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May 2017 Fly Fishing News

Truckee River Conditions and Update

5/15/2017 –  Big flows are still the norm on the Truckee River and a chance of snow and cooler weather this coming Tuesday into Wednesday. The flows are down at Glenshire and is currently running at 2,380 cubes, less water is being released from Donner Lake. Down below Boca the flows have dropped as well with a cut in releases from Prosser and Stampede, through Hirschdale it’s at 3,870 cubes. You’ll see minor spikes with water levels in the late afternoon into the evening from the melting snowpack. Water temps are 48 to 50 degrees. If you want to learn more about how to fish big water, don’t mind hiking and dropping down steep banks, while visiting multiple locations, give me a ring at 530.228.0487, or email me at to book a trip with me. I only have a few days available in May before I start my stillwater guiding. Click HERE to see a more detailed report on the Truckee River.

Lake Davis & Frenchman’s Reservoir Conditions and Update

5/15/2017 – Lake Davis has been slow to awaken from the deep cold and record snowpack. Fish are scattered and not much in the way of aquatic insect activity has been noticed, in fact just small midges are hatching at this time. The Damsel hatch will be stalled by a few weeks unless we get some really hot weather. There are many downed trees on the west side road and access areas, currently the Forest Service is working on clearing the woody debris. All of the boat ramps are open but the dock at Camp 5 did endure damage from the past winter and must be repaired. Loof for fishing to pick up in the weeks to come. Frenchman’s Reservoir is fishing much better at this time. Fish are smaller here, but you will have the opportunity to catch more. Same techniques and tactics apply as Lake Davis. Access is at 100%, the entire lake is open. Best to fish here now before the waterskiers and jet skis take over the lake. I’m completely booked for the month of June, the spring/summer season may extend into July if water temperatures do not heat up. I have a few days open in early july if you are interested, or book now for the fall season that starts September 1st. 530.228.0487, or email me at

Upcoming Presentations for 2017


-Diablo Valley Fly Fisherman, 7/18/2017
-Santa Cruz Fly Fisherman, 9/6/2017 
-Trout Unlimited Chaptor 198, 9/7/2017
-Granite Bay Fly Casters, 9/14/17
-Peninsula Fly Fishers, 2/15/2018

If your fly fishing club is looking for quality presentations, like my new “Pontooning Rivers” and “Mastering the Dry Fly”, CONTACT me to arrange a date.

Fly Fishing Entomology Workshops For 2017


Back by popular demand I’m holding two entomology workshops on the North Fork Yuba River during the summer season. Click HERE for more information and to reserve your spot!

Native Sons Fly Fishing Tours

Native Sons Truckee Tour 2

Click HERE for more information on how you can learn about the Big and Little Truckee Rivers with our highly popular fly fishing tours for 2017.

Lake Davis Still Water Outings with Baiocchi’s Troutfitters and Reno Fly Fishing Outfitters

Lake Davis 2014 still water outings

Click HERE to sign up for the most comprehensive stillwater experience and learn the techniques and tactics that will give you the confidence to approach any western lake, and improving your success. Now booking for the 2017 outings.

Baiocchi’s Troutfitters and Lance Gray & Company ~ Schools, Workshops, Tours, and Symposiums

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Lance and Jon have many special tours, workshops, and schools coming up this year that any fly angler looking for more information can gain insight on. From the Lower Yuba River and Lake Davis tours, pontooning rivers workshops, streamer schools, to fly fishing symposiums – We offer it all. Educating, sharing the knowledge, and teaching how to appreciate and give back to our waters is the theme with our programs. We cater to individuals, fly clubs, and also conservation groups. As Northern California natives, and stewards of the waters, we would be honored to have you join us.

Yuba River Jubilee ~ 8/12/2017

Lance Gray and I would like to invite you to the first annual “Yuba River Jubilee” on August 12th, 2017 from 1pm-7pm at Hammon Grove on the Yuba River. The Jubilee will showcase guides, clubs, fly shops, environmental groups, and state agencies that are all working hard to protect the wild populations of salmon, steelhead, and trout, making the Lower Yuba River the best it can be. Lance and I want to give back to the river that has given so many wonderful memories to us. This event is free to all who would like to participate! We will have a booth area for tables and popups for the many different organizations attending (tables and popups are not supplied), and a meeting area for participates to address the attendees. Raffle tickets will be sold to raise money for a worthy Yuba River benefactor (not named yet). We encourage all participants to go out of their way to attend this event. For more information and to officially sign up for the event, contact Lance at We hope you can join our first annual “Yuba River Jubilee”, see ya there! –J.

Our open dates for Schools, Workshops, and Tours at this time are:

-7/17/2017, Graeagle Tour. 1 spot open
-8/12/2017, Yuba Jubilee
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-9/15/2017, Yuba River Tour. (view flier HERE) Booked.
-9/16/2017, Pontoon Workshop, Lower Yuba River. (view flyer HERE) Booked.
-9/17/2017, Yuba River Tour. (view flier HERE) Booked.
-9/18/2017, Pontoon Workshop, Lower Yuba River. (view flyer HERE) Booked.
-10/18/2017, Yuba River Tour. (view flier HERE) 6 spots open.
-10/19/2017, Pontoon Workshop, Lower Yuba River. (view flier HERE) 5 spots open.

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For more information, and to book your highly informative day on the water, check out Lance’s website at; Lance Gray & Company



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