Truckee River Fishing Report 5/16/13

Unlike last week, things are changing daily on the Truckee River and it seems like fish have adjusted to an early summer mode. Flows are mellowing out a bit, they are still spiking up and down, but overall they are much lower than last week from Boca down though Nevada. Flows are still high and if you are not on the river daily, or know where some good high water spots are it could be tough. Remember, I am talking about the river below the inlet of the Little Truckee, the water above that is well below normal for this time of year and easy pickings. Good news too is that there are a lot of littler wild fish that are in the game making life a little easier for yours truly. This time of year everyone starts talking about big winged carpenter ants, well, I saw some on the LT the other day, but none today. Maybe they’ll kick off strong, maybe they won’t. They like a solid week of warm weather, rain today, we’ll see what happens. Everything else is on the menu, princes, copper johns, hare’s ears, and rubberleggs. Of course the real bugs are out too, or about to come out. As you can see I like fishing attractors this time of year. They work wonders as the summer hatches have yet to begin and fish aren’t really keyed in on a certain bug yet.