Last edited by Rossflyguy; 01-25-2022 at 10:45 PM.
Yep, Mike, I see you were right and I was wrong.
Love the new simple Regs
I just searched on Putah Creek and only saw the stretch below the Dam in the special Regs.
so I thought above the Dam would be the general Regs.
I did not look for "Berryessa Lake tributaries"
I assume the stretch in question is in Lake or Napa
looks like Napa County to me
sorry folks I messed that one up
I happen to live close to the upper section of Putah so I'm familiar with the regs. I did fish another stream last year that I assumed was open. Gave a fishing report to the club I'm in. That was embarrassing!
Thanks Mike for the clarification on the regs. I feel your embarrassment for fishing a closed stream! It was fun while it lasted but lesson learned and I appreciate the forum community
Plenty of other places to fish that are open
In the 1960s and 1970s ( 50 years ago) many from the Valley towns and the Bay Area cities float tubed Lake Solano.
In the summer there were huge Callibaetis mayfly hatches back then.
In a float tube veteran fly fisher Al Hulbert caught a 10# fish on a big black leech that looked like a big wild Steelhead.
He had it mounted and it was hung in his real estate office for years.
It had very large fins and a tail like a broom.
Back then we figured it was a probably a land locked Steelhead.
In high water years salmon and steelhead will swim all the way up lower Putah Creek to the base of the Lake Solano dam.
The trout in that lake have some kind of round sores, maybe micro organisms? Gold/mercury mining Pollution? Fish wars. I had a trailer at rancho Monticello for years. We asked about it and wondered if we shouldn’t be eating them. Never really got a answer.
Last edited by cmcdhuibh; 01-26-2022 at 10:14 AM.
A senior biologist friend in Davis has studied the water in Lake Berryessa and it has some kind of bad mineral pollution that I think comes out of a mine?
Many years ago the town of Davis opted to not get it's drinking water from Lake Berryessa so maybe it is factual.
Not sure of we should be eating any fish out of there.
Also is the agriculture polluted south of Davis that gets it's water from Lake Solano out of lower Putah Creek.