Camp 9 – The Kokanee are coming!!!

Look up river, not down if you want good, pretty shots around the Camp 9 area.

It had been just over a month since I had been to Camp 9 to fish the Stanislaus. The water was about the same as a month ago until the amount released dropped drastically just after I arrived revealing slick rocks rarely exposed to sunlight. The river itself was longer, extending well past the bridge opening up some really fishy-looking pockets and runs. It’s not at all pretty fishing this area that is below the New Melones high level line, but there are a bunch of Kokanee mixed in with some beautiful rainbows and huge browns.
As always my favorite patterns are simple: prince nymphs, pheasant tails and black birds nests. I did get one on a Rubber Legs.

There are plenty of rainbows mixed with the Kokanee.
I don’t want to talk about it.


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