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Trout tips for Walker and Carson Rivers

By Mike Mogler
9/08/11 -- The Anglers Edge in Gardnerville reports fishing on the West Walker River through the canyon is good on Olive Buggers. The East Walker, which runs East out of Bridgeport Reservoir, is still running high at 200 cfs. and is impossible to cross. Even with the high water on the East Walker the fishing is good but the fish are spread out.

While fishing the Walkers try heading northwest on Hwy. 89 or Hwy. 88  to Markleeville and fish the Upper East Carson. Fishing there is good with fish being planted by the DFG. Anglers using Olive or Black Buggers are keeping busy with rainbows. The Lower East Carson is slower due to lower water temperature. Both sections of the East Carson are C&R so take are in releasing the fish. Both rainbows and brown trout are available on the East Carson as well as the Main Carson River. 
Remove the barbs, practice C&R and keep a tight line.

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Now is the time to fish the Truckee River

By Jon Baiocchi
03/25/15 -- With our current water situation anglers need get the goods before time runs out. Mother Nature may turn off the faucet for good in the weeks to come, I’m praying this will not happen, but I’m also preparing for the worst... Full Story

Redding/Sacramento River: Quality fishing

Greg Hector and Gary Heffley on a fishing boat on Lower Sacramento River. Greg holds up bass for photo before returning it to the river.
By Gary Heffley
03/25/15 -- Some times good things have to wait as local guide Greg Hector of Hook'em Hecky's Fly Fishing Guide Service and I have been talking back and forth for a good part of over two years about getting together for a day of trout... Full Story

Pyramid Lake: In search of a 30lb. Lahontan

Top Pyramid Lake guide Rob Anderson and guest Doug with a fat 15 pound cutty. Photo by Carl Nosek
By Jon Baiocchi
03/09/15 -- Pyramid Lake is in great shape, and with another wimpy winter it is about a month ahead of schedule. The fishing has been extremely good, especially if there is wind blowing in your face on that particular beach... Full Story

Skwala hatch good on Lower Yuba

A bright rainbow trout from the Yuba river, photo by Jon Baiocchi
Article and photos by Jon Baiocchi
03/04/15 -- Overall fishing conditions have been good on the Lower Yuba River, the water is a little clearer than I like it, but we have to deal with what is given to us. A small storm rolled through on Friday night and Saturday that... Full Story

Turtle Bay to host 4th Fly Tying Expo

02/28/15 -- Over 50 fly tying aficionados from Northern California, Oregon and Nevada will be featured at the 4th Annual Northern California Fly Typing Expo to be held at Turtle Bay Exploration Park in Redding on April 11th and 12th... Full Story


By Jon Baiocchi
11/26/14 -- Last year Ken Hanley of Pacific Extremes, a respected fly fishing travel company and I, along with a multi-media producer, worked on a video project featuring still water fly fishing at Lake Davis. The short film revealed the art of... Full Story

What to expect when you hire a guideĀ©

By Frank R. Pisciotta
11/12/14 -- Hiring a professional flyfishing guide and/or instructor is not a complicated matter. Simply, a fly fishing guide should accommodate your specific desires & skill level. The best way for this to occur is through honest and open... Full Story

Spring madness at Pyramid Lake

 Teamwork: Rob Anderson and guest with a beautiful 15.5 pounder. Photo courtesy of Pyramid Lake Fly
By Jon Baiocchi
03/22/14 –Spring-time at Pyramid Lake in Nevada is known for fantastic and productive fishing off the many beaches, as Lahontan Cutthroat are gearing up for the spawn, and roaming the shoreline in huge pods. I’ve never fished... Full Story

Spring Time on the Middle Fork Feather River

angler fly fishing at fork feather river
By Jon Baiocchi
03/04/14 -- The words unique and magnificent best describes the Wild and Scenic Middle Fork Feather River. The head waters begin in the mountains surrounding the 4th highest dry lake bed in North America; the Sierra... Full Story

The Yuba River Skwala Stonefly Hatch

Skwala Unit Dry Fly, gray and brown and white, on a leaf
Article and photos by Jon Baiocchi
02/05/14 -- Dry fly fishing on the Lower Yuba River during winter can be phenomenal, productive, and so much fun! For those fly anglers who simply cannot wait for the warmer months of late spring and summer, the Yuba fulfills... Full Story

An Ancient Inland Sea

Ernie Gulley, Pilot Peak, Lahontan Cuttthroat Trout, Pyramid Lake, NV
By Ernie Gulley
12/18/13 -- Pyramid Lake is located 35 miles North of Reno, Nevada on the Piute Indian reservation. This ancient lake, along with the Piute Indians, has been around since the beginning of time. This beautiful sea has only one inflow... Full Story

Manzanita Lake: Study Hall for Fly Anglers, Manzanita Lake: Study Hall for Fly Anglers outdoors, Lassen, Mark Rhodes, midge, pupae, nymphs, dragonfly,
Article and photos by Dan Rhodes
07/13/13 -- I’ve probably learned more about fly fishing for trout by watching them refuse my presentations than by any other method. The immediate feedback of an observed refusal lets you know that, from the trout's... Full Story

Top Ten flies for stillwater

Stillwater fishing, anglers,, Jon Baiocchi, fly fishing, Swimming Rabbit Hair Leech By Jon Baiocchi
11/10/12 -- Stillwater fishing has progressed at a rapid pace in the last decade. Techniques, rods, lines, and even the players on the field have gone in different directions to hone their craft. It has almost become personal... Full Story


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