Lower spring runoff can make for some good stream fishing
John Gregg, of Quincy, shows off the 9-pound Mackinaw he caught at Bucks Lake on March 19. Right now is the time the big lake trout swim in the shallower water, making shore fishing a great option. Photo submitted
“Everyone should believe in something; I believe I’ll go fishing.”
—Henry David Thoreau
In recent years I have tended to ignore the spring stream opener.
I just don’t find high and muddy streams that attractive to fish. The fast water makes it really tough to get your fly where you want it and when you are lucky enough to cast your fly into that sweet spot, well, it is gone in a heartbeat.
It is against my nature to consider any time spent fishing as a waste of time. But stream fishing in heavy spring runoff can come dangerously close.
But this year when I think about runoff, the question that comes to mind is “what runoff?”
We just finished one of the driest winters on record and the snowpack in the Sierra is pathetically low.Write comment (0 Comments)