We made it through the holiday weekend and it didn’t snow. #Fly Fishing is picking up as the water temp is slowly warming. That said the Truckee has been a bit slow so I have headed off to other venues. Checked out the Middle Fork of the Yuba yesterday and found some fish hang out there. Most of the smaller creeks and streams are perfect right now.
Truckee** The #Truckee River flows are 237cfs in town and at Boca Bridge the flows are 689cfs has been a bit of a bear lately. The mid-day water temps have been in the high 50’s. The fishing has been really good one day and not the next. When you do hook up it has been usually been to a very nice fish. Managed a few while prospecting with dries but, still getting more action on nymphs. Lots of different bugs out and about so it is spring smorgasbord time here. Best to cover the water and move on. For Dries try Big Attractors 8-10 and Ants 10. For nymphs PT 12-16, Birdsnest 12-16, Mirco May 16-18, Stones 10, Midges 16-18, SJW’s, Caddis 14-16 and Haresear 10-14.
Little Truckee**-*** The flows on the #Little Truckee have been steady at 330cfs which could change at anytime. Water temps are in the low 50’s. These fish are wary so use a little stealth when fishing here. There are some light hatches of Midges, Mayflys, and small Caddis here throughout the day so no one bug is the ticket for very long. For Drys try Ants 10, Royal Wluff 10-14, PMD 14, 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. Streamers are also worth a shot with the higher flows.
Milton*** Milton is fishing really well. I heard that it was quite busy this weekend so you may have to adjust tactics to catch them here. Midges and Mayflys are on the menu here early and late in the day. During the mid-day slow down try stripping a nymph or streamer along the edges of the weedbeds. For dries Parachute Adams 12-16, Quigely Cripples 12-16, ANTS 10, and Griffiths Gnat 16-20. For nymphs PT 14-18. Birdsnest 14-16, haresear 14-16 and Zebra midge 16-20
N. Yuba and smaller streams*** I have not made it to the #North Yuba yet but, from what I have seen on the smaller streams here it should be fishing quite well. Big Stones 8-10, Ants 10 and Mayflys 12-14.
See you on the water,