The day before my birthday I decided to make a little fly fishing trip out to “Central” putah creek in Davis. I had originally planned to take a bigger trip out to Western Putah in search of some trophy rainbows but ended up waking up too late.
In the past I haven’t taken pictures of this fishing hole that once graced me with my first largemouth bass on the fly so I decided to snap some on this day.
My first stop was this hole which might look great but is actually only about 1-2 ft deep and teeming with pikeminnows. I threw a couple of flies but due to the low hanging tree branches and tight casting I decided to move to the next hole.
This next hole is the big producer for me. Here a black wooley bugger gets the job done all summer long. Now I’m not sure if it was because the water was cold or my inexperience (or a combination of both) but on this specific day the fish were scarce. I didn’t get a single fish to take my offerings. I only saw one bass in the water; I usually see them following my flies, but not on this day.
My final stop was this third hole. This hole usually produces when others don’t and although I did see a few more fish out here they were not interested in what I threw in their direction. Around this point I started getting hungry so I split.
Well, it’s always good to practice my fly cast. Big news coming soon but that’s it for now!
Total fish: 0