March is here!

We are teetering on the edge of spring…..I’m watching the flows closely. It looks like the melt has started. You can sit and watch the snow banks crumbling/melting away. Flows are as high as they have been for a while. 255cfs in town, 400cfs in the canyon. Looking forward to breaking out the switch rod and fishing bigger flows. For now, the flows are low enough to keep the 4wt busy, and see risers if you look sharp. The next few days will be cloudy and drizzly….good fishing weather compared to the blazing blue skies we have been “plagued with”. Skwallas are out on the water when air temps are warmer…mid-afternoon. I noticed yesterday, that Robin’s have arrived. Funny how every year they show up when the Skwallas do….Hmmmm. Get’em while they’re hot….

Saw a Caddis yesterday as well. New bugs are on the menu….. Water temps are coming up a little, at 40deg right now. A few Baetis are popping if a cloud comes by. Midges if you must. BIG clumps late in the day. We will see some weather later this week, but I think with the warm pavement and bare ground, snow won’t stick and the rain expected will wash away our limited snow pack as well…… We will have a melt spike on the Truckee gauges. As soon flows level out attack!

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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