Sunday, January 5, 2020

Here's To New Beginnings

It’s been awhile since I’ve been able to get out but now that the holidays are over I can finally get back on the water. Winter can be a bit of a limiting time of year for anglers due to the closed season but the options that remain open are some of the best. Although there are still a few places that I have left to make my rounds to this winter I’ve been able to find some time and fish the Yuba River.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Gas Is Too Damn High

This fall so far as been quite amazing. The weather has been nice and cool and the fish are eating flies. The only problem I have this fall is that gas prices in California are too damn high. At $4 a gallon it's been a bit of a hard sell to get me to travel to do any fishing.

I haven't been fishing too much recently since I started my new regular 8am - 5pm job. It totally beats working nights but has limited me to becoming a weekend warrior. I was able to get out to the Lower Yuba and it's been fishing pretty fair. The salmon are in and the fish are behind them in the riffles and it's easy game once you locate them. Catching a few egg eaters is fun for a bit but once you hook a few it gets old since it's pretty much fish-in-a-barrel.

The fall/winter hatches are starting to begin but I don't think they'll really get going until we get our first good winter system. Fingers cross that'll happen soon because I am looking forward for some awesome dry fly action. That is if I can find the time to get out for a few hours.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Browntown, California

It's no secret that the Truckee River grows some of the largest river-dwelling trout in the state of California. The Truckee River is full of variable size fish, ranging from as small as 4'' to as large +30'', with the real possibility of a fish-of-a-lifetime. I've fantasized about coming into contact with one of these massive fish for a very long time and recently made my dream a reality after releasing one of the most memorable browns I've ever caught.