Jon Baiocchi, Baiocchi Troutfitters
We finally got a soaking in the valleys of Eastern Plumas County, and a dusting of snow at the Lake. Ok, now we have some freezing conditions at night, we’ll see what this will do for the bite in the next few weeks before the lake begins icing up. I’m hopeful some big changes are in the making. Water temps are at 47-53 degrees, fishing pressure has been light and the actual catching is decent one day, and fair the next. Cover water until you find the heavier concentrations of fish, and when you do, jump for joy, and pound the water.
Floating and hover lines are the norm now that most of the fish are in the upper water column, use leaders to 3x, and be ready for the subtle grab. Effective flies have been glimmer brown, black, and burnt orange wiggle tails, buggers in the same colors, PT flashback nymphs, and Sheep Creek specials. I’m off on a three club tour starting Tuesday show casing my popular Lake Davis power point; I’ll be at the Tri-Valley Fly Fishers meeting on Thursday night, around 7:30pm. If you’re in the area, stop by and check out the program! After the tour I will be back up at the lake to see how things are shaping up for the grand finale of the fishing season at Lake Davis, Stay tuned….