Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishing Report May 14, 2018

Looks like we are in for a week of unsettled weather with afternoon thunder storms.  Should be good for the fishing.  I have been seeing more bugs popping on the overcast days.  Even found a few working fish that took us to school.  Love that!  The fish don’t care they’re already wet throw on the wading/rain jacket and head on out. It is still a bit early for the high country access.

Have your tried Tenkara?  I am offering Tenkara as an option for a guided trip.  Tenkara is a Japanese style of fishing that is very simple and clean.  Rod, Line, and Fly, no Reel.  Give me a call and we can set up a Tenkara trip.  530-386-0525.

Orvis 301 classes are offered at anytime.  Call with your date or dates and I will get you out on the water and hopefully hooked up to a fat Trout.  530-386-0525.

I will be giving a presentation on Fly Fishing the Truckee at Roseville Orvis this Thursday 5/17 from 6 to 7pm.

Truckee River **-***  The flows are 399cfs in Town and 1,220cfs at Boca.   The temps are in the mid to upper 40’s with the water rising a bit in the afternoons.  Fishing above Boca will be easier to access at this time.  With the overcast weather look for some fish to be looking up.  For Dries try Parachute Adams 14-20, Quigley Cripples 14-18, March Browns, 14-16 and Royal Wulff 12-16.   For Nymphs try Try Pat’s Rubber legs 8-10, Mercer’s Poxyback Golden Stone 8-10,  Flashback PT 12-14, SJW, Haresear 10-14, Birdsnest 10-14, and Prince Nymphs 8-10.  For Streamers try your standard Woolley Buggers  green and black 4-10, Sculpin patterns in green, white, and tan 4-8.

Little Truckee River ***  The flows here are 98cfs and temps are in the mid 40’s.  Expect the fishing to be tough as the flow is low for this time of year.  The inlet area has been fishing really well.  Probably going to see some hatches here with the overcast weather but, nymphing works pretty good.  For Dries try  Parachute Adams 14-20, Quigley Cripples14-18, Midges 18-22, Griffiths Gnat 16-20, Skwalas 10-12, and BWO’s 16-20. For nymphs try Pats Rubber Legs 10, Copper Johns 10-16, Micro May 16-18, SJW’s, Zebra midge 16-18 Pheasant tails 14-18,  Flashback PT’s 14-18, Haresears 12-16, and Princes 10-16.  Streamers are worth a try as well.

Prosser, Boca, Stampede**-***  Be aware of the mud here and don’t drive too close to the edge.   Boca inlet area is fishing well for multiple species Rainbows, Browns, and Kokanee.  I have had a number of  reports of good Smallmouth fishing in Prosser.  Stampede has been good as the fish are up in the shallows chasing Midges and Callibeatis nymphs.  Fishing under an indicator has been really effective Mid-day.  For Dries try Parachute Adams 14-20, Quigley Cripples 14-18, Hares Ear nymphs 14-16, Birdnest 14-16, March Browns 14-16, Callibeatis 14-16. and Blood Midge 16-18.   For nymphs Callibeatis nymphs 14-16, Flashback PT 14-16, Zebra Midges 16-18, and Blood Midge 16-18.  For Streamers try your Woolley Buggers  green and black 4-10.

See you on the water,


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