I had half the day off so I decided to hit up Central Putah south of the City of Davis. I need a little practice on the fly rod so I armed myself with nothing but Excalibur. This was my first fall trip and even though the nights are getting cooler, the summer bass patterns still seem to be in play.
There are three different spots on putah that I fish. “Western Putah” is
what I call the area next to the dam up through the city of winters. After that
there is a stretch that runs in Davis and that is what I call “Central Putah.”
Then there is a third stretch in the Davis Wildlife area that I call “Eastern
Anyway, I made my way out to central Putah and started off with a San Juan
Worm under a strike indicator. At one point something hit but it wasn’t a
takedown. After that I went with what is proven to work there, the black wooley
bugger, Sure enough after a few casts I drew first blood with a small largie.
After that fish I decided to try some other flies including a sparkly worm
(don’t know the actual name, lol) that I had, some streamers, a large white
popper, a royal humpy, a lt Cahill, etc.
What finally ended up working was an orange panfish popper I had. For
whatever reason they didn’t seem to like it much after that. In fact, the later
it got the less they seemed to be feeding.
All in all it was a quick outing, two fish caught on the fly and released to
grow. No complaints here. I know this is still summer-like fishing and I’m
looking forward to seeing what fall time has to offer.
Total Fish: 2 Largemouth bass