Back to School at the Racks

It’s been months since I fished the Lake and I felt very rusty.   I had to unlearn some striper habits fishing for big cutthroat trout at Pyramid Lake.  Three weeks ago I fished the forebay and I can’t remember the last time I fished the lake.  While in Hawaii last week,   Brian was texting me…

Take me to the Pilots

“Pilots” – the largest growing trout native to North America also known as the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout once thought extinct but resurrected in the last decade. In 1995 a genetic reservoir of the Lahontan Cutthroat was discovered near Pilot Peak Utah. Known as “Pilots”, monster catches in the last couple years point to the unprecedented…

Hot Rod Float Tube – the Bixby Jet

 Two years ago at the Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show,   I decided to upgrade my float tube.   Convinced by Don Cheserek that the ultimate tube was a Dave Scaddon Zonker,    I bought one and mounted a Bixby Jet on it to fish Henderson Springs last year which got cancelled.   This year’s Henderson Springs trip…

TROUT Finally

 I had to look back nearly two years to find out when I last caught a trout.    Half the equipment I own is geared towards trout fishing and this last weekend I was ready to start a new love affair with this fish.   My cousin Wayne’s invitation,  we decided to fish the Yuba…

Social Fishing

 Friday Feb 5, 2021  I really enjoyed fishing the forebay today.   Today I had the honor and pleasure of fishing around Brian, Vaughn and Dan  most of the day.   We even cornered some stripers between the boats like we use to years ago.  Yesterday Vaughn told me Bryce Tedford was going to be at…

Hunting Stripers

 Sunday January 31, 2021 – The last day of January 2021 was a beautiful day.  I caught 12 stripers,  I fished with  Brian, Vaughn and Dan Blanton and met some new fly fishermen.  I’ve decided to call a day that I catch only 1 or 2 fish an hour a “minimum wage” day.  It was…