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.
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
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 5X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 10' 3 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: WF Trout Fly Line
Best sinking fly line: Class V Sink Tip Fly Line
Time to give the Steelhead in the river a break and give them a chance to start their spawning cycle.......