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Thursday, May 2, 2013

E-Quickie Report #11

I'm receiving positive comments on my "E-Quickie Reports" so I'll continue if I'm providing useful, timely and reliable info for friends and clients. The quoted e-communication  say it best and are to the point relative to my assessment of conditions in the Truckee area.
3/30---"The 'general’ trout season is here so explore. The BT and LT have been pounded up to now (close the LT for the winter!!)…so fresher, dumber fish can be found in other local waters…

Two considerations right now; water-temps and flows. I’m opting for the former right now, although fishable flows are to be considered (water-Master is trading-off such with down-ramps of Prosser inflow)…a reason why I’ve been concentrating on the water above the Glenshire bridge to Tahoe City; warmer flow in the afternoon and friendlier flows.

Don’t forget this stretch along state route #89 having just opened last week-end and it hasn’t been decimated by armies of “stringer-oriented” anglers...yet. There are untouched fish there now…a beautifully-colored 14”-15” ate a SJ worm today…mid-afternoon. In thin water a small fish was hooked via a dry/dropper rig...a good sign. Nevertheless, hope for a few more upticks in water temps on the BT…"   
Pancho and BT trout
4/1---“…indi-fishing, streamers and indi-less “tight-lining” are your best options right now on the local featured “big” waters…Remember that all Truckee area waters are open now with the exception of the inflow waters into Lake Tahoe; so it is a great idea to explore the smaller waters now…lake inlets produce some quality trout also…Martis?...haven’t been there…hmmm.”

4/2---"Fishing has actually been a bit more difficult the last 9-10 days. The flows on the LT has just been raised to 340 cfs…lots of lead. The BT is still a bit too cool for my liking at the low 50’s…I’d like to see a few more degrees higher.

 Now there are other options available since the general season is open.

Indicator nymphing is still the most effective technique… few surface feeders…small creeks dries are a play and worth exploring right now…I’ll find out the latter during the next two days since I’ll be “scouting” them and not guiding.

 …so be ready to appear here on a short-notice…things can start happening quickly…

 Tight Lines



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