November fishing report…

A pleasant time of year up here. Most visitors have returned home till the resorts open. We got our first dusting of snow, which melted immediately due to warm ground and warmer days. Some snow still lurks in shady spots, so hike with care. The flows are now low and colder (48), and very clear. Bring layers of clothes…socks and fleece , and a wind breaker is good.. Wade carefully as well, the rocks are coated with slime this time of year. The fish are overworked and buyer averse…….but that doesn’t mean we can’t find them, just that they can self release at a speed I have not seen in 30 years here. I tend to fish a little farther away because of this shyness…a little lighter leader is a good call, along with a longer drift…. The bug population has dwindled to our winter menu. Two primary food forms for the next few months. BWOs, and midges…a few little glossasoma Caddis still around. Occasional risers so carry a dry at the ready. Apply your best sneak….Rule #1 is in full effect, don’t let them know you are coming. See you on the water.

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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