Fly Fishing the Truckee and Little Truckee Rivers

P1010318

 

This past week has been cold to say the least.  With temps in the teens to single digits, winter is here and the crowds are lacking.  At least on the water.  With the ski season gearing up  for most means the fishing season is quieting down for the seasonal crowd around here.  But that doesn’t mean the fish are taking a break as well.  Just gotta think small for the most part.  The big Truckee looks cold and icy as of yesterday.  But the temps are climbing up a little bit this week as we are kicking that cold snap to the side for a bit.  The warming trend should pick things up a bit this week.  But while the Truckee is iced up like your guides have been all week the Little Truckee remains in great shape.  Since she is a tail water her temps are much more consistent than her bigger brother through out the year.  Small is the name of the game right now.  Think softer water and stay persistent.  Just remember, you can’t catch them sitting on the couch.

Fly Fishing in the snow. Little Truckee Fishing report

P1010162

Is the weather finally here?  Is El nino really going to pull us out of this drought?  Is Mother Nature gonna quit being such a prude? Well, we sure hope so!  The fall air has been nice and crisp lately.  It seems we have finally kicked the warm weather to the way side for a bit.  In the morning have seen the lower 30s and we may even see some mid to high 20s this week in the wee hour before as the sun tries to come up for those spectacular sunrises.  As mountain folk we embrace this cold weather in hopes that it will freeze the ground, so that odd white stuff that has been so rare lately will maybe stick around this year.  We would like to see that weird stuff hang around all summer.  It used to do that.

Yesterdays white filled skies were a welcome sight to say the least.  The parking lot had quite a few cars for the snowy morning.  The fish are in!  But boy are they selective.  They too are over joyed with the new change of seasons.  Small bugs are the main part of their menu.  Tiny little sail boats were very sporadic yesterday.  We didn’t get that blanket hatch that we had hoped for.  There were a few looking up.  But not as many as one would like.  I can only guess the next few weeks will be memorable.  Those nice over cast days should really fire.  But for us any day out on the water is a memorable one.  Much better than a day spent on the couch!

Fall colors

image-3
Its a great time to come and enjoy the fall colors up here (not just on the trees). With our great weather, and cooling water temps we are looking at some of the best fishing of the year. Most area waters are fishing well, some better than others tho! Stop by the shop for the latest update, or better yet book a trip to learn the nuances fall fishing.

The canyon is alive and well. Truckee River Fly Fishing.

P1010074

This morning the air is crisp.  The canyon still has some shade in it.  But up along the steep canyon banks of the Truckee River the sun is a blazing and the hoppers are still jumping about.  This week feels like summer is trying to peek her head out for one last hoo raw.  The water has a nice bite to it, we are still wearing our shorts because we are not ready to put those crusty waders back on. ( I found out how leaky they are this past week at pyramid, yuck).  The fish are eating well and appear to have made it through the summer in great shape.  Well, at least the ones down here below the mouth of Boca through out the deep canyon.  We are best to avoid the drought ridden upper sections.  It is quite sad in the town of Tahoe City these days along the Truckee River.  And even worse one might say down in the desert of Nevada where those beastly fish once roamed.  Hopefully mother nature is kind to us and our fishy friends this winter.  But for now a small section of the river is still in great shape and fish able in a good way.  You just have to know where to look.

P1010076

Kids love to fish!

image
No question folks, kids love to fish! Truth is a lot of the time they do better than mom and dad. There is no better time than the warm days of summer to get the younglings out on the water. And no better way than booking a guided trip up at sawmill lake. Call the shop to book or to get more info!

It is not all doom and gloom!

Yes it is true that our beloved Truckee is not faring well with the ongoing drought. It seems like all you see scrolling on the internet is how bad things are. Well there is still some great summertime fishing out there, from high lakes and spring creeks to carp fishing down low. I have spent my last few days all over the area from the West Walker to Sawmill Lake on the north shore of Tahoe. If you know where to look and when to go, the fishing has been good to great. So grab that 3 wt and go for a hike, break out the poppers and chase some bass, or check out some other great rivers and lakes in the Sierra. With the busy days of summer its a great time to check out some private water like Sawmill Lake. Call the shop for inquiries!image Here is Kimmy with a fine specimen of a Sawmill Lake rainbow, not a bad first fish ever! Good job Kimmy!