If all goes well, my son and I will head up to to the cabin next weekend get out for some trout fishing on opening day. (The season east of Hwy 49 is only open from the last Saturday in April to mid-November.) This will be our first time doing so, so it should be fun. I’ve heard tell that it’s easy to limit out before the summer fishing pressure. Figure we’ll try some new areas, maybe Moccasin Creek and Powerhouse Stream.
If nothing else, the California DFG will help as their Web site says:
The following waters are scheduled to be stocked prior to opening day, April 29, 2006, if water, weather, and road conditions permit.
TUOLUMNE COUNTY: Basin Creek, Beaver Creek, Deadman Creek, Lyons Canal, Moccasin Creek, Pinecrest Lake (Strawberry Lake), Powerhouse Stream, Stanislaus River (Clarks, Middle, North and South forks), Sullivan Creek, Tuolumne River (Middle, North and South forks).
I guess the operative wording is if water, weather, and road conditions permit. There is some worry that the water is running too high, though it certainly won’t be too warm.
Here’s to hoping for clear weather!