Posted by: socalsalty | November 14, 2012

Trip Report: Saw A Deer

View from the Visitor Center

This last weekend, we tried to do something different.  The goal was to try freshwater…specifically a lake to go after striped bass.  I never got to eat the big one I caught in New York and have always wanted to try for them out here.

We drove about an hour north to Pyramid Lake.  Long story short, the only fish we saw was a stringer of trout that another angler caught (well other than the shad schooling behind our lures).  Salty crew…big goose egg.  We took a break from fishing to have a little picnic by the lake.  While eating we encountered a deer!  This was a first for all of us.  Obviously, we weren’t trying to be stealthy, yet this deer just walked up within 20 feet or so from us.

First and probably last deer video on SoCal Salty:

Jake and I were fascinated.  Juj was freaking out.  Something finally spooked the deer and it took off.  Shortly after, Jake was exploring the water’s edge and encountered these tracks.  Cougar?  Bear?  Not sure.  Glad we weren’t able to confirm who they belonged to!

So although the fishing didn’t work out, we had a nice outing.  I’ll have to dig into my freezer stash though to eat this week.  This weekend, I’m going back to what I know and getting on the ocean.  Tight lines!

Fresh tracks



  1. Looks like fun! I like fishing in the evening for striped bass, they are usually shallower then.

  2. I’m sure timing was only one of our problems. We’ll try again sometime. Thanks for stopping by Don

  3. That looks like a Bear track!

    • I think it was too. Is this Tim in Okinawa? How’s the fishing out there? We were really lucky to get in that yellowtail trip at the islands when we did. Mexico shut it down shortly after. I was glad we had that day. Take care buddy.

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