March is here!!!

This may be my favorite month on the year fishing wise on the Truckee…. The water is 45 deg and slowly warming. The flows in town are at 338cfs. 300-400 is good for anglers of average wading and drifting skills. The menu has started to change for the better. Skwalla are the big bug offering right now. After a winter of chasing tiny bits of food, the fish suddenly realize there are good things to be had. Fishing the nymphs are still statistically the best approach, but the fish are starting to look up as well. I think of this bug as a double bacon cheese burger, apologies to the vegans in this crowd…..Maybe think of a plant based burger without bacon……You get the idea. The snow along the river is not deep. Depending on your physicality, bring snow shoes for getting to and from the water. Snow gets softer in the pm on sunny days, but along the river the bank is melting out nicely. The takes are soft, and slowmo due to colder water . The fish are colored up and well fed. Will report more often now because things are a changin…..Had a wild bee hang with me yesterday……we are all ready for Spring!!!!!

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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