March is Springing!!!

As usual, I took the month of Feb. off from posting…..
It is mostly deep snow time and nobody seems to fish in bad weather…except the local sticks, because you learn to fish when it’s good, not when others think it’s time.
So I enjoyed myself catching some of the best fish of the year!
Now we can feel the warmth returning.
The phone is ringing again and people are booking trips. (Mostly for summer…..sigh.)
My sharable observations are that the birds have returned.
Killdeer, Mountain Blue birds, Geese, Robins, are back this week.
They show up when the bugs show……..
This means I have survived another winter!!!! 31 and counting.
Been out every day for the last week or so…….you can leave the snow shoes in the truck right now….the snow has set-up nicely. Flows are around 1000cfs and steady. Temp near 40deg. and clear or Steelhead green….
Some shore is open in places and wade-able bank edges.
The brown water will start soon, but don’t let that dissuade you because as I always say, “They can’t leave the water or quit eating”… right?
Still a few Skwallas around, Little winter stones, BWOs, fewer midges………
The true sign of Spring though, is flying spiders……saw a carrion fly yesterday…..soon the ants will start thinking about another year…..man, I love fishing a flying Carpenter ant. I’d guess about 3 weeks for them this year.
Stay tuned!!!!!

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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