Brian Fischer, the headman at Sonora Fly Co., breaks down a season in the Sierra Nevadas – we dig into some of their world-class lakes and the most recent changes in the California fishing regulations.
We discover the biggest draws at this time of year if you want to camp, spend a day or two, or get some good river time – plus the amazing people from all over the world hiking 2200 miles of elevations from Mexico to Canada for months, beating the weather in the mountains.
Click below and listen to the Sierra Nevadas Podcast with Brian Fischer:
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Sierra Nevadas Show Notes with Brian Fischer
05:05 – Justin Thompson from JT Fishing is one of the best guides in Northern California
09:55 – The lakes are world-class around California – like New Melones and Don Pedro Lake
10:40 – They fish mostly Spotted and Largemouth Bass
11:45 – The Merced River in Yosemite National Park
15:28 – Where you can fish for browns and the best times to fish them
18:52 – Brian talks about euro nymphing and how he combos his indicator with his sider
24:55 – The South Fork of the Stanislaus River is the best place to go as you get into the sport – Strawberry Town Highway 108
35:48 – There is another fly shop around the area called The Trout Spot
36:40 – Check out Sonora Fly Co. shop to see what they have to offer
45:18 – The Middle Fork of the Teanaway and the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus are the biggest draws at this time of year if you want to camp, spend a day or two, or get some good river time
45:54 – The Beardsley Reservoir at the Stanislaus National Forest is where a lot of guys fish and camp
47:43 – Clarks Fork is a confluence between a smaller creek and the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus
48:26 – Kennedy Meadows
49:56 – The Golden Trout
53:03 – Phil Rowley was recently on the podcast at WFS 267 where we talked about Stillwater fishing and his new book
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Sierra Nevadas Conclusion with Brian Fischer
Brian and I talked about the season in the Sierra Nevadas – we dug into some of their world-class lakes and the most recent changes in the California fishing regulations.
We found out what are the biggest draws at this time of year if you want to camp, spend a day or two, or get some good river time.
Ever been to the Sierra Nevadas? Tell us about your experience in the comments.