Big Flows and Sunshine

Truckee River

Brown Trout
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Gilligan's Guide Service

by Matt Koles
4-22-2019
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Finally some spring weather on the Truckee River.

Big flows and sunshine, well, except for the last couple days on the sunshine. Spring has sprung.

Flows are up around 3,700 k here in the Hirsch, higher as you go downriver. Big pumping flows. Much like back in spring of ’17. We still have a lot of snow to melt. Get used to it. Don’t think you’re gonna escape the flows by going out to the LT. It’s pumping out there as well.

Clarity is good, just big high water. Fish the slow edges. Find nice soft bank water. You can find that all over the river if you look. Hit them with streamers and bigger size nymphs. Size up on your tippet. The key to landing these fish is to not let them get out in the current if you do hook them. Rope them in.

Water will get a good tint to it this week with some warm weather, Good, I like it that way. Remember, trouts can see just fine.

I have one more High Water Clinic on May 11th. It’ll be the last one of those this year.



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