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Still Fishin’

  • Smallmouth bass

    By Bruce Ajari on September 11, 2013
    The month of August is typically referred to as the Dog Days due to the warm temperatures that it produces and the corresponding water temperatures that make things uncomfortable for trout. As a result, fishing is usually a bit tougher for fishermen during this period. Trout fishing is usually confined to early morning or late evening periods when water temperatures […]
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  • Leg Seven: Crater Lake and Home

    By Bruce Ajari on September 4, 2013
    Leslie at an overlook on the east side of Crater Lake.  · Well, last week I ended up commenting about going to Crater Lake. While it was a smokey day thanks to a wildfire northwest of us, Crater Lake was no less impressive. Formed in about 5,400 B.C., Crater Lake is a result of the eruption of the then 12,000-foot […]
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  • Leg Six: Diamond Lake

    By Bruce Ajari on August 28, 2013
    Leslie casting on the headwater of the Rogue River  · We left the Metolius after our morning of fishing and proceeded south on our way to Diamond Lake. Along the way, we decided to stop and fish the Fall River near La Pine. This is an interesting piece of water; you can fish next to a fish hatchery in one […]
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  • Leg Five: North Santiam, Metolius

    By Bruce Ajari on August 21, 2013
    North Santiam River  ·   After the hook incident and a pleasant stay in Sisters, a town that reminded us both of Truckee, we were on the road again. We headed northwest from Sisters and crossed Santiam Pass and arrived at the North Santiam River near Marion Fork and Marion Creek. We decided to give it a try after seeing […]
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  • Leg Four: Metolius River

    By Bruce Ajari on August 14, 2013
    The Metolius River  · The Metolius River near Sisters, Ore., is a beautiful place. It is a spring creek that fishes more like a large river, and it reportedly has lots of wild trout and great hatches in the summer. It runs 29 miles from the headwaters northward to Lake Billy Chinook where it flows into the famous Deschutes River. […]
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  • Leg Three: Crane Prairie Reservoir, East Lake

    By Bruce Ajari on August 7, 2013
    After a great break with one of my college buddies and his wife in Klamath Falls, my daughter and I were back on the road headed north. With no agenda, we drove and decided to give the float-tubes that we had been causing us the most space issues a try. On the way, we stopped at a U.S. Forest Service […]
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  • Leg two

    By Bruce Ajari on July 31, 2013
    Leslie Ajari fishing on the Lower McCloud River  · The next stop on our trip was the McCloud River in Northern California. Not too far from the Upper Sacramento, about a couple hours due to some slow driving on a rough. dirt road noteworthy of flat tires we were told by some frequent visitors. We fished the Lower Owens below […]
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  • On the road

    By Bruce Ajari on July 24, 2013
    Leslie Ajari with Castle Crags in the background hiking to Soda Creek  · Well, we had a bit of a setback on our start time, so our original trip has been shortened now to about two and a half weeks. We have now decided to fish our way in to Northern California and Oregon. Traveling in a small car with […]
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  • Trip preparation

    By Bruce Ajari on July 17, 2013
    I am about to embark on a trip with my daughter to do a little fly fishing over about a month. It is a great opportunity for a dad and one of those things that are on a bucket list of things to do after you retire. So, I will be chronicling our trip for those of you readers that […]
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  • Great work at Trout Unlimited

    By Bruce Ajari on July 10, 2013
    Trout Unlimited  ·   I had the good fortune to attend the first local Truckee Chapter of Trout Unlimited General Meeting Barbecue. Chapter #103 has been around now for about two years and this barbecue was a get-together of local membership to celebrate the good that has been done over the past two years. Under president Stefan Mcleod, the club […]
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