Almost Fall….

No Fall color showing yet, but I felt a temp change last night into the high 30s. Every day gets warm again, but now the differential between water and air temp is better. The lake surface is still warm in the evening, but gives some heat away slowly to a clear night sky. It’s pretty hard to lose heat when it doesn’t cool off at night. I would feel good about fishing a dawn attack now. Water temp was 60deg this morn. It will rise to 64+ by 1:00 pm. It could still go back to Summer, but for the moment….it’s fishing time. Flows are still dropping….at 116cfs today in town. Drive towards Reno for more water, 492cfs and stable. Fish the bubbles…… The Summer-end menu is pretty skimpy. The Stones are done. Not many Caddis out and about yet. I did see a couple BWOs in spite of nuclear blue sky. Watched Dragonflies feeding in formation….always a sign that there is something good to eat on the wing. Midges are on the water most of the day. Zebra nymph is a call. Mid-day a drowned Hopper might move a fish. No risers to be seen. A few less fishers on the water this week. Give me a holler if you want to walk the water at daybreak!


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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