Been a while since my last report. We are into our fall routine around here and there are a few changes going on with the weather and flows. First, we had our first dusting of snow on the mountain tops and not a drop of moisture in town. Second, the flows in the area are being changed up a bit which is pretty typical for this time of year. With the cooler weather water temps are perfect for many of the venues. It would be nice to get a good rain storm since it has been more than three months since we had a meaningful storm. But, when we do the fishing is going to get even better on our rivers.
Truckee **-*** The flows in town are going up and down with the Donner Lake discharge and are 108cfs with afternoon water temps hitting 60-62 degrees. From Boca down flows are dropping and at 163cfs with afternoon water temps are a little cooler with the water coming out of Boca. Streamers are going to be coming on later in the month but, the dry dropper rig is still effective with fish readily eating both the dry and the dropper. The bugs are fewer and smaller. However, I did see some October caddis shucks on the rocks today. There are Midges 16-18, BWO’s 16-18, October Caddis 12-10 , and Caddis 14-16.
Little Truckee** The flow has been ramped down to 28cfs. It may stay at this level for quit some time. Take this opportunity to fish a different body of water. These fish could use a rest.
North Yuba*** The flows are here are the usual low, clear, and decent temps. Great dry fly fishing with smaller Mayflies 16-20, Caddis 16-18, and October Caddis 10.
Milton Reservoir**-*** Milton is fishing good some of the time and super tough other times. For fishing dries plan on using a long leader, small tippet, and be willing to change up to find the pattern. Stripping on a sinking line will work as well. Plenty of small Midges 18-22, Mayflies 16-20, and Caddis 16-18.
Time to start thinking about Steelhead on the Klamath. I still have some open dates in the last half of October, Prime Time! Call and set up your trip.
See you on the water,