The first 3 days up here I went for some variety, hit up Crowley, Mary, Hot Creek, and the San Joaquin. Mary, it's obvious they didn't fill it with big fish like the past couple years..I got numbers but no size. Hot Creek, good as it gets! Fished it Saturday afternoon in some nasty winds, fish loved it! Grasshoppers everywhere..I threw hoppers and caddis patterns, got into some nice 14"-15" browns..if I could only figure out how to land them through the late summer weed beds! Super fun day! Hit up Crowley Sunday...all the shops in town and the guides I talked to last week said the North end is dead, don't go there..so I went there! Got there in the morning, no one there! I figured people would show up later, nope, me and one other tuber had the whole north end all to ourselves..all day..crazy! Don't tell anyone..the fish are up there! We pulled Punk Perch and Hornbergs in 20' of water to find them. Didn't find any cutties, but there probably over in McGee with the crowds of fisherman! I'll take the fat rainbows! I spent today on the San Joaquin, so nice to be relaxing with nature! I fished the Devils Post Pile area..also all alone, except for the deer! I love that valley! Probably got 30, 8"-12" browns and a couple bows. All on drys, mostly caddis and bwo's. The mornings are kind of slow, middle of the day is happening! I'm doing Crowley tommorrow..still got a week to go..hope my casting shoulder holds up!!