It is getting warm up here and great time to wet wade. Totally dry by the time you walk back to the Car. Flows are dropping across the venues and expect the fish to get more picky. So far the action has been great and the fish are still looking up. Time to start thinking about fishing early and late. Water temps are spiking in the afternoons to 70 degrees. An alternative is the Smallmouth Bass that are in Prosser and Stampede Reservoirs. Good fun and some are huge! They will put a huge bend in the 5wt.
Truckee River**-*** The flows are expected to drop this week which could mean an end to some really great fishing on the upper sections from Tahoe City to Boca. Pay attention here. Today the flows are 209cfs in Truckee and 459cfs at Boca. Water temp this morning was 63 and by noon 68. Dry fly action is still really good. Lots of Stones, Caddis, small Mayflies, and Midges. For Dries try Thalkens Double Dutch 8-10, Stimiulater 10-16, Quigley Cripples 10-16, Caddis 14-16, E/C Caddis 14-16, Little Yellow Stones 14-16, and Parachut Adams 14-16. 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, 20 incher 8-10 and Haresear 10-16. Streamers in the 6-10 range should also work early and late in the day.
Little Truckee River**-*** Today the flow is 64cfs and has been or a while now. The water temp was 60 degrees at 1pm. Pretty warm for this ditch. You will have to downsize your tippet and flies here now. Smaller Mayflies are out and about. For Dries try PMD 16-18, BWO’s 16-20, Parachute Adams 16-20, Quigley Cripples 16-18, Griffiths Gnat 16-20, EC Caddis 18, and Elk Hair Caddis 16-18, Nymphing with Midges 18-22, BWO’s 16-22, SJW, Micro May 16-20, and WD-40 18-22.
Prosser and Stampede Reservoirs*** Here is an alternative for the “Dog Days” of summer. Smallmouth Bass. There are healthy populations of “Smallies in both Prosser and Stampede Reservoirs. Here is a tip! They like the same stuff you fish on the river for trout so you don’t even have to change rigs! Slap a Stimi down close to shore and someone will eat it. May want to consider using a 6 or 7 weight rod for some of the bigger smallies.
I have plenty of openings next week give me a call and will set something up.
See you on the water,