Wednesday, January 26, 2011
The stars have finally aligned and my truck is packed for a Lost Coast adventure. I'll be watching the clock all day tomorrow waiting impatiently for my Plant Biology lab to end so I can make the long drive to the coast. The heavy rains of December have given way to a prolonged dry period allowing the rivers to drop into fishable shape.With fresh winter run steelhead entering the rivers on every tide, I hope to be in the right place at the right time to intercept one of these devil fish. Chrome bright and hard fighting, these silver bullets fresh from the sea fuel my desires and haunt my dreams.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Happy 2011 to all! The new year has started out well!
After another stellar semester at FRC and a busy holiday season I have finally caught my breath and have been able to get in a little fishing.The best available option locally has been Pyramid Lake. Over the past 2 weeks I have had a great run, landing 33 of 35 hooked over three outings.Yesterday I went 15 for 16 with 2 fish in the 26" range.Most fish were caught on a rootbeer midge and a Trojan midge.
All in all, Pyramid is fishing very well for this time of year.There are fish in good numbers at the Nets right now.I am concentrating my efforts there until things change.Water temps have dropped to 44* but the fish are still very active.Once temps get below 41* expect the fishing to slow down a bit.Fish to 12lbs have been landed over the past few weeks from shore and a boater recently landed an 18lber!
I haven't had the chance to fish the Truckee lately, so I have no first hand knowledge how fishing is over there.Check out Gilligan's blog at http://gilligansguideservice.blogspot.com/ for up to date Truckee River reports.
I am giving a talk to the Delta Fly Fishers on the 12th, the Granite Bay Fly Fishers on March 11th and also to the Santa Cruz Club in May. If anyone else is interested in having me speak about fly fishing opportunities in the Northern Sierra's please let me know!
I wish everyone a prosperous 2011!