It was a riot today fishing with a rowdy bunch of Texans. Ricky and Eric were excellent fisherman as long as I was standing right next to them - haha - just kidding - you guys nailed fish all day whether we nymphed, dry-droppered or double-dried or streamer fished ... it was on like donkey kong. The BWOs were poppin just like my flies in the trees! The unholy pegged egg caught some fish but really, it seemed like a good drift worked regardless of fly choice. Ricky and Eric started nailing fish right off the bat in upper Placer beat and as the day progressed the fishing just got better. It was really fun to watch Eric move downstream, hooking up with rainbows on a streamer while Ricky fished a techy nymph rig, also catching fish. The afternoon in canyon was excellent with a full scale beatis hatch bringing fish to the emerging and dry fly eating stage. The boys crushed em as usual - lots of double ups. Big fish eats, and some awesome dry fly action at the end of the day. Today we started off with dry droppers with fish mostly taking the dropper flies.Kody was the first one to put one in the net .Scott was not far behind .Daryl not being able to get in the water dropped his first fish in the net as well. Kody went to a streamer and seemed to catch the fish off guard. To say he had the hot hand would be a horrible understatement, Every time we looked up he had a fish on. Scott stayed with the dry and hooked some big fish as well. Kody ended the morning with several fish over twenty his big one going twenty four inches. In the afternoon we stayed with our same rigs with a few fly changes the fish were still wanting more. The streamer and the dries stayed hot with Scott taking a twenty four inch rainbow with some girth. Kody kept up his torrid pace with his ninja streamer. It is always a great time with this group. Thanks to everyone for a fun time today.Russ put a beatin' on some fish today! In the morning, Russ set the bar pretty high. We worked a hopper-dropper rig through some soft riffles for most of the morning. After a few adjustments we bagged a couple of pig rainbows. one of which taped 22''X14''. After a great lunch, some cloud cover gave us the opportunity to throw some dry flies. The day was complete when Russ and I sight fished a great cutbow together we spotted in some pocket-water. Cheers Russ, Day 1of2!We had a great day out on South Boulder Creek today. Dan and I had the Railroad beat to start off our day and we didn't waste any time getting started. We started off with a hopper dropper set up and landed a few solid fish before getting out the streamer rod. This method proved to be just as productive and we moved a lot of fish. After Lunch Gerald joined Dan and I on the Placer beat. We started at the bottom of the beat and worked our way up river with a lot of success. After Dan was on fire for a bit, Gearld then started getting a lot of good action and landed a monster 24" Rainbow! What a great and memorable day out on the river! Cant wait to fish with you guys again. Today was a great day. The weather was absolutely beautiful with just a few clouds through out the morning. The trout were being selective in the morning but as the afternoon clouds rolled in the fishing really heated up. The best part of the day was throwing some large streamers and getting some great eats on them. Texas boys were back in town and they’re always a kick in the butt to fish. Brandon, Chris, and I fished canyon this morning and fishing was hot right out of the gate. Chris started with a streamer rig and put the 6wt to work on a 22” bow and then his biggest fish right after. A 24 1/2” rainbow with 14” of girth. Brandon hooked up so many fish it was hard to keep count and landed some big guns himself. Right before lunch it seemed like every cast we had a fish eat in cliff hole. After lunch fishing was still hot until right around 3:30. Awesome day on the river! Seth and I have fished together for a couple of years now. So there was no surprise when we decided to fish hard and use multiple techniques. We switched between a nymph rig, hopper dropper, double dry, and streamer rigs. All 4 worked well for us and produced fish. I think the highlight of the day was watching all those fish eat the small dry flies. It is always a pleasure Seth. Until next time tight lines.Luke and Marco joined me for a day the river. They are in town for the weekend from Texas. Today was the first time that Luke had ever fished, of any kind. He was a great student, and managed a few fish on the time out. The morning started out a bit slow, indicator rigs seemed to work the best, but the go to bugs weren't working. Best fly for us was a size 16 stonefly nymph. Flows have been maintaining at 74 cfs for the past few days allowing for some great sight fishing. Marco managed something that I have never witnessed before, he land the same fish, back to back. Crazy thing is, it was in different locations within the run. After lunch things picked up a bit, with both of them landing six fish apiece. There was an afternoon hatch of BWO's that made for a fun afternoon. It was a great day spent with some new friends. Claudio and Brendon were a blast today. We started at square one and spent a good amount of time going over the basics in the morning. After a little bit of practice and fine tuning, we were ready to roll and were hooking on to some great fish. Claudio and Brendon were great and I wish to fish them again soon!What an amazing day on the water at Lincoln hills with Stu and Chris! Stu had been to Lincoln hills a few times and was catching fish on his first cast. This was Chris's first time fly fishing so I took a little extra time with him and went over all the details of fishing. Chris caught on quick and was catching fish in no time. We caught a bunch of fish today but the big guys eluded us. Stu did get a nice 18in football of a rainbow trout to the net. Cant wait to fish with these guys next year!
The lower flows and clear water means it’s time for smaller flies, longer leaders, and lighter tippets. Make sure to not expose yourself too much in an effort to avoid spooking fish. Dry and dropper rigs are fooling a lot of fish. The water is low and clear, dry dropper set ups have been consistently producing. The fish are beginning to stack up. Concentrate your efforts on the river’s riffles and deep long holes. The water is looking good and is flowing low and clear. With the nice weather there is still ample opportunity for good days on the water. The sight fishing has been great. The fishing is great.
Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 48-51 degrees and Crystal Clear.