Skwallas are on the water, and fish are looking up for a big bite finally. You still need to use a quality drift, these fish know about hooks. BWOs are popular as well. Follow the hatch cycle…..mornings are about emergers, mid-day its about adult Skwalla winged adult dry, then towards evening the mayfly spinner fall. Midges have fallen from favor. I think they are over the midge thing after 4-5 months of eating them. The river is green / barely tan. The melt has started in earnest. With this snow pack the river may not go completely muddy, just like last year, and melt will be brief. This higher water makes for some of the best fishing of the year. More water lets bigger fish move under cover, there is more food scoured up, and the hoard hasn’t shown up yet. Near town the flows are 386cfs (wade-able) , 680cfs down in the canyon (buddy wade). Big stick time in the canyon. Yesterday was about 60 deg, and still nice out at midnight. Those that have followed me for a while, know that I use the word “perfect” 3-4 times a year. It is always a good time to go fish, but now is better………..


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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