Truckee River, Nevada Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Truckee River, Nevada Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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With the hot weather and extremly low water it is best not to fish the river at all! These fish need all the help they can get to survive this summer. As anglers and stewards of the Truckee river it is important that we spread the word and help protect the fish of this majestic river system for the future. When flows are low, like they are, and the water is in the high to mid 60's, as it is currently, fish will often die from lack of oxegen and exhaustion even after being realeased and simming away. If you absolutly must fish the river, try to do it as early as possible and be off the river by 10:00am, when the water stars to warm up. Try to keep the fish in the water as much as possible as well when realeasing, and keep the grip and grins short.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
7 / 23 / 2015
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Truckee River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Brian Slusser (California)
Jan Nemac (Nevada)

Water flow: 20CFS- NV

Visibility: 14 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 74 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: 5:00am - 10:00am

Best stretch: Flows on the Truckee river are at a 20 year low currently. In Sparks the river is flowing less than 25cfs and water temps are well into the 70's during mid day. The river through Reno is flowing at around 40 cfs. Please try to stay off the river during these summer months at low flows and help give the fish the best chance they have at surviving.

Best access point: Best access points on the river are areas west of Reno including Mayberry Park, Crystal Peak Park, Verdi, and several access points along west 4th street in western areas of Reno. Good locations in town that have been producing fish include Rock Park, Idylwilde Park, and Spice Island Drive.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Green Draks in the upper section of the river. PMD's and Caddis and Golden Stones throughout the entire river.

Fish species: Browns, Rainbows, Cutthroat, Cutbows, Mountain Whitefish, Carp

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: Reno, NV

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Truckee River Description

The Truckee River originates in the pristine turquoise waters of beautiful Lake Tahoe. Flowing north to north-east it flows 115 miles through the town of Truckee and right through downtown Reno dropping around 2,430 feet before it dumps into Pyramid Lake. The Nevada side of the Truckee starts out similar to the California side with pocket water and lots of riffles. As it works its way east of Reno the water ...

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