Sunday, February 21, 2016

Fishing Report for Putah Creek ( 2-20-16 )

Hey everyone so heres my report for Saturday 2-20-16  So me and the dogs went to the creek yesterday Me, Rusty and Tia just went to check it out let the dog run and see where we are at with the sediment deposits let the dogs run and throw a few flys and see whats crackin if anything. Well it seems to be really slow latley I think I might need to switch to 6x for the first time. I hit the creek once or twice over the last 3 months with no fish worth bragging about . Yesterday I fished for maybe 2 hours- well away from the Redds-- and landed one fish. The way I see it is as the flows come up so will the fishing so be patient and see what spring brings and if you cant wait try using 6x tippet. Whether its just winter post-spawn doldrums or the extra silt from the fire, we ride the changes with the river.

But at the end of the day fish or no fish I do love standing in a river away from the hustle & bustle of the city-- just me my own thoughts and the sound of the river.

Thanks for reading my post . March 1 is almost here and the Yuba is still fishing well. Make your dream of fly-fishing in a river like Brad Pitt a reality this Spring! Richard Loft 707-294-4738

Friday, February 19, 2016

FISHING REPORT for Feb 12 through Feb 19

The spawn on Putah Creek is finally winding down and I will resume guiding the creek in a couple of weeks. The fishing will get back to a more normalized bite and flow schedule. Flows will be coming back up in the spring in another month or two, and in May or June they will be starting to get high for summer flows. I went up there a few times this winter to check things out! After all the rain we had over the last few months,  it was really blown out up near cold creek and down to access  #3; funny thing below access #3 was fairly clear and a guy was fishing and had hooked up a few small fish. However the storms have dumped an enormous amount of sediment on a river already loaded to the gills with sediment the fires this summer have only added to an already loaded river.  But I will be back guiding on Putah  Creek on March 1;  Fortunately I know Putah Creek well enough to work around the new build ups. Also I may work with a winery to offer a fly-fishing /wine-tasting package with one of the local Wine Tasting rooms in downtown Napa so if you're interested in either give me a shoutout. Richard Loft, Napa Valley Fly Guides 707-294-4738.