Update – SE Alaska & Truckee River

I am back from another great season in SE Alaska.  Each season presents new challenges, opportunities, and responsibility.  Many fish were caught this year, including some of my personal best with many client firsts.  A 335 pound halibut is an amazing sight to see.  At just over 7 feet long, this was a true barn door.  She was released to carry on the legacy of our incredible halibut fishery.  The rivers were healthy with the added rain, but the snowpack was dismal. Hoping for a big winter for 2016! Lots of wildlife this summer including; brown bears, humpback whales, orcas, sea lions, etc.  Below are some pictures from this past season.  I hope you enjoy!

On another note, I am back in Truckee guiding.  Yes, the water is low and yes, the fish are still there!  There was a rather large restoration project on the Little Truckee, funded by Trout Unlimited with the help of TU coordinator Dave Lass. I recently fished the “enhanced” section of water on the Little Truckee.  We need some higher water levels to settle everything down and move some of that spawning gravel around.  The LT flows are about 48-50 cfs, a bit low, but still fishable. The mornings have been cold, so an early start isn’t necessary.  I usually get out there around 9:30-10 AM and start looking for bugs. The standard menu is still reigns, but don’t be shy to try out some new flies.  If you are still searching for that “trophy” brown, now is the time to take advantage with the rivers tending to be less crowded now that it is ski season.  Give me a call to book your trip! Thanks for reading!

  • Capt. Chris Maher

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