Well the water is finally starting to clear up a bit and the fish are looking for food. I made it out to the Big Truckee today and fished for about 5 hours and what a day. The second fish of the day took the fly under the indicator and took me out into the fast water. I decided to go in after him, Brad Pitt style... bad idea. I proceeded to bounce 50 yards down stream filling up the waders twice. By the time I found dry land I had the line all wrapped around my net on my back and I had to land the fish by hand. Ended up stipping down to my underoos for a half hour to dry up a bit, oh and I lost my 120 dollar smiths.
Well the Smith was tough this year. The Smith is a river that needs lots of rain, and much of January there was very little. We fished two boats two days and saw very little action. I hooked one first thing sat. morning and snapped off, I hooked one on sunday and fought him for a bit and the hook pulled out. The Smith has just recently gone back to barbless hooks so we lost more than we landed. My buddy Pete hooked one in the 10 pound range and the hook pulled out right in front of us. Had a great time smashin' up there in the RV and drinking beer all weekend. Better luck next time Pollack.....
I had a chance to get out to pyramid on new years eve and the last day of 2010 was pretty good to me. When I started fishing around 8 am it was 11 degrees out and never really got above 25 the rest of the day. The day started out pretty slow and then around the 2 o'clock hour the bite turned on. I ended up with 9 fish on the day. I missed 3 other bites and lost 2 that were hooked. It was one hell of a cold day but man was it a blast. So cold in fact that my reel was freezing up solid, I had to land quite a few by stripping.