With the Truckee still being much lower than usual on the Nevada side, the crew’s fishing options have been some what limited. Not limited by available fishing grounds really, but limited with the amount of time we have to go explore these places.
Speaking for me personally, having a 1 year old at home, it was a nice option to just go hit the river for a few hours in the evening to get my mind right and get a little tight line therapy before heading back into reality.
This option of an afternoon session will come back to life when the almighty Pyramid Lake opens for the 2014/2015 trout season on October 1st, which I have been trying frantically to fill my bugger and beetle box for. Only 43 more days….only 43 more days…
But I digress, Last week Kelly, Jason and Glenn were able to do some exploring in the hills near Bridgeport, California. In these hills are several high mountain lakes that hold various species of trout.
In this area you can target rainbows, browns and brookies. But there was one species that the guys really want to get into, wanted it so bad that they pushed and scraped their truck up sketchy and washed out roads, loaded up their packs and hiked their way into a secluded small lake high in the mountains because of one thing and one thing only…Gold Fever!
Golden trout are a trophy in themselves. Not normally growing too large, they are a beautiful trout that aren’t the easiest to come by. Normally it takes a fair amount of effort to get to where they live on top of getting them to bite what you are offering.
The effort paid off for Glenn and his spinning rod. He landed 6 golden’s that afternoon, Kelly and Jason didn’t far as well on the fly rods even through there were a few takes, the fish came unbuttoned before hitting the net.
There was a storm rolling in and the guys had to hit the trail earlier than they wanted to due to the potential for a flash flood and the already sketchy roads being completely washed away. But there is no doubt we’ll all be back out panning for gold again in the near future.
This coming weekend should some fishing with a side of rock and roll mixed in for good measure. So stay tuned and until next time get out and see what’s out there.