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Fishing Report July 20, 2016

Fishing conditions in the area are holding up very well.  Cool nights and not so hot days have been pretty nice to keep the water temps in the good zone on the Truckee River and  freestone streams of the area.   The Little Truckee is pumping some water down stream and the fish are digging the extra cover.  On the reservoirs the Smallmouth Bass are biting.   The fish have been seeing some action so time to adjust you game.  Sneak in and a make your first cast count cause it might be the only shot the big guy gives you!

Truckee **-*** The flows in town are dropping daily and at 124cfs with afternoon water temps hitting 62-64 degrees  From Boca down flows are 434cfs with afternoon water temps are a little lower with the water coming out of Boca.  The fishing here has been more consistent lately.  When it is acting tough switch to a different body of water.  The dry dropper rig is pretty effective right now in the upper reaches and indicator nymphing is best below Boca inflow.  The bugs haven’t changed much since the last report.  There are still lots of Stones 8-10, Little Yellow Stones 14, BWO’s 16-18, Midges 16-18, and Caddis 14-16 out and about.

Little Truckee***  The flow is up to 260cfs and it’s cold.  There has been a nice hatch of anglers hitting this area so be prepared to see other people.   Time to use a little stealth here and drop a tippet size.  Good luck with that cause the fish are big and feisty.  Lots of bugs around and at this flow my have to do some nymphing to get in front of the fish when they are not rising.   BWO’s 16-18. PMD’s 14, Caddis16-18, Little Yellow Stones 14-16, and Midges18-20.

North Yuba***  The flows are steadily dropping here. This is great for the small rod and Dry Flies.  Stoneflies 8-10, Caddis 14, Ants 10-12, and a few Mayflies 12-16 are coming off here.  Best early or late in the day.

Prosser, Boca, and Stampede***  This is the place when the Truckee is being a bitch and the Little Truckee is crowded hit up the Smallmouth.   There is a ton of new cover with all the weeds and willows being flooded.  The Smallmouth were into the smaller bugs last week handing under the indicator.  PT’s 12-14, Copper Johns 10-14, damsel nymphs 10, and Midges 12-16.

Milton**-*** It can be finicky at times and it was the other day.  There are Midges 18-22, Calibeatis 14-16, Damsels 10 and Ants 10-12.  Nymphing under an indicator and slow stripping Mayfly and Damsel nymphs has been good to keep you in fish.

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See you on the water,

Brian

 

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