Truckee River, Nevada Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Truckee River, Nevada Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Keep nymphing (euro/indicator), these techniques are good year round. Euro nymphing techniques have been producing the best results as the temps reach the high 30's during the warmest part of the day. Most of the trout have been in 2'-4' of water residing in the seams. Work every inch of those seams and be persistent. When structures are present blocking the current use those nymphs around those structures. Streamers are still working well, use polyleaders and sink tip fly lines in deeper slower runs. Dead drift those streamers and even give them alittle jigging action to entise a bite. Fish are going to slow down due to the cold water temps, therefore, slow down your retrieve and action. If top water action occurs it will most likely be in the middle-late parts of the afternoon, put those BWO emergers to work!!!!
Fishing Report Last Updated:
2 / 6 / 2019
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Truckee River is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Brian Slusser (California)

Water flow: 365 Mogul Nevada

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 39 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: late morning to late 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:

Stonflies Baetis Midges Caddis Sculpin

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 fly lines/polyleaders with streamers or soft-hackles in your deeper sections of water.

7-Day Forecast

The water temps will continue to stay in the high 30's during the warmest part of the day. The late morning to the late afternoon will be the best times to fish (sleep in).

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