Truckee River, Nevada Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Truckee River, Nevada Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Keep nymphing (euro/indicator), these techniques are good year round. Start to really utilize those streamers on sink tips in deeper faster moving runs. Dead drift those streamers and even give them action to entise a bite. Water temps will continue to cool down, keep your eye out for those rises.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
9 / 16 / 2018
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Truckee River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Brian Slusser (California)

Water flow: 310 Mogul Nevada

Visibility: 30 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 62 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: all day

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:

Mayflies Caddis Stone flies Midges Damselflies Hoppers Ants

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. Use sink tip with streamers in your deeper sections of water.

7-Day Forecast

The water temps are going to steadily drop. Fishing will be good all day. Start looking for top water action all day and put that dry fly rod to work.

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