Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Lot's of Water, Lots' of Fish.

The fishing has been great over the last week. We have been catching plenty of nice Rainbows and putting a trophy Brown in the net just about daily. The fishing is really good. The Pat's Rubber Legg put a 5 lber in the net today for Matt from Pleasanton. He called a few weeks ago and really wanted a big brown, he got it today, nice work dude. The best thing is we're getting fish to come up and eat big dries, Montana style, gotta love it. Green Drakes, PMDs', Little Yellow Stones, and now Caddis. July will be going off up here this year.

Sunday, June 27, 2010


It's here, the bugs are out, and it's hot. The water is high, but the fishing is good. Fish are eating just about everything, but Green Drake nymphs are the hot fly. What about bringing some fish up on a big fat PMX?, well, we did it today. The guys I where with lost a lot of big boys the last couple days, it's just so hard to stop them in the high water. The fishing should only get better when the water starts coming down.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Drys on the Truckee?

Yup, you bet. With the exception of one fish today all these where stuck on drys. Green Drakes to be exact, and my Sir Frances Drake nailed 'em today. The Drakes came out in pretty good numbers, actually the most I've seen in about three years. Pale Morning Duns, and Caddis are out as well. Today was just one of those days that the bugs came out and big fish where rising to good anglers that knew how to land big fish.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Some Scenes from the Week.

I've been so busy it's been hard to update the blog. The Truckee is still running high, but it is clear and the fish are willing. The bugs have not come out yet in big numbers, a pmd here, and a yellow stone there. No caddis and drakes as of yet. It might be another week for the river to come alive. The good news is the little fish are active and we've been catching them. I was tripping there for a while because all Spring we just caught big fish. I was starting to think maybe we lost a couple of age classes of fish. Fish are eating drakes, and princes, and all the other good attractor nymphs.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

High Water and Big Fish.

I decided to take a chance today and fish a client in the high water. Phillip was a good stick so casting heavy nymph rigs and dry dropper rigs wasn't a problem for him. The water clarity was descent, I knew we had a chance. Sometimes gambles pay off. The two fish he did land ate a sz#16, Blue Diamond Phillips, and the other a sz#10, Green Drake Nymph. Not sure what another big brown ate as he came unbuttoned. Fish gotta eat even in the high water.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Jesus was a Carpenter Ant.

There's been a lot of rumors flying around that the carpenter ants are out. I really don't excited about them until they fly on my wife when where on the deck and she freaks out. Today the river had cleared since yesterday so I walked down with Elliot and immediately a nice Rainbow came up slowly for my ant pattern. Yes, gotta love when the Trout are eating big drys. I didn't see a huge amount of ants out, but just enough to get them looking up. I walked up a little bit and saw a rise along the bank and stuck him to. I actually missed another one, and had one refusal. Maybe I would have caught more if I drowned them, or used a termite pattern, kidding.

Friday, June 11, 2010

The Truckee is Fishable!!!

The water has come down fast and is gaining clarity through out the entire system. Near town it is about perfect, clarity wise, and lower down it is still a bit off color and high. These fish are hungry and are not picky right now. I hooked multiple fish this morning, fish big and small, and could have hooked more if I didn't break my rod. Any generic nymph pattern will work, and the bigger the better. I'm really excited about this this Summer because it is going to go off up here.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Clear Enough to Fish?

Well, yes and no...The Truckee is starting to come down gradually and is somewhat fish able near town. It will certainly be good to fish near town in a few more days, DEPENDING on releases from Donner Creek. Lower down the river it should take another week, to ten days. The river will be high, but it will get some clarity back. This is what we wanted, a good flushing, it takes all the sediment and junk and flushes it out of the river. I got a few nice fish today higher up on the river. Folks, this is going to be one of the best Summers on the Truckee in about five years. If you've never come and fished the Truckee you should come this Summer.