Fishing at the lake has picked up a lot as the spawn is over and cooler temperatures have kept the surface temps from getting above 60 degrees. Fish are really focused on tui-chub, but with warmer water temps midge hatches have been strong. What I’m trying to say is that the fish are not very selective in what they’re eating, but are more particular on presentation. On most days the LCT want the flies to be moving. Indicator fishing has been effective, but we are moving the indicator to create movement and life in our flies. Retrieving has been the most effective way to catch these fish.
Surface water temps have been in the mid to high 50’s. Fish are very active, Searching out prey. Late in the afternoon it is possible to see bait coming into the shallows. Retrieving flies can be very effective in this part of the day. Varying retrieve rate has been the most effective at searching for fish. If the frequency of catching the LCT changes, vary retrieve rate before giving up.
The Truckee River has dropped as a result of the recent storms. Reservoir releases have varied as natural runoff has varied with snow/rain/freezing temperatures. We anticipate that the river flow will increase again but the annual peak has most likely passed and we should continue to move towards summer flows.
The fishing has been exceptional in these higher flows! The river temperature has been fluctuating from high 40’s to low 50’s depending on the time of day. These consistent temperatures have contributed to the fishing being so consistent. Focus on the afternoon on days with cloud cover and carry a thermometer with you. When the water temps are sub 50 degrees expect the fish to be sluggish, but above 50 degrees the fish will begin to feed heavily.
June 22 | 5th Anniversary BBQ/Party
Party @3 BBQ @ 4:30