Fishing Report 3-27-24

Middle Fork Feather River

March started off stormy with a mix of rain and snow, turning to snow at all elevations. Flows increased to around 1000cfs in Graeagle which made for limited areas to fish. Now springlike weather has returned and the flows have come down a couple hundred cfs, which is the exact opposite of what I expected. Water temps have come up to the mid 40’s most days. Water clarity has been an issue but the fish don’t seem to mind. Swinging streamers on the trout spey set up has been productive with some quality fish coming to hand. The fish have been feeding on the surface again and there are solid hatches of midges, baetis and march browns. Black winter stones are about and the skwalas will get going again with the warmer temps that are coming.

Truckee River

Spring is making a showing after a very strong storm system that dumped lots of snow and made access a problem. Access is improving as is the fishing. Flows are good and water temps are rebounding a bit. Nymphing continues to work best but some dry fly action can be found with fish looking up for the Skwala stoneflies and bwo mayflies. I am booking spring and summer dates at this time.

Fishing Report 3-27-24


Jay Clark - Professional fly fishing guide for the MIddle Fork Feather River and Truckee River.

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Jay Clark is a lifelong outdoorsman that enjoys being near the water. Starting out with fishing as a childhood pastime, Jay has honed his skills over the years, evolving from a hobbyist to a seasoned fly fishing pro. Jay’s passion runs deep – offering guided fishing excursions along the Middle Feather River, Truckee River, and serene stillwater spots in the Northern Sierra.

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