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
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 4X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 9' 5 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: WF Trout Fly Line
Best sinking fly line: Class V Sink Tip Fly Line
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 ...
slows dramatically and the pockets become long deep runs with scattered rifles. Many of the bigger fish come from the Nevada side of the Truckee with good numbers of Browns pushing ten plus pounds. The river is also home to Rainbows, Cutbows, Cutthroat, Mountain Whitefish, and Carp.
Weather map is sowing heavy rains and flooding. Please call ahead as the weather has been unpredictable. Thanks