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Fishing Report

Tahoe Area Fly Fishing Report

Matt “Gilligan” Koles Reports on 9.23.2015

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It is fall in the Tahoe basin. This means cold nights and warm days, or the typical “Indian Summer” weather pattern that we seem to experience every year. Several river clean-ups have taken place which I love to see. A big thank you to all those that pitched in. The Truckee River right now as I write this is on the cusp of what most would consider to be...

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Truckee River Fly Fishing Report

Matt “Gilligan” Koles Reports on 9.15.2015

Looks like the heat wave has broke. Likely we won’t see 80’s or 90’s in Truckee until next May.

Very good news out on the Little Truckee River, flows are up to 115 cfs. After being at 16 cfs for the enhancement work, flows are back up and the fish are good and fat and healthy. Baetis are pop’n, along with small fall caddis. The caddis are about a sz #16. I...

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Truckee Tahoe Fly Fishing Report

Matt “Gilligan” Koles Reports on 8.26.2015

Flows are still low out on the Little Truckee for the enhancement-restoration project. Please do not go fish the LT until flows come back up once the project is done. 2 more weeks maybe? Our local TU #103, and with help of many, many volunteers added spawning gravel yesterday to part of the upper stretch of river. It was good to see so many folks out...

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Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing Report

Matt Koles, Gilligan’s Guide Service

Pyramid Lake is hit and miss. Usually spring is the best time to fish the lake, but with this warm sunny weather fishing can be tough. If the weather forecast says sun and no wind, go early, or late. If the forecast call for some wind and some clouds than you may have an all day bite. Fish are cruising in very shallow water. Some bigs have been caught, but...

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Truckee River/Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing Report

Matt Koles, Gilligan’s Guide Service

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Pretty good fishing happening in the Lake Tahoe-Truckee-Reno area right now. We’ll see how long the flows on the river can hold out, but for now it’s good. We finally have an unsettled weather pattern instead of the bright blue bird days we have been getting, meaning the fishing will be good on the river and at the lake all week. We’ll probably have some good...

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Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing Report

Doug Ouellette, Calvada Fly Fishing

Last week with the recent storms that moved in the fishing was very good, however this week a high pressure ridge settled down on the area with little or no wind. Because of these conditions Pyramid was very slow this week. On average, anglers were only able to scratch out a couple of fish a day. Pyramid Lake like other stillwaters can be very sensitive to...

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Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing Report

Matt Koles, Gilligan’s Guide Service

Pyramid Lake is really starting to shape up for the annual great spring fishing. Pyramid Lake strain cutties are cruising in the shallows every day now. Sometimes you can rack up big numbers and sometimes you just miss it. Of course a little weather helps, wind, chop, cloud cover. We will not have that this week so you may need to fish early and late. Bobber... Continue reading

Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing Report

Matt Koles, Gilligan’s Guide Service

At Pyramid Lake the east wind blew good yesterday and almost everyone I knew caught fish. The wind brought the fish up onto the beaches. The weather will be much more conducive for fly fishing at Pyramid Lake this week instead of the sunny high pressure ridge we’ve had. Of course if you can get your ass out of bed and fish first light, great, if not, stick...

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Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing Report

Matt Koles, Gilligan’s Guide Service

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Not much change since last report. We are experiencing very warm unseasonable temperatures here in the Lake Tahoe-Truckee-Reno area. In fact we are setting records this weekend. The recorded high temps we are breaking are from the same weekend last year, go figure. Are we doomed with this cycle of high pressure? Hard to say, but the high pressure ridge builds...

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Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing Report

Matt Koles, Gilligan’s Guide Service

Pyramid Lake  was on fire this weekend with the storms. Cloud cover wind and chop makes for an all day bite out at the lake. Now that high pressure is building back in this week it will be an early or late bite again. Shooting heads with the black bugger/ popcorn beetle has been the ticket. The bobber gang have been catching fish too. Fish will cruise in at some...

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