Friday, June 27, 2014

Independence Lake 6/24/14

 The view to the west with Carpenter Ridge on the left

Brian Slusser (Four Seasons Fly Fishing) with a small Cutthroat

 Close up of same LCT

Boat schedule for 2014

Brian and I had an enjoyable day at Independence on the 24th of June. The fishing was pretty good in the morning but slowed down in the afternoon. We were stripping streamers on type 5 sinking lines with some success for cutthroat and one whitefish. Our efforts were concentrated along the northern shoreline at the color change and drop offs. We had a lot of action but only landed a few fish before the wind became a challenge to deal with.

If you havent been to ILake then its time to go! What a great lake in the Sierra backcountry with awesome fish and few anglers. Feel free to call me for more information 530-414-1655

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Northern Sierra Fishing Report 6-17-14

 Mike with a nice rainbow from the Truckee

 Mike with a sweet Little Truckee rainbow

Michael with a pretty rainbow from the MF Feather

Camille and Michael after a fun day on the MF Feather

I have been on the Truckee and Little Truckee mostly over the past few weeks with a few trips on the MF Feather. The Truckee has been fantastic with fish eating PMD's caddis and stones fished on top as well as tight line nymphing. Pressure has been fairly light and fish can be found in a variety of water. Water temps and flows are still good.

Green Drakes and PMD's are rolling mid morning on the LT with fish being caught on nymphs, emergers/cripples and dries. If you dont see fish rising, tight line techniques are producing strikes. Flows are very good.

Things are getting interesting on the MF Feather with flows dropping rapidly. The good thing is that water temps are in the low 60's. Dry fly fishing with trico's, caddis, yellow sallies and stones is good to great depending on the day. Nymping with copper johns, pt's and iron sallies has been very productive as well.

The hex hatch at Lake Davis is in full swing but water temps are starting to become an issue.