|Mount Shasta from the Fall River|
This year the group I go with fished the Fall river which is in northeastern California. The Fall meanders through a valley that has spectacular sights - on a clear day you can see Mount Shasta and Mount Lassen and at this time of the year, even with the meagre rain we have had this season, there is snow on many peaks.
|The author on the water - with friend and guide|
When the day is not great on fishing, I tend to snap a lot of photos. My current fishing camera (which is water proof) is a Canon D-10. I like most of what the camera does - it is a pretty good point and shoot. What I do not like (and I think I understand why this was done) is that it does not have a viewfinder (it uses an LED to both compose the picture and view the image). I assume that for those who use the thing underwater that a viewfinder would be inconvenient. But for capturing exactly what you want outside of water a viewfinder is far superior.
This part of the state (with the Sacramento, the Pit, the McCloud, Hat Creek and the Fall) should be one of the major destinations for fishing. But it is remote enough so that it is still very low key.