More March….

Truckee river flows have leveled off for the time being. Time to fish. 225cfs in town, 399 in the canyon. clear/green. Geese have been headed north at night, for a week. Mnt Blue Birds just showed yesterday…… I really love this time of year. Bugs are the bird’s main food form. The birds therefore, don’t show up until the bugs pop. Now….it’s game on!!!!!! Fish are looking up… some nice ones…saw a couple beginner fishers score this week. Just need to get a drift. Skwallas took a couple days off due to chilly temps, but warm days ahead! Mid-afternoon is the time to watch for them. Keep your eyes peeled for them on the bubble line near shore. They don’t fly to the water…..they walk. Fish that have tasted some Skwalla in years past, will lurk near shore to intercept a good meal. I find it very hard to hunt fish on the same side of the river that I’m on…..but I keep an ear tuned to an gulp on the other side of the river. Midges are still being eaten, but slowly it’s shifting away from them as a main course. BWOs have become a possibility for a food option early, and later.

Fish all the stages…..emerger, adult, and spliit-wing stage late afternoon. There is still snow around, but it’s starting to go fast…..bring a wind breaker as well for the shady spots. Bring a staff for safety, it’s still slippery. There won’t be water to fish this summer….fish now.

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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