Water scout – Middle Fork Stanislaus – Camp 9

I got turned on to the Middle Fork where it meets New Melones last October. Kokanee leave the lake for the river to spawn making for a spot reminiscent of a miniature Alaskan river with spawning red salmon. The brown and rainbow trout that leave the lake as well are hefty. That said Camp 9…

Making up for lost trout

I know you’re not supposed to get too personal when it comes to fishing, but there was something about that silver brick flashing right before it threw the hook that made me want to go back to that trout’s riffle the next morning regardless of the winter weather warning. I had established Angels Camp as…

New water

So after a poor day fishing yesterday on the North Fork of the Stanislaus the winter storm came, which ended up being a good thing. Just past Arnold this morning, I was plowing the road for the snow plow. I decided new water was better than hypothermia, putting my truck in the ditch or whatever…