Prime time….

This is the time to play.
Flowers are blooming,

A sure sign of Spring.

A sure sign of Spring.


birds are birding…
Fish are fishing…..
The river is perfect.
Flows are about 300 cfs. near town.
Clear/green and 59-60 deg.
The dominant bug right now, are little yellow Crane flies. (Try a sz 18 psyco prince a “little yeller feller”.)
Some March Browns are still around too.
As clouds pass, there are some BWOs.
Cream Caddis are flyin’ towards evening.
Midges are year-round food. Try wind skating a sz 24 over a riser….cream and darker too.
Saw my first Grass hopper yesterday! (The very large over-Winter female. The Mother of all hoppers….)
The flying Ants have flown…try drowning a black or red/black epoxy.
Water is very clear in slow stretches, and fish are shopping closely.
Fish are more than a little spooky.
Fast water is a better close approach.
It’s slowly sliding to more early and late fishing, instead of high-noon.
We are almost to Summer, it’s coming early…..
Flows will be LOW and WARM later….
The one good thing about a drought (yes we are in one) is almost no mosquitoes!
Fish now!

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About Bigflyguideservice

Full time fly fishing guide on the Truckee River and other California state waters. Smaller stream techniques as well as switch rod instruction. 40 years experience fly fishing. Catch and release only.
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