Thursday, July 23, 2015

Pyramid Lake. The Edge of the Desert

There's a Hunter S. Thompson quote about "being on the edge of the desert"... I'm not 100% sure how the quote ended, but I'm sure it was a good time.   This was my first trip deep into Nevada as a fisherman and photographer, I've only explored the California side of the 395 corridor enjoying the high desert and what it had to offer until recently.  When I first heard about a lake where folks stood elbow to elbow combat fishing on ladders I wasn't that tempted to give it a go.  Not that tempted, that is, until I saw the results.    We had the unfortunate luck of pleasant weather, which is not what we want apparently.  But with that came no combat crowds, no combat camping and no combat fishing.  Just us and the desert lake called Pyramid. 


Tuesday, June 09, 2015

A Day In The Sierras with Cal Trout's Mikey Wier & Jeff Thompson

I recently had a chance to fish the Truckee River with a couple of Cal Trout's ambassadors.  It was a epic day on the water, even with the typical afternoon passing thunder shower.  The fish were a bit finicky, but we had a chance to bring some to hand.  I'm always thrilled to hit up some waters in my home state, especially in the heart of the Sierras.    Cal Trout is an amazing organization dedicated to preserving rivers and bodies of water within California.  Their most recent effort is geared towards the stunning Smith River.  Have a look!  Click to see their video.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Eastern Oregon's Owyhee River Browns

Eastern Oregon's Owyhee River is considered a river to fish before you die.  We had a chance to hit it up last Spring before the crowds got really crazy.  It didn't hurt that it was supposed to be a near monsoon according to the weatherman, keeping all the other anglers safely dry in their homes.   Once the showers had died down, we had a blast catching brown hogs on dries all day long, with the occasional switch to streamers for a little variety. 

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