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    Big snow and bitter cold temps. That is what is going on in the Sierra's. After this weekend snowpack should be between 140-150% of normal. Going to be a great water year. I can't wait for the river to come up during Spring.
    Got out on the Truckee and it was tough. Water temps are back down into the 36-38 range after hitting the lower 40's a couple weeks ago. Access closer to town of Truckee along with Parking is challenging due to snow/ice. Best bet is go "east" as far possible. I fished Nevada side and no issues with snow or anchor ice.
    Water clarity and flows are perfect. All of these storms are cold so we aren't seeing much melt or greening of the river. Size 22 olive baetis popping on cloudy days. Some skwala stones showing as well.

    Probably a decent time to hit Pyramid if that is your thing. Looks like some big cutty's coming out.
    Or the slopes..... Some epic powder days ahead. This is that Utah stuff.

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    Yes the last storm was a duzy. Spent a hour and a half digging out my car Sunday morning.
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    Yeah I was trying to get to Heavenly Sunday with the kiddos and no dice. Roads were closed. From some of the stats we are already > than entire snowfall last year and we still have a very wet Feb forecasted and the rest of March/April. Start to brush up on those high water tactics. There are going to be some hogs caught this spring.

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    When we start getting 100 degree temps in early summer, the snow melt
    is going to be something to behold. And the cabin fever is gonna suck.
    Won't be a ton of places to fish once it gets going in full swing.

    Planning to horseback into the Emigrant again this year, but with all this snow
    I doubt it will be accessible until mid to late July.

    Eric

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    Honestly it looks pretty normal around here (Truckee). Anecdotally in our yard when the neighbor's fence is covered it's a 'normal' snowpack. Just got covered.
    Water equiv for snowpack is a little above normal and after this upcoming round we are headed for prolonged no-precip. Sugar Bowl is at 360 inches on a 500 inch average.
    Looking good but we still need a lot more to finish the season at average.

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    Yeah I got into Ansel Adams Wilderness pretty deep last year in early July. But last year was below average precipitation as you probably recall. If we even have a below average March it won't be until late July this year that you can get into 10k+ type places. Right now we are standing anywhere from 130-140% of average with a major storm in the forecast this week. Snow levels look high but its its all good because it will be moisture rich and stick above 7500. I'm sure we will get some localized flooding and some of the foothill rivers will be blown. Mammoth already extended season too July 4th and that will most likely continue as we get these storms throughout FEB. I am getting a little stir crazy. Options are a bit limited right now.

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    Options are a bit limited? Man is that an understatement. We were supposed to be up on the Eel Thursday and Friday . . . I see the Eel at 40k cfs right now. Drifting might be imminent life threat. OPtions in my camp right now are Bar of America, Tourist Club, 50/50 Brewery, etc.

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    How about a lot limited! Redding got a crap load of snow last night and its nuking rain everywhere else. i'm just going to go somewhere. Might be practice but you never know. I need to get out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yubaman View Post
    Options are a bit limited? Man is that an understatement. We were supposed to be up on the Eel Thursday and Friday . . . I see the Eel at 40k cfs right now. Drifting might be imminent life threat. OPtions in my camp right now are Bar of America, Tourist Club, 50/50 Brewery, etc.
    We had The Eel "penciled" in for this weekend too. Scrapped those plans on Tuesday and figured I'd go up to Truckee and ski with my kiddos for the weekend. That option may not come to fruition either with all of this weather and I may be stuck in Morgan Hill for a three day weekend! AAAARGH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdevine View Post
    How about a lot limited! Redding got a crap load of snow last night and its nuking rain everywhere else. i'm just going to go somewhere. Might be practice but you never know. I need to get out.
    Hey CD,

    My brother lives in Redding...we were talking two nights ago and he said it was just dumping snow.
    He said they got about 14 inches! It even collapsed his orange tree. They were without power for
    an entire day.

    Ya, I'm getting cabin fever bigtime...I was hoping to just get out on the American river for some
    casting practice, but those plans ended about a week ago when the flows tripled.

    Guess I could sit down and tie a few flies to take away the boredom....hmmm.

    Eric

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