Happy New Year!!

Well, it’s a new year and that means a new $105 California fishing license.  Nevada’s doesn’t expire until the end of February.  While I planned on being out on the water a little more these last couple of months, life intervened.  Oh well, if you’re gonna be stuck not fishing, this is probably the time of year to do it, or not do it as the case may be.

Last year, was a good year of fishing for me.  I didn’t really get out until July, the month I retired, but I managed to get out pretty often and I had some success.  My biggest fish was 15 inches.  Not big, I know, but considering where I was fishing, not bad either.  My posts show that I went out 15 times last year, including two multi-day trips.  One was to Lamoille Canyon, the other to the Upper Sac.

This year I want to get out a lot more.  Pyramid and Hinkson Slough, when it opens in February, will fill out the winter and early spring and I will fish the East Walker in the spring, before the flows go up for the summer.  This year I will try and visit some new waters and do some day hiking in the Sierras.  I have a couple of ideas for longer trips, which I will begin planning in earnest, and i will try and squeeze another trip in with my boys this summer, but they are so busy with other stuff that it might be though.

Anyway, I hope you have a good 2011.

Lamoille Canyon, Elko – September 3, 2010

So, how did I end up at Lamoille Canyon again?  Henry, my oldest son, had a football game in Owyhee, Nevada on Saturday.  Not to many overnight accommodations in Owyhee, so Jen, the wife, and I stayed in Elko on Friday night.  she had never seen Lamoille, so I figured we would go up and check it out.  Of course, I brought my fly rod along.

Jen and I in Lamoille Canyon.

We checked out the canyon and then explored the same ponds we fished on my previous trip Continue reading

Lamoille Canyon, Elko – August 2-4, 2010

I had planned on taking my boys on a fishing trip this summer, but for the life of me I couldn’t figure out where.  I thought of a dozen different places and went back and forth about whether to camp or get a motel room.  As the time approached, I finally decided on Elko.  It’s in Nevada, the fishing is good, it’s not a place I get to fish often and the motel rooms were cheap.  Camping was out mainly because I wanted a little vacation and it was 97 degrees.

 

The boys as we begin to explore Lamoille Canyon.

 

So off we went on Monday the 2nd.  We arrived in Elko around 2:00, ate lunch and then checked in.  The room at the Days Inn wasn’t Caesar’s Palace but the room had three beds, which made my boys happy.  We settled in then headed up to Lamoille Canyon to check it out.  Continue reading

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