Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Early July News

At long last the higher water has abated such that the fishing has picked up substantially. For those who really need the "science", the mix of elevation, which direction a drainage is facing and the food sources have all played important roles. Smaller streams remain the prime game but what has been entertaining has been that at higher-than-average flows, they fish more like little rivers. The fish have had enough of this and are on the feed like crazy. They give us a good game and both novice and hot-shot alike can have a fun time. Proper hatches remain spotty but tiny yellow sallies abound. Random hoppers are making a show and the fish seem to know that it's time. A tiny hopper can do the trick such as a size 10 or 12. The standard Elk Hair Caddis or Parachute Adams on the dry side remain very effective while a bead-head anything is always a safe bet. These are the Sierra Nevadas; not rocket science (enter canned laughter). It won't be long before the larger waters also become more fishable and we anticipate strong, fresh and hungry fish. For now, they are better for rafters. Call us at the shop Wednesdays-Sundays at: 559-641-7788 for some quality banter and/or holler our way via out booking line at: 559-683-7664. Look for more photos soon at our facebook profile too: Finally, brace yourself for a bunch of Sequoia/Kings updates as we get active in that region. Below, Emily Grant and her family had a ball on one of our local streams. They were staying at The Redwoods near Wawona.

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