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|The Lahontan Cutthroat is native to the interior drainage basin once occupied by ancient Lake Lahontan in western Nevada and eastern California. Ancient Lake Lahontan covered much of this area until it receded nearly 12,000 years ago, leaving Pyramid, Walker and Winnemucca|
|lakes. This cutthroat trout also thrived in Lake Tahoe and Summit Lake and in the waters and tributaries of the Truckee, Walker, Quinn and Humboldt rivers. Lahontan Cutthroats were formerly trapped in great numbers during their spring (and smaller fall) spawning runs. The largest spawning run was from Pyramid lake into the Truckee River, and the Pyramid Lake Lahontans were some of the largest trout in the world. The world's angling record for cutthroat is a 41 pound fish caught by Johnny Skimmerhorn from Pyramid Lake in 1925. The last spawning of the Pyramid Lahontans occurred in 1938. At that time the Derby Dam and its diversions were completed on the Truckee River. Lahontans since have been restored to Pyramid Lake and a trophy fishery exists there, though the fish are not the original strain and do not approach the size recorded in the last century. Lahontan cutthroat occupy a great variety of habitats. Populations were historically abundant in large rivers and lakes. They also inhabit small tributary streams. These fish are unusually tolerant of both high temperatures (>27 C) and large daily fluctuations (up to 20 C). They are also quite tolerant of high alkalinity (>3000 mg/l) and dissolved solids (>10000 mg/l).|
|They are apparently intolerant of competition or predation by non-native salmonids, and rarely coexist with them (Behnke 1992, LaRivers 1962, Trotter 1987). Because of this high tolerance to alkalinity Lohontan Cutthroats have been planted in lakes which are inhospitable to other species of trout such a Lake Lenore in Eastern Washington and Mann Lake in South East Oregon.|
|All Lahonatn lakes provide exceptional early season fly fishing. Wooly buggers, leaches and peacock nymphs are the rule.|
Dec Hogan Spey Casting Clinic
Meet at The Fly Fishing Shop
April 7, Saturday, 1 - 5 p.m.
Try the new FlyLogic Dec Hogan signature spey rods.
Get many helpful tips that will improve your casting.
You may also want to sign up for private lessons after the class. Dec can improve anyone's cast. $150 per person.
River Spey Clave
If you are interested in meeting other steelhead spey fishers and hope to learn a lot about spey casting and more about steelhead fishing, the Sandy River Clave is for you. The event will start at Oxbow Park on Saturday morning the 5th of May and conclude on Tuesday 8th. Overnight camping is available at Oxbow. The park is gated and the gates close at sunset and open at sunrise. Printable Oxbow Park Map.
This time of year there should be plenty of Summer Steelhead. It is also the peak of the Spring Chinook run. The days are long and the weather is warm. This event is hosted by The International Spey Page and Discussion Group.
If you are interested is spey rod casting and fishing, I would strongly recommend that you join this warm friendly group. International Spey Discussion Group
is supported by sales through The
Fly fishing Shop on-line Catalog.
Whirling Disease is an insidious problem which has all but wiped out Rainbow Trout populations in the Rocky Mountain States. It could be devastating in the Pacific Coast States where Rainbow trout evolved. The Scott Rod Company has been on a campaign to stop the spread of Whirling Disease
by contributing to a team who has come up with the
solution to stop the transportation of Whirling Disease spoors by
anglers. Spraying your wading gear and boat with Brightwater after
you fish in water which contain Whirling disease will stop you from
transferring it to other watersheds. We don't want Whirling
disease in Oregon or Washington. Don't be the Typhoid Mary of
Use Brightwater before you come to Oregon. Please.
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A wealthy man decided to go on a safari in Africa.
He took his faithful pet dog along for company. One day the dog starts chasing butterflies and before long he discovers that he is lost. So, wandering about he notices a leopard heading rapidly in his direction with the obvious intention of having lunch.
The dog thinks, "Boyo, I'm in deep doo doo now." (He was an Irish setter).... Then he noticed some bones on the ground close by, and immediately settles down to chew on the bones
with his back to the approaching cat.
Just as the leopard is about to leap, the dog exclaims loudly, "Man, that was one delicious leopard. I wonder if there are any more around here?" Hearing this the leopard halts his attack in mid stride, as a look of terror comes over him, and slinks away into the trees.
"Whew", says the leopard. "That was close. That dog nearly had me."
Meanwhile, a monkey who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the leopard.
So, off he goes.
But the dog saw him heading after the leopard with great speed, and figured that something must be up. The monkey soon catches up with the leopard, spills the beans and strikes a deal for
himself with the leopard.
The cat is furious at being made a fool of and says, "Here monkey, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving canine."
Now the dog sees the leopard coming with the monkey on his back, and thinks," What am I going to do now?" But instead of running, the dog sits down with his back to his attackers
pretending he hasn't seen them yet. And just when they get close enough to hear, the dog says, "Where's that monkey. I just can never trust him. I sent him off half an hour ago to bring me another leopard, and he's still not back!!" Thanks to Christine Park & Phil Hawkins
Sandy River Fishery Information Bank
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