Here in Tahoe we had a pretty mild winter but still a decent snowpack. Our rivers are starting come into better shape as temperatures have been pretty moderate overall. We did have a few hot days that increased the melt and could see a few more to come but we don’t anticipate any major spikes in flows.
The West and East Carson Rivers have come down considerably in the last week and look great. Still mostly subsurface but dry flies are started to become a realistic option. Golden stoneflies, caddis, PMD, and midges have been on the menu. Streamers swung or dead drifted can be fun and productive as well.
The East Walker is still in great shape and producing quality fish on most days. River has been a bit crowded and the pressure has made numbers per day drop a little but still fun! Golden stones, caddis, beatis, and midges. PMD’s should start about any day if not already. Don’t forget the streamers!
West Walker is still a bit high but look for flows to come into shape. Big stoneflies, soft hackles, worm patterns, and streamers if you do go.
The Truckee River is looking good and has had some really good hatches of march brown mayflies, caddis, beatis, PMD’s, and golden stoneflies. Flows are still higher below the boca inlet than above but fish can be found top to bottom. Nymphing is a go to but don’t forget a few dries as some heads have been spotted sipping.
Suggested patterns: 12-14 Soft hackle Hare’s Ear and Pheasant Tails, Pat’s Rubberlegs in 6-12, Kyle’s Beerhead Beatis, Micro mayflies or PT in size 18-20, Zebra midges in 18-20, Jig Head wolly buggers, and Coffey’s Sparkle Minnow