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Almanor Basin Hexagenia hatch

By Mike Mogler
07/04/12 -- Tom Maumoynier, guide and owner of the Almanor Fly Fishing Company located in Chester reports large browns are now eating hexes (Hexagenia) mayflies. The hatch has good numbers with the water temperature at 64 degrees just right for the large mayflies hatches. No report from Tom regarding the rainbow bite on the lake.

Foam Hex Fly developed by Tom Maumoynier and fly tier Tyler Hernandez. Photo courtesy of Tom Maumoynier

Butt Valley Reservoir
Reports from the reservoir are fishing has been steady with the hex hatch going strong. The powerhouse is running and is a great place for going after some large fish. 

Susan River
Fishing on the river is good. Nymphing seems to be the most effective approach while try dry flies in the evenings.

Deer Creek
Fishing the upper end of creek has been the best while nymphing and try dries in the evenings. Prince Nymphs and Para Adams are a good bet.

Hamilton Branch
The mouth of the Hamilton Branch is fishing okay. The stream at this time is producing larger numbers of fish and steadier then the mouth.

Upper Lakes
Silver, McCoy, Crater and Antelope Lake are all fishing well.

Go out and enjoy the State of Jefferson. Practice catch and release on wild fish and keep only what you need.

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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

Baum very fishable despite low water

Baum Lake fly-fishers, 2014, Mike Mogler
Article and photos by Mike Mogler
11/09/14 -- Yesterday I was kayak flyfishing Baum Lake just before sunrise. Although the water level in the lake is low, fishing for trout was good with many hook-ups on Eagle Lake rainbows and brown trout. Most hook-ups were... Full Story

The Forbidding Lake

Angler out on a rock penninsula, with fly rod on a foggy, cloudy morning at Eagle Lake, Photo by Jon Baiocchi
By Jon Baiocchi 
10/14/14 -- Eagle Lake of Lassen County in northeastern California is the most intriguing and majestic lake I have ever been to. The name alone in a loose conversation with other fly anglers makes my... Full Story

Spring madness at Pyramid Lake

 Teamwork: Rob Anderson and guest with a beautiful 15.5 pounder. Photo courtesy of Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing.com
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

myoutdoorbuddy.com, 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

Winter Fly Fishing Tips

Winter Fishing Tips, Jay Clark, MyOutdoorBuddy.com By Jay Clark
01/11/13 -- Sitting here in the midst of a January cold spell, my mind wanders to the river and thoughts of wet wading on a hot August afternoon. But alas, the reality is those days are a ways off and the urge to fish is... Full Story

Top Ten flies for stillwater

Stillwater fishing, anglers, MyOutdoorBuddy.com, 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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