Monday, March 29, 2010

Fred Hall

All the staff at Blue Water Tackle and San Diego Fly Shop want to say thanks to the Hall family for another great show and thanks to all the great people for coming out. We really had a great time and a great show!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Demo Day

We are having FFF master caster and Sage rep Jamie Lyle out to the shop to give a casting demonstration and tutorial on April 3rd from 10 to 2pm. bring a friend or family member for this great time to learn from the best. Don't forget to have your world famous fish taco from the Fish House next door. We'll see you here

Hodge Podge

Thank you to everyone who helped us out with the Hodge Podge. It was a great event and we can't wait for next year!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Fly Fishing on the Lower Colorado River - It's On!

Something in the air was telling me it was time, time to go throw bass bugs on the Lower Co.
With that being said, two of my good fishn buddies and myself decided to hitch the boat and make a one day run to see what was going on at this amazing fishery in the desert. Last Saturday we arrived at the river about 8:00am in hopes to find some fish in pre-spawn mode, indeed they were. After starting our first drift of the day it wasn't more than ten minutes into it when Terry got blown up on his top water bug, a 2 1/2 pound large mouth. To make a long story short, we hooked on everything from top water, to streamers, to crawdad patterns and were rewarded with some huge Lower Colorado smallmouth and largemouth bass. Now our numbers were down but the quality made up for any lack of hook-ups throughout the day. All in all, we fished about 5 to 6 hours and between the three of us we landed 18 fish. The water temp was at 57 degrees so the fish were still a little sluggish. In the weeks to come as we move into spring, the days are going to be warmer, in turn bringing the water temp up. As soon as the water hits about 64 degrees and above this place starts to really go off!. Usually by April these river bass start to get really active in their feeding pattern and 15 to 30 fish days are common. Now if you fly fish or not, and you like fishing in moving water with no one else fishing within miles of you, and like to watch bass blow up on top water, the Lower Colorado River is waiting for you.
Enough said, if you are interested in exploring the Lower Colorado River, stop in at Blue Water Tackle / San Diego Fly Shop in Temecula or Solana Beach and we will do our best in directing you in the right direction to experience this amazing fishery just 3 hours away.
New for 2010: Now booking Lower Colorado River Smallmouth / Largemouth Fly Fishing Trips - Trips available now threw June.
Trips Include:
Full day eight hours, one or two day trips on the Lower Colorado River fishing top water for Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass. Explore miles of the Lower Colorado River from a 17' bass boat, drift casting for Bass with both top water and streamers. A great opportunity to experience an amazing fishery with lots of action. Accommodations for two day trips can be provided on the river.
Supplies & Equipment Provided:
- Fully Rigged 17' Bass Boat
- All Gear Needed
- Lunch & Beverages
Full Day - $375.00 / Two Day Package - $600.00
To Book a Trip:
Contact San Diego Fly Shop @ 951-296-9999
or e-mail: shop@bluewatertackle. com
- Looking forward to fishing with you - Fish On! - Dave Leak/Fly Fishing Guide

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Lake Skinner- Striper Fishing

Hey Everyone,

Went to Lake Skinner last week and found this big prespawn girl at the end of the day. The fish weighed in at 32.7 lbs and was quickly released after the photos were taken. I caught this striper on a #12 sinking huddleston swimbait retrieved tight to the bottom. Blue Water Tackle carries Huddleston swimbaits at both locations (Solana Beach and Temecula), so come on in and pick up this essential big bait for your arsenal. 

Take advantage of the prespawn and postspawn bite on your favorite striper waters this spring. Also, remember to take advantage of any upcoming storm fronts with the current "El Nino" weather patterns were are having this year.

Good Luck,

Hunter Hough