February 12: Fun times at EC
Beautiful sunny weather at Eagle Canyon this weekend. Fishing was a bit technical at times, but wasn't anything whiskey and some patience couldn't help overcome! Small rubber legs & emergers was the hot ticket this weekend.
Armand with a monster!
Father+sons posing w a nice one!
The water is as dirty as I've ever seen it at Eagle Canyon right now, but somehow the fish can still see the flies! There is about half a foot of visibility right now, but with clear spring water coming in, I think we'll have a couple feet of visibility by tomorrow. Our guests today hooked good numbers of fish on brown rubberlegs size 8, egg-sucking leeches size 4, and flashback PTs and copper johns size 14. Action was slow in the morning but really picked up around 10:30am. The scenery is amazing now that the sun has finally come out for a few days.
February 4: Oakland Casting Club
We hosted the Oakland Casting Club today at Eagle Canyon. We had a great group of guys that ran the gamut from total beginners to competition casters. Everyone hooked into fish and had a good time. Glen (see photo) said "Our group had a fantastic time. Thank you for your hospitality." Andy told us "there were lots of hook-ups and huge rainbows to hand through-out the day. A #10 chartreuse bunny leech produced incredibly well in the last hour of the evening." Glad to hear it and we hope to have your group back again soon!
Glen caught this one on a size 20 midge!
We just had a cancellation at Eagle Canyon for early February. We now have openings on February 6, 7, 8 and 9 for groups of 2 to 8 anglers. These are our last wide-open dates available this season.
We hosted the Shasta-Trinity chapter of Project Healing Waters today at Eagle Canyon. Here are some photos!
Fishing report from our guest Dave:
Our party of 3, Cicely, Robin and Dave had a fun day with decent conditions, water clarity was OK in spite of recent storms.
There were periods of dead calm where it was super tough to get bit. As usual fish got more active when wind picked up.
We hooked a lot more fish than we landed with some epic fights ending in defeat.
Dave managed to land this chunky monkey 12 pounder.
Dave's big fish of the day
Katie and I just got back from the Sacramento ISE Show. Thanks to all of you who stopped by to say hello! We're down to just a few openings left for the 2017 season.
Openings for groups of 2-8 Anglers:
Openings for 1-2 Anglers:
Feb 2, 17
Here are a couple of photos from last Wednesday at Eagle Canyon.
Marc from Sacramento
Rain or shine!
Here is a guest report from Will Dea:
Although fishing was somewhat challenging due to the recent weather, we
still had a great time. Everyone hooked into fish and a number of nice
sized ones were landed. Flies that seem to work best for our group were
dark small leech/bugger patterns in sizes 8-12 (crawfish orange, black,
dark purple), dark olive damsel nymphs, and flashback PT's. Best times
were in the early morning hours and after 3:00 pm.