A foot of snow is expected in Tahoe-Truckee this weekend. Looks like it will even snow on the valley floors near Reno. Yes, it’s a little too late, but things are changing out in the Pacific. I’m still thinking we will have a big March, starting around the second week.
Not much has changed on the Truckee River since last post. Flows are about the same and it seems fish are a little more spread out then they were a month ago. Blue wing olives are the main bugs right now, especially if you’re fishing east through the Nature Conservancy. Nymphs and dries. You’ll see fish rising starting about noon. Nymph up on them all other times of the day. Good news is the streamer bite is really picking up. If you can cover some water, you’ll probably get some to chase. It is very cold again at night around Tahoe-Truckee-Reno, may want to wait until it warms up a bit before you head out. Point is we’re getting fish and I’m happy.
The fly fishing out at Pyramid Lake was pretty good this week. The Pyramid Lake strain cutthroat are starting to cruise the shallows in bigger numbers with a some of the more aggressive Pilots mixed in. Yes, I said Pyramid Lake strain, not Summit Lake strain, that is the PC name for them now, more on that later. We have been having some systems moving in since last weekend and that’s good for business, little wind and chop and cold. Winter is not over and if you go fish the lake be prepared for some nasty cold if the east wind is blowing. Remember, we have one more Pyramid Lake clinic on March 14th.