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Four Seasons Fly Fishing Reports

  • Fishing Report May 21, 2017

    Four Seasons Fly Fishing May 21, 2017 | 11:12 am

    The fishing continues to be pretty good despite the high flows.  Expect the flows to continue high for awhile as we are in the middle of the runoff.  There are plenty of bugs in the water but not much of a hatch unless it is overcast and even then it was pretty light.  Nymphing and Streamers are still the best bet.  If you are not hooking up move.  The fish seemed to be schooled up and if you find one others are close by. Over on the Little Truckee there Continue Reading

  • Fishing Report May 5, 2017

    Four Seasons Fly Fishing May 5, 2017 | 13:30 pm

    Looks like we are in for a little change in weather after being super nice up here the last several days.  It was the nicest opener in the last several years.  I was able to get the boats out and running for the season. Plus, got in some fishing opening week since Alpine is only open the next two weekends. We are in the early stages of runoff.  The rivers are a little off color, high, and bouncing up and down a bit.  That doesn’t mean the fish are not Continue Reading

  • Fishing Report April 22, 2017

    Four Seasons Fly Fishing Apr 22, 2017 | 20:10 pm

    We are in the spring transition time of our fishing season.  The wet weather keeps on coming in between sessions of awesome sunny weather.  The rivers are all higher then they have been in years and are expected to be up for awhile.  It is nice to get a good flush on the system and to see all of the changes that have occurred this winter.  There are a several new trees in the river as well as some rearrangement of the bottom and side channels.  That being said the Continue Reading

  • Fishing Report February 11, 2017

    Four Seasons Fly Fishing Feb 11, 2017 | 17:53 pm

    It has been awhile since my last report so I figured I better update.  The new year has brought record snow and water to the area.   Given the weather I have been super busy at Alpine and not getting much fishing done.   It is safe to say that government officials will now say we are not in a drought.  All flows are up except the Little Truckee between Boca and Stampede and that could change. Three things to know when trying to fish in our area after this Continue Reading

  • Fishing Report November 19th, 2016

    Four Seasons Fly Fishing Nov 19, 2016 | 12:01 pm

    I have returned from the Klamath Steelhead season.   The season was different than past years in that it was very wet instead of hot and sunny.  One of the wettest Octobers in recent history.  Great for the water and drought situation in California.  The Steelhead seems to like it as well.   Thanks to all of you that made it a success again this season.  My window on the Klamath is pretty short reservations for next season are available now. Back here the the Truckee area, it is transition Continue Reading

  • Fishing Report October 20, 2016

    Four Seasons Fly Fishing Oct 20, 2016 | 14:12 pm

    The recent storm has really been great for the fishing statewide.  Fish love a fresh shot of water to get them going especially Steelhead.  Currently, I am guiding Steelhead on the Klamath River in northern California.  The Steelhead are starting to arrive on the wave of the recent rains.  I have had some excellent days here in the north state.  Been using many different fly fishing techniques to dupe the adult and half-pounders roaming the Klamath river.  Swinging traditional patterns on the floating line or very light tip has been Continue Reading

  • Fly Fishing Report October 4th, 2016

    Four Seasons Fly Fishing Oct 4, 2016 | 16:28 pm

    It is transition time here in the Truckee Area.  Truckee/Tahoe saw a little bit of snow yesterday and that has given way to some cooler weather in the North Tahoe area.  Fishing on the Truckee has been pretty good despite the lower water again this fall.  Have also heard of some nice fish being caught out at Prosser Reservoir. As I normally do this time of the season I head up to the Klamath River to guide Steelhead for the month of October.  I have a few prime dates left Continue Reading

  • Fishing Report September 13th 2016

    Four Seasons Fly Fishing Sep 13, 2016 | 19:25 pm

    Been a while since my last report.  We are into our fall routine around here and there are a few changes going on with the weather and flows.  First, we had our first dusting of snow on the mountain tops and not a drop of moisture in town.  Second, the flows in the area are being changed up a bit which is pretty typical for this time of year.  With the cooler weather water temps are perfect for many of the venues.   It would be nice to get a Continue Reading

  • Fishing Report August 6th, 2016

    Four Seasons Fly Fishing Aug 6, 2016 | 13:03 pm

    We made it through last weeks heat wave here in Truckee and conditions are holding up well given the fact we haven’t see rain in almost two months.  The “Dog Days” of summer are here!  Fish early or late.  Be prepared to try different tactics and use some stealth.  That white t-shirt your wearing isn’t helping you at all!  When the rivers are tough hit up Prosser and Stampede for some Smallmouth Bass action. Truckee **-*** The flows in town are dropping daily and at 65cfs with afternoon water temps Continue Reading

  • Fishing Report July 20, 2016

    Four Seasons Fly Fishing Jul 20, 2016 | 14:33 pm

    Fishing conditions in the area are holding up very well.  Cool nights and not so hot days have been pretty nice to keep the water temps in the good zone on the Truckee River and  freestone streams of the area.   The Little Truckee is pumping some water down stream and the fish are digging the extra cover.  On the reservoirs the Smallmouth Bass are biting.   The fish have been seeing some action so time to adjust you game.  Sneak in and a make your first cast count cause Continue Reading