Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving & Fishermen’s Spot’s Black Friday

                                Fishermen’s Spot’s Black Friday 

Thanksgiving Weekend Celebration! 

Well, you have been thinking about getting that special someone something in fly fishing anyway, so let us make it a little easier for you when you come in “The Spot” this extended Holiday Weekend (Friday through Sunday).

Spend $50.00 get a $5.00 Fishermen’s Spot merchandise certificate.

Spend $100.00 get a $20.00 Fishermen’s Spot merchandise certificate

Spend $500 or more and get a $125 Fishermen’s Spot merchandise certificate.

Good only for non discounted merchandise on hand or paid in full special orders and the certificates expire Dec. 31st 2012.

Call the shop for details or questions: (818)785-7308 for more info.

Thank you.

The Spot.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Demo Day @ the Spot

Demo Day @ the Spot

Cast the awesome new Helios 2 rods with Orvis Western Regional Rep. Hutch Hutchinson and check out the new products from Orvis.

Informative programs from Orvis Endorsed Guides/Outfitters

Terry Gunn: Lee’s Ferry, Arizona
Learn more about this incredible fishery.

Jimmie Morales: Western Sierra/Yosemite
Learn the secrets of the Western Sierra

Capt. Vaughn Podmore: Local Saltwater/Surf
Great local fishing is not far away.

Plus Special promotions all weekend long.

When: Sunday, December 9
Hours: 10 a.m. – 4  p.m.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Fall Sale, So Cal Fishing Conditions and Dates to Remember.

Hi Folks,

We trust everyone is having a great start to the fall and we have a few announcements to make. 

First, we will have some great brands on sale starting Tuesday, November 6th and running through Sunday, November 11th. If you have any questions, call the shop (818) 785-7306.


Airflo Tropical Fly Lines: On Sale 20% Off.

Simms G4 Guide Boots: On Sale $219.00- $149. 95

Pursuit Gore-Tex Mid Height: On Sale $139.00 - $84. 95

Pursuit Gore-Tex Low Height: On Sale $119.00- $71.99

Simms Headwater Stockingfoot Gortex Wader: On Sale $299.95 - $249.95.

Media: All DVD's and Books, 20 % off.

Typhoon Polarized Sunglasses: On Sale 20 % off


Next up on our announcement list -- here are some very important DATES you will want to mark on your calendars: 

December 9th, the Fishermen's Spot is holding a Orvis day at the shop. 

Also, the weekend of April 6th-8th, the shop will be holding an event to remember, so keep these dates FREE on your calendars -- you will be glad you did. (More info to come shortly on the April event.)


Finally, we have some updates for you on the fishing conditions here in California from local guides.

Fishing Conditions:

Sierra Update:
Steve and I made our annual fall trip to the Sierra again last week and here is our report.  

"We arrived at the Interpretive Site on Hot Creek at 4 p.m. and found it uncrowded and loaded with big trout that ignored most of our offerings, although we did manage a few fish on emergers just before it was time to check in at Hot Creek Ranch.  Our first full day of fishing was something we had both been anticipating for a long time.  David de Beaupre, from Sierra Trout Magnet in Bishop, had invited us on a float trip down a wild section of the Lower Owens and we were excited to see this untamed area for ourselves. We meet at David's shop and headed for the river.  A half hour later we were floating into a dense tunnel of tules and willows and casting into some great looking water.  The area is tough to get to and gets almost no traffic, or fishing pressure, so our hopes were high.  Fishing turned out to be quite tough and, although we did catch 6 or 7 fish each we were hoping to hook some of the bigger trout that inhabit this area, only Steve managed to stick one really good fish that got off in a weed bed. Great fun and a trip I want to do again soon. 

We still had time to fish when we got back to the ranch and Steve and I walked to our favorite spots and fished the last couple of hours of daylight.  I was having a tough time getting fish to rise to anything in my box and went back to an old favorite, a size 16 Stimulator skittered and bounced across the riffles.  This method brings a lot of fish up to chase the fly but they are hard to hook.  It's a fun way to spend a couple of hours and I caught fish too.  

The rest of the week was spent matching the hatch with the predominant patterns being size 20 and 22 Caddis and BWO in the same sizes.  13'-15' 6x leaders were the norm and fish were plentiful and willing.  It's a great time to be in the mountains with a fly rod in hand.  Get out there!

Long Beach and Catalina Island Update:

Courtesy of Vaughn Podmore

Beaches: Bolsa Chicha Beach is fishing well with some big corbina, halibut and surf perch. Top patterns are clousers. Remember, mornings are cool so dress warm.

Inshore: The inshore bite is good along the Long Beach break wall. First light is best.

Offshore: Catalina is fishing well with good numbers of barracuda and calicos. We are also seeing the occasional Yellowtail in the mix.

To book a trip with Capt Vaughn

SaltyFly Guide Service



So Cal Salt:

Santa Monica, South Bay and El Segundo Beaches:

By Jeff Priest.

All throughout the South Bay the fishing has been really good. Perch are averaging 5-15 inches and the Yellowfin croaker bite is best at first light, on an incoming tide. However, there are still some big corbina working the shallows this late in the season surprisingly. Actually, these are some of the biggest I have seen in several years, so if you want to catch a big corbina, now is the time.

To book a trip with Jeff contact him at:


That's it for this week. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well for the most up-to-the minute updates and news from The Spot.

Tight Lines,