I had a business trip to Lake Tahoe and brought along my rod to get some fishing in! The plan was to fish the Little Truckee since I fished it last spring and had a great time, but the snow made me change my plans.
I had never fished the Truckee so I decided to give it a shot.
Man...was I in for a surprise. Maybe it's because I generally stick to water I know, but my confidence in myself was sky high.
High Confidence + New Water = Eating Crow.
I thought it was going to be easy, but with only 3 fish and 1 landed, I had a tough time. I thought I was a good fisherman, but man! Was I in for a surprise. Now don't get me wrong, the fishing wasn't bad. I had a limited amount of time to fish, but I was expecting to land a few more fish than I did.
I did manage this beauty.
Later that week, I fished the East Walker. More like a traditional tailwater that I'm used to. Fishing was better, but still tough. You needed a super clean drift and it took me a while to figure out the currents and how I needed to cast to set up a perfect drift. I picked up quite a few more fish and even had fun that afternoon slinging streamers for browns.
Overall, a great trip and a learning experience. I'll be back in April and I'm looking forward to trying the Truckee again, and if the snow isn't too bad, the Little Truckee too.