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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Quickie E-Fishing Report # 4

My reply to a client's inquiry about the BT:

"I would say that we currently have marginal conditions. We’re in the midst of snow-melt. We had a really big winter and still have lots of snow in the higher elevations. Last week we were fishing both the Truckee and Little Truckee. Then yesterday’s rain increased the melt & added rain-water. Even along Glenshire Drive the flow has been 500-515 cfs…big.

By Thursday there could be improved conditions, but I wouldn’t bet on it. Keep in mind that spring mountain weather is unpredictable."

Let's not sugar-coat things...the waters are raging even in the small streams & creeks. The issues now and in the immediate future that will determine fly angling conditions are FLOWS & WATER TEMPERATURES. If you don't pay attention to the aforementioned, you will be flailing away to no avail. Time-wise, fly fishable conditions are still a bit away. If only I had a crystal ball............ This is the time of year we do a lot of "scouting" looking for the optium fly fishing conditions


  1. You might want to try keeping that fish in the water.

  2. dSC----are you reprimanding me?

    Uncle Frank

    PS---would you allow that the trout was out out the water for 5 seconds.

  3. You know I'm just giving you a hard time, right? Nice fish. The Hells Anglers will be proud.

  4. dSC----I'm very gullible...

    I want to join the Hell's Anglers. How much is the T-shirt?

    Frank "Harley" Pisciotta

  5. Hey Uncle Frank,

    Sounds like recently you are doing some real "COMBAT WADING" out there!!

    I have two questions to ask you...

    First around what cfs range would you consider optimum, high and low water flow conditions on the Truckee River?

    Also at what cfs range do you consider "combat wading" conditions... Anything above 350 cfs on the Truckee right?

    Have a good one,


  6. Yo Dom!!

    Yeah we got a s%&*-load of snow still.

    Question #1---IMO, 200-350cfs is doable

    Question #2---For me yes...350 cfs. For young bucks like you probably more. But getting in the 500 CFS-range is "combat wading" regardless of the angler's age or stature.

    Good to hear from you. Are you in Arizona right now?

    Have you heard about the diaster at the cabin?

    your real Uncle Frank