Friday, May 4, 2018

Shad Hype

Female Shad

I've been getting a lot of taps and landed a few takes my last couple of outings. So far I've only been able to get out midday and the fishing has been fair. It's been a good mix of hard fighting females and males. As always it feels good to connect back with these amazing fish.

Male Shad

Please try your best to minimize foot traffic and keep our wildlife safe. I had to call the fire department after I found a small brush fire starting to blaze. A fisherman had been fishing in the area where it started and no one called despite having a clear view of the fire.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Fishmas On A Lake


It's every fly fisherman's favorite time of year, Fishmas! Marking the end of winter and the start of spring, Fishmas is the last Saturday in April trout opener for the majority of streams, creeks, and rivers in California. My last few years of Fishmas have been spent on a creek however with many creeks and streams running either too high or too cold, I decided I wanted to try something different and fish one of the few lakes in California that opens on Fishmas Day.


Sunday, April 29, 2018

Fly Tying: S&M Nymph


The S&M nymph is a pattern designed by local celebrity guide Hogan Brown. This is a superb blue-winged olive nymph that Hogan created specifically for the Lower Yuba River. Not only does this pattern work well on its home river it also works on any river or stream with a significant BWO population.