Monthly Archives: March 2012

Nature moments

The best thing about being out on the water, is what we see on the way to, and from it. Slight dustings of snow let all the critters sign in. On the way to the water we followed some bobcat … Continue reading

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Tell tale signs.

It is an early spring. Not by my standards, but by the critters. Heard my first Mountain blue bird yesterday. A sure sign….. The bugs are telling me too….. Snow is melting fast, bears are waking up. I don’t think … Continue reading

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Skwalla!

All year I wait impatiently for this week. Of course, I don’t know exactly which week it’s going to be.. Skwalla (a stone fly), are the first big bug of the year. Sometime in March or April it happens. Every … Continue reading

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A beautiful day!

Yesterday the trees dumped their snow-loaded branches. A warm air temp swing is here. No wind……. Today gets a vote for top ten days this year. Blue skies, and T-shirt fishing today!!!! Water temps have dropped to 38. The color … Continue reading

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Truckee 3/18/12

Another small snowfall last night. Winter is trying to rally. It is a little late, but we’ll take it. So far, we are seeing one of the driest winters on record. In the past I’ve reported on droughts for the … Continue reading

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There’s no place like home…

Back in Truckee, safely. A long stretch of driving over.. Saw a lot of water, saved some for later. Fished the Trinity, Smith, and Chetco rivers. Fish 4, Jim 0. That’s late season Steel heading. They say it’s a fish … Continue reading

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The Road

Have stood in chilly water, in a chilly rain, till I’m chilled. This is the far reach this trip, and now I’m headed home. If Oregon could find a profit in berry bushes/poison oak, it would pull in something near … Continue reading

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Road tripping

Left town just before Truckee received 2’of fresh snow. Timing is everything…… Spent a few days on the Trinity River, ideal conditions, no steelhead… Either they are way late, or I am. Still hearing about a few large fish being … Continue reading

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