Spring is here and Ive been bouncing around between fly fishing for Stripers & Carp and also Bass fishing with gear. Fishing is good despite the fact that we are in the middle of a very severe drought. Weather has been weird. Two or three days of high 80s low 90s and then we are back down in the low 70s and them back up again. Everything here hinges on the Pacific. Right now we have heavy morning marine layer and shitty wind in the afternoon. Makes carpin tough but there are lots of targets so its very doable. Bigger fish from Feb and March have shifted and many have moved out or move up on the flats in short windows. Especially in the tidal zones. Small fish by hundreds are everywhere feeding aggressively with the tail of the first wave spawners. The highlight is they are eating dries. 10# cicadas and small foam hoppers. This happens every year with post spawn fish are the day or two after some decent rain. It's a lot of fun!
|fish working midges|
|My best fish on top so far. #10 Cicada|
Stripers on the fly is really good. Delta, Bay inland lakes it's all good. Ive even heard some decent surf reports. Cant wait for the Shad and getting out on the Salt. Anyway, I'm packing and heading to Nevada for a few days to play around with Cutties and I'll hopefully have something to talk about when I get back.
|Lots of average larmouth like these|
|A VERY cool encounter with a Golden Eagle. Its another story in itself.|
Love the fishing variety you have. Great stuff there! Those carp on top are so very, very rare around me.
It is not an all year thing here either. Spring/early summer and again in the fall with an ok hopper bite on cruising singles.
Hopper time is a great time no matter what is eating them.
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