Floating the East Truckee River

A Photo of the Float by Marcus Bradley

On Tuesday, I floated the East Truckee River, with recent TFFO Guide School Graduates, Marcus Bradley and Seth Hofland. While water was high flowing at 654 cfs and slightly stained. We still hooked 9 fish and were able to land 4 of them, all about 12-16″ on the indicator, we did hook two larger fish but like typically Truckee River Steel, they took large runs and came unbutton with head shakes. We had one follow on a streamer but no takes. While Run-off has started, flows are still at a good level to fish and catch fish!! Float Guide Trips are available…. and if you have never floated I highly recommend it!

EAST WALKER RIVER SPRING FISHING GOOD

The East Walker River is fishing well in both California and Nevada.Fishing has been good and all different offerings have been getting bites,dries,nymphs,streamers.Plenty of browns and rainbows to keep you busy.Current flows 63 cfs in California and slightly higher in Nevada.At current flows and warming water temps. we are seeing a mix of winter and spring hatches.Midges and mayflies up high and some stoneflies when you get further down river.Our guide trips have done very well lately.We guide both California and Nevada including Sceirine Ranch private water.With warming weather the next couple of months should fish very well.This is a great time of year to take a guided trip .You can book through the website or call our shop at (530) 541-8208.It’s time to get out and do some fishing,the guys in the shop will hook you up with the right gear and flies.We are still on winter hours 10am to 5pm closed Weds . snd Sun. We will be changing to summer hours and seven days a week soon.
Let’s go fishing!
Peter Santley TFFO

Fly Fishing Film Tour coming to Reno

The Fly Fishing Film tour is showing in Reno, Nevada on the 3rd of March.  Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters is selling tickets at the shop and offering discounts through the show with the purchase of a ticket.  See their website for more details.  www.thef3t.com 

 Hope to see you all at the show!

Victor Babbitt

Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters

Fly Fishing Guide School 2018 California

Fly Fishing Guide School being offered by Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters amongst the Sierra Nevada Mountains April 30th-May 5th, 2018.  Learn to guide on the Truckee River, Carson River and the East Walker River and take those skills anywear in the world!

WANT TO TURN YOUR PASSION FOR FLY FISHING INTO A CAREER?

 

IF THE ANSWER IS YES, THEN JOIN US AT THE TAHOE FLY FISHING OUTFITTERS

2018 FLY FISHING GUIDE SCHOOL.

 

SCHOOL DATES:  April 30TH TO MAY 5TH

 

GUIDE SCHOOL 2018 JOIN SOME OF THE SIERRA’S MOST EXPERIENCED FLY FISHING GUIDES INCLUDING MATT HERON, JORDAN ROMNEY AND MIKE WIER AS WELL AS FLY SHOP/GUIDE SERVICE OPERATOR VICTOR BABBITT  FOR A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY.

 

SCHOOL CURRICULUM INCLUDES: TEACHING FLY CASTING WITH AN FFF CERTIFIED MASTER CASTING INSTRUCTOR, ENTOMOLOGY AND FLY SELECTION, GUEST SERVICES, GUIDING & TEACHING THE BEGINNER TO THE EXPERT, LOCAL WATERS, RISK MANAGEMENT, FISH AND GAME LAW, PUBLIC SERVICE, MARKETING STRATEGIES, AND MANY OTHER TOPICS DESIGNED TO HELP YOU BECOME THE BEST FLY FISHING GUIDE POSSIBLE.

 

OUR FIRST GUIDE SCHOOL WAS HELD IN 2006 AND ALL FOUR PARTICIPANTS CURRENTLY WORK AS GUIDES IN THE INDUSTRY FROM HERE TO ALASKA.

 

CONTACT TAHOE FLY FISHING OUTFITTERS AT 530-541-8208  info@tahoeflyfishing.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION    

TRINITY RVER STEELHEAD BITING

Trinity River steelhead are biting and the river is back in great shape after recent weather.Good flows and water conditions have brought in the winter run steelhead and they are responding well.Lots of fresh fish in the river and mild weather should make February a great month on the Trinity.Don’t miss out on this great oppurtunity to get in on some great steelhead fishing.We are getting into several fish a day with some brown trout in the mix.This last week the fish wer eating nymphs under indicators in colored water.Large egg patterns,stone fly and mayflie nymphs working well.The water is clearing and flows dropping which will increase surface activity with on browns and the occasional rising steelhead eating mayfly patterns.When fishing the Trinity we recommend booking two or more days to have the best chance to connect with some of these great fighting fish.I have a WINTER RUN SPECIAL $695.00 FOR TWO DAYS of guided drift boat fishing including tackle and lunch for one or two anglers.To book a trip call me at (530)318-7073 or call the shop at (530)541-8208.Please feel free to call with any questions you may have.I have a good lodging available at at Indian Creek Lodge in Douglas City ,please call for info.

