Tahoe/Truckee Fly Fishing Report – May 1, 2012

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Fishmas Eve party! We managed to raise some money for TU. Be sure to thank Stephan for all the great raffle prizes.

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Switch Rods for Trout I am offering another one-day class on using switch rods for trout, June 2, 2012. Beulah fly rods will be there with demo rods and lines for students to use. CLICK HERE to download the PDF flyer for all the details.

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Today it looks as though spring has sprung. The rivers and creeks are at a high, clear, spring flows, very fishable. This time of year as long as there is no rain event and at night it freezes at the higher elevations runoff will be clear. Have seen some sporatic surface activity but, mostly it is still nymphing and streamers. Access is good around the area just be cautious of the mud. It is still a bit wet and and easy to get stuck especially by the reservoirs. It is a great time to be here!

Truckee River **-** Flows are high and clear, prefect for nymphing or streamers. Haven’t seen too many fish on the surface even though there is a mid-day hatch of BWO’s. Still a few Sqwalas and March Browns around. For nymphing try Stones 10-6, Prince 12-6, PT’s 16-10, SJW, Haresear 16-10, Micro Mays 20-16, and Midges 20-16. If the standard Wooley Bugger is doing it for you as a streamer then try one of the bzillion Sculpin patterns that are on the market now.

Little Truckee River **-** There are still some fish trying to spawn so give them a break those are the future! The flows are up and clear. S hould see some hatches here on the overcast days, BWO’s, Elk Hair Caddis 18-14, Compara Duns 20-14, Parachute Adams 20-14, Griffiths Gnat 18-16, and Emerger/Cripples 20-14. Still more of a nymphing game at this time so try: Zebra Midge 10-16, Mirco May 20-16, PTs 18-14, SJW, Prince 18-10, and Stones 16-10. For streamers Try a Woolly Bugger.

Local Reservoirs *** All are good to go and access is good as well. Be wary of the mud! My scouts tell be the Bass are hitting at Prosser and Stampede haven’t had time to check it out myself yet. Slow stripping a streamer or Burks aggravator nymph has been a good technique. It will catch the bass and trout both.

It is time to get out and fish! Brian

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