Well it finally happened, winter is here in the Sierra. As I write this report I’m looking at two fresh feet in my backyard, with quite a bit more on the way.

The amount of snow we’re getting is a bit of double edge sword, obviously in a drought year the moisture is much needed and huge relief to our seasonal snow pack. This will of course snowball with more water and lower water temps through late summer and early fall. All in all a big win for Truckee trout and local tourism for this summer season.

If there was a negative, it’s going to be access to the river this week. Like years past when we get this much snow basically overnight, parking becomes an issue. Thakfully this will probobly be short lived and is a small price to pay for this amazing gift mother nature just dumped on us!

On to the fishing.

Fishing has been really good this week, especially once the snow started. Finally we saw adult skwalas the last few days and the fish started to key in on them. We’ve been waiting to throw big dries since the fall and the time is finally here. Might try a few March Browns too. Hint hint.

That said said if you’re going to go subsurface, baetis, midges, winter stones, eggs, march browns and even some caddis wouldn’t be the worst thing to nymph right now.

Good luck out there and stay safe in more ways than one.

Matt

Don’t let the weather scare you!