Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Winter Is Coming

Its starting to get cold and the fishing is in a weird transitional late fall early winter limbo. I've been finding that sometimes the fishing is good and other times its really poor. I've spent some time on the Feather, Yuba, and Butte creek chasing trout and steelhead. Finding and hooking into a fish isn't too hard, its the playing and landing that I've had the worst luck with.

Yuba River Bow

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Tug Is The Drug... If you can find it.

With a broken 6 wt I've started using my new switch rod outfit.

Switch Rod Outfit
Redington CPX 7wt  11'3''
Redington Surge 7/8/9
Rio Switch Chucker Line

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Exploring The Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve

Big Chico Creek in Fall Colors

Fishing and exploring local waters is always fun but sometimes the effort just isn't worth the fish. I'm a strong advocate of a do-it-yourself angler, going out and exploring creeks, rivers, and streams not knowing what to expect and fishing to my best abilities. Today I found that the Ecological Reserve section of Big Chico Creek isn't the best place to go to if you need to wet your line.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Eureka! My First Broken Fly Rod

Beautiful North Coast
This past weekend Amanda and I went on a camping trip for our 5th year anniversary. We left Friday afternoon and stayed the night in the car at Big Flat campground. We woke up the next morning to drive and camp at Patrick's Point State Park near Trinidad. After a day of adventuring, hiking, and driving we left Sunday morning to fish the Trinity River on the way home.