Friday, July 19, 2013


Hello Folks!
     For the first time in a long while, the rivers are pretty much back where they should be flow wise.  I am really encouraged by this and hope to show some new clients what Pittsburg is all about in the near future.  Over the past week, I have done more exploring and bushwacking than I ever have in my 20+ years in Pittsburg.  I made a list of all of the areas that I wanted to check out at the beginning of the year and am flying through it.  Some of these places are not too difficult to access, while others are just plain and simply hours of bushwacking into areas that may or may not even hold fish.  It is fun to just grab the Topo Map and pic a dot of blue to find.  I have been checking the well known areas also, and the fish are ready to go.  The high water as of late has given them a chance to spread out as well as dodge any fly fisherman, which is making them even more willing to take a well presented fly these days.  I have seen more wildlife up here in the past week than I can remember as well.  I hope the summer is treating you nicely and if you want to escape the heat and have a little fun fishing in Pittsburg, let me know!

18" Salmon

Look Closely :)




Thursday, July 11, 2013

I Think the Rain Just Stopped....

This was my thought last night around 8 PM as I sat on the deck of the camp.  It has been raining off and on up here for the past week.  Literally, each evening we have been getting some torrential downpours along with some days of just good solid rain.  I woke up this morning and it was still raining, but at about 9 AM I saw the bright fireball in the sky and it has not left all day!  I hope this is the beginning of a nice long dry stretch to get the flows back under control.  Just as a heads up for you, the flows have been posted wrong all week long.  They were showing 1st Lake Dam at 144cfs and it is currently somewhere around 400-450cfs in my best judgment.  Needless to say the Trophy Stretch is barely fishable in only a few select safe areas.  The lake is coming down nicely though and I would expect in the next few days that they drop the flows to a normal 200-300cfs.  There should be some nice salmon waiting for us when they do! (Power of positive thinking!) I have had some successful clients in the past few days and we did the best with what we had for conditions.  High water usually brings out some nice fish and these trips were no exception.  I knew our numbers would be lower due to the lack of fishing in the Trophy Stretch, but was pleasantly surprised with a few of the other fish we did land.  I still have openings for July and August, so let me know if Pittsburg is on your agenda!

22" Leaper! 

20" Salmon, What a show that one put on!

15" Holdover, Drag Runner!

Venison ;)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Having Fun in Pittsburg!

Just a quick check in to let you know that I am in Pittsburg for the summer and still have a few open slots.  I do have a couple of weekends as well as many weekdays.  I am checking my cell phone every day and my emails every other at this point, so get in touch and I will get back to you as soon as I can!  I hope to hear from you!