It feels fishy out there…….54 degree water, 54 deg. air temp. That is a watershed point. Now, if only we had some water……….32cfs near town. think ankle deep. In the canyon it’s a little better at 100cfs. Feels like hunting fish in a barrel. But they are much happier, and hungry. Now is a good time to walk the water to see the bones of the Truckee. When the water comes up again (theoretically), it will help to have a mental image of what’s down there. I fish high flows….1800cfs in the Spring to good effect, only because I walk the river now, at it’s lowest. Someone asked me when they should plan on coming up. I said….when you see on the USGS flow report at 300csf. That is the sweet spot for most recreational fishers. Wade-able, and drift-able…….without a big struggle. I figure when the first foot of white stuff melts, it is game on again. Think snow!

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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