Truckee Tahoe Fly Fishing Report May 23, 2018

The fishing has been pretty good with the unsettled weather.  Looks like more rain is on the way.  Not too many people out and about yet but that will change this weekend.  The flows on the rivers here are all at good fishing levels.  The snow up high is melting pretty fast and you can now get into Jackson Meadows and down to Milton.

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.

Truckee River **-***  Flows are slowly dr0pping and at 378cfs near Truckee and 851cfs below Boca.  The afternoon water temps are bumping up to the low 50’s when the sun comes out.  With the unsettled weather there have been some pretty sweet hatches of BWO’s and March Browns.  The hatches have not had consistent timing during the day or are they getting fish to consistently look up yet.  But, when the fish are looking up it has been fun.  Nymphing has been getting the most attention and bigger fish.  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, Soft Hackles 16-14, 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 **  Flows are up a bit at 199cfs and the temps are in the mid 40’s. There are some mid-day hatches going on here as well.  Tough to choose locations! 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.

See you on the water,


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