A classic example of what I call a flash melt. Starting at 47cfs and rising to 550cfs in 24hrs near town. A night of rain on snow, is all it takes. The river will continue to come back down to what can become our winter level. If the temps drop to single digits, then flows will return to low flows much as before. The river is at 300cfs now and is really nice sized and clearing quickly as usual. The fish have been freed up from their small sanctuary pools, to roam about again. With all the food stirred up, they can feed. Parking is a problem, but if you walk a bit, the river is all yours. I put little stock in hatch guides these days with climate change, but we can adjust like the bugs do. They go when it’s good. I’m keeping an eye out for Skwallas about a month early. You just need to stay alert, and ask the questions. A blue bird day today, but more weather on the way soon. you can see the river leveling out…fish for a day. If I was predicting….Fri may be another flash melt.


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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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