265 cfs as of 5/1

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Flow Rates and Water Conditions

Water Conditions:  265 cfs as of 5/1, high for this time of year but a welcome level

Fishing conditions and Hatches: Good-Very Good

Water temperatures are already in the upper 50's and the flows are ideal. The water is very clear so the fish can be spooky. Fishing was very good over the weekend but the crowds were HUGE. Already we're seeing the fish in the mile are getting pickier and quicker to spit. The primary hatches have been Baetis and midges with some big mayflies (#10-12), also Black flies and Daphnia up by the dam. As can be expected streamer fishing has been very good with streamers up to 6" but that will slow down soon when the fish start wising up.

Recommended Flies

DRIES:   Caddis Adult Tan #14-16 | Chernobyl  org/grz  #6-8 | Parachute Adams #16-22 | Elk Hair Caddis #12-14 

NYMPHS: Prince Nymph #12-16| Bottom Roller Psycho #10-12 | Copper Zebra #16-22 | Zebra black/silver #20-24 | S&M Nymph #18-22  | Tungsten Jig Baetis #18-20 | TTS Opal B/L #14-18 |  JuJu Baetis # 18-24 | V-Rib midge Claret #14-16 | Joe's Mini Crayfish #10 | Dead Drift crayfish | Pat's Rubberlegs #6-10

STREAMERS: Meat Whistle | Baby fat Minnow #8 | Belly Scratcher Minnow Chub #2 | Bank Robber Sculpin #2 | Punk Perch Light #10-14
| Rio's Brown Town Tan #4 | Hornberg #6-12

EURO Streamers: GD UV P/Jig White #12 | Kaslar M/G/S Olive #12

More Reports

The Trout Fitter Reports
for Wednesday, May 1st
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): Upper Owens River Fishing Report
Owens River - Lower: Lower Owens River Report
The Truckee has seen a steady increase in flows again this week
Truckee River

The Trout Fitter Staff

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The Truckee has seen a steady increase in flows again this week, and this trend will likely continue for the......

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