Friday, January 30, 2015

First Feather River Below Hatchery Visit of 2015

Apparently there was some spawning bed work near the hatchery last year and I wanted to check it out and try my luck. There has been improvement on spawning habitat below the hatchery outlet to the end of the long run with new holding holes and shallow gravel beds for spawning fish. During my visit is was almost like learning a new section of the river again. The new contours will put the fish in different places.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Debunking The Trash Fish of California

Typical Trash Fish

They're ugly, they stink, and they make for poor table fare. Trash fish. We all catch them.

California is home to a rich-diverse ecosystem unlike any other state on the West Coast. From the state's rocky northern coast to it's sub-tropic beaches, each ecosystem hosts its own unique native fauna. California's trash fish are part of this native fauna and share a biological relationship with other species since before their scientific identification.

So why do we consider them trash fish?

Monday, January 26, 2015

Fly Fishing For Bass: Entry #2 - Prespawn Around The Corner

Location: Tiechert Pond
Time: 12pm-2:30pm
Weather: Sunny with wind around 5-8 mph
Water Temperature: 53-55 degrees

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Winter Steelhead

I've been fishing the Sacramento River and today I was at the Trinity both swinging bright and big winter patterns. So far nothing has been producing. I could have always beaten the skunk with a nymph but I already know how to nymph. I could have gone to the Feather or North Fork but I already know how to fish those two places. There is so much to learn and discover.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Fly Fishing For Bass: Entry #1 - Troubleshooting The Winter

Location: Yuba Goldfields
Time: 11am-2pm
Weather: Sunny with slight overcast, breezy but mostly calm
Water Temperature: 53-55 degrees

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Goals and What To Look Forward To In 2015

Here are some of the things I'm looking forward to for 2015:

1. Swinging for shad on a switch rod

2. Hex Hatch

3. Trinity River Summer Run

4. Pyramid Lake in the Spring

5. Chasing Carp

6. Spring Crappie Bite

7. Yuba Skwala Hatch

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Pyramid Lake Road Trip Weekend Gamble

My winter break officially ends tomorrow and as school starts for the spring semester I start working again. Although I do not want my break to end, I felt like it was a long break where I spent a lot of time with family, friends, and fishing. The three things I love the most besides the gf who is tops.
I wanted my last weekend of winter break to be a good one so we took a trip to Quincy to see my girlfriend's dad and explore the great wonder that is Pyramid Lake. We all set out Saturday around mid-morning on an adventure.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Last Day of 2014 and Highlights of 2014

The year has ended its been a good one. This new year of 2015 marks my 3rd year as a fly fisherman and I have a feeling its going to be better than the last. I have a lot of other things going on in my life this year but I'm looking forward to all of in addition to the fishing.