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  • Truckee River in distress

    By Bruce Ajari on July 29, 2015
      By Bruce Ajari ·  With four years of drought and the Truckee River experiencing extremely low levels, the fish are suffering. We may well lose a large portion of the fishery this year. In Reno, recent posts of fish schooled up into small areas of water that is still supporting them have been posted on Facebook recently. Seeing those […]
  • Diving for abalone

    By Bruce Ajari on July 22, 2015
    By Bruce Ajari ·  A beautiful day at Van Damme State Beach ·  We spent about three nights in the last couple of weeks on the Mendocino Coast with family and friends who do Abalone diving and fishing. Abalone is a mollusk that is favored for their terrific table fare. Once abundant up and down the California coast, overfishing and […]
  • Davis Lake

    By Bruce Ajari on July 15, 2015
    By Bruce Ajari ·  Following the damselfly hatch at Davis Lake ·  Davis Lake near Portola had been the site of two California Department of Fish and Wildlife eradications to rid the lake of Northern Pike that were illegally introduced in the 80s and 90s. It appears that the lake has rebounded nicely and large fish are once again being […]
  • Fishing in Modoc County

    By Bruce Ajari on July 8, 2015
    By Bruce Ajari · Recently, I took a trip to the furthest part of Northeastern California. The little town of Likely about 27 miles south of Alturas was our home for several days. One of my friends knew the ranching family in that area and we were invited to stay at the family cabin. We met John Flournoy in downtown […]
  • Fish alternative species

    By Bruce Ajari on July 1, 2015
    By Bruce Ajari ·  The drought has hit us hard and the Truckee River is showing the signs of it. Recent rains had pushed the level of Lake Tahoe briefly over the 6,223 ft. level so a trickle of water was put into the river. However, this was short lived as the level has again dipped below the rim. With […]
  • Hurricane Odile comes ashore, Part II

    By Bruce Ajari on June 24, 2015
    By Bruce Ajari ·    Damage caused by Hurricane Odile ·  Editor’s Note: Part I may be found at TheTahoeWeekly.com. The winds gradually increased through Sunday evening. We were looking at winds of around 56 mph. We turned in for the night when the power went out around 8:30 p.m. At 1:30 a.m. Monday, we awoke to a deafening roar. […]
  • Baja Peninsula and Hurricane Odile, Part I

    By Bruce Ajari on June 17, 2015
    By Bruce Ajari ·  I made my annual trek to the East Cape of Baja California Sur, Mexico, with some friends last September. It would prove to be a memorable trip, not for the fishing, but rather the storm that would hit us Sunday into Monday morning. We had been aware of the storm, “Odile,” was coming our direction, but […]
  • Derby introduces kids to fishing

    By Bruce Ajari on June 10, 2015
    By Bruce Ajari ·  Fishing has been a big part of my life since I was a child. It is hard to believe that it has been 27 years since the first Kids Fishing Derby. It was sponsored by the old Truckee Sports and Awards store that used to be next to the 7/11 store on Donner Pass Road. Owner […]
  • 2015 drought impact to our fishery

    By Bruce Ajari on June 3, 2015
    By Bruce Ajari ·   There is no flow coming out of Lake Tahoe into the Truckee River at the Tahoe City dam.  The winter of 2014-15 was the driest one that I have experienced since I moved here in the fall of 1977. Unfortunately, the impact of each of these seems to become more severe. The first one that […]
  • Fall outlook

    By Bruce Ajari on September 17, 2014
    By Bruce Ajari ·   Above, the low Alder Creek arm of Prosser Reservoir ·  We are entering the fall season and the effects of the drought have our streams and reservoirs in a sad state of affairs. Fall is typically one of the best times of the year for anglers. It is spawning season for a number of species.Brook, Lake […]