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Friday, July 19, 2019

North Fork Yuba River Fly Fishing Report 7/19/2019


My guests and I have been having some great sessions on the North Fork Yuba River. The flows are perfect, the bugs are out, and those small wild rainbows are eager as ever! Fishing pressure remains light in the less traveled areas and during mid week. Water temperatures in the upper watershed are 57 in the morning rising to 61 degrees in the afternoon. navigating the NFYR (especially the upper section) is just plain gnarly. A wading staff and good boots with maximum traction both in and out of the water is a must. An angler needs to be in good physical shape to proficiently boulder hop and reach the more secluded sections of the river, yep, it's time to hit the gym if you're not.



There are a ton of caddis on the river right now! From a size 10 to a size 20 in colors of amber, gray, olive, and tan. Your everyday Elk Hair Caddis will do the trick, but up your game and put on Ralph and Lisa Cutter's E/C Caddis. The golden stone fly was hit hard this winter during the high flows as their population is not that great. Stream sampling counts with live specimens, and evidence of shucks from prior emergence reveal truthful findings. Crane flies are also abundant with a size 10 to 12 rusty colored being the most prolific, a Stimulator would be a the perfect go to dry fly. Lastly, the favorite of the NFYR rainbow, the mighty ant has proven to be incredibly effective once again. Fishing has been good morning, afternoon, and especially in the evenings. This will all change in about a month or when the weather becomes "Africa Hot" and it's a morning and evening scenario.


I'm booked up for the rest of July and August, but if you're interested, still contact me to be placed on the cancellation list - First come, first serve basis. Also, if you want to get on the water with me for the fall season, now is the time to secure your date. Don't procrastinate, get ready to drop into a gorge of sexy pocket water and dominate! See you where the wild things are...











Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers Annual BBQ & Fundraiser


Mark your calendars for August 10th at the Truckee Regional Park down by the river. This is TTFF's primary fundraiser for the year. Donations collected from the event go to youth fly fishing programs, conservation, and programs for members just to name a few. As a proud member of the club I always look forward to the annual BBQ, It's so much fun!

Lunch includes grilled fresh wild Coho Salmon and smoked Tri-Tip with all the usual sides and dessert! Soft drinks and beer are provided. BYOB other adult beverages. Live music by Fire in the Kitchen!  Our raffle is going to be bigger than ever with a wide variety of fly fishing supplies and tackle, golf outings, landing nets, fly shop gift certificates, guide trips and much, much more! We will do our regular $10/$5 tickets where you pick what you want. You do not have to me a member to attend, but after socializing with members and finding out about the great opportunities available, you'will most certainly sign up to be a member of TTFF!

For more info on the event and to sign up, follow the link here; https://ttff.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=4002&club_id=124108&item_id=889462

See ya there!


Friday, July 12, 2019

Middle Fork Feather River Fly Fishing Report & North Fork Yuba Update 7/12/2019


All systems go for the Middle Fork Feather River! The fishing is really good right now and the flows are much lower than weeks earlier and quite perfect. There is minimal fishing pressure on the river, especially off the beaten path. Tired of the crowds in the Truckee area? You’ll find plenty of solitude in the Lost Sierra, one of the many reasons I made it my home base for 14 years. 


During this time of year the MFFR can be broken into two different sections. Let’s start near the top of the watershed from Clio down to the Jamison Creek confluence. This section is perfect right now and will only be good for another few weeks as the water temps will rise significantly and most of the heavy hitters will travel downstream to find cooler water, swifter oxygenated runs, shade provided by the canyons, and pocket water. Thick lime green algae will soon engulf this section of the river thanks to golf courses and other human influences like increased populations. In decades past we never use to see these conditions of the green goo. The rock snot chokes out the bugs and does not provide the best habitat for them, even so, they keep surviving and perpetuating. Many juvenile rainbows will still remain in the area as they do not have to compete for prime lies and food from the big boys and girls. From Clio upstream to the A-23 Bridge 4 miles east of Portola provides sight fishing to the highest elevation carp in California, and top water action (think poppers, and sliding frogs) to smallmouth bass in the morning and evenings.


