I stopped at Cooks for coffee and then backtracked to PIPI Valley Rd. The road that goes to the campground and where I fished on Sunday also goes to Caps Crossing Campground another 10 miles from PIPI. I've camped at Caps Crossing and fished there on many occasions. I would say that the total sum of fish caught on this creek which is the North Fork of the Cosumnes (PIPI is the Middle Fork of the Cosumnes) is two. One I caught a long time ago on a single salmon egg drifted into a pool. The other one was last year with my fly rod and some dry fly. It's too much trouble to go back and find out what one.
So after a ten mile detour (somebody mis-marked the road) I got to the creek where I wanted to fish. Wadered up, put on my vest, and got the Tenkara rod out. The picture below is where I started fishing and was 10 feet or so from the truck.
I'll give you a total after the last picture, but this was one of the pools upstream from where I started.
|A nice pool|
|The final riffles|
The more I think about fishing this size of creek, the more I feel that Tenkara was designed exactly for these creeks. You don't need more than the traditional Tenkara line and about 4 feet of 5X tippet. Any more than that and you're going to be feeding your flies to the bushes.
I'll be back up here shortly. I want to fish the other direction.
Tomorrow I've got a special post for you, so stop by and check it out.