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Tahoe-Truckee Flyfishers convene for dinner

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The Tahoe-Truckee Flyfishers will hold their Annual Dinner Meeting this Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Crystal Bay Club. The flyfishers’ annual business meeting and fund-raiser funds programs such as the Trout in the Classroom Project and conservation efforts.

Fly fishing has become increasingly popular over the last decade. The Tahoe-Truckee Flyfishers organization is a great way to learn the sport if you are a novice and to further your interest if you are an experienced angler. The Flyfishers have a little something for everyone.

This year’s featured speaker is Bob Krumm, a Montana and Wyoming guide, biologist, outdoor writer, and photographer. Krumm will speak and present a slide show the Bighorn River and Bighorn Mountains. The show promises to be about more than just fishing. Krumm will provide bits of information on flora and fauna and even some native Indian lore that he has obtained in his 15 years of guiding on the Bighorn.

The Bighorn is one of the premier fisheries in the country. It boasts having the most 15- to 18-inch fish in the United States, according to many experts.

The evening will begin with a no-host cocktail hour from 6-7 p.m., followed by dinner, a short business meeting to elect new board members, and the presentation from 7-10 p.m. The evening will also include a silent auction, a ladies raffle, and the very popular general raffle. There are many great items for the silent auction and raffles. A sample of the items include a Sage four-piece travel rod, a Renzetti fly tying vice, Orvis waders, a Galvan reel, a custom rod certificate, a rod case, tackle bag, another pair of waders, dinners, lift tickets and many other items.

A special door prize will be a St. Croix 3 weight fly rod donated by Mountain Hardware and Sports of Truckee. All you have to do is to attend to have a shot at this great prize.

Club members and the general public are encouraged to attend this event. Tickets for the event are $25 per person and $12.50 for children under 12 if purchased in advance. Ticket prices include a prime rib dinner, the lecture and fund-raising silent auction and raffle. Limited ticket sales will be available at the door for $30 per person.

The annual dinner is a very nice event and allows you to meet many of the people in the local flyfishing community. Many of the people that attend the dinner actively fish our local waters. These club members are willing to share their experiences and can help you on the road to becoming an accomplished angler as well.

Remember, you don’t need to be a member to come to the dinner. Your membership is certainly encouraged if you like to fly fish, but attend the dinner just to check it out.

To RSVP for the dinner, call (775) 832-7151.

FISHING REPORT

Boca – (25,608 ac. ft.) Boca has been fishing fair to good. Anglers fishing from shore are showing improved catches. Most anglers use nightcrawlers or Powerbait and lures from shore during the morning and evenings. Boaters are also having some success. Most were using a combination of flashers and a nightcrawler or minnow imitating lure. Kokanee fishing has been good. Flyfishermen near the inlet are having fair to good action using a variety of nymphs, streamers, and emergers.

Donner – Fishing has been fair to good. Most anglers fishing for rainbows on the west-end and near the launch ramp are still having success. Best times continue to be early and late in the day. Nightcrawlers and Powerbait seem to be the main bait. Trollers using minnow imitating lures have had fair to good success.

Lake Tahoe – (Elevation 6227.55) Fishing has been good for mackinaw. Most fish typically are in the five to seven pound range. A guide is highly recommended if you are fishing for mackinaw for the first time. Toplining and shore fishing has been fair.

Martis Lake – (Martis is restricted to artificial lures with barbless hooks. Zero fish may bagged or possessed) Fishing is fair. Most use nymphs such as the Hares Ear, Pheasant Tail, Damselfly imitations or the A.P. Streamers that imitate small fish, and woolly buggers are also good choices. For surface activity, patterns such as the Quigley Cripple, Martis Midge, Parachute Adams, and Griffith’s Gnat are good choices. Blood midges will still work. Lots of midge activity on calm days and during morning and evenings. Midge pupa patterns can also be good. Snail patterns are also very good in reservoirs and lakes in our region this time of the year.

Little Truckee River – Fishing has been fair to good. Fishing has been fair to good near the inlet area of the Little Truckee into Boca reservoir. Flyfishermen fishing this stretch between Stampede and Boca concentrate on nymphs and streamers, but there has been some good dry fly action at times on size 18 to 20 BWO imitations.

Prosser – (9,780 ac. ft.) Fishing has been fair to good. Fishing here is mostly with nightcrawlers or Powerbait. Trollers have been successful using flasher combinations. Flyfishermen near the inlets have taken a few fish mostly on nymphs and streamers.

Stampede – (199,661 ac.ft.) Stampede is fair to good. Most shore anglers are catching fish. Most use the typical baits, nightcrawlers or Powerbait. Kokanee Fishermen toplining and using downriggers are finding good action for Kokanee. Most use a flasher of some sort and a Kokanee Bug or Wedding Ring with a piece of white corn. Flyfishermen near the inlets have been doing fair to good.

Truckee River – The release from Tahoe City has been increased slightly to 159 cubic feet per second and around 167 cfs near Truckee. Fishing has been fair to good. Nymphs and streamers, such as the Woolly Bugger, have accounted for most of the fish. Small dries such as the Humpy, Adams, Elk Hair Caddis, and the Quigley Cripple are good choices. Size No. 18 to 20 ‘s are the rule for dries now.

Other Waters – Davis and Frenchman lakes reports that fishing is fair to good. Davis appears to be the better of the two, but is crowded. Pyramid Lake, northeast of Reno, is still fishing well for both trollers and shore anglers. Good numbers of fish as well as some pretty decent size ones have been reported. A ten-pound plus fish was reportedly taken by a fly fisherman last week.


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