I know this might sound crazy, but not much has changed!
We’re still waiting on winter to show up in Truckee this season. There’s very little snow in town and the the river conditions are as consistent as they’ve ever been in December and January as I’ve ever seen.
Although it’s been in the 50s the last few days, water temps have stayed in the high 30s to low 40s, pretty typical for this time of year.
We’re getting most of our fish on the classic winter bugs…baetis and midges. Like the last report, there’s a few winter stones around, a small rubberlegs in black is a great option, eggs and even some small streamers dead drifted under an indicator are doing the trick.
There are some dry fly opportunities around if you hit it right, but nothing you can put you watch to. Again, midges and baetis.
Flows are pretty much perfect from town through the canyon but there’s a chance that may change next week.
It will be interesting to see what California’s next Atmospheric River brings to the area, snow or rain. Only time will tell, but next week we’ll definitely be a little wet!
Drop Lu and I a note on our Contact page if you’re looking to get out. As you can see there’s some really nice fish around right now!
Our boy Pat G. with a stunner!