View Full Version : Frenchman's Reservoir - Wed 6/23 - Nymphing From Shore

06-23-2010, 02:51 PM
I fished Frenchman's today from shore and boy was it hot! Lots of big fish cruising the shallows looking for damsel nymphs. I caught 8 on a #14 pheasant tail nymph and lost more than that. It really gets your heart going to see 18-20" bows finning in water 12" deep and then cruising right in front of you!!
Fish On!
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Weather was great and except for occasional gusts there was only a gentle breeze!! What a way to spend the morning!!!http://www.pic4ever.com/images/47b20s0.gif

06-23-2010, 03:45 PM
Is that in Montana?

06-23-2010, 03:53 PM
Is that in Montana?

Nope, California just north of Reno, NV.

06-24-2010, 10:47 AM
You must've had to hike in or it's a long, rough drive. Those fish look clean, like they've been living there for a few years--not like those Donaldson and DFG stockers that look more like catfish than trout.