Summer has arrived! Since my last report the roads have started to open up and you can now drive out Jackson Meadows road and down to Milton Reservoir. The roads and Campgrounds look like they have taken a beating from the flooding this winter. I imagine that the Forest Service will need some time get things fixed up there. You can get to Milton just a little rougher than the past.
Flows on the Truckee at least have been bumping up and down and, to some extent, on the Little Truckee as well. Most bugs are starting to show and fish are starting to look up. The reservoirs are almost full and have been fishing pretty well too.
I am now offering Tenkara Fly Fishing as a product option. To book a trip give me a call 530-386-0525.
Truckee River*-** The flows have been all over the place but currently 1320cfs in town and 1760 below Boca. Mid-day water temps 58 degrees. Check the realtime streamflow site before heading out. A couple days of steady flow is what your looking for. Indicators and Streamers have been the most effective techniques. Try Pats Rubber Legs 10, Poxyback Golden Stones 8-10, Little Yellow Stones 12-14, Copper Johns 10-16, Micro May 16-18, SJW’s, Pheasant tails 14-18, Flashback PT’s 14-18, Haresears 12-16, and Princes 10-16. Streamers on a sinking line in green, white, and black have all worked.
Little Truckee River**-*** The flows here have been up and down as well. Currently, at 143cfs. All bugs are hatching here Mayflies, Little Yellow Stones, and Caddis. The fish are sporadicly eating on top. For Dries try Parachute Adams 12-16, BWO’s 14-18, PMD’s 14-16, Quigley Cripples 14-16, Caddis 14-16, EC Caddis 14-16, Little Yellow Stones 14, and Midges 16-20. For nymphs try Little Yellow Stones 12-14, Rainbow Warrior 16-18, Copper Johns 10-16, Micro May 16-18, SJW’s, PMD 16-18, Midges 16-20, Pheasant tails 14-18, Flashback PT’s 14-18, Haresears 12-16, and Princes 10-16.
Prosser, Boca, and Stampede *** The reservoirs are all nearly full for the first time in years. Inlets are where the action is early and late in the day. The fish are eating whatever is coming down the creek at that time. During the day try stripping streamers on a sinking line. For bugs see the Little Truckee list.
Milton ** The reservoir is very high and cold. Most of the Campsites are partially flooded and so is most of the boat launch. Fishing was slow but steady and we managed to land a couple rainbows and browns under the indicator on Callibeatis nymphs. For Ants try 10-14, Grey Drakes 10, Mahogany Duns 14, Little Yellow Stones 14, Midges 16-20, and Callibeatis 14. For Nymphs try Callibeatis 14, PT’s 12-14, Haresear 14-16, Copper Johns 14-16, Micro May 16-18, and Zebra Midge 16-20.
Have a great Fourth of July,