Hogan dam and its hooks. Yes, its hooks. Not in the sense of the human emotions becoming endeared to a habit, a food product, or hooked on something, as in enjoyable. I’m talking about hooks, as in, fishing hooks. Read More
We have had some strong wind here at New Hogan Dam this weekend. Makes rowing a boat a work-out! The little, aluminum motor boats get along pretty good, if you have a decent motor on it. A trolling motor won’t get you far in these winds. Read More
The mountains are full of snow waiting to ambush the New Hogan Lake that is already filled to capacity! It’s a beautiful site to see the lake filled with fresh water. It’s been several years since we’ve seen this much water here. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, who manage this lake, have opened the dam. They are releasing water as fast as it will flow without flooding the Monte Vista Day Use area. The Calavaras River is flowing mightier than ever. They better keep those flood gates open because the snow melt has begun the deluge.
The lake is full, and the fishing is at its best! I walk my dogs at this lake everyday. The surrounding beauty, and tranquil atmosphere beacons anyone to walk its paths through the tree’s, across meadows, ending at the water’s edge in the parking lot. Read More