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Author archive for Bruce Ajari

  • The risk of thunderstorms

    By Bruce Ajari on August 26, 2015
      By Bruce Ajari ·  The weather this year has been strange. You would not be wrong in saying that we have had much more rain in the spring and summer due to many thunderstorms. Thunderstorms are exciting to watch from the safety of a nice secure location. However, many times, people are caught outdoors during these thunderstorms and exposed […]
  • Deep water indicating in lakes

    By Bruce Ajari on August 19, 2015
    By Bruce Ajari ·  The use of strike indicators in fly-fishing has caught on with all forms of trout fishing, and it is a technique that may be used in both lakes and rivers as an effective way to catch trout that has made successful anglers of many beginners. A strike indicator is attached to the leader and floats above […]
  • Fishing for Smallmouth Bass

    By Bruce Ajari on August 12, 2015
      By Bruce Ajari ·  Smallmouth bass caught at Prosser Reservoir ·  With local rivers at low flows this year, fishing has been for alternative species. My primary target has been the smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu). Introduced illegally sometime in the late 90s, they have found a home in a number of our local waters including Boca, Prosser, Stampede and […]
  • Learn about Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers

    By Bruce Ajari on August 5, 2015
    By Bruce Ajari ·  Come out and support the work of the Tahoe Truckee Flyfishers by attending the 31st Annual Barbecue on Aug. 8 at the Truckee River Regional Par from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The barbecue has become the club’s primary fundraiser for the year, and everyone interested in local fly-fishing from beginner to master is welcome to […]
  • 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. […]