Friday, August 22, 2014

Augtober Fishing Report 8-22-14

 A sweet wild brownie from Milton Lake

Merediths' first Truckee River brown on the fly

Awesome spotting!

Forrest and a great Truckee River rainbow

What a beauty!

Augtober is in full swing here in the Northern Sierra! Cool/cold overnight temps and warm afternoons have it feeling like fall and the fish are responding. This week I've been on Milton Lake, the North Yuba River and the Truckee. Flows on the Truckee are bony in and around town at 96 cfs but with the LT dumping in 59 cfs below Boca the flows in Hirschdale are at 168. Water temps have dropped a bit and are ranging from 58-64 degrees and if this trend continues we have escaped the dog days pretty much unscathed. I still urge anglers to use a thermometer and get off the water if temps hit 70 degrees. Top flies for me this week have been Thalken's Double Dutch Bug and the pink mallard and pink pt nymphs. Still getting grabs every day on the Double Dutch! Such a great fly and the fish love em!!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Northern Sierra Report 8-8-14

Working a run on the Truckee in a downpour

Releasing a sweet lil smallie at Stampede Reservoir

Releasing a Truckee River rainbow

Welcome to Augtober in the Northern Sierra! We have had some serious rain over the past week that has led to lower water temps on the Truckee and gave us a reprieve from the summer heat. Flows are dropping around 5 cfs daily and the river is getting bony in spots. With that said the fishing has been outstanding with fish being caught daily. Ive been mostly fishing dry/dropper rigs with fish eating both. Thalken's Double Dutch has been raising some nice fish. The past few days there has been a nice baetis hatch mid morning and we have been getting some fish on small BWO and Para Adams dry flies. As we warm back up please be aware of water temps by using a stream thermometer and stop fishing when temps reach 70 degrees. The fish will thank you!

Smallmouth Bass fishing is outstanding right now at Prosser and Stampede with fish eating trout flies such as PT's and balanced leeches under the indicator.

At this time I am only doing AM half days on the Truckee. See you on the water!