All Images on this site available for purchase

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Best first week of work ever!

1st day of work.  Great seats at the Giants game!
CT crew, Gabi, Alan, Jacob, Darren, Jeff and Curtis

Second day was the Annual Cal Trout Gala fundraiser dinner and action. 
Jeff Thompson speaking at the Gala.  Bad angle on the shot, sorry. 
Jeff Thompson, from swave at the Gala to smooth on the stream.  Hooking up a nice rainbow on Hat Creek. 
Roger Bloom commented that the fish are affected with a parasite that causes excess spotting. 
Next day i got to fish the Pit River with Roger Bloom of the Heritage trout program at the Department of Fish and Game.
The flows have been bummed up on the pit this season.  It seems to be scaring some fisherman away but has been great for the fish.  We all hooked several fish and all were fat and happy.  To anyone who is considering not fishing the pit due to the new high flow i would say, stop whining and think about the fish.  There's still plenty of access and the new flows are way better for the fish population. 

All the bows were fat and happy to grab a fly. 
Jeff Thompson high stickin on the Pit.
Later that evening i attended a water talk in Fall River.  Here's Meadow Bar from the Shasta office of Cal Trout hosting the talks.  Meadow is great on the Mic. She really know how to pass it at the right times and also take it back at the right time. 
Carson Jefferies of talking about flows and fish. 
Tuesday we all gathered for a field trip to the Carbon Flats area of Hat Creek where a new Restoration project is being proposed. 
Great group of folks including some of the founding members of Cal Trout, Richard May and Jim Adams.
After Hat Creek we all spent the afternoon checking out some stream restoration work on Rising River.  

Big thanks to Paul for showing us around his beautiful property. 
Richard May thought it such a special occasion that he opened this 1980 bottle of imported French Wine.  Same type that was opened to celebrate the forming of Cal Trout and the first Wild Trout project on Hat Creek. 
Wednesday eve found us doing a late evening float to capture some perfect light on the Upper Mc Cloud River.  Thanks Curtis for rowing the gnarly stuff. 
Keith Brauneis getting some shots for an upcoming Cal Trout production at Muir springs on the Upper McCloud. 
Big Springs on the Upper Mc Cloud.  One very magical place!  What an amazing night. 


2 comments:

El Pescador said...

keep up the good work!

Bernard Yin said...

The way the McCloud is fed by a zillion springs is amazing and the drinking water up there, as a result, is unreal. Great stuff Mikey.