Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Getting To Know The Truckee River Pt. 2

The canyon section of the Truckee River is suppose to be one of the best spots on the river. I've scouted this section before but I've never took the time to fully explore it. My findings were a bit disappointing mostly due to the fact that the river was absolutely crowded on the weekend of my visit.

Below Rail Bridge

I fished the deep canyon below Hirschdale to the railroad bridge about halfway to Floriston. Most of the fish I caught were small rainbows in addition to one decent brown that I lost. The river had more anglers in it than fish.
After lunch I tried the Boca Bridge section which was also quite crowded. I didn't catch anything in this section and gave up after covering a few hundred yards of river.

The next time I head up that way I plan on fishing Martis Lake instead of the Truckee. Even if I don't hook a fish at Martis at least it'll be a nice angler-less day on the lake.
Jon Baiocchi has an excellent article on fly fishing the Truckee River that definitely makes you want to keep fishing it despite the crowds.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Getting To Know The Truckee River

The Truckee River is perhaps the most fly fished river in California. Full of quality browns and bows that can get up to 30'' the Truckee is one of the best managed fisheries in the state. Now that I'm within day-trip driving distance to this amazing fishery it was about time I took the chance to get to know the Truckee River.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Scouting The New Yuba At Fall Flows

With fall slowly approaching the Yuba River is now at a stable 1,000CFS. These flows have revealed new areas that will likely remain for the next few months until the winter flows change things up again. I took the time to check out the section above HWY 20 since it's been unfishable for the last ten months.