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Water thoughts, and fishing epiphanies.

JULY!!!

Over half a year already…….and definitely summer. We have started seeking shade while on the way to the water, and even on the water. I suggest you stay hydrated for best results. The best fishing is early and late right … Continue reading

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June…A fine time.

I enjoy watching the bug menu expand every June. Our month of big bugs…. Big Green Drakes, Gray Drakes, Caddis 3sizes..Hoppers have appeared…My personal favorite! The flows are nearing perfect for most fishers. Holding for the moment at 450cfs and … Continue reading

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June finally,,,,

If you have been watching the USGS flows for the Truckee river, you know we are getting close to perfect…….528cfs now, and a beautiful green/blue, but coming down rapidly to Summer levels at 300cfs. But I don’t think it will … Continue reading

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May….for fun!

The flows are coming down…….694cfs today, a beautiful green color. The water temp is coming up, 49deg. and “nearly” wet wade-able. We shouldn’t have more seasonal flow peaks after this week. The majority of the snow pack is gone for … Continue reading

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They’re here…….

The Carpenter Ants are flying! They are here for two weeks or so. Get after those fish with a dry fly, or a drowned one……fish love them. My indicator for this food form is a Stellar Jay. Very few times … Continue reading

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MAY/Summer……

I just post what I see……Looks like Summer today. Full T-shirt/shorts weather. Bugs are starting to pop in numbers. The flows are back up after the cloudy and cooler temps. 628cfs this morning. Green color…..very fishy looking. March brown mays, … Continue reading

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Sun and snow…..

Reports are good for about an hour this time of year….It might snow, it might not. Got close to an inch of snow dust last night, by noon it’s almost gone. Weather is going to be unstable till later this … Continue reading

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More May

The Truckee is at 912cfs in town, and rising……Bring your bigboy wading pants. March Browns are happening…BWO’s are popping. Seeing a Caddis or two. The Carpenter Ants almost flew yesterday, the cold breeze shut them down just before takeoff. I … Continue reading

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MAAAAY!!!!!!

Flows are holding at 700cfs in town, 1010cfs in the canyon.. That is bigger than most folks can wade in. So, we don’t……We use a big stick and stand back. Fishing is a challenge for shorter rods now. Mid-morning seems … Continue reading

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less snow…..

We got a short blaster of snow, which has melted mostly. The river is up to 660cfs and the color is good. Wade boldly, and you may need dancing shoes, and then a PFD. A wading staff is a good … Continue reading

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