Monthly Archives: April 2012

Blue sky!

Looks like a week of nice weather coming. Freezing last night, that will help slow the melt this morning. Not expecting to see noses much. Fish subsurface. Lots of worms in the seine. Along with other goodies too. Seeing some … Continue reading

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Drizzle…

It rained last night, and drizzled this morning. No need to go look, the river will be Tan this morning. Alternated between snow, rain, and sun all day. Very windy today as well. Wait a day. This next week should … Continue reading

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More melt….

It got very warm yesterday (day and night), and the melt kicked in. The first day or so it will throw the fish off a bit. Then, they’ll have to eat. (and we’ll have to fish.) The higher flows will … Continue reading

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The Melt….

Looks like it’s official. Toasty today, the first three locals who saw me said,”I guess spring is here.” The river is going slightly off-color in the PM. Didn’t freeze last night…… With this warm spell, I’m hoping we don’t get … Continue reading

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Truckee – 4/17/12

Looking like a beautiful week. I think the flows are about as nice as they will get. Flows will be warmer on a low water year. Fish early this year…… Right now the H2O temp is around 46 deg. clear/green. … Continue reading

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Truckee – 4/10/12

The menu is changing…. All winter it’s been little bugs. Lately the Skwalla have been the big draw. Now they are naturally winding down, and the rest of the “Bugs of Spring” are going to kick in…… Saw my first … Continue reading

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Gentle-men fishing….

Since most folks don’t fish year-round, it is difficult to hone that inner fish ninja. Preseason practicing helps of course. Getting that cast squared away is good. But how does one get the most out of fishing time on the … Continue reading

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Perfection…..

Perfection, is a rarely achieved state. But my search for perfection is constant. Fishing the Truckee requires raising the bar on our technique. I say there is no secret to it. Just do everything you normally do, just better. I … Continue reading

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Still hearing….

Gloooop! The sound is enough to freeze me in my tracks. Sure people bird by ear, but who fishes by ear? I do! When big bugs are on the water (like Skwalla), it behooves one to listen, instead of blindly … Continue reading

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Spring/Winter……..

OK, a small set back……

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