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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

"...in like a lion and out like a lamb"?

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...been snowing in Truckee area since late yesterday (Tuesday). March may be going-out like a lion. I've received 7-8 inches at my 6500' home. The new "white gold" is extremely heavy which translates to more water for the trout.

I would not venture here until we get some mild weather; melt being a major caveat. The run-off will raise & color the BT below the town of Truckee. As it proceeds downstream it will progressively get higher and discolored.
If you must wet a line use flashy streamers or deep nymphing in the flat/slow water. In the "canyon" you might get lucky and cast to risers; slashing floating Skwala adults or bulging on emerging BWO...as occurred two days ago. Overall best times, regardless of method, is noon to 3:30 PM.
Deep in the "canyon' casting to surface-feeders

PS....go to www.sierrafisherman.com and view the Spring 2012 issue. There on page 10 is the Pro-Tip feature. The theme is "Spring's High-Water Tactics". Some good stuff there

1 comment:

  1. Hi Frank. I don't think we're done yet. I finally got rid of what snow was on the ground, but it rained, rained, rained for the last, I can't even keep count any more. At 3200 we're wet, not white.

    Mark

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