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Author archive for Bruce Ajari

  • Ants abundant terrestrials

    By Bruce Ajari on September 10, 2014
    By Bruce Ajari ·  A selection of ant imitations ·  When fly-fishers talk about matching the hatch, aquatic insects such as Mayflies, Stoneflies, Caddisflies and midges are the primary ones that they concentrate on. However, terrestrial insects such as ants, beetles and grasshoppers are an important food source for consideration. Terrestrial, unlike aquatic insects, live primarily on land. As a […]
  • Simple maintenance

    By Bruce Ajari on September 3, 2014
    By Bruce Ajari ·  Bob Jajko of Truckee is pictured with a Smallmouth bass; note the stripping basket ·  Simple maintenance of one’s fishing gear is important for optimum performance. One of the most neglected areas that I see is cleaning gear after using it. I had been fishing for Smallmouth bass recently in some of our local lakes from […]
  • Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers promotes fly-fishing

    By Bruce Ajari on August 27, 2014
    By Bruce Ajari ·  Jamie Lyle conducts his fly casting clinic. | Courtesy Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers ·  Recently, the Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers held its annual barbecue at Truckee Regional Park. The Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers is an organization of anglers that promotes fly-fishing in the region through education and conservation. The barbecue is its biggest fundraiser of the […]
  • 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 […]