Last big weekend of the summer on the Truckee River.
After this weekend, and after the burners leave, we’ll have the place to ourselves for awhile. Burners, ugh.
Pretty warm out still in the afternoons, and looking like that for the next week. Typical late summer weather pattern for us. Cool too cold at night, and hot in the afternoons. Hirschdale is less than 15 miles from Nevada, and it gets hot later in the day. If you go fish anywhere in the canyons, you get a nasty downslope wind early, and you better dress accordingly.
Good fishing mid-morning all over the river. Flows are pretty great, and the fish are chowing on big golden, or nocturnal stones, and molting crayfish. Not on top, down on bottom. Caddis are still out, but less bugs now than a few months ago. I’d fish something big and small. Good to get the streamers rolling again. It’s still too early for good streamer fishing, but if you get out early you’ll get a few whacks on sculpin and crayfish colors.