The Knott Creek Reservoir trip of July 7 through 11 was made up of Amador Fly Fisher members Ron Calvert, Charles Moore and Dennis Larson and recent AFF quest speaker Dave Millhollin. Ron and Dennis rode with Dave and we met Charles in Winnecucca to continue our journey to Knott Creek Reservoir. Lunch was had at Denio Junction consisting of Cheeseburgers and Fries, cokes and/or chocolate milk shakes. The last commercial meal for the next 5 days.
After the nearly 2 hour ride into Knott Creek reservoir, 4 wheel drive a necessity, we set up camp before setting out to start the first of 5 days of fishing. The reservoir, unlike last year had receeded to the previous years. In fact, it looked as if they had had a mild winter as the incoming stream at the south end of the lake was a mere trickle of previous years.
The first evening, 3 full days and last morning consisted of sight fishing for the most part. We spent the morning starting out sight fishing on the lake in front of our camp. As morning progressed each of us fanned out and started up or down the lake from there. Midday was pretty slow as it was either blind casting or stripping from a float tube.