Fishing has been pretty good lately. The Pit River is doing well, not necessarily great but well enough to merit a trip or two on it. The weather has been one of those things: if you don’t like what is going on just wait ten minutes! It has really had the bugs in a quandary. Friday started out good but the snow hit by 2pm. It continued to snow through Sunday. Just as soon as the bugs started, the temperature would change and with that, so would the specie of bug. The ones that worked best for us were the golden stone nymph and an olive caddis pupa. The Lower Sac has been steady as long as you can compete with the boats. Last trip out we had a good day with a number of fish over 17” and most of them were taken on baetis nymph. I did a trip with good friend, Wayne Hoffer, on Baum Lake and it was most excellent. After catching a great number of fish on the I-line and indicator, we took a lunch break. By this time, the wind was blowing white caps on the lake. We went back out and I noticed some splashy rises as a result of the the PMDs and BWOs. They were coming off so hard that it was almost a blanket hatch. At that time, Wayne and I had the lake to ourselves with this great hatch going on. The fish didn’t care one bit about the heavy wind we were experiencing; they just kept feeding! Wayne cleaned up, hooking fish after fish on the dry – many of them being native fish. Talk about being in the right place at the right time!
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