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Lower Sac: , by Luke Geraty: The fishing was ludicrous!: 4 stars

So day two of my time with John and Rick was spent on the Lower Sac and the fishing was excellent. We actually lost count of how many fish we caught because it seemed like we hooked a fish almost every time we went through a run. So after we'd fight the fish and put it in the net, we'd row back up and go through again and repeat... and repeat... and repeat. I was starting to feel like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day! The action pretty much started right away and lasted until about an hour before sundown. We caught fish on rubber legs, egg imitations, and mayflies. Around lunch time I noticed that the flock of seagulls hanging around were all packed below a riffle and as we rowed closer we saw that they were going crazy eating BWO's. No wonder the fish were eating those size 18 mayflies! By the end of the day we decided that if we caught one more fish it would transition from "Man, this is stupid good" to "This is ludicrous." Guess what? We got another fish shortly after that and entered into the "L" zone. I guess that's how fishing goes... you have to be there putting in the time in order to have the great days because those fantastic times are sprinkled amongst the average or even slow days. For John and Rick, it was excellent and they really demonstrated that making good casts, setting on everything, and letting our big Sac River 'bows run helps put fish in the net. All but one fish of our fish was under 20 inches! Yet even that 17 inch fish that Rick caught fought like it was taking steroids. All in all we couldn't have asked for a better day fishing in Northern California... in December. Mild temperature, no rain, and lots of big fish!

Rosy cheeks
Rosy cheeks
Trout trolls live under the bridge.
Trout trolls live under the bridge.
Metal faces
Metal faces
Handfuls of trout
Handfuls of trout
DONKEY!
DONKEY!
Subtle take — set the hook!
Subtle take — set the hook!
Gorgeous fish
Gorgeous fish
Next 10 open days for Luke Geraty: Apr 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 17, 19, 20, 21, 24
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