Weekends are not the
time to go play at Don Pedro
By: Ron Wilson
July 22, 2015.... Fishing Guide Gary Vella and I fished Lake
Don Pedro recently with success!
We launched a little before safe light and headed out toward Jenkins
Hill. When we came over the old dam we saw that it was just 20 feet
below the surface where we crossed it.
We arrived out in front of Jenkins and set up. Gary would drag shad
at 100 feet for salmon and I would troll my Excel Lures for trout.
It was not long before my old faithful blue-silver Excel had a fish
on. It turned out to be a salmon at 30 feet that was up eating shad
out of the shallow bait balls that were in the area.
We continued circling around the area over the old river channels
finding lots of shad balls and picking up an occasional salmon. When
fish number 3 hit my lure I looked at Gary and said itís the ball
trolls that are bring the fish to my lure.
We trolled around for another hour and we had a limit of salmon in
Gary wanted to see what Moccasin looked like so we pulled up and
We trolled from Six Bit to the bridge and just caught one salmon.
We never caught a trout or Kokanee all day. The depth finder said
they were down there but they did not like what we were trying to
catch them with!
We headed in at 11 a.m. and as we got to the Fleming Meadows boat
ramp Gary said look at all the vehicles parked on the ramp. I
informed him the long line was people trying to launch there boats.
I walked up the hill and got in line and an hour later Gary loaded
the boat on the trailer. First trip to Pedro this year and I will
never go back on a weekend this year!
After all was said and done it was still a good day on the water.