique Smock were honored for the support they had provided the "Senior Anglers of Escondido.” Fast forward to July of this year, Tony and Monique were the chairpersons for the Luau at Lake Dixon. The decorations were outstanding, along with Hawaiian music. As usual, there was more than enough food for the great turnout. The weather could not have been better. THANK YOU Tony and Monique Smock.
On Monday, July 11, SAE had a 3/4 day saltwater trip on the Chubasco II. The group returned with bottom fish, yellowtail, limits of Bonita, lingcod, and barracuda. Following the first two hours with no bites, four trolling rods "went off" at the same time. This was the start of a very good day. Many of the fisherman had a chance to feed the sea lions, in other words… while catching a Bonita the sea lions would help themselves to our catch. Sometimes taking only a small bite, sometimes only leaving the head of the fish. At this juncture, the captain would move the boat to a new location. After about 5-10 minutes the sea lions would find the boat and again begin to feast. It is easy to see how the sea lions get so big!
Liz Farrar and Janet Skaja will be heading up the Fish Fry for August 31, at Lake Dixon, at 5:00 PM. With another good year of saltwater fishing, this should be another great event. Please contact Liz and Janet to help with desserts, coleslaw and other food items. They will available for signups at the August 12 meeting.
Lake Dixon has started night fishing for catfish on Thursdays and Fridays. Boat rentals are available from 5 PM to 10:45 PM with shore fishing until 11:45 PM. The lake is stocked with 1000 pounds of catfish each week during the summer.