Once again I had the opportunity to guide on the preserve a couple of days ago. This is probably one of the most beautiful places I have fished and I have been to a few. Best part is the location, right in our backyard in Markleeville. As I have mentioned in posts earlier, I believe every fly fisher should treat themselves to private water at least once a year. The preserve has big and beautiful fish that require a bit of technical skill to hook, fight, and land. Attached are two examples. We guide the area quite a bit and would be excited about teaching those skills to anyone interested. I had a great time with Bob, Jesse, and Toby from Harrahs on this occasion and look forward to spending the day with the next group out there. If you are interested and you should be, contact the shop for availability and rates. As always, pack out and pick up trash.
I had the privilege of spending the day fishing with two awesome young men from Layton, Utah. Jonathan and Zack picked things up pretty quickly and although the wind never let up on us, we were able to catch and land a few fish. Great job guys! The water is clear but still cold in the morning. It did heat up to 52 by the early afternoon. Prince nymphs, egg patterns, and natural color san jaun worms were once again the ticket. Supposedly the West Carson was on the stocking list for this week but it did not look like they had stocked anything prior to us leaving . Maybe it came later in the afternoon. If so, should make for a great weekend of fishing. Sadly, I saw and picked up a bagful of garbage down in the Pickett’s Jct. area. Please help keep the area clean by packing out and picking up.