Re: NorCal - NorNev Lakes and Rivers
HELLO Chris: The last I fished was on 5/14 with my club on the Lower Yuba. The flows were around 5000 cfs and I caught 2 Rainbows one about 16" that I posted a picture in the Rainbow Trout thread and the others was around 12". I caught them by fishing slow deep holes between Willow Trees with lots of weight with Jimmy Legs and a Red Copper John. The average was 2 fish per club member, but one caught 8. I started at 8 a.m. took an hour lunch at noon and didn't hook up on my first fish till around 3:30 p.m. and had to cover lots of water.
I guess I'm going to either have to switch to shad fishing on the Lower American or buy a float tube, but I'm not much of a fan of Still water fishing I think I just prefer rivers and their surroundings.
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