This isn't a new fishing report but some more unreleased video I finally got around to processing, this time from September 19, 2010. It combines our above water fun and the underwater video portion which everyone seems to enjoy and understand how our favorite fish behaves at the lure level. The underwater portion starts about 3:30 minutes into the adventure. I was lucky at Berryessa in September that the thermocline was not as deep as some years and that the fish were still at a depth of 80 to 100 feet that late in the season. This is at the edge of the cameras capabilities so excuse the graininess and low light conditions. It was some of the best multiple big fish video capture from 2010.
I refer to September as Vampire season where the fish are reaching full maturity and just like to attack things invading their space as is seen in the underwater portion. It was truly amazing how many hits and misses occurred before they could get hooked up, particularly those males with contorted jaws. Given the size of the fish we have seen this year it will be a repeat performance come September 2011.
Enjoy the show...courtesy of YouTube... you can set it to HD mode (720P) for a bit higher quality if you have a good connection. Also if you click on the YouTube logo to play it on Youtube it will play in a bigger format without the Letterbox style.