Fly Casters to fish Heenan Lake Sunday |

Fly Casters to fish Heenan Lake Sunday

Staff reports

The next High Sierra Fly Casters Fish Out will be held Sunday, Sept. 3, at Heenan Lake. Fishing starts at sunrise. Club members will meet at the Cutthroat Saloon in Markleeville for lunch at 2 p.m.

Heenan is a “catch and release” lake, thus the limit is zero fish. Any cutthroat that you catch must be released unharmed. Artificial flies with barbless hooks only are permitted. “Airless” catch and release practice, which keeps trout in the water, at all times while releasing it, is suggested.

Fishing from a float tube, canoe, inflatable raft or small boat is preferable. People may, however, fish from the shore, but they will be more successful on the water.

Artificial flies, such as antron caterpillar, leeches, woolly buggers, zug bugs and prince nymphs, among others, will give the fly fisherman a good assortment to try.

Lahontan cutthroat trout is what people will be trying to catch, and some of them are impressive in size.

Those fishing should be sure to wear their California licenses where they are readily visible above the waist and carry a supply of water.

For information, call Gene Young at 720-4363.