I finally made it out of town and into the Hills. I fished nearly the entire stretch between Placerville and Pactola. Didn't see as many as fish as I'd expected to, I think the drought is taking its toll. Most of the fish I did see were super spooky but I still managed to catch a few smaller ones. The numbers of fish seemed to improve the closer I got to the reservoir. The little black stoneflies are really starting to hatch.
I think the most exciting thing to happen on this venture was I ran into a fella who showed me a picture of a 27" brown he caught the day before, talk about a beast of a fish!