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  • Fishing in Baja

    By Bruce Ajari on September 24, 2015
    By Bruce Ajari Leslie Ajari fishing in Baja. FISHING REPORT (See Sightseeing for water levels.) Boca | Inflow is at 16 cfs and the outflow is 60 cfs. Fishing has been fair. Fly-fishers have been catching some fish near the inlet with nymphs, streamers and dries. Donner | Fishing has been fair to good. Kokanee fishing has been good. Nightcrawlers […]
  • Learning to spey cast

    By Bruce Ajari on September 16, 2015
    By Bruce Ajari n a trip on the Trinity River west of Redding last year, my daughter helped me refine my two-handed casting that I had learned during a class in Oregon with World Champion Spey Caster Travis Johnson. My daughter even went through the class with me. She had the good fortune of learning her Spey casting earlier from […]
  • Fostering a love of fly-fishing

    By Bruce Ajari on September 9, 2015
    By Bruce Ajari A fly-tying class. | Courtesy Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers The Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers have been sponsoring a program called the Cliff Frazier Memorial Youth Fly Fishing Class since 2006. The class introduces a group of local kids to fly-fishing. It was named after the late Cliff Frazier, a long-time member of the Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers […]
  • Gal Gone Fishing

    By Bruce Ajari on September 2, 2015
    By Bruce Ajari ·    Leslie Ajari on a float trip on the Green River in Utah. | Josh Mezher ·  Well, we never had a clue that my daughter, Leslie, would make fly-fishing her profession as an adult. She and her brother, Wes, were introduced to fishing at a young age and then to fly-fishing at about 10-years-old. After […]
  • 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 […]