River Cleanup


Workmen were busy removing debris that washed down river and accumulated in this narrow offshoot after our recent mountain rains. Due to the location, heavy equipment could not be used to remove the drift wood and muck. Only pitchforks and lots of muscle, one bucket load at a time UPDATE: Just wanted to show their progress. They started yesterday morning, and by this afternoon they should have most, if not all the debris picked up and trucked out. The cold waters of the Truckee River are once again flowing through this narrow offshoot. Continue reading River Cleanup

The Storm…


…that is ravaging the west coast has had a significant effect on our own Truckee River. The river went from a trickle to raging over night. It’s been reported that Lake Tahoe, which was below it’s natural rim just a few days ago, has risen by 6 inches from all the rainfall the storm left behind. Now if we can just have a few more of these intense storms to get us out of our drought conditions Continue reading The Storm…

Fly Fisherman


With the river as low as it is because of the ongoing drought, there are only a few pockets of semi deep water left in the flow where trout may be hiding. This guy, an admitted newbie at fly fishing, was trying his luck. His casting wasn’t exactly the best, but he was determined. And with practice he’ll do well. His luck wasn’t there today in the crystal clear water… Continue reading Fly Fisherman

One Fisherman who shouldn’t be


Got a little angry with this guy after he caught what looked like a medium sized Rainbow Trout. I could tell he was having problems, not only handling the slippery fella, but removing the hook. I always thought that “catch and release” meant using barbless hooks. But evidently this guy skipped that class. I could see the blood around it’s gills as he released it. And he seemed perplexed as to why the trout wouldn’t swim away. Instead floated away, upside down. I yelled for him to grab it and at least take it home to eat. But he instead … Continue reading One Fisherman who shouldn’t be

The River Festival is back, almost…


The annual River Festival was in full swing this weekend, after a year off due to the pandemic. The festival usually features kayaking competitions, but once again, the river’s flow is too low due to the drought. But the music, food, and beer was flowing non-stop. The festival, which is normally free to attend, was, for the first time ever, a paid event. Even though there wasn’t any kayaking competitions, there were plenty of water craft floating along the river. Continue reading The River Festival is back, almost…

Activities on and around the river…


Even though the weather was atrocious today, cold and rainy with the occasional snow shower, there were a lot of people out enjoying the fresh air. The following are a few of the images I shot while on my own fresh air walk. From a bicycle gang (yes, a gang from Gilroy, CA wearing their gang vests riding their low-rider bicycles), to a group walking their dogs along the river, to fishermen and their prize catch, to the ever present kayaker Continue reading Activities on and around the river…