I would like to make a few points I think are important
First, I had been getting a little lazy with my leader rigging; don't do that! Remember you never know when your going to hook up on a really big fish I had a short section of 5X above my tippet ring just 5 or 6 inches and then rest was 8 pound test above to my indi Guess where my line broke? Yup! the short section of 5x I know better I just wasnt expecting to get a big fish and my leader was a little sloppy so I lost a really nice fish.
And secondly when flows drop to this level and spawn is in full swing its best to give the fish a break and either find other river to fish until March but if you decide to fish watch out for the trout egg nests in the middle of the river; called, Redds. I saw a guy two weeks ago fishing just above the staircase standing literally in the Redd; fishing! What the hell ?? I know its a little hypocritical of me to complain when I still fish the creek here and there, but I stay well away from the Redds and never walk in them so lets all be aware that there are and spawning fish so please be careful out there. I resume guiding and seriously fishing on March 1. If you want to book after March 1 on Putah or now on the Yuba out of Marysville, I do have availability so call or email me direct. 707-294-4738; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.napavalleyflyguides.com . #napavalleyflyfishing #lostcoastoutfitters #flyfishinglife
Thanks for reading & Fish on!