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Yosemite reportRick Mazaira reports on 3.17.2016This winter’s...

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Yosemite report

Rick Mazaira reports on 3.17.2016

This winter’s snow pack is a gift! We are expecting normal flows and a return to a more normal fishing cycle, key to success in the western Sierra.

Rhythm of the River
Winter- We have 4 river systems open year round that we guide on. Tail waters are key for this time of year though challenging, fishing this time of year brings out the best in you skills and the worst of you patience.

Spring- Pre-opening day there are gems at mid elevation like the San Juaquin and the Kings River above Pine Flat that have windows of opportunity with #12 March Brown dries, as soon as the run off gets too bad we pack up and move on to…

South facing creeks, with dry flies and nymphs to enjoy hiking approaches and wildflower blooms which on good water years are stellar! With this always have some stoneflies with you and look for them in the water system- it’s a sign of a healthy river.

Summer- We are going full swing watching flows, runoff, and thunderstorms. With this year there should be a return to the hatch patterns of PMD’s and Caddis. My favorite is to chase the snow line as it retreats and get into the high country lakes and rivers.

Fall- With the water’s return we should be seeing the Salmon & Steelhead return to the lower rivers and have our twilight runs before closure on October 31.
Hope you are planning to get out there and enjoy more of what we have to offer. Call or email us!

Cheers,
Rick

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