Welcome to my first post of the new year. It has been a pretty slow start to the ski season with little precipitation and limited skiing. Still, I have been busy with ski patrol work and attended a week long avalanche rescue dog course in Whistler, Canada. Great job by the Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association, Whistler, and Blackcomb ski patrols for putting this on. Thanks Alpine Meadows for sending me!
Okay back to the fishing report. It had been pretty nice for afternoon outings although the water levels are pretty low across the board given our lack of weather. We did get some good rain and snow over the last couple of days and this has brought the water levels up some. This time of year look to fish the heat of the day on the warmer afternoons say 50 degrees or so. Nymphing or Streamers will be your best bet. As we move into mid February we will start to see some top water action on Winter Stones and Blue Winged Olives during the overcast days.
Truckee River ** Remember the Big T is open with winter regs and from Trout Creek down to the stateline. The little storm that moved through bumped up the flows and they are 93 cfs in town this morning and dropping. This was a much needed flush and should improve the fishing this weekend. Access is good to most locations. Again, fish the heat of the day for best success. The primary bugs are Midges 18-20, Little Winter Stones 16, and BWO’s 16-20.
Little Truckee ** The Little Truckee has been at a nice flow of 90 cfs for quite sometime and the water temp was 40 degrees. The access is good with a few icy patches in the shady parts of the road. The fish are hunkering down and you will have to put it very close to get a take. I did manage to see a couple taking dries the other day but, not mine! Try it during the heat of the day. Midges 18-22, BWO’s 18-20, SJW’s, Brassies, and Winter Stones 16. Overcast days should bring out some risers.
See you on the water,