Downstream of Jamison Creek the water will be a bit cooler. Yesterday the water temps started at 57 in the early morning and rose to 64 degrees by the afternoon. Put those waders away, wet wading is the standard now and good advice is to wear non cotton underwear and quick dry pants. Water levels are higher than normal right now, but it’s so fishy! You’ll find trout in all types of water including faster riffles, pocket water, slower side water with structure (high grass, willows, or rocks), and transition zones of shallow to deeper water near the head and mid-section of pools and deeper runs. Your approach to start the day is to fish early! The best grab was from 7am to just before noon, and tight line nymphing (Northern California style nymphing) out preformed any other rig used (and we used them all). There is a trico spinner fall in the morning until the air temps reach near 70 degrees. Amazingly my guests and I saw very little rise forms, even throughout the day. 


Afternoons tend to slow down with minimal action with the occasional fish. With a rise in water temps and a high sun in the sky, the fish tend to lay low during this time. The trout have not totally keyed in on terrestrials quite yet. The last two hours of light provide some awesome dry fly action and rising trout. This is when the Middle Fork Feather really shines. An angler can work a section of the river during the day and catch fish, but come evening the whole scenario changes with increased activity.


Aquatic insect activity has been just normal I would say. During the day there are a few caddis out with a slighter higher amount of Yellow Sallies and Little Green Stones (Isoplera), and the much smaller Little Yellow Sally (Alloperla), plus the occasional Golden Stone adult clumsily flying to its next destination. Evenings provide many more little stone fly adults, increased caddis both emerging and ovipositing, and more Golden Stones laying eggs. 


These last couples of trips have brought back some fond memories of when I started my second segment of fly fishing journey on the MFFR, and when I returned back to my native Northern California in 1996 from my days of yesteryear finishing out my professional snowboarding career in Summit County, Colorado. You always hear old timers tell you how good the fishing was when they were younger, and it’s true, especially on this river. Though it’s not the same as it used to be, it’s still a special place. Being knee deep in the water making presentations in a canyon setting with lush green native grass serving as the peanut gallery… The ambiance of it all overtakes you. Remote solitude coupled with songbirds and warblers providing an orchestra of melodies with the sounds of wild trout splashing after a hook set remains in your mind for weeks well after the trip. Isn’t that really what it’s all about? See you on the water… 

North Fork Yuba River Update:

Upstream of Sierra City
The flows are still a little bit high, but near perfect with plenty of fishable water. The tighter the canyon section the more white water you will encounter. Below Downieville the flood plain spreads out a little more and there is even more fishable water. Water temps in the upper watershed are 54 to 59 degrees, and in the lower watershed, 57 to 62 degrees. 

Upstream of Downieville
Aquatic insects include Golden Stones, Caddis, Yellow Sallies, Crane Flies, and Midge. Fishing pressure is light during the week days and moderate pressure during the weekend. For those that know the river intimately you’ll notice both large and minimal changes from the high flows of winter. Exploring those changes is always a cool thing to do. It’s time to start fishing the NFYR, and it’s only going to get better the deeper we go into summer. We're stoked! 

Downstream of Goodyears Bar



Friday, July 5, 2019

Northern Sierra Fly Fishing Report 7/5/2019


I hope everyone had a good 4th of July! I took the week off and got to fish with a special friend that I use to race motocross against from 2001 to 2006. Just like racing moto, she is equally talented at fly fishing. On one of those days off, we revisited a very secret and rugged creek in the foothills I found several years ago that is not on any map, yet full of wild bows. What an awesome adventure that was! 








With summer in full swing, I must say that it has been unseasonably cool for the most part, and the weather has been as perfect as it gets. Flows are finally coming down for the most part, yet some watersheds are still a little high, but hey, that just means the dog days of summer may only be with us for a very short time. Lots of fly anglers out on the water and my phone has been ringing nonstop for late trip requests. You’ll see many guides like me advertising “Book Early” in February and March, and there is a good reason for that – I’m booked up for the next 4 weeks straight with limited days after that. Keep in mind I am a true ambassador for fly fishing and will always take the time to answer your questions if I cannot fulfill your trip, “Sharing the Knowledge” has been a part of my family’s mantra since the early 70’s – Like father, like son. Email is best to get a hold of me. So let’s get on with a report from the Northern Sierra and the waters I have been guiding, fishing, and executing missions of recon.


