Getting nice….

I enjoy all the seasons….but, Fall may be my favorite. Cooler air and water. Water temps are starting at 59deg. and finishing the day around 64deg. With cooler nights this will drop slowly down to happy fish temps. Fewer people out pestering them helps too.We seem to have a fishy window in the morning. Nuclear blue most of the day. A spinner fall evenings may cause a few fish to rise. One indicator of an oncoming Winter, is that the Birds have left….told ya they sounded ready to go. I noticed that spiders are flying as well. Look towards the setting sun and you’ll see the hanks of silk glowing, along with all the other bugs. Many spiders crash land on the the crest, to be freeze dried and saved for Grey Capped Rosy Finch next Summer. Our current menu includes PMDs, Mahogany Duns, Midges both white and black. Some Caddis in a variety of sizes (Crystal white emerger works pretty well, and a Zebra too.) A drowned Hopper is a possible……Water is too low to fish in town, and down below Boca is off color due to a draw down in the lake. This gives you a shot at working closer to fish, and using a heavier leader. Had a friend turn a fish that straightened his big hook in a blink. Be ready out there, you never know who your dance partner will be…..See you on the water.


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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