A Native Northern Californian with 45 years of hands on fly fishing for trout, Jon Baiocchi carries on the tradition of sharing the knowledge and the passion passed down from his father; a fly fishing hall of famer, and a legendary voice for saving California fisheries. Jon’s home is the rich flora and fauna of the foothills to the Northern Sierra. Fishing, guiding, public speaking, tying, writing, and teaching. The legacy continues.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Lake Davis Update
After getting out butts kicked by Mother Nature and receiving 3 inches of rain, I woke up and saw a partly cloudy sky and some sun. Madison needed some exercise so I headed to the lake to do some of that and fish off the bank. I got to Fairview point at 10am and the surface water temps were 48 degrees. Trout were rising in skinny and deeper water. I fished off the point and had a grab when the wind showed up in my face and the trout quit rising. Not stoked, I parked near Mosquito Slough and hiked up and around Grizzly creek so I could fish the channel on the far bank and get away from the wind. I fished for about an hour and landed 4 fish with a Sheep Creek Special. 3 of those fish showed themselves and I sight fished to them. The lake was empty and I saw one boat doing well over the Grizzly channel. The roads were filled with inches of pine needles and the shore was filled with standing water and puddles - The ground is saturated with moisture! It was just a pleasure today to get out and get some exercise, and cast the rod.