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1  General Open Discussion (registration required to post) / Fly Fishing / Summer '15 Drought Closures
 on: Jul 6th, 2015, 8:57am 
Started by Lew_Riffle | Post by Lew_Riffle
Heads up as the summer goes on.  As of the start of July the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Agency(DFG) has the authority to close normally open fishing waters if specified parameters are met that make angling a major stressor factor.  
 
So if you are headed out up the state you be advised to check to see if the water you are headed to is under one of these closures.  They will be specific to certain waters and this is not so much a blanket closure so check!
 
 The department shall maintain a list of closed waters of the state and update that list on  
 
Wednesday of each week by 1:00 pm. In the event that water conditions change later in the week, the  
 
fishing status for each specific water will not change until the day following the next Wednesday. It  
 
shall be the responsibility of the angler to use the telephone number provided below or go to the  
 
department’s website at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Regulations to obtain the current status of any  
 
water. The number to call for information is (916) 445-7600.
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2  General Open Discussion (registration required to post) / Saltwater Reports / Sarah Gardner....wonderful stuff from Baja
 on: May 27th, 2015, 7:41am 
Started by Lew_Riffle | Post by Lew_Riffle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5JriujmzF0
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3  General Open Discussion (registration required to post) / Freshwater Reports / Re: Crowley Lake
 on: Sep 1st, 2014, 6:46am 
Started by T. Schleich | Post by Lew_Riffle
What can I say but great stuff.  Great to see all the familar faces and some nice big ole lahotan cuts as well. LEW
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4  General Open Discussion (registration required to post) / Freshwater Reports / Crowley Lake
 on: Aug 31st, 2014, 10:50pm 
Started by T. Schleich | Post by T. Schleich
The conditions couldn't be more ideal on Crowley lake right now. The chronomid hatch was in full force and the big fish have come into the shallows to target the schools of perch fry. It was also a very successful trip for recent SBFF Academy graduates Susan and Louis Manzo. Here's some pictures from the trip.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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5  General Open Discussion (registration required to post) / Freshwater Reports / Re: Rapid River, Maine
 on: Jun 23rd, 2014, 9:33pm 
Started by T. Schleich | Post by lternullo
Tyler,
 
Those are some spectacular Brook trout you guys tied into. Most people have never seen Brookies that size. I have dreamed of going to Labrador to catch what I believe are the largest Brook trout on the planet. The quality and quantity of what you guys caught just takes my breath away. Great job on the fish and thanks for sharing your catch with the working poor. Maine is now on my bucket list!
 
Lou Ternullo
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6  General Open Discussion (registration required to post) / Freshwater Reports / Re: Bighorn River, Montana
 on: Jun 2nd, 2014, 9:12pm 
Started by T. Schleich | Post by lternullo
Well alright Tyler! That's a whole lot of quality fish you tied into there. The Bighorn can really produce when the fish turn on.  Nice variety and good size of fish you and your mother caught. Congratulations and thanks for sharing photos.
 
Lou T
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7  General Open Discussion (registration required to post) / Saltwater Reports / Great Video
 on: Jun 1st, 2014, 8:19am 
Started by Lew_Riffle | Post by Lew_Riffle
Vaugh is without a doubt one of the best fishermen I now....a gentleman as well. Met his brother in South  Africa in the mid 80's and he is a fish crazy dude as well.    If you have the gumption to want to fish offshore to the south Vaughn is a good bet.  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o22D3LnW2-8&list=UUbhbXMliyjI-Z7vS2_xuBnQ    
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8  General Open Discussion (registration required to post) / Freshwater Reports / Re: Rapid River, Maine
 on: May 27th, 2014, 5:32am 
Started by T. Schleich | Post by Lew_Riffle
Looks like it's all happening Tyler....thanks for the posts and vicarious thrills.  Hopes for a great summer   LEW
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9  General Open Discussion (registration required to post) / Freshwater Reports / Rapid River, Maine
 on: May 26th, 2014, 3:24pm 
Started by T. Schleich | Post by T. Schleich
I recently got some time to fish some of my local waters close to my college. My college roommate and Johnny were fortunate enough to join me on the trip up to the Rangeley area. I go to Bates College in Lewiston Maine, which is roughly a 2 hour drive to the Brook Trout mega of the United States. The two notorious rivers in the Rangeley area are the Magalloway and the Rapid, and they never seem to disappoint.  
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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10  General Open Discussion (registration required to post) / Freshwater Reports / Bighorn River, Montana
 on: May 26th, 2014, 2:48pm 
Started by T. Schleich | Post by T. Schleich
I have been thinking about making a trip out Montana during my spring break for a few years now and it just never became a reality. I am lucky enough to have an uncle that lives on a ranch close to the Bighorn River, so my Mom and I booked the flight out to Billings and crashed at his place for the week of April 15. As most people would think that early spring is dull and the weather stinks. At the Bighorn, like many other tailwaters the air is cold, but the river temp remains fairly constant year round. The water was by no means warm, and hovered around 38 degrees. But most people aren't going to run out to the river when there's forty degree temps, that would just be stupid right. For me I enjoy the solitude of less people on the river and when the fishing is excellent in forty degree weather you can count me in.
 
I hadn't been on the Horn since my childhood days, so I had sort of forgotten the game of the river. After a few minutes on the horn it proved to be nothing short of what I remembered it to be. The first day on the river my Mom and I fished with one of Tim Church's guide friends. Tyler was a spectacular guide and recently set up shop on the Horn last year.  
 

 

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The rest of the week I spent on the shore and saw the same level of success that I did on the drift boat. Most days my Mom and I would land somewhere between 30-40 fish a day. The hot flies for the week were any assortment of midges and baetis nymphs. When the hatch was coming off I got a kick out of swinging soft hackles and watching the fish fight over it as it swung through the seams.  
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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