Good People - Good Water - Good Fish
Brooke and I will cover two trout experiences on the same California vacation. Part of the reason is that the first California trout was 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 waters in Yosemite National Park and outside the park are excellent. Clear and cold. The large rivers in Yosemite ran 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 chose Big Creek because it was close to the ranch we rented and off the highway to Yosemite. I love small streams as I have a ton of experience in the small creeks in the midwest. Short story: I took four casts with a yellow stimulator and a green copper john dropper to catch a small trout.
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 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 best!
Wife's Birthday Team
Lauren Looking Great
Tenaya Creek Brown
Big Creek 1st CA Trout
Big Creek Trout
Big Creek Trout
Lauren's Birthday Cake Yosemite's El Capitan
Family Packing in for the Yosemite Hike
Arriving in CA from Chicago, time to clean the car.