Big water time!!

There is hope that Spring is coming!
The tops of the Sage brush is showing, and the days are a bit warmer…..several blue bird days in a row.
The fishing has been good, with the flows at 1200cfs, steady, and clear with 6ft of vis.
The Skwallas are almost done, and the March Brown Mays are starting to pop.
Still a few Winter stones, and BWOs are a mainstay….
I have caught fish on dries, bobber, and streamer in the last two weeks.
I would still bring snow shoes, frozen in the morning and easy, but on a warm afternoon you may be post-holing thigh deep.
The big fish are near the edge in these flows, don’t spook them on approach.
Bring a longer handled net , because the fish don’t want to come on shore, and you don’t want to wade.
Those that don’t know how to fish bigger water need to learn from someone who does! Because the big guys play now.
We find it just gets better as the flows come up. At 4-5000cfs they will stack very close to shore.
There is plenty for them to eat, and nobody bothering them yet…..(or so they think).
This is my personal favorite time of year to fish. Far better than later when the flows are low, people are pounding them, and big guys are hiding.
I’ve said this every year I’ve posted here, and my phone doesn’t seem to ring……my best advise, is to fish the water most fishers call blown out. Your personal best fish is waiting. Give me a shout to figure it out!!!! I’d love to help……

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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