March 11, 2012: Windy!
We got blown off the river today, so I took my clients Bob and Dave up to Eagle Canyon for the day. Fishing wasn't easy, especially in the morning. We tried a variety of techniques and Bob finally found a winner with a size 6 Deceiver streamer on a fast retrieve. Fishing improved quite a bit after lunch. Fish were actively feeding on the march browns that were hatching and getting rapidly blown across the surface of the lake. We had our best luck on beadhead pheasant tails size 12-16, Mercer's poxyback PMD nymphs size 18, and Sloan's Mighty Mite's brown size 14. Our best fishing was from 2 to 4pm, then it got really tough again. Dave, a beginner fly fisher, landed two 10 pound plus fish and hooked several others.
Dave with a hawg
Bob landed a bunch like this
March 15, 2012: Time is running out!
We have just one month of our season left at Eagle Canyon! Here is a list of our remaining openings:
March 16-17: 5 spots
March 19: 2 spots
March 20: 1 spot
March 22: 1 spot
March 25: 5 spots
April 1: 3 spots
April 3: 2 spots
April 7: 5 spots
April 12: 1 spot
April 15: 3 spots
March 19, 2012: The lakes fished great
Dave from the CFFU club had a banner day at Eagle Canyon today. "The lakes fished great", he says. See the photo of Dave in his float tube on the upper lake. There are just a few open days left between now and the end of our season on April 15th. This Sunday, March 25th is still wide open...
March 20, 2012: Sunday is open
Sunday March 25th is still wide open. I have one guy who would like to come that day, so if there are other individuals out there to round out the 2 person minimum please let me know.
March 22, 2012: Get out your calendar!
Here is a report from Wade from San Jose who fished the lakes today:
"Clint was amazing !!! After no fish at all for me in the morning he suggested a strike indicator with a short tippet to a rubber legs and another dropper San Juan worm .... a few casts later I had one of your 8 pounders .... big beautiful rainbow."
Here is an updated list of available dates for the remainder of the season:
March 25th: 5 spots
April 1st: 3 spots
April 7th: 5 spots
April 15th: 3 spots
March 22, 2012: New photo
Here is a photo from Ron from Redding from March 22nd.