Dry Fly Action

Had a short day at work so I snuck out to the big river to see if any fish were looking up, turns out they were.  The dry dropper rig was throwing me off so I went with a solo dry and had some success.  Fish were taking dries as long as the sun was on the water, but it didn't stay out for long.  After a while the indicator was the ticket, it was nice to have some top water action while it lasted.

Last Trip to Pyramid

I took one last trip out to Pyramid for the season to try out my platform chair, I don't know why I fished from a ladder for so long.  The weather was calling for partly cloudy skies with some descent wind so I thought there might be some good fishing.  When I pulled up to the lake there wasn't a single fisherman around.  Apparently I didn't get the memo that all the other fishermen did, saying that there were no fish near shore.  I only managed to run across 4 or 5 guys on the whole west side of the lake and didn't see a cruiser amongst 5 beaches, the poor pelicans couldn't even turn up a fish.  I seem to remember 4 or 5 years ago when the spawn would start in April and last into June before the cruisers headed back into deep water, it's like any more the spawn lasts about 3 weeks.  I'm beginning to wonder if the Pilot Peak strain they starting putting in the lake back in 2006 don't have different mannerisms than their Summit strain counterparts.  I have noticed a lot more fish breaking the surface this year than years past.  One from yesterday....