Originally Posted by Jcolin
I know its not close to Sacramento but for any other north bay folks on this forum. I've fished it the past couple springs for smallmouth. April-mid May has been good for me stripping clousers on a clear intermediate line. Patrick McKenzie guides it in addition to the Napa river and I know they do really well also on float n fly. I need to figure that out. I've only had sporadic luck with that using thingamabobbers and clousers with split shot, I know there is much more to it than that with the jaydicTors and jighead baitfish patterns they use. There were some really nice rainbows rising in the middle of the lake today, landed one about 16” and lost another much larger. They are dime bright, look just like steelhead fresh from the salt and fight like it too. I hooked them on a crayfish pattern 5’ or less below the surface. Interested if anyone else on here flyfishes the lake.