Kevin and Max early session on the truckee
The East Walker is hanging in there with flows in the low 90’s. Don’t be afraid to move around and get out of the Mile. Fish will be spooky so try to blend in and stay quiet around the river. Light, short leader and tippets are the way to go and don’t forget to check and clean your flies every other cast or so. Small midges, dry dropper set ups and caddis are your best bets. Please be aware of the river temps. try to get the fish to the net as quick as possible and make sure the fish are fully revived before releasing.
The West Walker is low and crystal clear. Seems to be getting a fair amount of pressure, try to get there early. Stealth is key, good presentations are going to make the difference. Go small and light and cover water. Midges, caddis, mayflies should all do the job.
Fly fishing on the Truckee river has been better than expected lately. Get out there early or the last couple hours of the day, the water is warm. Faster water is going to hold the fish, they need the oxygen. Please try to get the fish to the net as quick as possible and make sure they are fully revived before releasing. Been seeing a lot of crawdads on the river bed along with the usual bugs. Smaller dark maylies, green caddis, midges and stoneflies are pretty much the go to this time of the year. Call the shop for a guide if you want to get to know some of the spots or techniques we use when fishing the Truckee.
This Saturday, July 5 is Free Fishing Day in California. No licenses required. So get out there early and beat the heat/crowds and enjoy the incredible rivers and scenery we have. Hope to see you out there.
I’m sure most of you know but California is experiencing a drought right now. Reservoirs are low and the snowpack is pretty much gone. So do everybody a favor(including the fish) and try to reduce your water usage. Shorter showers, less water on the grass and not leaving the faucet running are just a few simple things we can do to keep the water in the rivers flowing clear and cold this summer.
So after a Winter where it didn’t snow, we get to late April and Opening Day and it snows all weekend. Hey, we need the water so bring it on. There are fish in both Carsons and it looked like the weather didn’t deter too many people from getting out there this weekend. This week is supposed to be pretty warm so get out there and catch(and release) some fish!!
Guide school 2014 is just two weeks away! Take your passion for fly fishing to a new level and join us for guide school starting May 5th.We still have room for men or women who would like to learn the skills needed to become a successful professional fly fishing guide. Learn from some of the best guides in the Sierras. For more information check are website tahoeflyfishing.com to view or download itinerary. Rick McGuire from Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters has put together an excellent six day program. We hope to see you May 5th.
Peter Santley TFFO
Guide school 2014 is just six weeks away ! There are just three spots left. Turn your passion of fly fishing into a rewarding part or full time career. Learn from some of the best guides in the sierras in a great 6 day program on all aspects of becoming a professional fly fishing guide. For more info check our website at www.tahoeflyfishing.com and click on guide school button to view or down load itinerary. We hope to see you there!
Peter Santley TFFO
Guide school 2014 is just two months away. If you would like to turn your fly fishing hobby into a career join the staff at Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters May 5th thru 10th for guide school 2014. Learn the fine points of being an excellent guide with some of the best guides in the Sierras. Rick McGuire of Tahoe Fly Fishing Guide Service has put together a great program that when completed you will have the knowledge and skills to guide from here to Alaska and beyond. For information and itinerary of Guide School 2014 go to Tahoeflyfishing.com and click on the Guide School button. Students that have completed our past guide schools are guiding all over the country and beyond. I hope to see you there on May 5th.
Peter Santley Guide TFFO