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4C Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter .............. Y : :: i ::::::i Michael Condon Staff Writer Internet@plumasnews.com "Fish sense, applied in the field, is what the old Zen masters would call enlight- enment: simply the ability to see what's right there in front of you without having to sift through a lot of thoughts and theories and, yes, expensive fishing tack- le." --John Gierach you are t,:,o busy to j Those were days that could have been spent fishing. Turns out they were spent doing something even better. But it is fall now. The next two months offer the best fishing of the year in my opinion. It is time to renew my pledge. One day a week will be reserved for fishing. Noth- ing will get in the way. Ex- cept maybe hunting. I made a pledge at the be- ginning of the summer that l would go fishing at least one day each week. That didn't go so well. I fell short. Life seems to have a way of getting in the way of fishing. But it wasn't all bad. I have a new granddaughter. My wife and I were able to spend lots of time with our daugh- ter and son-in-law both be- fore and after the birth. Lake Almanor The fly hatches have ta- pered off and the fish are fo- cused on the pond smelt. Sur- face water temperatures are in the mid-60s. The fish are still 30 to 40 feet deep except in the very early morning. There are large concentra- tions offish at Big Springs, the mouth of Hamilton Branch, and Rec 2. Fly anglers are picking up a few fish using woolly bug, gers, clousers and other min- now imitations on full sink lines. Butt Lake The road is open and fish- ing is good. The powerhouse has not been running consis= tently yet but creek side is "00sh -s fishing well. There are very few boats on the lake. Bucks Lake The fishing at Bucks Lake is picking up. The kokanee are ready to spawn. As they move into the inlets of Bucks and Mill creeks the other fish follow. The fish are still a bit deep. Try trolling about 15 to 25 feet down. Fishing is best at dawn and dusk when the sun is off the water. Another good option if You have a float tube or small boat is Lower Bucks Lake. I fished there a few nights ago and there were lots of browns feeding on the sur- face. ,you are too busy Deer Creek is in good shape and fishing well. The upper end has been best with nymphs. There is a good mayfly hatch in the evening. Mill Creek is fishing well. Try dark flies in evening. Some bigger fish have moved into the mouth of Hamilton Branch. The upper portion of Hamilton Branch below Clear Creek is fishing well with dry flies in the evening. Streams According to Tom Mau- moynier of Lake Almanor Fly Fishing Co. (258-3944) the North Fork Feather is in good shape but low. Nymphs are working best during the day. The dry fly action kicks into gear in the evening. Warner Creek is fishing well with lots of small na- tives being caught. Lake Davis Bank fishing has been good in the morning at Eagle Point and in the Camp 5 area. Inflated nightcrawlers and PowerBait are the most productive baits. Trollers are starting out 15 feet deep and lowering their gear to about 25 feet later in the day. Wee Dick Nite Cop- per Red Heads have been working well. Fly-fishing is good from Jenkins across the top to Mosquito. Midge imitations, damsels, bead head flash back pheasant tails and wool- ly buggers in olive, rust, black or brown are all catch- ing fish. FEATHER, from page 2C white patches on their rumps -- they were north- ern harriers. More typically harriers are seen flying and gliding close to the ground as they hunt for their prey. In a recent trip exploring the Grizzly Mountains northeast of Massack, I saw a magnificent male northern goshawk. This probably was not a migrant as I have seen them breeding in this area and in Butterfly Valley. As a caution for your bird- ing trips next spring, do not approach too close to the nests of northern goshawks, the parents can be aggres- sive in their protection of the nestlings. Some migrants are attract- ed to fruit so make sure to check trees, such as moun- tain ash and choke cherries, which have fruit that birds like. Cedar waxwings already have been seen in Chester. Make sure to check waxwing flocks to look for locally rare bohemian waxwings. Bo- hemians may be distin- guished by their rufous un- dertail coverts in contrast with the white undertail coverts of cedar waxwings. If you are lucky enough to see a bohemian waxwing in Plumas County, email tony@plumasaudbon.org so people on the Plumas Audubon Society birl-alert email list can be notified. They, may wish to see the bo- hemian waxwing so provide helpful information, such as the location where you saw it and the date. Also, I recommend you check out the new "bird sightings" page of the web- site plumasaudubon.org which has copies of bird- alert messages that describe past bird sightings in Plumas County. Plumas Audubon Society will hold its annual member- ship meeting Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m., in the Feather River College Science Build- ing, Room 107. The meeting open to the public. The meeting mainly will involve a workshop on bird identification using the col- lege's extensive collection of stuffed birds and bird skins. In addition, we will discuss the various Christmas Bird Counts that will be held in American Valley, Lake A1- manor and Sierra Valley in late December. Author Tony Hall is a member of Plumas Audubon Society. 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