Truckee River, Nevada Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Truckee River, Nevada Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
The water temps on the truckee river have been reaching the mid to high 60's during the day. Best times of the day to fish are going to be in the early morning and evenings. Euro nymphing tactics are working the best in seams and pockets ranging 1.5'-3' in depth. Trout love to pile in these sections as they hold oxygen and food. Bring your dry fly rod, evenings are a great time for top water action right now. When your using dries pay attention to slower moving deeper sections of water, a lot of top water feeders will hold in these sections during the evening hatches.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
8 / 17 / 2019
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Truckee River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Brian Slusser (California)

Water flow: 483 mogul nevada

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 67 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: mornings and evenings

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 Caddis BWO's PED's PMD's Crayfish Sculpin Midges

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 your deeper sections of water.

7-Day Forecast

The truckee will continue to hold a good fishable cfs throughout the week. Expect the water temp to hold in the mid-high 60's. Higher water temps may cause the fish to slow down mid day.


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