Fishing Reports

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Anna River - December 7th, 2011
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 55 ° F 
  • Fishing: Great

The Ana River

 

Everybody has fished the Ana at one time in their life, for most, that has not been recently.  Last week I decided to make the 98-mile trek to the Ana River located in the Summer Lake basin.  I’ve been suggesting the Ana to many customers in the Shop, where to park, access etc., and realized that it had been awhile since I had last been there.  I had better refresh my memory.  Yes, 98 miles (approx. 2 hours), probably the reason I last fished it, 2 years ago.

 

It was a great day for this time of year, warm, dry and no wind.  I was fishing that day with Mark Chan, an Aussie willing the fish at the mere mention of fish.

 

Well, access is good, not great.  The Ana lies in the Great Inland Lake Basin, therefore the soil is fine clay and can be slippery.  A truck is recommended but not necessary.  Access on the northeast side of the river is better, but is a bit of a walk.  The fish are mostly 10 to 12 inches, fat and healthy with an occasional fish 15 to 17 inches.  I have seen a bonified 20-inch fish taken on a nymph in the Ana.  The day we were there, an incredible BWO hatch was on (#16 to #20).  The hatch lasted from about 10:30 to 3:00, the fish where looking up and we fished dry’s all day.  We probably caught 24 fish each therefore; conversation on the drive home was animated, as we both felt it was a good day on the water.

Bob

 


 


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