With this crazy weather, my last minute chance to wet my line changed drastically Saturday morning. Although fishing the Little of Big Truckee on Saturday could have been decent, I just wasn't into bundling up one more time and fishing with numb feet and fingers. So I opted for a close-to-home trip on the Calaveras River. The Calaveras River, outside of Valley Springs, CA is a short, scenic one hour drive from my home in El Dorado Hills, CA.
The Calaveras is a good choice this time of year (with the spring run-off) as it is a tailwater flowing out of New Hogan Reservoir. Saturday was "opening day" for this stream. The River is closed until the 4th Saturday in May. The weather co-operated beautifully, 60 degrees and partly cloudy and an opportunity for "some" small bug activity/hatches.
I was able to hook and land 11 fish, most wild, a few planters. They all ranged in size from 8-13 inches, of fought hard and were clean and colorful. I nymphed the whole day, using Mighty Mays, Mighty Mite and some small PMDs with an occasional San Juan Worm as the lead fly.
I needed a fix and got it on the Calaveras. A good choice if you live in the Gold Country!