LET’S FIND YOU A STEELIE!

Peter Santley guide TFFO

EAST WALKER RIVER GUIDE TRIPS SEE EXCELLENT FISHING

East Walker River guide trips are getting excellent results.Monday we had two guide trips on the East Walker and both trips had great fishing on both dries and nymphs.The fish were eating midge patterns on the surface through the whole day.Numerous browns and rainbows came to the net and the fish were biting all day in great weather. The mild weather has made fishing unusually pleasant for this time of year.The forcast for the next week looks good so book a trip and let us show you a fun day.

Let’s go fishing!
Peter Santley guide TFFO

TRINITY RIVER STEELHEAD ANYONE?

Trinity River steelhead fishing has been great this season.Tahoe Fly Fishing and guide Peter Santley are now offering guided steelhead drift trips on the Trinity River.I was able to get a permit to guide the Trinity River and have a Winter Run Special $695.00 for two days of guided drift boat fishing for steelhead.Trips include tackle and lunch for one or two anglers.With the Trinity finally seeing some rain this week it should make what has been a good season even better.We should have good fishing on the Trinity River through February maybe early March.Winter run tends to have more wild fish and usually some of the largest steelhead of the season are caught,and the occasional sea run brown trout.If you would like to hook one of these fresh water freight trains give me a call  at (530) 318-7073 or our shop for booking at (530) 541-8208 or for information,lodging etc.I have the Indian Creek Lodge working with me to provide nice accomodations on the river in Douglas City,clean rooms,friendly staff and great location.I would like to thank fellow TFFO guide Corey Funk for the use of his drift boat to make this possible.

Come and feel the steel,

Peter Santley guide TFFO

 

ICE FISHING TAHOE AREA

What has been a non winter so far may be finally about to change with some snow on the way.Ice fishing has been off and on with changing ice conditions.If we get snow this week we will start running ice fishing trips to area lakes.This is a good way to get out for a few hours with friends or family to do some trout fishing.We charge a $100.00 per person with a $200.00 minimum.Trips include tackle and bait,optional lunches are available.You should have good winter snow clothing and snow boots,gloves and hat and fishing license.Groups are welcome we have guides available to handle everything to make your day enjoyable.Call our shop at (530) 541-8208 or e-mail .We should have ice fishing available through March or April weather and ice conditions permitting.
Let’s get out and play!
Peter TFFO

Fishing Truckee River, Nevada

So Today I floated the Truckee River on the Nevada side, yup that’s right we do have Float trips alvailable, with a couple of friends of mine and fishing was pretty good! we mostly nymphed all day, but there are fishing rising to midges in the morning and to Micro BWO’s in the mid after-noon. Yes Fish rising this time of year!! So if you are a Dry Fly Finatic you don’t have to be depressed about waiting till next spring to throw Dry’s!!! I also have to give Kuddos to my buddy Cleve who landed this nice 26″ Fat Bow. There are still some Toads to be found!!

EAST WALKER TO TRUCKEE GUIDE TRIPS SCORE

No matter what mother nature throws at us our guide trips have been doing very well lately.The East Walker River has good flows at 650 cfs and good fishing available in both California and Nevada.We are starting to see a few caddis flies here and there and fish starting to eat caddis nymphs.Plenty of people out lately so be consderate of other anglers around you,work together and everyone can have fun.Fish are responding to all methods lately with water temperatures in the fifties.Nymphs,streamers,dries,whatever your prefernce there has been a time each day for your favorite.My trips last weekend to Sceirine Ranch our private water option did fantastic both days despite the weather.
On the north side of the lake our trips to the Little Truckee have scored on large browns and rainbows even in the higher flows.The flows have been stable this week at 600 cfs and should make the fishing even better.
Stay away from spawning fish and do not wade through the spawning redds.The redds are clean gravel areas with depressions with eggs in them,leave the visible fish in these areas alone.
Spooner lake has had some good days for stillwater enthusiasts.Numerous cutthroats,rainbows,and tiger trout eating leeches,damsels and midge patterns.We are going to have a great season and should fish well all summer and fall.Book a trip with one of our guides and have a great day on the river.
Good fishing,
Peter TFFO