August 9 and 10, 2013 – Bigger fish were more plentiful and small ones less common than in June. Mostly Rainbows again. Browns must still be feeding on small Rainbows. One male Rainbow caught and released in spawning colors and behavior… that was a bit unusual. Still only fish to about 12 inches max, but we had more fishermen so we still had a fish fry on Saturday evening for those who wanted a fresh fish dinner. No evening hatch noticed and stomach contents were minimal with possibly knats or very fine algae… no BMI’s found in stomach’s and very few small ones under rocks with Boy Scouts on Intro To Fishing the S.F. Kings River.
July 12 and 13, 2013 – Only 3 of us fished, and most fish were very small… 4 to 8 inches. Kept a few for dinner, but most were released. Wild Rainbows are plentiful, but very small, starting in the 4 to 6 inch range up to 12 inches… a few Wild Brown Trout too, but mostly Wild Rainbows… Algal growth all gone, but no significant peak since June to wash it away.
May 30 and June 1, 2013 – Low water year due to light snowfall and rainfall in the watershed this year. Plenty of fish for fish fry and many released. No tiny ones like in July and August. Wild Rainbows and Brown Trout to 13 inches. Rainbows are spawning…. Lots of algal growth…
- “Catch and Release” vs. “Catch and Keep”For those of us who “Catch and Release” many more trout than we “Catch and Keep”, here are some steps that will help assure your catch survives to be caught again another day…
- Catch & Release, or Not?1) Here is a nice article on the subject from the Fresno Fly Fishers for Conservation website: Why catch and release.pdf 2) Here is what Trout Unlimited has to say about it: catch-and-release 3) Here is a debate on the subject started by Trout Unlimited… : Debate: Is catch and release over hyped
- Fishing – June 1-3 2012The Wild Browns made their presence known! Big Browns were feeding heavy on caddis fly larvae, hatches of caddis, mayflies, stoneflies, and midges… no shortage of food now… The water was low for this time of year and the algae were blooming wildly… probably nutrients from the disturbances from the new bridge construction… see photos ...
- Fishing – May 4-6 2012The Native Wild Rainbows were spawning and the males were beautifully colored. A great time for catch and release and to focus on the Wild Brown Trout… leaving the spawning areas alone for now.
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