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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Truckee Area Angling Conditions

da Entertainer and Captain Chris at the Swimming Hole

My prognosis on Truckee area fly angling conditions are pretty much spot-on relative to this excerpt of my blog entry "Musing About Spring 2017"
(http://flyfishingcalifornia.blogspot.com/2017/03/musing-about-spring-2017.html)

"...the Spring of 2017 in the Truckee area will be the REVERSE of Spring of 2014. Angling and/or water conditions will be a minimum of  four (4) weeks later than a "normal" season...possibly even 6-8 weeks later."

...Been plying the local waters and I'm going to confirm that we're beyond the minimum four weeks behind relative to a "normal" season. Now I can verify the 6-8 weeks later seems to be about right. As of today we anglers are netting mostly RainBows to 19"...best I've heard through the "grapevine" is a 23" Brown.

My favorite "Hat-Trick" small waters are on the cusp of optimum conditions relative to flows and water temperatures. Do remember that these, IMO, have an approximately a 10-day window of prime angling opportunity. The sequence being; initially a) the water is too high and cold. b) then, fishable flows but still too cold, c) to right flows and water temps [the "10-day window"...fish it!] and ultimately, d) water is too low and too warm...forgetaboutit!

Snow-melt and its resulting run-off is...hopefully...waning. Flows on BT remain heavy with clearing flows and warming water temps. Sub-surface methods will continue to be the most effective techniques; as well on the dammed and undammed sections of the LT. Neither two rivers have rising trout pursuing bugs at the surface...yet. "Selected" stream-inlets into stillwaters have been productive to "on-fire"...
                                                                   JR hooked-up

There is currently no access to both Webber and Milton lakes.

There will be no "dog-days of summer" this year. we'll have plenty of water during the months of August and September...everything will be 6-8 weeks behind a "normal" season...as noted above.

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