August-5

Very fishy feeling this morning. Grey monsoon influence clouds, and pleasant air temps of 60deg. Raining now. Water is 62-63 at dawn. Flows are 240cfs in town, and starting to look a bit bony. Almost 500cfs in the canyon. There is about a two hour window first thing…. Food-wise…..PMDs are early risers. And early finishers as well. If you look closely at the top of a tall pine tree at about 8am, you may see a whirling cloud of mating bugs…. returning to the water well before noon. Little bug life in peak of summer at high noon. That is why a hopper is a good call this time of year, before lunch. No birds flying/feeding. After noon, is hoot owl time, go find some shade for a nap. Gonna be a tough month…..pray for more clouds.

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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