Getting low……

Howdy all!!!! Celebrating 225 followers!!!! My version of viral!!!! Thanks for being there for me….and the fish. Down to 150cfs in town and way too warm. Nights just need to cool off more. When the river is down this low, it is time to quit fishing, and do your research. Where are the holes? How deep are those deep troughs? Take a look at the runs near shore that will be obscured when the water is big this coming Spring (yes, there will be a Spring!). You hear people say that it’s “blown out” when it’s big and muddy. Not so………I tell fishers that it is nice at 300cfs for most folks. But those who do their homework and have raised their game, are good to 1800cfs and more. I have seen risers eat dries in nearly 3000cfs in the Spring, and of course in the middle of Winter snow storm as well…… I have noticed in fifty years or so of fly fishing that many are out fishing when it is too warm for fish safety these days. They don’t want to stop, because they didn’t fish enough the rest of the year. With climate change and our drought…we need to fish earlier in the season, and of course the only way to do that is to fish Winter and Spring and early Summer…..not late Summer. Forget July, August, and much of Sept. I can remember fishing all Summer long……not anymore. Working with what we have makes more sense than complaining about what we haven’t got. I may be philosophical by nature, but I think fly fishing has helped a bunch! We are almost to cooler weather….just hang on.

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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