Heaven and High Water – Part III

Guest Blogger: Michael Vorhis, author of ARCHANGEL suspense thriller, OPEN DISTANCE adventure thriller & more to come

In Part II we discussed the Valley Merced. Here we describe feeder stream Tenaya Creek.

Tenaya Creek

Tenaya Creek is where they say many fish go to get away from higher Merced flows, although that must mean flood stage water, because at 4000 CFS the Merced was not something fish needed to escape. Tenaya Creek can provide good fishing in summer months because it’s shaded from the sun and there’s plenty of rock cover. Fishing this creek can be a rock-jumping exercise. These photos are of the lower reaches, within a mile of the Merced. Mirror Lake is basically a very wide portion of Tenaya Creek; it still flows, but slowly. Above that lake it gets more secluded but is still a pool-by-pool venture. Mirror Lake itself is wider but shallow and I suspect isn’t likely to fish well in daylight hours.

NOTE FROM J STOCKARD: You can read Part I and Part II of this post now. And, later this week, we’ll publish Part IV.

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