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Norther Sierra Update/Truckee River Fly Fishing Report

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Jon Baiocchi reports on 4.13.17

Truckee River Update

The Truckee River continues to run with big flows, and those flows have increased in the past couple of days. Lake Tahoe is now releasing 1,210 cubes, Glenshire is now at 2,310, and down in the canyon it’s even bigger at around 4k. Weak storm systems have been passing through with intermittent breaks. We’ll see another break into this weekend, with another storm coming in Sunday night. Snow totals from last Wednesday night on the crest came in at 10”. Even more impressive, there is a slightly larger storm forested for later next week. The faucet may turn off at the end of April with the typical high ridge of pressure that dominates through late spring, summer, and early fall.

Well, the record of 1982/83 has been broken! 89.7 inches have fallen so far this season, and our snow pack is at 207% of normal for the northern Sierra. Keep in mind there is more precipitation to come, and the bulk of the runoff has yet to commence. This summer into fall is going to be unbelievable for all waters of the Sierra.

Fishing continues to be productive nymphing the slower deeper side water, and the quality of fish being caught is impressive to say the least. With the increase in flows, an angler will have to work a little harder to find the right water. The color of the water has been amazing, a beautiful steelhead green, with good clarity. Same flies, same tactics apply as in my previous reports. Get out there and enjoy the great outdoors, it’s awesome, and it’s free.

Jon Baiocchi
Nevada City, CA
(530) 228-0487

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