Sunday, December 7, 2014

forgotten blog..

It's been forever since I have posted anything.  Ive been swamped with family, work and fishing. It leaves little time to post reports. The summer was a really good despite the drought. We are getting wet fronts into the west coast now but have a long way to go before we will really see any measurable relief.  The central Sierra above 4500' fished well through out end of summer right on into the Fall. Lots of Browns, Bows,Brookies & Smallmouth. Carp on the fly the past few months had also been real consistant. I spent less time this year than the last 5 or 6 but  there were lots of fish around as recent as last week. Nights are warm and the fish love these rains so today I will get out there and look around.  Thats about it. We have made all the nessesary changes to our Cabin in Long Barn, Ca and it is making a perfect base camp for exploring the back country in the Central Sierra. Here are few random photos from the couple of months. Enjoy the rest of the Fall, keep the storms coming our way and have a fantastic Christmas!

Blacktail fork buck

sunset at the cabin

Love me some redears!

Tail water Stripers

Clarck Fork Stanislaus

San Francisco Bay Stripers from the rocks

Likely the last Brown of 2014

New favorite Brookie hole

High Country Smallie

Pumpkin orange Thanksgiving Carp

Late Sept Sonora Pass @ 10K



Gregg said...

Awesome photography and essay as usual! You also have a great Christmas and New Year. (and get lots of rain.)


David McKenzie said...

thanks Gregg, you too!

Atlas said...

Good to see you have been getting out. Great pictures and nice fish. Some beautiful trout and awesome carp.

Ryan said...

Such high quality great pictures. I read every one of your blog posts and saw you at one of the Pleasanton fly fishing shows. By the way, what camera do you use for all those shots? My favorite was the 'Tail Water Striper' shot!

David McKenzie said...

Thanks for the complements Ryan. I use a couple of different cameras. D40 & D90 but most of these were shot with a Nikon D5000. I like the size of it and it is easy to pack around for fishing. More important than the camera you choose is to learn how to get the most of the one you have and buy the best quality you can afford. Did we meet? I don't recall...

Ryan said...

Thanks for the info! I don't think we actually got to meet. At the time I was living in San Jose, but now live down near San Luis Obispo so a bit further from ya.