9.20.2012

Cool Mornings & Warm Afternoons

Sorry for the belated post, but I've been busy catching up on some fishing out of state! Montana & Oregon have been the destinations as of late, but it feels good to be back on my home waters, the Truckee River! The flows dropped right after Labor Day here in Tahoe. That raft hatch is gone for the most part, but you still see some cheerios here and there. The best fishing in town has been below the Boca confluence. Flows are a steady 520 cubes in the canyon, but gets a bit larger with every tributary that feeds the Truckee River. Big stones, tan caddis, & crays still seem to be hooking fish, but landing them is a different story! Mornings have been fishing better. Afternoon is a bit harder, but the fish are still eating. Try fishing the fast water when the sun is high. Faster water holds more oxygen, thus allowing them to move to food without having to work too hard. Try a streamer, the takes tend to be pretty hard this time of year and it's only going to get better... This past weekend I headed out with a good friend of mine to catch some Lahontan Cutties. The backpacking was prime and so was the cliff jumping! These fish are truly beautiful...this fish also qualifies for the Heritage Trout Challenge for CA. Lahontan's are a native specie to the Tahoe area and are hard to find...Call me if you would like to know more about these fish! Patch those leaky waders, clean that fly line, & get ready for some good fishing very soon!
Photos courtesy of Adam Broderick - you can find his site here - Adamisstoked.com

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