Sonoma fly-fisher Beth Aaron had the best two days of trout fishing of her life over the Thanksgiving holiday, while her husband, Joe, and friends Tom and Deb Engel, did pretty darn good as well, pulling lots of 14-to-16-inch rainbow trout from the chilly waters of Lewiston Lake.
Their Thanksgiving holiday was celebrated at a cabin right on the Trinity River, of which Lewiston Lake is a part. Joe said the river water was so low that they chose not to do their usual drift of the Trinity for steelhead, and instead fished for trout on Lewiston Lake.
Their guide was Kit Carson (yes, that’s his name) owner of the Trinity Fly Shop.
Just a few yards from their lake boat launch, they found a large pod of rainbows feeding in gin-clear water that was less than four feet deep. Using bead-head nymphs stripped rapidly through the water, they had almost nonstop action through the morning.
Beth caught more trout than anybody.