Spring a dingding……..

Ok….finally it is stable and warm! I think the snow is behind us…….time to fish!
The river is looking good….the upper section between Truckee and TC is flowing well and has given up a few fish, and a fish has spanked an angler or two.
Some smaller stones are coming off…..overall bugs are sparse…more morning and afternoon.
The only thing I notice since opening day, is fishers are more spread out. You can find a spot to fish without sharing.
It’s flowing at 933 this morning and green/clear….pretty. Dropping slightly every day….water is inside the banks finally.
River’s a little bigger down below, but still very fishy.
I can feel the change about to happen……H2O temps are starting to climb this week, this will boost our bugs.
Nymphing is steady, March Browns…maybe…worms probably….Baetis for sure…..a few Glossasoma are fluttering…
Fish are starting to chase a streamer……it will get better over the next couple weeks.
Bobbers are still a good approach for now…..be a bit more sneaky than this Spring, water is clear and fish are aware of us…….Haven’t seen any risers…..they are waiting for Hoppers and Drakes….or Ants….
It will only get harder as we go….!
Remember that all the easy parking/fishing has been hammered for 6 months…..maybe walk a bit.
Now that the water is a little lower and warming, think about where the fish may go…if he goes…..you need to go too…..
I have been able to cross the river quite a few times, so it is doable if you are careful…buddy wading is advised for safety.
If ya push it, you might swim,…tap dancin’…is close to a swim……I swam yesterday.
There are big fish lurking if you don’t tell them you are coming, and get a good drift.
Holler if I can help.

Jim

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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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