|My First California Bass|
The South branch of the Kings river is one of several central California rivers starting the the Sierra Nevada mountains. The river is fed water from Pine Flat reservoir. This body of water was very good to me my first year in California. I fished it two to three times a week, and have caught a lot of bass in it. The section I fish mostly is near the Navy Air Station Lemoore. One of the first fish I caught upon moving to California was a largemouth area on of the pillars of the route 198 bridge. This year my relationship with the river has been a little different. The fish seem to have gotten a little tighter lipped and the water has dropped over the course of the year.
I have had quite a few people ask me why I haven't posted about the river or fished in it lately. I think the best way to tell you why would be to show you. Here is the south branch of the mighty Kings river as it was on Friday morning.
There has been no flow for some time, and when it started it turned out to be water flowing out from the weir below.
Now only puddles remain. The lack of snowfall in the mountains and rain in the lowlands has taken out my fishing hole. All I can do is hope and pray next year is wetter. Hopefully we can get some rain to help out these last puddles.
Thanks for reading,