Truckee River, Nevada Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Truckee River, Nevada Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Fish the slower waters near the banks.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
6 / 4 / 2017
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Truckee River is currently Just OK

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

Water flow: 2980 CFS - Downtown Reno NV

Visibility: 15 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 52 Degrees F

Water condition: Muddy

Best time of day to fish: Afternoons when water is warmest.

Best stretch: From Verdi to Stateline on the Nevada side, and stateline to Truckee.

Best access point: Best access points on the river are areas west of Reno including Mayberry Park, Crystal Peak Park, Verdi.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Mayflies (BWO and PMD), Stoneflies, Sculpin patterns and any large streamers

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 ...

Techniques & Tips

Swing big heavy streamers and nymph any slow water you can find.

7-Day Forecast

Warm weather this week. Continue to be cautious around the river's edge.

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