It seems as though winter has decided to make a stand. At Alpine Meadows we have had a fair amount of snow and, yes rain. There was some pretty incredible skiing going on the last two weekends. Better take advantage of it while you can cause when it goes it will be fast. Back to my other favorite activity the fly fishing. Managed to sneak out the other day and take in the sights and sounds. Despite the recent deluge at the hill the areas fishing access has been great. Dry roads and very little snow to deal with cause most of the precipitation at the Truckee elevation came as rain. I did see plenty of bugs flying about to consider a dry but, stuck with the tried a true nymph rig. It worked.
Truckee ** and Little Truckee*** Access is good right now just watch the afternoon mud and spring snow storms. There are small BWO’s, Midges, Sqwalas, and Little Brown Stones hatching for a period most days, longer if the sky is overcast on both rivers. It is a nymphing game, however, with the Sqwalas out you should see some heads coming up to greet them. Patience my friends more dry fly action is in store soon. The flows for the Truckee have come up and dropped down below the level of the last report to 194cfs. The flows on the LT have come up nicely in the same timeframe to 106cfs.
Prosser, Boca, Stampede **-*** All three of the reservoirs are melted out with Prosser still having a few rafts of ice around. With the recent heavy rain work the inlet areas with some big streamers or nymphing under and indicator. You might even catch a few of the Sqwalas floating down so having a dry fly rod rigged with a sqwala could pay off on the windless days. Watch out for the mud around these reservoirs it is still pretty early to be driving up to the edge.
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Look forward to seeing you on the water, Brian