Sunday, November 3, 2019
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
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.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
The Eastern Sierras is what I would consider to be fly fishing country in California. With an average elevation of over +6000ft, a large majority of rivers, lakes, and streams in this part of the state hosts wild populations of rainbow, brown, brook, and even cutthroat trout. The Eastern Sierras is every fly angler's dream and should be on their bucket list as a place to take a fly fishing pilgrimage.
I've taken the pilgrimage to the Eastern Sierras twice so far once in the fall and the other during the early spring. It's beautiful country out there and the fishing can be spectacular if you hit it just right. This recent visit to the Eastern Sierras wasn't as grand as my last three day visit two years ago however exploring new waters and getting away from it all in the majestic outdoors made up for the lackluster fishing.