For the first time in a long time I got up and went fishing. After guiding nearly everyday in near 90 degree heat fishing is not what you think I would do on a day off, wrong. I headed out to a spot called nunya, because it's nunya damn business. My buddie Chris and I discovered this spot, many, many years ago. A lot of other people now know about it also, but today it was just me and Elliot. Fired out the Jesus Was a Carpentar Ant along with a glass bead PMD dropper. Lost two, landed two. One hell of a day
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Looks like things are turning around a bit on the T. After a very, very hot couple weeks up here we finally got some cooler weather and the fish really responded today. Hot flies were the Pat's Rubberleggs, and Clouser Crayfish. It's nice when you hook fish in all the fishy spots. I'm also sick of seeing dead fish in the river. Release your fish fast, do not fish in the afternoons. If you can't photograph your fish fast, then don't, or don't fish at all.
Monday, July 20, 2009
After two weeks of guiding and teaching classes almost every day, I finally got a chance to do a little fishing. The Bass Fishing around here at out local lakes has been going off (at least that's what everyone tells me.) Yesterday evening I went out to Prosser with a few friends and caught a few Smallies. It's not the same as a Brown sipping emergers, but it's pretty damn fun.
Friday, July 3, 2009
I've had two epic days of guiding, two mediocre days, and one horrible day this last week. When they release water out of Tahoe the fishing sucks, as it is all warm surface water flowing down for the damn booze cruise rafters between Tahoe City and River Ranch. When flows are stable this time of year the fishing can be off the hook. Green Caddis Pupae's specifically mine that I tie, are the way to go. Mercers Z-wing is a very good commercially tied fly as well as Lafontains Sparkle Caddis. Put one off the back of anything, it doesn't matter....I hate to say this, but you really have to fish the "Tom water," that is the fast pocket type water. Find the seams and you will catch fish. These photos show John with two separate Browns. He also farmed two 'Bows that were bigger. We lost count of all the smaller fish, but too were wild.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Headed down in what Frank Pisciotta calls "The Grand Canyon of the Truckee" this morning. This time of year I don't have a whole lot of time to fish personally so when I do I don't like seeing anyone else around. This is one of those places. I take a game trail down and take one back up. You can't guide this section, it is just to gnarly for the general public to wade and fish. It dosen't matter that I didn't catch a fish. I was fishing streamers on my Switch and no one decided to chase. Who cares that's not why I chose to go down there. Take off your damn indicators and go fish a canyon sometime.