The Truckee River is flowing near 300 cfs at the downtown gauge and river temperatures are perfect, starting the day in the high 50s and ending in the mid 60s. We cannot ask for better fishing conditions! Fishing has been a little sporadic, but overall good. Late morning starts have been the most productive nymphing and using streamers. We’re still focusing on sizes #14-#18 for our nymphs and Caddis patterns have been crucial. Fish are still in the moderate to fast water so don’t be afraid to add a little external weight to get your flies deep if needed.
When the water temps and conditions are like this, look for late afternoon and evening caddis hatches. We have been getting fish on small Caddis dries (size #16-#18) in slower water after a riffle or run! This kind of fishing is rare on the Truckee so get it while the getting is good.
Flies we suggest: Carot, The Ticket, G6 Caddis, OCD Caddis, Nemec Stone, Masked Marauder, CDC Red Tag, Parachute Adams, Parachute Madam X, Perdigon, ID Theft, Sculpzilla, Weirs Sculpin, Spanish Bullet – Truckee River Dozen
Truckee River The Truckee River is flowing near 300 cfs at the downtown gauge and river temperatures are perfect, starting the......