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08-11-2006, 11:22 PM
heading out to putah creek tomorrow morning, just curious if anyone had been out there in the last couple days? if so, how was it? Oh yeah, also, is there a particular stretch of the creek to fish, or is it all open to fishing?

thank you.

08-12-2006, 04:29 AM
I haven't been there in years but there used to be areas and times that it was flys only. JIM D.

08-12-2006, 04:31 AM
thank you for pointing that out, i will need to find that out before heading up there..

08-12-2006, 09:39 AM
this time of the year don't worry about artificial w/ barbless only. you still have a while to go before they close it off. i was there tuesday with my nephew and younger brother and it was pretty slow. but we caught three that were nicer than usual. i first caught a rainbow that was about pound and a half getting close to two pounds on first cast. next fish was by my nephew and his was close to three pounds. the next two were tiny and the last one was little over a pound. we fished the access right before access 4 and all fish were caught on nightcrawler.

also, light tackle is a must.

08-12-2006, 07:48 PM
well i finally finished my 12 hour mid shift, and headed over to the creek this morning at around 7:30 or so. not a darn thing for 5 hours... my buddy said that he saw a fella right near the bridge brining one out, but other than that, no signs of fish. used worms, salmon eggs, spinners, even got desperate enough to throw a chunk of power bait out there on my last couple casts..... I just think i need to spend some more time out there and learn the lay of the land... i hope then maybe i can land one... next weekend, bear river res. 2 full days of fishing and drinking beer... i cant wait... I'll let you know how that one turns out...

08-12-2006, 07:59 PM
Don't know if you were wading, but remember that Putah Creek has New Zealand mud snails. You need to disinfect your boots before entering another body of water to avoid spreading them further.

Here is a link to lots of info about them.

08-12-2006, 09:14 PM
thank you for the reminder, but i stayed out of the water today...


08-14-2006, 11:51 AM
Putah is # 1 or 2 on my wish to fish list..make that wish to "learn" to fish list...First off maybe someone who has tried or seen it done, but I would like to Pontoon it ...if possible...also in research has lead me to find a Guide to contact when the time and oportunity come around, he has a web site with great info. on the creek, board rules and courtacy ...will leave that to you....here's a lil help ... use a popular search engine and feed this into. it...

Greg Bonovich
Dixon, CA 95620
Cell: 707-480-3809
DF&G License #704027-05

One last bit I read from his info...YEs it has fish ! some good ones too...but learning how to hook them is one of the more "challeging aspects" so you could really cut the curve, and go a time or two with any specialist to Putah...


08-14-2006, 12:02 PM
I've fished Putah several times this spring/summer and have done well each time. Mind you, I was tossing spinners and caught a lot of small browns in the 6-10" range. I c&r'd all of them as they were too small to keep. I haven't fished any flies, although I hear/witnessed its the way to go. Just gotta figure out how to fish flies on a spin set-up.


08-14-2006, 01:35 PM
Attach a clear plastic float to end of line. Attach 3 or 4 feet of light leader and fly to the float. I have never fished Putah Creek but have had success with this method in mountain lakes and streams.

08-14-2006, 01:42 PM
Thanks OldGuy, I'll definitely give it a try.