Middle Fork Feather River – Flows are perfect in the Graeagle area, and a tad high downstream of the Jamison Creek confluence. Water temps have been in the high 50’s to low 60’s. Downstream of snow melt feeder creeks will be bit colder for a ways, and vice versa, stretches of water downstream of long pools stringed together will have warmer temps due to solar radiation. There are lots of smaller rainbows which is great news for the future of the MFFR as long as they are not harvested. Active hatches include Golden Stones, midges (mostly in the early morning), caddis, crane flies, Yellow Sallies, little green stones, and any day now Sulpher mayflies in the evening. 


An angler will want to nymph in the early morning, and then switch to a dry dropper just before noon until evening, at which point the beautiful marriage of dry fly dreamin and the magic hour of last light end the day. Most of the larger trout are likely headed down to the canyon stretches but there may be a few around in the deeper pools, so don’t put away those streamers away quite yet. I have some upcoming trips in the next week so look for new intel on California’s first adopted Wild & Scenic river in the next report.


North Fork Yuba – I have not been back to the NFYR in about 2 weeks, and the gauges still show the river higher than I’d like it to be. A few friends of mine have been doing pretty well when they can find the right water conditions (walking speed flows with some depth), or mellower pocket water. The trout are starting to look up, and with good hatches of Golden Stones, caddis, Yellow Sallies, and the tail end of the Green Drakes (think spent spinners on top) the game will only get better as summer marches on. Fishing pressure is light in the more remote areas, but the campers are out in full force at the more easily accessible areas. There will be no “Dog Days” this year on the NFYR, but when it gets Africa hot, mornings and evenings will produce the best and find those springs that enter the river. With over 30 miles of river bordering Hwy 49, you can always find your own spot on one of the most amazing watersheds in Northern California.


Eastern Plumas Creeks - Most of the creeks that flow into the Middle Fork Feather River are in prime shape right now, and the creekin season begins. The harder the access is, the better the fishing, not just now, but all through the season. Which reminds me of lessons learned by my Dad in the 70’s where we would venture down steep slopes to sections of the East Branch of the Feather River off Hwy 70 and never see a human foot print. 



Fishing the creeks does not require technical rigging or exact imitations on the end of your line. These wild trout are eager to feed as their season is often much shorter than your typical salmonid of a Sierra freestone river. 



Attractors, terrestrials, and caddis patterns are all that you need. I’ve been using the Redington Classic Trout 8’6” 3 weight matched with the 2/3 Zero reel and it is the perfect tool for plying creeks – and it won’t break the bank. I also use this set up for my guests on guided trips where dry fly fishing is the norm. So many bodies of water are perfect right now that it’s difficult to choose which one to fish. Go with your heart, and I’ll see you where the wild things are…



Interior Wild Rose ~ Rosa Woodsil






Sunday, June 23, 2019

Middle Fork Feather River Fly Fishing Report 6/23/2019



The flows are still a tad high on the Middle Fork Feather River in the Graeagle area, and downstream of Jamison creek the volume of water is nearly double and very high. Water temps will vary depending if you are downstream of a major feeder creek like Gray Eagle, Jamison, or Frazier, or after long sections of frog water the solar radiation of the sun will heat up the water by a few degrees. I found the water temps to be at 57 to 60 degrees. Water is clear and looks great. The riparian habitat along the banks of the MFFR have grown so much over the last 5 years, and this spring is probably the most growth I have seen on the river in all my years fishing there. Like they say, just add water and sunshine.


Hatches are light, very few golden stone shucks on the rocks, a few caddis, little Yellow Sallies, Little Green stones, and the most prolific bug was the tiny Blue Wing Olives (Pseudocloeon # 20). A few rising trout, and most of the small rainbows ate Carpenter ants with Hogan’s S&M nymph #18 as a dropper 24 inches below. Fishing pressure was extremely light, and no human footprints in the more secluded areas. First or second week of July will be prime time for the upper Middle Fork Feather River, especially the evenings, and downstream near the of July.



Some of the creeks in Eastern Plumas County are starting to draw down into shape and are fishable. Jamison and Little Jamison are ready to go right now, while Frazier and Gray Eagle creeks are still pumping with heavy flows. Typical small water tactics apply and are so good for beginner fly anglers to learn from and gain confidence. Speaking of which I still have some spots open for the August 7th Greagle Creekin Tour, inquire within if you are interested – 530.228.0487 / baiocchistroutfitters@yahoo.com

See you on the water!

