July……..

With the minimal snow pack this year, we are already looking like late summer. Water temps are hovering near my temp cutoff by the end of the day 64-65…….. Dawn temps are around 60-62. So if you fish, do so early. The fish suffer from stress before we even hook them. I’ve started finding dead fish in the morning……..Don’t subject your personal best fish to a dismal end. Little fish don’t seem as bothered by the heat, but big guys resuscitate poorly. We are locally doing a Hoot Owl closure after 1:00 pm. Thanks for your support! The bugs go very early….Seeing PMDs doing a flight by 7:00 am. Hoppers are going by noon, then, bug-wise it slows to nothing mid-day. It gets tubular at high-noon anyway. When humans are lounging in a stream without squeaking…..it’s too hot to fish.

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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