Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Deep Pocket Punching the North Fork of the Feather River


The North Fork of the Feather River that runs along HWY 70 often goes ignored throughout the season in favor of other streams, creeks, and rivers. The North Fork is most frequently fished during the spring and winter seasons.

On the drive back to the valley on Tuesday, I fished the North Fork.

Feather River Middle Fork: Fall In Full Effect

Majestic Middle Fork

In the Sierras the transition between summer and fall happens much quicker than it does in the valley, one day you're in indian summer the next day you're in what feels like early winter. It was truly fall in Quincy, California and on Monday I took the opportunity to fish the Feather River Middle Fork.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Green River Turns Brown & The Yuba Remains Gin Clear

Brown River

Today I wanted to fish Putah Creek at winter low flows however when I arrived I was shocked to discover that the green river had turned brown! After that disappointment, I drove to the Yuba where conditions were the complete opposite; bright and gin clear.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Trophy Fishing in California

Hoping To Catch A Trophy

In California there are many rivers and lakes that hold big fish. Whether you're fishing for bass, steelhead, salmon, or trout there is always a good chance you'll hook into something big. It's a shame that we're missing out on the big toothy species that live on the east coast, but what we have here is just as great.

Here is a shortl list of trophy fisheries with a bit of added context. The official fish records for California are on the DFW website: https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Fishing/Records

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Fly Fishing The Feather River Parkway

Feather River Parkway

The Feather River Parkway is a relatively new recreation site on the Yuba City side of the Feather River. The Feather River Parkway opened in 2013 and continues to provide a safe and clean area for river recreation. This was my first time visiting and fishing the park.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Indian Summer Days On The Yuba

Couldn't Believe How Bright It Was Today

The Yuba is pretty much fishing the same as it was this summer probably a little worse due to the lowered flows. From my experience fishing the Yuba over the past few years, I've found that Indian summer days are the most difficult conditions to fish the Yuba. Something about cold mornings and hot afternoons put these fish down in a bad mood.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Truckee River In A Drought No Doubt

Truckee River Canyon

Of all the rivers and streams in California that have been hit by the drought, the Truckee River has been hit the hardest. I don't understand how a long and fairly large river with several high sierra reservoirs plus Lake Tahoe feeding it gets reduce to barely a trickle. This trip was my second time fishing the Truckee River. I was at the right place at the wrong time.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

October Levee Bassin'

5th St. Bridge

October is usually the month I begin catching less bass. Although the current day temperatures are still pretty damn hot, the water is a lot cooler than it was a month ago. I haven't figured out how to fish the Feather River in Yuba City for bass yet so I decided to go out and try to unlock some secrets.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Nymphing Putah Creek: Make Mistakes. Learn. Win.

Access 4 Monster Bow
For those who can successfully nymph fish Putah Creek, I truly envy you. Delicate tippet and micro sized flies are still a relatively new concept to me. This trip I tried nymphing the creek to make mistakes and try and learn from them.