I am back from my Fly Fishing Vacation in Wydaho. Do to some poor planning on my part we ended up going to the Zone of Totality for the recent Eclipse. Everything worked out fine and the fishing at times was as good as it gets for dries and streamers. The Eclipse was cool as well.
While I was away the afternoon thunderstorms have kept things in pretty good shape for this time of year. We are in the “Dog Days 0f Summer” but, it is not as “Doggy” as past summers thanks to the thunderstorms. Looks to be getting clear and warm again this weekend into Labor Day. The hatches are starting to wane a bit and bugs are getting smaller. The Hopper crop looks to be pretty large and given all of the grass may actually be something to pay attention to this year.
Truckee**-*** The flows in Truckee are nearly the same as last report at 230cfs and at Boca 583cfs. The midday temps are getting warm at 67 degrees. Best to fish early and late. Any overcast day could be pretty good dry fly fishing. Most of the same bugs are working just in smaller sizes. Little Yellow Stones are done for the season. Hopper patterns should be coming on soon. For Dries try Caddis 14-16, E/C Caddis 14/18, Stimulators 10-14, Madam X 10, Ants 10-14, Humpies 12-16, Green Drake 10, Green Drake Cripples 10, BWO’s 14-18, Rusty Spinner 14-18, and Midges 18-20. For nymphs Pats Rubber Legs 10, Poxyback Golden Stones 8-10, Copper Johns 10-16, Micro May 16-20, SJW’s, Pheasant tails 14-18, Flashback PT’s 14-18, Haresears 12-16, Caddis Poopah 14-16, and Princes 10-16
Little Truckee River**-*** The flows here have doubled to 180cfs from the last report. Water temps have cooled with the increased flows to the high 40’s. Still plenty of bugs hatching. For Dries try Parachute Adams 12-20, BWO’s 16-20, PMD’s 14-16, Green Drakes 10, Green Drake Cripples 10, Quigley Cripples 14-18, Caddis 14-18, EC Caddis 14-18, Rusty Spinners 14-16, and Midges 16-22. For nymphs try Green Drakes 10, Rainbow Warrior 16-18, Copper Johns 14-20, Micro May 16-20, SJW’s, PMD 16-18, Midges 16-22, Pheasant tails 14-20, Flashback PT’s 14-18, Haresears 14-18, and Princes 14-18.
Proser, Boca, and Stampede** Look for these reservoirs to fish better again in the fall after some weather comes in and cools them down a bit. Smallmouth are a good target here this time of year. Going to need to go deep so, slow stripping on a sinking line or hanging some bugs under an indicator just off the bottom will be a good starting point. Smallmouth like trout flies so no need to try something different.
Milton and N. Yuba **-*** Have not been to either spot for some time now. Milton is probably its normally hard fishing . The N. Yuba should been pretty good Dry Fly fishing early and late in the the day. Getting pretty hot over there during the day.
Steelhead I will again be guiding on the Upper Klamath the last two weeks of October. At this time I have plenty of dates left for chasing this magnificent fish. Let set up a trip!