Incredibly hot up here this last week in the Hirsch. We are less than 15 miles from the desert of Nevada and we heat up in the afternoons here along the river. I thought my guests and I weren’t going to make it back to the truck a few afternoons there. Elliot was one hot tired dog. Thankfully we have lots of water this year and water temps are still in the low 50’s. In fact we have not seen the big hatches of caddis yet, or green drakes, but like any day.. A cool down is also expected.
So if you were smart this week you fished morning, to mid -morning and got yourself out of sun in the afternoons. Hopefully you came back out in the evening and looked for some heads poking up, or you swung some streamers through some tailouts. Flows are still high, I would like to see them come down for the good wade fishing to happen. (I’m sure that will be soon) but they have come down from last week. June is rolling along and things should still explode fishing wise and bug wise.
For now try to find some spots where fish can get out of the current. Fish the edges and things. We will see drakes and caddis and pmds any day now. Fish will look up for that first week when all those bugs explode and of course they will be eating the nymphs.
The Little Truckee River is fishing well too. Flows are about 375 cfs. Look for the bugs to explode out there when flows drop. Green drakes and pale morning duns galore. The dry fly fishing is the real deal out there in the summer.