The Yahi Group of the Sierra Club, out of Chico, plans a backpack outing Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27 – 28, to Horseshoe Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park. The trip begins at the north end of Juniper Lake and travels west for a mile or two with a 700-foot elevation gain and loss, then levels out with some easy cross-country travel. The group will set camp at Horseshoe Lake, where great swimming is an option.
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.
Lake Almanor West Women’s Golf Club
Our game July 21 was “Best Nine.” We had 13 members participating in three flights.
The winners of the first flight were: first place, Barbara Rolland with a net 33; second place, Carol Regimbal with a net 36.
The second flight winners were: first place, Karen Nelson with a net 36; second place, Shirley Friedrichs with a net 36.5.
The third flight winners were: first place, Judy Cooper with a net 38; second place, Pat Fricke with a net 38.5.
The scores were really close, and fun was had by all.
We also had two birdies on the same hole, No. 6, by Pat Fricke and Julie Azevedo.
Why do fawns havegrowths on their necks and chins?
Question: Many of the fawns I am currently seeing here in Santa Barbara County appear to have growths or swelling on their necks or chin about the size of a baseball. I’ve seen this over the last several years. What’s up?
Answer: According to DFG Veterinarian Dr. Ben Gonzales, deer can have multiple lumps due to cutaneous tumors (aka papillomatosis or fibromas) which are thought to be induced by viruses.
“My goal today was to get out and do some fishing.
I did that, so my day was a success.”
—John Gierach, author, commenting on a fish-less outing
I met my own goal of getting out to fish the Hexagenia hatch at Lake Almanor a couple nights ago. It wasn’t a fish-less outing, but it was darn close. The hatch was rather sparse. It doesn’t seem to have caught the attention of the fish yet. In normal years the hatching insects are more numerous and attract large numbers of hungry fish. That has not happened yet this year.
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