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Good People - Good Water - Good Fish

Brooke and I are going to covering two trout experiences on the same California vacation.  Part of the reason is the first California trout was just too easy.  It took about four casts in the Big Creek.  The 2nd was on the Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park, Tenaya Creek.

The water in Yosemite and the outside are amazing.  Clear and cold.  The large rivers in Yosemite were running too fast due to spring rains and winter thaw.

To get my California trout, my wife would not allow fishing much during the trip; it would have to be a small stream both of us could fish together.  I choose Big Creek as it was close to the ranch we rented and right off the highway to Yosemite.  I love small streams as I have a ton of experience in the small creeks in the midwest.

Long story with a yellow stimulator and a green copper john dropper it took on four casts.

Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park was closed due to snow on the way in, so after a week at the ranch, it opened my way back.  I know I could see the sequoia tree forest and trout fish in the meadow.  If you get a chance, you must go!  Tenaya Creek is everything you could imagine about a mid-size mountain creek in the spring.  It took about an hour to catch three wild trout!  I think the pictures explain it the best!

Wife's Birthday Team

Wife's Birthday Team

Tenaya Creek

Tenaya Creek

Lauren Looking Great

Tenaya Creek Brown

Tenaya Creek Brown

Giant Sequoia

Giant Sequoia

Giant Sequoias

Giant Sequoias

Big Creek 1st CA Trout

Big Creek 1st CA Trout

Brooke Trout

Brooke Trout

Big Creek Trout

Big Creek Trout

Big Creek Trout

Big Creek Trout

Lauren's Birthday Cake Yosemite's El Capitan

Lauren's Birthday Cake Yosemite's El Capitan

Yosemite Lodge

Yosemite Lodge

Yosemite Lodge

Yosemite Lodge

Yosemite Hike

Yosemite Hike

Yosemite Hike

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Yosemite Hike

Yosemite Hike

Yosemite Hike

Yosemite Hike

Family Packing in for the Yosemite Hike

Family Packing in for the Yosemite Hike

Arriving in CA from Chicago, time to clean the car.

Arriving in CA from Chicago, time to clean the car.