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Fishing Report

Lake Davis Fly Fishing Report

Jon Baiocchi reports on 6.21.18

Lake Davis 

I’ve done a few trips on the fertile waters and the lake is full to the brim at 98 % of capacity, and surface water temps are at 64-66 degrees. It will cool down a little and stabilize from the past few days of big wind and cooler air temperatures. Fishing pressure is moderate, and 10% of the habitat is holding 90% of the fish - Simply put those trout are...

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Plumas County Fly Fishing Report

Jon Baiocchi reports on 6.14.18

I’m on the road guiding until the end of the month and I’m typing this report from my phone so I will keep it short. The weather has been sunny and warm, I’ve been waiting for this for quite some time - great camping and fishing weather I must say.

Frenchman Lake - fishing is fair, but there are good opportunities for sight fishing to rising fish taking callibaetis,...

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Plumas County Fly Fishing Report

Jon Baiocchi reports on 5.24.18

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Frenchman Lake 

Water temps are 58-60 degrees, the last two weeks the weather has been colder with thunderstorms and rain. Lake capacity is at 101%. Fishing was slow yesterday and not many bugs out, just a few Callibaetis and blood midges. The lake is loaded with Lahontan Redside Shiners, yet no fish are crashing them like last fall. Western grebes are starting...

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Frenchman Lake Fly Fishing Report

Jon Baiocchi Reports on 10.26.2017


Incredible weather and above average air temps warmed the water a bit with temps around 55 to 57 degrees. The Eagle Lake rainbows have been eating well and putting on some girth. The strain is an angry trout, and they fight really aggressively. Some days are off the charts, while others just ok. If you’re not hooking up, move to a different location. Everyday is...

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Frenchman’s Lake Fly Fishing Report

Jon Baiocchi Reports on 10.11.17

It’s been a wild week at Frenchman’s Lake with wind events that made fishing much like being on board a crab boat from “Deadliest Catch”. The north wind made its presence known last week and yesterday with wind chill in the teens, so cold it cuts right to the bone. Frenchman’s Lake is much more open and prone to getting hammered by north and east winds, there are...

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North Fork Yuba, Lake Davis, and Truckee

Jon Baiocchi Reports on 9.14.2017

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I’ve been roaming back and forth from the Truckee area to the North Fork Yuba River for the past few months, and now it’s time to concentrate my guiding over to the Truckee River and Little Truckee River area for fall. I really can’t wait to be on the Northern Sierra stillwaters as well in a week or two when the water temperatures come down a little more. The...

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Fall Stillwater Prognosis

Jon Baiocchi Reports on 9.7.2017

Fall may be coming, but it sure doesn’t feel like it with triple digit temperatures in the greater central valley and foothills. Record highs were shattered in the past week, even coastal areas like San Francisco, and Ukiah. Hopefully this will be the end of a very hot summer. The fall season on Sierra stillwaters is the best time of the year for the fly angler....

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Northern Sierra Fly Fishing Report

John Baiocchi Report on 7/6/2017

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The surge of Africa hot weather a few weeks ago and continued warmer weather has water temps at both Lake Davis and Frenchman’s Lakeexcessively high with surface temps reaching 74 degrees. Its game over until fall, releasing trout when the water is that warm usually means it’s their last fight. One option at Lake Davis though is targeting bass for the next few...

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Northern Sierra Fishing Report

Jon Baiocchi reports on 6.25.2017

On Monday the 12th we had extremely cold weather and snow, in fact at Frenchman’s Lake there was 2 inches on the ground. A week later and it’s been Africa hot, thank goodness it cools down at night. I’m seeing the effects from a wet winter all around in the mountains. There are so many wildflowers blooming right now that are providing a beautiful color spot...

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Lake Davis & Frenchman’s Lake Fishing Report

Jon Baiocchi Reports on 6.16.2017

Just like last June, extreme and unusual weather slammed the region with big wind, rain, and snow in eastern Plumas County. An unfortunate angler capsized his boat last Friday at Lake Davis and lost everything, luckily he was wearing a PFD and made it to shore safely. The cooler weather dropped water temperatures briefly but they will be rising in the week to come,...

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