I have returned from the Klamath Steelhead season. The season was different than past years in that it was very wet instead of hot and sunny. One of the wettest Octobers in recent history. Great for the water and drought situation in California. The Steelhead seems to like it as well. Thanks to all of you that made it a success again this season. My window on the Klamath is pretty short reservations for next season are available now.
Back here the the Truckee area, it is transition time. For me, that is switching from Guiding to Ski Patrolling. The wet October and recent storms have set us up pretty well for water in the Truckee and surrounding reservoirs. A reminder that we are in the Winter Regulation Season! That means that the Truckee is only open from Trout Creek to the Stateline and the Little Truckee between Boca and Stampede. For both it is Zero Kill and Barbless hooks. Consult the regulations if you have questions.
Truckee River**-*** The flows at Boca are 182cfs and the mid-day temps are in the low 40’s. This time of year fishing can be hit and miss with the cold temps and low pressure rolling through with the storms. Fish the heat of the day and look for the deeper slower runs. Bug wise things are generally smaller with Midges 18-22 and BWOs 16-20 making up the bulk of the hatches. Stones are around in smaller sizes 10-14 so don’t be afraid to roll one when nymphing.
Little Truckee** Flows are 31cfs and temps are in the low 40’s. Might be a few Browns still spawning so give em a brake and let them finish. Tactics and techniques are the same a the Truckee right now. Beware of the the early snowfall that road is not plowed in winter.
How about the rehab work! Pretty nice! Would love to hear some comments on that.
Gift Certificates are available make great Christmas gifts!
See you on the water,