Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Fishing is very good right now in the Northern Sierra. Cooler overnight temperatures have begun to bring the water temps down to safer levels for catch and release fly fishing. Yesterday on the Truckee water temps ranged from 58 degrees in the morning to 66 degrees at 5 pm. Dry/dropper rigs are still my mainstay and the Pretty in Pink (PiP) nymph has been getting most of the fish. Still getting grabs on Thalkens Double Dutch Bug on the surface, but it seems the fish are nosing it out of the way or just flat out missing it. Found most of our fish in the deeper slots and pockets and tucked up tight in the heads of the riffles. The further away from the access points the better the fishing is.
Lake Davis is fishing well depending on the day. I have been getting most of my fish on the PiP nymph fished 9 feet deep in 11 feet of water. Targeting the submerged creek channel in the Fairview access area is a good choice right now. Callibaetis maflies and blood midges are hatching daily and there are snails floating around too. Water temps are in the mid to upper 60's and dropping and I expect this to be a great fall at the lake. I still have openings for my float tube clinics on Sept 28 and Oct 12. Call me ASAP to reserve your spot!