So how does the above data pertain to the anticipated fly fishing this current season?
Everything will be minimally 3 weeks earlier than normal.
During the last two weeks we've been netting decent trout; Rainbows to 20" and Browns to 23". There have been few occasions for surface activity; so most of the hook-ups occur via deep, dead-drifting San Juans...trailing smallish 16-20 sized BWO's and midges. In "da Grand Canyon of the Truckee" March Brown adults (forgetabout the adult; soft-hackles or nymphs) are around, Skwalas are fading and unbelievably dark Winter Stones are still about on the LT.
I'm getting reports of a few trout chasing and eating streamers. Now is the time to venture to the Truckee area*; anticipate "regular-opener" conditions. The run-off will cease and we'll be experiencing "dog-days-of-summer"..unfortunately...as early as late July.
* remember!...running waters open to fishing are ONLY the Special reg sections of both the BT and LT; all others open Saturday April 27, 2013