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Author archive for Bruce Ajari

  • Fishing at Prosser Reservoir

    By Bruce Ajari on July 20, 2016
    Located a short drive north of Truckee off highway 89, Prosser Reservoir provides local anglers with great angling opportunities year-round. It provides great fishing opportunities in the spring, summer and fall, as well as a short, winter ice-fishing season. Prosser Reservoir. | Bruce Ajari Anglers enjoy this lake because of the 5 mph boating restriction in place that limits it […]
  • Catch and Release fishing techniques

    By Bruce Ajari on July 13, 2016
    Many anglers have chosen to take up the practice of catch-and-release fishing. The reason can be attributed to special regulations or personal preference. Leslie Ajari demonstrates how to keep fish wet. Anglers also want to document their catch and often do so by taking that “hero shot” or “grip and grin” photograph or digital image for posterity. This has led […]
  • Fishing the Truckee River

    By Bruce Ajari on July 6, 2016
    After a year of not fishing the Truckee River due to the dire conditions last season, it was nice to set foot in some great water at a familiar location. Having walked the path near my home many times over the years, the anticipation was overwhelming. We were looking at the gently flowing water that appeared to be in perfect […]
  • National treasure at Manzanita Lake

    By Bruce Ajari on June 29, 2016
    Manzanita Lake is a beautiful, small lake in Lassen National Park that is pretty well known for its great catch-and-release fly-fishing for rainbow and brown trout. Anglers must use artificial lures or flies with single barbless hooks. A valid California fishing license is also required even though the lake is in a national park. Manzanita Lake with Mount Lassen in […]
  • Aquatic Insects

    By Bruce Ajari on June 22, 2016
      As fly-fishers, we are very much in tune to what insects the fish are eating. Ernest Schwiebert’s book, “Matching the Hatch,” written in 1955, was the standard on what fish eat and how to match them with flies. Fly-fishers know the aquatic insects in their home waters. Hatches in the East and West are quite different. However, anglers in […]
  • World Championship of Spey Casting

    By Bruce Ajari on June 15, 2016
    I had had the good fortune to attend the Spey-O-Rama on April 23 and 24 with my daughter, Leslie Ajari, at the world-renowned casting ponds in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The event was the World Championship of Spey Casting sponsored by the Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club. Leslie Ajari launches a cast during the Championship Round at the […]
  • Kids Fishing Derby

    By Bruce Ajari on June 8, 2016
    One of the highlights of every year is the 18th annual Kids Fishing Derby held on June 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Coldstream Pond behind Donner Memorial State Park. The event, sponsored by the Truckee Noon Rotary, Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Commission and Mountain Hardware and Sports, is free to ages 12 and younger. Older […]
  • 2016 Trout season

    By Bruce Ajari on June 1, 2016
    Last year at this time, we were talking about the dire consequences of several years of below-average winters. The Truckee River between Tahoe City and River Ranch had little water in it due to Lake Tahoe being below its rim.   Now, after a near-normal year and a fairly moist spring, Lake Tahoe is above its natural rim and is […]
  • 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 […]