We have been in the Thunderstorm mode now for about a week. It has caused the Truckee to go in chocolate milk mode for a couple of days and then cleared. Water temps have cooled a bit and that will certainly help the fishes. Best to fish trout in the morning then hit up the Bass in the afternoon. Go for a Mt Bike ride the trails are in awesome shape.
Starting on Aug 12th I will be off on a fishing trip of my own and unavailable for guiding. Depending on the fishing I will be back around the 25th of August. If you are looking for guide service during this time try Jay Clark 530-414-1655.
Truckee River *** The flows in Truckee are at 147 cfs this morning and Boca is at 202 cfs. Dropping at about 5cfs per day. Water temps in the morning have ranged from 60 to 63 degrees and on the sunny day hitting 70 degrees by 1pm. At that point time to move on. The dry fly fishing has continued to be good and the Dry Dropper rigs are pretty darn effective. Early in the morning there has been a mayfly hatch with an occasional spinner fall as well. Mid-morning has been a variety of caddis, stones, and midges. For dries Thalkens Double Dutch 8-10, Stimiulater 10-16, Quigley Cripples 16–18, Caddis 14-16, E/C Caddis 14-16, and Parachut Adams 16-18. For nymphs PT 12-16, Birdsnest 12-16, Mirco May 16-18, Soft Hackles 14-16, Stones 10-16, Midges 16-18, SJW’s, Caddis 14-16, Prince 10-14, and Haresear 10-16. Streamers in the 6-10 range should also work early and late in the day.
Little Truckee Haven’t bothered
Stampede and Prosser*** The smallmouth fishing has been really good. They love Trout flies. Stripping your stimi like a popper is a good technique when they are rising. When they are not banging the surface hang something under the indicator. PT’s and Damsel nymphs have been popular lately. Stripping streamers and leaches works and well. Play around they are not too picky and and put up a great battle.
North Yuba *** Bring out the small dry fly stick! The N. Yuba is still fishing well in the higher reaches above Downieville. The water is low and warming in the afternoons so hit it early! Some larger fish are cruising the deeper pools and you will need your “A” game to catch them as the water is gin clear and they are spooky devils. Bring the small dry fly stick. Smaller fish seem to be hanging the the pocket water. For Dries try Parachute Adams 16-20, rusty spinner 16, Caddis 16, E/C Caddis 16-18, Ants 16, and Stimulator 16
See you when I get back.