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Friday, October 12, 2012


Some rain this morning,  mild winds have started-up starting at noon, waters are low & clear. There is a changing weather pattern, but not autumn...almost. Very few peope on the local waters so one has options to fly fishing numerous places; both lake inlets and moving waters...take your pick.

Here's are recent e-communication Q & A:


"Got any tips,
Best times; late morning to mid-afternoon.

 ...where and what?
Above Boca inflow; below is higher more difficult wading…most productive method this week has been indicator rigs, 2 BB-shot, San Juan trailing # 16-18 Flash-Back Pheasant-Tails or Hare’s Ears. Dry/dropper has produced fewer takes, hook-ups and lands. “Stick & Move” and cover the water methodically. There are few, if any rising fish right now on either BT or LT although progressively were seeing more Psuedocleons,  Mahogany duns (?) and smallish caddis with an occasional larger ones, Olive Stones and of course midges (LT) although I personally have not seen any October Caddis on either water. Largest trout thus far this week has been 18” RainBow. And yes, we’re starting to observe Browns migrating…in pairs…preparing for the spawn; but not on redds yet….if so LEAVE THEM ALONE!"

 OH, Sunday may not be a good day to be on the water. It is Truckee River Day on the 14th....there will be 400-500 volunteers doing various projects on the watershed."
"Thanks for the report. Probably coming up next week. I’ll check with you then see what’s up.
OK, I’ll be guiding Monday- Thursday so I’ll have an idea what’s happening. Call, I’ll try to get back.

Little Truckee fishing well??
It has been tough...only 47 cfs. There are bugs ,but few risers.; even with the presence of adults of all four aqautics! Midges are dark and tiny at #20-24 (larva and pupae patterns are best options), PsuedoCleon mayflies sized 20, caddis from 20 to as big as 12's...personally have not seen the October Caddis (the "False-Fall caddis", yes) and #18-20 Olive stoneflies. Fished hooked have been sub-surface...with an occassional at the surface.

The Truckee is just starting to produce…sometimes we have to work for the fish. 

 Heard there are caddis hatches on the upper Sac.
Probably an early appearance of the October Caddis.

Does that occur this time of year up there as well???
There are October Caddis here but in sparse numbers compared to the upper Sac or McCloud."
 Nevertheless, fly fishing is now productive and will get even better during the next 8 weeks...before the snows fall in earnest...big trout time of year! Timely is critical, best to be at the start of the up-swing than later; it could really bust-out any day.

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