More April snow……

I don’t really mind whimsical weather, but it is hard to predict fishing.
Two days ago it was windy and cloudy and we had some snow on the ground, higher tan-colored flows, with a spinner fall benefiting a couple risers. Yesterday afternoon it was blue skies, no snow, lower, clearer flows, and nary a bug to be seen and no fish eating. Water temp went from 43deg, to 50deg. Getting closer to happy fish temps.
Another Grass Hopper spotted……seems a bit early. The little blast we are getting the next few days will punish this early arrival. When I seine the water for bug info, I get very little to look at. When the water comes up in the grass, I seine some grass on the bank. Yesterday we found March Brown May Fly nymphs up in this new niche. They shouldn’t be too long now.
BWOs are still a main course if a cloud comes by. No sign yet of the Carpenter Ants….gotta be a little warmer for them. There are little black/red ants around now, small epoxy ants might be worth a try. Still seeing a few Skwallas around, but they seem about done for this year.
Sitting on a run yesterday watching…….an Osprey landed in a tree across from us to watch as well (Or better)….
We sat for 20 minutes together, then he dropped in right in front of us. He missed the fish, but my friend thought he enjoyed the show as much as catching a fish. I like watching them too….because they go all in….feet first.
I fish year-round, and this is the time of year I like best. It’s getting fishy out there 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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