Jamison Creek ~ Plumas Eureka State Park

Lake Davis Fly Fishing Report 6/23/2019




I finally got up to Lake Davis to host the Gold Country FlyFishers for their 3 day fish out last week, and just as I suspected the usual culprits of a high and cold water year were not favorable for good fishing. The lake is 97% of capacity. The fuller Lake Davis is, the less coves, peninsulas, and fertile shallows there are. Weed beds are also extremely deep as the water levels rose during late winter into spring. Surface water temps are already at 67 degrees rising to 70 during the heat of the day. Not very many hatches with good numbers at all. Just a few blood midges and Callibaetis, but there were many smaller midges in the morning and evening. On our second day I started to notice freshly hatched damsel adults on the submerged willows that are lining the shoreline. I did not see any damsels swimming, and I’m thinking they were emerging undetected in the willows crawling up the branches underwater. A few Hexes emerged in the evening near Honker Cove on the east side of lake but the rainbows, birds, and bats were nowhere to be seen. I have seen this type of scenario before both at Lake Davis and Lake Almanor in the last 3 decades. Late hatches of Damsels and the Hex, yet the surface temps are so warm that the trout prefer to stay in their deeper air conditioned restaurants down below off the first major ledge. All of the fish that were being caught were down 20 to 25 feet. Full sinking express lines and slip bobbers were the tools to get the grabs. Sheep Creek Specials, Zebra Midges, and Albino Winos were the effective flies.


Ca DFW has made 3 plants of 18,000 pounds of Eagle Lake Rainbows since May, both catchable and sub catchable. This fall should fish well once the water cools down, and by that time the shallows will be full of aquatic insect life and much more fertile. If DFW keeps up on the planting schedule we could see Lake Davis near her former glory like in years past. I’m looking forward to seeing the most beautiful lake in Northern California rebound and provide my fellow fly anglers some positive stillwater experiences. See you out there in the autumn sunshine.

  Penstemon Wildflower 


Saturday, June 15, 2019

New Interactive Watershed Map Site ~ Truckee River, Middle Fork Feather River, Yuba River, North Fork Feather River, and more!


Last week I had a conversation about what is this Guidebox thing at City Council coffee shop in Nevada City with the dude sitting next to me. That led to the topic of watersheds, mapping, and flow data. Andreas introduced me to his site https://watershedmap.org/ As fly anglers we are information junkies always seeking out the knowledge that could lead to a better fishing and life experience.

The site is a work in progress and will be upgraded as time marches on. Once you have the map up, and zoom into the watershed you're most interested in, you can then use the many different layers to find the info you need. Flow gauges, diversions, fish barriers, tributaries, mainstem rivers, and snow overlays are just a few of the many different options you can choose from. Check out the site, give it a book mark, and add it to your tool belt!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Elkhorn 509-4 AMP Rod Review




I finally had a chance to test the new Elkhorn 905-4 AMP fly rod and was pleasantly surprised at the performance. The rod was delivered to me by manager Dan McGann and Jim Cooper of the Elkhorn Fly Shop in Loveland, Co after learning about my misfortune last December when my truck was stolen including most everything I owned, including my guide gear. I was completely blown away at that simple act of kindness, and so grateful.

The first stage of the test was to simply cast the rod on the grass fields of Pioneer Park here in Nevada City, while varying different lengths of line both two-step casting and false casting. The line chosen for the test was a RIO Perception weight forward in a size 5 to match the official rod weight. The AMP loaded quickly and easily with about 25 feet of line out. The rod is tagged as a medium-fast action rod and I found that to be pretty much spot on, except the tip is a bit softer than most rods that I use, which I can appreciate as it protects tippets from breaking off on larger trout. The blank is manufactured in Korea to specific specs and hand built by the Elkhorn staff in Colorado.


The best way I can describe the action is very smooth and crisp, it’s the kind of rod that is just fun to cast. I set up a few targets to cast to and the AMP responded better than I thought with dialed in accuracy. When it came to distance and false casting an excessive amount of line out the tip, the rod did not collapse or wither. It actually excelled with a longer amount of line and the AMP seemed to be in its happy place. The shooting ability of line was also very good. As a big stillwater angler, this rod would easily excel at Lake Davis or Frenchman Lake when casting to far away targets like large cruising rainbows during the damsel migration. 
I fished indicator rigs with added split shot and heavy flies and the AMP could turn over the entire package well, but it even mended better. In my opinion though, it excelled most at fishing dry flies. The way the fly presented itself on the water with a delicate landing and combined with great accuracy now has me reconfiguring my arsenal for this summer. The AMP will be my go to dry fly rod on the technical waters of Northern California. I honestly cannot wait for the PMDs and Green Drakes to pop and have this rod at my side. I have a good feeling about how the AMP will increase my enjoyment for such.


