Hogan Brown, Hogan Brown Fly Fishing
1. August is prime time for resident river stripers so I am pretty busy and always enjoy august as we get shots at some really big fish. Go find some stripers on any of the valley tail water…L. Yuba, L. Feather, L. Sac.
Jon Baiocchi, Baiocchi Troutfitters
Jim Stimson, Jim Stimson Fly Fishing
Jay Clark, Jay Clark Fly Fishing
The biggest tip I can give is buy a stream thermometer and use it! A lot. All day long!! When water temps hit 70 degrees it’s time to call it a day and give the fish a break. Start your day earlier than you might normally start and be cognizant of water temperatures. When fighting and landing fish, do it quickly. Fish heavier tippets and horse those suckers in as fast as you can. And lastly, please limit the grip and grins this time of year. The less time that the fish is exposed to the air the better for the fish. Try to keep the fish in the water for the pic and then revive and release as fast as necessary.