April snow….

Yesterday’s eater of a Skwalla dry fly.

Yesterday was summer, today we have snow……it won’t last long due to warm ground, but may require a ride in my snow plow tonight. They are calling for 3-5 inches. Roads are slippery, be safe! The river is really nice right now. Fish are reaching the state of paranoia with all the attention they are getting. Been seeing refusals, and fish “go off”, hoping to get off when hooked. Fishing pressure is heavy due to poor skiing conditions. Bring some sneak with you. The river is at 440cfs and clear green in town. Bugs are popping. Midges early morning. Skwalla show up mid-day. BWO’s are sparse, but still here. March Brown Mayflies are starting, I’d go with a nymph for now. Some Micro Caddis are around too. Most all our birds are back doing business. Geese are nesting, try not to bother them. Gnat catchers are perch feeding on mayflies. Robins are hunting Skwalla near shore. Swallows are back this week, feeding on the wing. Where they are flying, is where the bugs are hanging. I’m watching the Stellar Jays for an indication of hatching Carpenter Ants. The Jay’s will switch to perch feeding if ants fly. It’s the only time they do it. With this snow, we will push back their emergence for a week or so. 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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