Sadly, this weekend’s “big, drought-busting” storm is looking more like a warmup than the real event (and the real event is nowhere on the horizon).
Which means it’s time to talk… spring creeks.
Sure, call it a defeatist attitude, but when the skies deny you next year’s small stream water, it’s time to start aiming next year’s fishing trips at places like Fall River — a giant spring creek that fishes well, but runs through private land.
Access is an issue.
The good news is the Fall River Conservancy and CalTrout made a lot of improvements to CalTrout’s public access area. Easier to park, launch, secure your boat, etc.
It’s all part of CalTrout and the Fall River Conservancy’s multi-year effort to restore Hat Creek and the Fall River — efforts which include streambank restoration, access improvements, etc.
Restoring some of California’s best spring creeks is a good idea in any case, but with the state in the grip of a multi-year drought, the project is starting to look positively prescient.
See you wondering where to fish next year, Tom Chandler.