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Gone Fishin’

  • Fish rescue on the Truckee River

    By Bruce Ajari on August 20, 2014
     By Bruce Ajari · Volunteers moving up the dewatered section of the Little Truckee River below Boca Reservoir ·   With the drought lowering our lakes and reservoirs to extremely low levels, what happened recently seemed bound to occur. The flows coming out of Boca Reservoir were at 266 cubic feet per second and then reduced to a mere .63 […]
  • Smallmouth Bass fishing

    By Bruce Ajari on August 13, 2014
    By Bruce Ajari · Smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) were introduced illegally about a decade ago into some of our local reservoirs. Boca, Prosser and Stampede reservoirs all have self-sustaining populations of these great game fish. Ask just about any angler what the hardest fighting game fish in America is and many will answer the Smallmouth bass. Those that have fished […]
  • Antelope Lake outing

    By Bruce Ajari on August 6, 2014
    By Bruce Ajari · Fred Wickman of Tahoe City on Antelope Lake after an early morning launch · Antelope Lake lies north of Truckee and is about a 2½-hour drive on Highway 395 toward Susanville to the town of Janesville, and about another 18 miles to the Long Point Campground located on the southwest side of the lake. Located at […]
  • Little Yellow Stonefly great for larger fish

    By Bruce Ajari on July 30, 2014
    By Bruce Ajari  ·   Little Yellow Stonefly  · The Little Yellow Stonefly (isoperla) is an insect that typically emerges from around mid-May through July in the Truckee River. The timing of any of these hatches can be earlier or later depending on how much snow pack is in the hills and the corresponding runoff. The Little Yellow Stonefly, or […]
  • Use judgment during warm weather

    By Bruce Ajari on July 23, 2014
    By Bruce Ajari  ·   The Truckee River  · Warm, summer weather means that our local waterways are heating up. Trout are most comfortable in a temperature range of mid-50 to about 64 degrees. When water temperatures exceed this upper limit, it becomes increasingly important for anglers that practice catch-and-release to be aware of this situation. As water temperatures get […]
  • Fly-fishing daughter

    By Bruce Ajari on July 16, 2014
    By Bruce Ajari  ·   Leslie Ajari with a small wild rainbow on the Truckee River on a recent evening.  · Recently, we were pleased to receive a short visit from my daughter, Leslie Ajari, returning from a trip to Colorado and Utah. While there on business, she got to fish some great water on her time off. While most […]
  • Abalone diving

    By Bruce Ajari on July 9, 2014
    By Bruce Ajari  ·   Wes Ajari diving for red abalone with cousins Todd and Brandon Ajari.  · At the end of June, my son and I went camping on the North Coast for our second annual camping trip with my nephew and his family. While I do not dive any longer, I took my son last year so that […]
  • Green Drake Mayfly

    By Bruce Ajari on July 2, 2014
    By Bruce Ajari  ·   Green Drake Mayfly  · Each year, anglers eagerly anticipate the big bugs of the early season that bring large trout to the surface on the Truckee River. One of those insects is the Green Drake Mayfly (Drunella Grandis and Drunella Doddsii). Both species are present in the Truckee River and most anglers just identify them […]
  • Houseboating, Part II

    By Bruce Ajari on June 25, 2014
    By Bruce Ajari ·  Tahoe City angler Fred Wickman hooks a nice King Salmon caught on Lake Shasta. The fishing on our houseboating trip started out slowly for the first couple of days. As mentioned last week, we were on the west end of Lake Shasta targeting King Salmon. The Kings were caught trolling with hardware on downriggers. I had […]
  • Houseboating

    By Bruce Ajari on June 18, 2014
    By Bruce Ajari ·    In mid-May of this year, I had the opportunity to do something that has been on my bucket list of items related to fishing. I was invited to go on a trip to Shasta Lake to do a little fishing and stay on a houseboat. I accepted without hesitation. I was fortunate to go with […]