Truckee River, Nevada Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Truckee River, Nevada Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
For the rest of the winter the water temps will settle in the high 30's and maybe reach the low 40 range. Start to pay attention to those slower moving runs (tailouts, deep slack water) which are also alittle deeper (3'-5' range). Indicator nymphing works well in these areas because the water is slower and deeper. Euro nymphing techniques also work very well during this time of year. Go down on tippet size and bug sizes to get those trout feeding on midges and other small bugs. Just because the water is colder and fish slow down a bit doesnt mean trout wont come up for that emerging pattern in the surface film. If you wish to dry fly pick sunny days with high pressure, that really gets the hatches going in the winter. Trophy trout will come out more mid day when water temps go up. Use those buggers, sculpin, and even crayfish with sink tips. When using streamers slow up your retrieval pattern, Trout are gonna move a little slower.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
2 / 6 / 2020
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Truckee River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Brian Slusser (California)

Water flow: 244 mogul nevada

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 39 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: mid-day into the afternoon

Best stretch: From Mogul 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, Mogul, Verdi.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Stoneflies BWO's Crayfish Sculpin Midges Scuds

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

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: Reno, NV

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

Nymphing produces more success than anything else by far on the Truckee. Be willing to adjust nymphing techniques from one place to another (euro nymphing tactics or with an indicator). Use emerger/dry patterns through the day targeting slower moving runs and seams. Utilize sink tip fly lines/polyleaders with streamers or soft-hackles in the deeper sections of water.

7-Day Forecast

This week will be an excellent time to fish the river. Most of the days this week will be sunny with scattered cloud cover. When conditions are like this bug activity increases which increases trout activity.


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