Spring is upon us in the Sierras and has brought us another two feet of much needed snow! We now have enough snow to make for a great runoff as long as the temps stay cold at night and the day time temps don’t sky rocket. This is fantastic news! Our two past winters were less than average making for low water levels everywhere. So a big thanks goes out to mother nature!
We have been lucky so far this year and have been able to fish all winter. The East Walker has been fishing great as well as the Little Truckee and the Truckee River. All have had impressive hatches even in the cold. The fish have been active and have even been eating dries. Midges and Baetis have been hatching consistently, especially in the nasty weather. Bundle up and see for yourself.
For right now, the best place to fish would be the the East Walker River. We have been having some fantastic days throughout the whole river system and some pretty amazing wildlife viewing. We have seen Big Horn Sheep, Bald Eagles, numerous deer and not to mention all the trout. The fish are spread out again and in every seam and bucket. Just the way the EW should be. Higher flows have been the key for success lately….if they could only regulate the flows. Indicator nymphing has been the most productive with small Baetis and midge patterns. We have also had good luck with streamer fishing. Fishing streamers is an exciting way to catch bigger, more agressive fish. The takes are explosive and usually visible when the lighting is right. If your streamer skills are not up to par then have one of our guides give you a private lesson. We offer fully guided trips desiged around whatever it is you would like to work on as a fly fisherman. Call us for up to date fishing reports and don’t forget opening day is coming up. Reserve a guide now for the opener!
Come on by and check out our shop. We offer some great deals on art work, and last years gear. We also have “Fish Eye 4 ” Through anglers eyes available now. Another great fly fishing movie from Burl Productions. Or you can check it out on www.burlproductions.com. We will be offering over night trips on some of our waters this year, so check in for details. We also offer intro classes, corporate trips, and fly tying classes. Come by and check us out in our shop or on our Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1376561181
Derek Rust/new guide