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Author archive for Bruce Ajari

  • Fly-Fishing Faire

    By Bruce Ajari on September 28, 2016
    A great event for fly-fishers wishing to take their skills to the next level is happening from Oct. 14 to 16 in Bishop. The 4th annual Fly Fishing Faire is hosted by the Southwest Council International Federation of Fly Fishers. Pat McChesney hooked up on the Owens River below Pleasant Valley Reservoir. | Bruce Ajari The event will be held at […]
  • World-class fishery at Pyramid Lake

    By Bruce Ajari on September 21, 2016
    We are only a short time away from the Oct. 1 opening day at Pyramid Lake for the 2016-17 season. The season runs through June 30. Pyramid Lake is a world-class fishery, practically, in our back yard. Located 35 miles north of Reno, Pyramid Lake is in the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation. At 125,000 acres, it is the largest remnant […]
  • Fall fishing outlook

    By Bruce Ajari on September 14, 2016
    With cooler nights, the feeling of fall is in the air. As summer wanes, local anglers know that the productive fall season is nearly on us. While local streams have water in them, flows in some are not the best for fishing. Waters, such as the Little Truckee below Stampede Reservoir, are only running a mere 30 cfs. Spawning brown […]
  • Fly-fishing in Baja

    By Bruce Ajari on September 7, 2016
    My family and I have had the good fortune to fish the East Cape of Baja California Sur, Mexico, for what will be 10 years this summer. The East Cape is an area of the Sea of Cortez that runs roughly from San José del Cabo northeast to Punta Pescadero. It is a legendary area that brought many notable anglers […]
  • Fishing at Milton Reservoir

    By Bruce Ajari on August 31, 2016
    One of the most picturesque fishing lakes in our region is Milton Reservoir northwest of Truckee. It is located below Jackson Meadows Reservoir on a dirt road that takes off to the right before crossing the dam. Milton Reservoir from a recent Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers outing. | Dean McKay The Middle Fork of the Yuba River that comes out of […]
  • Kokanee salmon make for excellent sport

    By Bruce Ajari on August 24, 2016
    Kokanee salmon (Onchorhynchus nerka) is a landlocked sockeye salmon. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the California Inland Fisheries Foundation, Inc. and Kokanee Power are organizations that plant Kokanee into many of the lakes to provide an excellent fishery. Trolling with down riggers on a local lake on a recent morning. | Bruce Ajari The fisheries foundation assists the […]
  • Stampede Reservoir fishing

    By Bruce Ajari on August 17, 2016
    Stampede Reservoir, northeast of Truckee, was constructed in 1970 by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation primarily for fishery enhancement for the spawning of the endangered Cui-ui, a native fish of Pyramid Lake in Nevada. Stampede Reservoir from the boat ramp looking toward the dam. | Bruce Ajari Stampede Reservoir holds 226,500 acre feet of water when full. The surrounding land […]
  • Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers fundraiser

    By Bruce Ajari on August 10, 2016
    The Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers is a nonprofit group dedicated to promoting the sport of fly-fishing and protecting the trout-rich waters of the North Lake Tahoe area. Jamie Lyle during his casting demonstration from 2014 at the Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers barbecue. Founded in 1984, the Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers is a club for anglers who care about the places […]
  • Fishing back country lakes

    By Bruce Ajari on August 3, 2016
    With warm summer temperatures trout fishermen find that they need to look to alternatives to catch trout. Streams get too warm and in the lakes fish head to deeper waters that afford them the cool temperatures. These warm temperatures make it a stressful time for trout. As a result, anglers willing to walk a little into the back country can […]
  • Consider water temperatures when fishing

    By Bruce Ajari on July 27, 2016
    As we get later into the summer, water temperatures in the Truckee River are beginning to get to a point where anglers need to consider other options. On a recent outing, the evening temperature was near 67 degrees. At this temperature, the water loses the ability to support oxygen levels that are sufficient for fish. Catching a fish in these […]