Fishing Report April 22, 2015

Saturday marks the official opening day of the 2015 season.   Things are already off to a pretty good start.  Good topwater action on the overcast days.  Access is a non issue around Truckee.  Most places under 7500 feet are accessible so pick out your favorite  spot and give it a go.   Don’t expect these current conditions to last into July.  Time to plan early this year.

Truckee River ***  Flow on the Truckee in Town is 50cfs, at Boca Bridge it is 244 cfs, and Farad is 300 cfs.  I had a mid-day temp of 53 degrees on an overcast day.  Water temps are quickly moving up.  The March Browns are starting to come off in decent numbers with the fish keying on them.  Parachute Adams 14-20, Quigley Cripples14-18, Midges 18-22, Skwalas 10-12, and BWO’s 16-20 have been the bugs.  Fishing the heat of the day has been productive with Dries and droppers.  Below Boca inflow the water has been going up and down a bit Nymphing with Pheasant tails 14-18, Haresear 14-18, Stones 8-10, Zebra Midges 16-18, and Birdnest 14-16.

Little Truckee River **-*** The flow here has been lowered to 94cfs and expect it to continue to drop in the coming weeks.  Water temps have been in the low 50’s.  Small 16-24 Midges, Mayflies, and Caddis are the ticket here.  Expect to see some fish spawning in the finer gravel areas.   Stay off the Redds, give them a break and leave them alone to do their thing.

Reservoirs**-***  The Truckee Triangle of reservoirs Prosser, Boca, and Stampede are all quite low.   Boat ramps are high and dry and finding a place to launch off the beach is tricky as well.  Watch out for the Mud!   Conditions are to get out and try to catch a Kokanee on fly.  Smaller Midges and Mayfly patterns work well 16-20.  Early in the morning they are usually working near the surface and can be targeted with a Dry and dropper or stripping a small nymph at or near the surface.  Once the sun get up in the sky they drop lower in the water column and you will need to figure out the setup to stay in front of them.

Besides guiding the rivers and lakes of the area I also offer club presentations, casting instruction, and fly fishing instruction classes.  Here is what is scheduled so far:

Orvis 301 classes

Coming up in May 16th I am offering the first of three Orvis 301 classes.  In conjuction with Reno, Roseville, and San Jose Orvis stores I am offering 301 classes to those that have  completed Orvis 101 and 201 and want to further their fly fishing experience and education.  These are one day programs.

Truckee Sampler

For those that have fly fishing experience and are looking to explore the area and find some new spots to fish I am offering the  Truckee Sampler.  This is a two-day program exploring waters of Truckee to the North Yuba.

For more information and pricing please contact me.

See you on the water,


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