Berryessa is full right now. It’s been spilling for more than 50 days. This hasn’t happened in a decade. We are excited. You’re going to be able to fish places we haven’t fished in 10 years. There are old humps, canyons and canals where we haven’t had any water in ages. Now that they’ve been flooded fishing is going to be incredible. Ten years ago when this happened the trout and kokanee bite was phenomenal. Even in the drought the trout bite has been awesome. Now it’s just going to get better because there’s more oxygen in the water, which makes the trout more active.
The bite hasn’t exploded yet, but it’s on the verge. There’s been a lot of north wind lately and cold fronts, which has hurt the bite, but once pressure stabilizes it’s going to be game on. We are going to be able to catch Eagle Lake rainbows from the surface on down 45 feet and up to five pounds. We fished these rainbows through August last year so there’s a large window ahead of us. As soon as the weather stabilizes we are going to blow the ice chest off.