Friends Darrell, from Turlock, and Rob, from Richmond, Va., fished with guide Doug Neal of Almanor Fishing Adventures last week. Part of their catch was this beautiful 28-inch brown that weighed in at a bit over 13 pounds. Photo by Doug Neal
“It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.” —John Steinbeck
July has been pleasantly, if not unseasonably, cool. Water surface temperatures have dropped to 67 degrees.
Water clarity is great at about 13.5 feet. Insect hatches continue and the pond smelt are everywhere.
These are ideal conditions for the fish. But they are a bit challenging for the angler.