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The Amador Flyfishers and the Calaveras Fly Fishers held a joint outing to Heenan Lake on Saturday October 11th.
There were quite a few members and guests present. There was a large crowd there when I arrived at about 9:30. Looking towards the dam when I was heading out I saw 17 people between myself and the dam.
I down the west side of the lake back to the area that I had done well at the trip before.
I fished Heenan Lake with my friend Gary on Sunday 9-14-14. We got on the water around 3:00 PM hoping to catch the evening bite.
There were two other anglers fishing near the boat ramp. One of them tied into a fish right as we got onto the water. I thought that was a good sign and was hopeful that since we pretty much ahd the lake to ourselves we would have a good evening of fishing.
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Gary once again dragged me away from my retaining wall project (kicking and screaming) to spend another day traipsing around the high Sierras in search of wild trout. This time I convinced Cindy to bring Katy the wonder dog along for the adventure. We parked at the lot just east of the Kirkwood Inn and made our way over the hill and through the woods to meadow below. The flows were running at 50 CFS, apparently in the effort to draw down Caples Lake to make room for the spring runoff, assuming we actually get a winter that is. We had some luck fairly quickly, with Brook Trout that were eager to take our flies.
My friend Gary and I took a trip up Highway 88 on Friday 8/15 in search of some fishable water. We had heard that the flow in Blue Creek was around 8 CFS, shich sounded a little skinny to us. We decided to stop and take a look at Red Lake Creek in the meadow by the red corral. What we found was water that was very off-color with algae, apparently coming from Red Lake itself. We tried our usual suspect flies and did not have that much luck. We did not have a rise until just before 10:00.