Warming up, thawing out, and waiting for El Nino to roll in.
has been very cold, low flows, and massive anchor ice forming. It has not been a good week to fish the river. With the low flows and extremely low air temps this last week, anchor ice has formed on almost it’s entire length. That was the coldest we’ve been since ’13. It was -14 here in the Hirsch. Now it is warming and the anchor ice is melting, (today) and with Thursdays warmish storm, flows should come up some and fishing will be decent again. Like I say, the river should come up this week some, and with a continued parade of storms it should come up big time. El Nino years usually offer good winter time fishing as most of the storms are warm. Just have to watch the flows because the river can get pumping. I don’t think that’s an if, but more like a when. We have some very good winter fishing on the Truckee River when things warm up and flows are good. Stay tuned.
Little Truckee River
can be a much better option right now as it is a
tailwater and the water is warmer than on the main Truckee River. Purdy
darn good dry fly fishing too right now.
has been good. Sure, I’ve had some shitty days out at the lake,
but if you can stay until dark even on those slow days you should get
some grabs. Cloud cover and wind are your friend, but it is winter now
at the lake and the quantity will drop, but the quality will go up. You
just have to man up, brace the cold, cast your ass off, and wait for
them big nasty cutthroat to cruise in.