Sunday, November 29, 2009

On that Sunday Morning Sidewalk...

and Sunday morning coming down. After a great Thanksgiving weekend with lots of cocktails with friends at our new house, Scott and I woke up and had a nice little Winter Session on the Truckee this morning. Hopefully everyone had a great Thanksgiving with their family and friends as well.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Lower Yuba a great tail water out of Grass Valley. It has Steelhead, Chinook Salmon, and Rainbows all of witch are wild. It reminds of smaller sized Yellowstone River. Of course a select few would like to limit our pubic access by putting in a cable fence along almost the entire lenght of the river and then charging to launch a boat. The Yuba is a great public resource and the closest wild trout water for those living in the greater Sacramento, and Bay Area. I have had many a fine day there including a nice session on Friday with the boys. I'm sure Western Aregates is pumping Huey Lewis and the News on their radios in there office right now.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

November the forgotten month

November is a real sleeper of a month for trout fishing. Crowds are almost nonexistent and fish are getting fat for winter. Their are BWO's, and smaller Baetis hatching on most western trout rivers now, especially the T. Hooked seven nice fish in just a few hours up from my house mostly on dries today. Get out there before it gets to cold...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

3 rivers in 3 days

I headed up with "Feet" Keith to the Trinity to fish for a few days and meet his buddie Josh. We fished Three rivers in three days. One day on the Trinity and two on other rivers I would rather not mention. The Trinity sucked. Every man and his uncle and trust fund kid form S.F. out fishing. If I was a Steelhead I'd swim up the Klamath instead, poor guys. The next day we meet up with Dirty Ernie from the Fly Shop and he took us to a really cool spot and some nice fish were caught by the whole crew. The last day Keith and I fished solo and both got a couple nice Rainbows along with a few other takers. All in all, a good trip.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

In need of some rain and snow...

We need some rain and snow to fill our reservoirs. The Truckee is flowing at 74 cfs in front of my house. The dry fly fishing is great if you like to go head hunting looking for risers. BWO's and small Baetis are hatching mid day. Don't be afraid to throw a big ugly dry fly as most fish are looking up. Pray that we get some snow this winter.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Low water and great dry fly fishing

The Truckee is as low as I've seen it since '04. That being said the dry fly fishing is insane. BWO's and small Baetis are hatching mid-day, every day and sight fishing is superb. Downstream drifts and quality tied patterns are a must. I'm sure the nymph fishing is great as well if you need to fish with a bobber.