Aesthetically the AMP is a real looker. The rod features a really cool custom reel seat and a glowing olive green color that punches out when the sun hits it just right. Simple snake guides and beautiful wrappings round out this gem. Bottom line and overall review is…impressive and extremely versatile. Here is how Elkhorn Fly Shop describes the Amp on their website:


The new 905-4 is the newest addition to the AMP Series of rods. This 9 foot 5 weight 4 piece rod is designed with performance and aesthetics in mind. This fly rod is finished with an “unsanded” blank which adds strength and reliability to the rod while adding a beautiful olive acrylic finish. This is a medium-fast action rod with a progressive taper that will definitely suit any level of caster with its control and feel. You won’t find a better value in the market from any maker at any price if you’re shopping for a high end rod – Period!


Sunday, June 2, 2019

Native Sons Truckee Tours 2019 ~ Dates & Info



The CONCEPT—Through many years of guiding fly anglers in the Tahoe-Truckee and Graeagle areas; both Jon Baiocchi of Baiocchi’s Troutfitters and Frank R. Pisciotta have noticed a trend. Many of their experienced fly angling clients visiting for the first time or having previously fished the area expressed an interest in becoming more familiar with the idiosyncrasies of the local “wild trout” fisheries; hoping to minimize their “prospecting” time. They engaged Jon or Frank’s services with their prime focus being an orientation to local waters; being guided and catching trout being secondary. These fly anglers want to be briefed about: 

-Most productive techniques
-Local bugs and respective fly patterns
-Seasonally ideal angling times
-Key access points of selected waters

The SPECIFICS: The Tour is designed to give fly anglers what they need to know to be successful when venturing on selected special regulation sectors of the Big Truckee, from the town of Truckee to Hirschdale, and the Little Truckee below Stampede dam. Fly fishers will learn of access points, equipment, tactics, techniques, flies, entomology, and local inside knowledge. The Tour entails a “meet & greet” and PowerPoint presentation on Friday evening. Attendees receive a Tour Packet consisting of a map, essays on both waters, and a hatch chart. A bonus is a copy of the original Truckee Little Truckee Tips. Saturday we auto-caravan; participates providing their own transportation. Lunch and drinks are included. After lunch we wader up (bring your own gear) and split into two fishing groups; similar to a guide trip.

Tours are limited to six (6). Jon and Frank know they can easily enroll more tour guests, but they want to assure a high quality experience. We maintain a maximum 3-1 ratio of attendee to “tour” guide. 


WHO WE ARE: Jon and Frank are the founders of the Native Sons Tours. They are “born & raised” northern Californians with a combined 58 years of guiding fly anglers exclusively on their “home waters” and a near-century, 98 years of fly fishing experience. The tour information dispensed is reliable, timely and ingrained from Jon and Frank’s vast experience. Simply, experience does count. They have always tailored guide trips to the specific desires and skills of the individual client and have planned their guest’s time accordingly.

Hence the genesis of the Native Sons Tours; to provide a group of experienced fly anglers a short learning curve and cost-effective investment in their angling time. There is nothing comparable to these tours; some have imitated and tried. The word has spread and the above scheduled tours get booked way in advance. If interested in a private, affinity group tour and your own selected dates; we are receptive…inquire.

2019 DATES
June 28-29 ~ July 26-27 ~ August 16-17  
September 20-21 ~ October 4-5

FEE: $250 per Angler

To book your spot on one of the selected dates please contact baiocchistroutfitters@yahoo.com




Thursday, May 30, 2019

Truckee River Fly Fishing Report 5/30/2019



It’s been a while since I last posted, probably the longest I’ve gone since I started this blog in 2008, but there has been only a few minor changes to my previous reports. The last two weeks have been stormy, gray days, cold, and snow. Even chain controls over the summit with the last event only a few days ago. These conditions can provide the ultimate trout weather, and often do, but at this point most fair weather anglers are ready for summer. The first change has been the flows have dropped a little. Glenshire went from 2,100 cubes down to 1,500 and with recent thunderstorms in the last 48 hours has bumped up to 1,600. It’s the same story with the Boca inlet all the way down to the state line. Fishing remains decent and good quality trout when (if) you land them in the net, some of the rainbows have the most spectacular coloration right now. Overall flows are on the big side and high water tactics still prevail. We are starting to see more hatches like March Brown and Baetis mayflies but the trout are still eating below, and smaller flies having been producing. The sun is supposed to return next week with warmer temps but you just never know what will happen in the Sierra. See you out there…



