it’s been a while, we’ve a had an amazing fall on the rivers since our
last report. There is no question that winter is around the corner in
the Truckee area, cold nights and changing colors can signal some of the
best fishing of the year.
Overall the Truckee
hasn’t really changed much below Boca in the last few weeks. Flows are
still low, but consistent and water temps are perfect. We’ve seen temps
from the high 40s to high 50s, pretty normal for this time of year. The
bugs are what you might expect, small Baetis/BWOs, 18s-20s, October
Caddis pupas, rubber legs, and any softhackles 14-18. There are a ton of
crayfish around, they aren’t molting at all, but it’s worth a shot as
your lead fly.
The Little Truckee is just like it always is this time of year, low and at times very technical. Small flies and light tippet are the norm, even for some of the big lake runs you might run into. Like the Big T, Baetis/BWO’s have been the go-to. There are some micro caddis, small, late season yellow sallies, and even some mahogany duns, 14s.
Please be careful of
your wading, and respect spawning fish this time of year. There are a
few redds around with more to come as it gets later in the fall.
Our classes on our ponds in Squaw Valley continue to get better into the fall as water temps drop and flows come up. It’s never to late to lake one of our daily classes.
We have a great
guide crew with a few open dates still in the next few weeks. Check us
out at Mattheronflyfishing.com, or call us at 518-225-6587.