Fishing Report May 7, 2015

Woke up to some fresh snow this morning!  Where was this two months ago?  We need the water so I will take it.  Another Bonus, This overcast weather has made for some great early season dry fly fishing.  Access is good to all locations except some of the higher elevation backcounty lakes.

This would be the time to get up here and fish with me.  In Addition to guiding the rivers and lakes of the area I also offer club presentations, casting instruction, and fly fishing instruction classes.  Here is what is scheduled so far:

Orvis 301 classes

Coming up in May 16th I am offering the first of three Orvis 301 classes.  In conjuction with Reno, Roseville, and San Jose Orvis stores I am offering 301 classes to those that have  completed Orvis 101 and 201 and want to further their fly fishing experience and education.  These are one day programs.

Dates:  May 16th,  June 6th, and July 25th

Truckee Sampler

For those that have fly fishing experience and are looking to explore the area and find some new spots to fish I am offering the  Truckee Sampler.  This is a two-day program exploring waters of Truckee to the North Yuba.  June 11th and 12th

For more information and pricing please contact me.

Truckee River ***  Flow on the Truckee in Town is  up from the rain/snow to 65cfs, at Boca Bridge it is 268 cfs and looks like it is being turned down this morning.  Water temps have been good 48 degrees in the morning and mid-day temp of 53 degrees.  The March Browns are coming off in decent numbers with the fish keying on them.  Followed by a nice hatch of BWO’s.  In the deeper pocket water there are a lot of small stone shucks appearing on the boulders.  Dries and Dries Dropper techniques above Boca and below use your favorite nymphing method where needed.  Parachute Adams 14-20, Dark Hendrickson 14-16, Hackle Stacker BWO 16-18, Compara Duns 14-18,Quigley Cripples14-18, Midges 18-22, and Stimulator 10-12 .  Nymphing with Pheasant tails 14-18, FBPT 14-18, Haresear 14-18, Stones 8-10, Copper Johns 14-18, Zebra Midges 16-18, and Birdnest 14-16.

Little Truckee River **-*** The flow here has been lowered to 86cfs and expect it to continue to drop.  Water temps have been in the low 50′s.  Small 16-24 Midges, Mayflies, and Caddis are the ticket here.  Expect to see some fish spawning in the finer gravel areas.   Stay off the Redds, give them a break and leave them alone to do their thing.

Reservoirs**-***  The Truckee Triangle of reservoirs Prosser, Boca, and Stampede are all quite low.   Boat ramps are high and dry and finding a place to launch off the beach is tricky as well.  Watch out for the Mud!   Conditions are good to get out and try to catch a Kokanee on fly.  Smaller Midges and Mayfly patterns work well 16-20.  For all the other fishes that swim there, stripping a good old Woolly Bugger 6-8 on a sink tip will get the job done from shore as well.  Don’t spend a ton of time in one spot.

See you on the water,


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