There are few things as great as exploring new fly fishing spots. However one of those things is exploring new fly fishing spots with good friends. I met up with Mark from Northern California trout at his home and after a quick stop at Cooks for the good luck coffee, we hit the road to a secret spot.
As I often say, one of the main things I love about fly fishing is the areas are beautiful. Meandering creeks in lush green valleys, this is my idea of paradise. We arrived at this picturesque place and immediately went to work. It was the kind of creek that is better fished with a 3 or 4 wt like Mark’s new “3” which is very impressive and makes me want a 3 wt even more!
While the creek was beautiful, There wasn’t much fish action taking place. They weren’t surface feeding and nothing was hitting our flies so after an hour we headed to Upper Blue lake.
Mark took me on a little field trip up highway 88 which is basically paradise. Creeks, lakes and mountains galore!
I took so many pictures I figured I would just post a bunch to let you guys join in on the fun.
It took me a little longer but after a while I brought my first trout to hand as well. The trout seemed to like Marks power bait more than mine so he limited out before I did.
While I reeled in and put the last fish on the stringer, My other rod was bouncing and sure enough I had fish on so I had to release the little guy.
All together we caught 12 fish with the two released. We finished just in time for a rain storm which was strange (for me) to see but mark said it was normal for that area.
As always, I had a great time fishing with Mark and I hope to do it again.