Sunday, May 5, 2019

Truckee River Fly Fishing Report ~ 5/5/2019



Yesterday was another gorgeous day on the Truckee River, love those sunny Spring days after a long winter. There is a chance of thunderstorms and precipitation from today through Tuesday evening, well at least that is the forecast for now. One thing is for certain, cloudy weather provides better trout fishing with lower light conditions. The flows have been ramped down a tad from Lake Tahoe, Donner Lake, Prosser, and Stampede. Water temps have come up to 48 degrees as recorded in the afternoons of the last week. Runoff is all dependent on air temps, wind, and direct solar radiation. Warmer windy days with bluebird skies will result in a more rapid melt, cool cloudy days will lessen that effect. Typical angling pressure exists during this time on the upper watershed.


From Prosser creek upstream water clarity is still much better and because of such, small dark flashy and subtle nymphs are actually more effective than the big stuff. Try colors like black, brown, and dark olive. Oh, and never leave home without a quiver of worms in flesh, red, and pink. My guests and I have lured some trout from under overhanging willows and smaller log jams with bigger streamers like sculpins and baby brown and rainbow trout patterns. Not much in the way of hatches, I have yet to see a March Brown, or any Carpenter ants yet, just a whole lot of midges.


Special thanks to Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers and a few new members who participated in yet another in depth and informative High Water Workshop. I just love sharing the knowledge I’ve learned over the last 4 decades, and seeing anglers quickly progress in their skill set. I may have some spots opening up for the 5/18 workshop, so stay tuned.


Looking forward to the season ahead, It’s going to be good for a long time. See ya out there where the wild things are…

Jon Baiocchi / Baiocchi’s Troutfitters ~ baiocchistroutfitters@yahoo.com ~ 530.228.0487

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Truckee River Fly Fishing Report 4/28/2019



Gorgeous warm weather and blue skies have dominated the skies in the Northern Sierra for the last week, and the flows keep pumping at a high level on the Truckee River. At the Granite campground station on Hwy 89 the flows are at 1,530 cubes, add in Donner Creek at 443 cfs and you will find the flows through the town of Truckee at 1,973. Along the Glenshire stretch below the added inflows of Trout creek and Martis creek, flows are 2,430 cubes. Below the Boca inflow, 3800 cfs. During the spring runoff you’ll notice slight pulses in the graphs from freeze/thaw cycles. The highest flows appear around midnight with the lowest flows in the mid-morning. Fishing pressure is heavy in the more popular spots on the Truckee River, but there is plenty of areas that are off the beaten path. Water temps range from 42-46 degrees. The forecast for peak runoff in the Northern Sierra is the last week of May at this time, conditions can change due to weather and air temps, so check back here frequently.


The fishing is decent if you are willing to put in the work, not a lot of fish, but bigger quality trout. Tight line nymphing, and streamers remain to be the game to be played. From Prosser creek upstream the water clarity is much better and you can use smaller flashier nymphs. Other than that, the same old basic menu of bacon & eggs, stones, crawdads, and larger attractor nymphs. The right type of water is not that plentiful so move around to multiple spots, put in quality presentations, get out and move on.


Above is the type of water you are looking for, slow moving calmer water with some depth, next to the main flow. Approach the edges of the river with caution and stealth as some trout are in skinny water within the submerged native grasses that are currently underwater. Large bushes next to the bank with accumulated woody debris and logs often harbor a large trout as it is a prime singular holding area.


The Little Truckee is outside it’s banks running at 1,260, way above the average mean flow. Big water everywhere you look.


Special thanks to group #2 of High Sierra Flycasters out of the Gradnerville / Minden area for participating in my High Water Workshop. I’ve have two more scheduled in May, but they are filled up. Look for my upcoming presentations from my following post, and new dates for the High Water Workshop in 2020. Be careful out there and don’t take chances, live to fish another day… 


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