The Truckee trout have definitely been on the chew this week

Trout Creek Outfitters

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The Truckee trout have definitely been on the chew this week and they are not shying away from the bigger bugs as long as the presentation is good. We’ve noticed a big change in the water type they’ve been sitting in, and now they are almost exclusively being found in the slow deep runs. With that said, it’s time to put away the euro rod for the winter and knock off the rust on your roll cast with an indo. The main reason we say this is due to the fact that when fish are found in this type of water being able to suspend nymphs 30-50 feet away from where you’re standing, and fish them at 6-10 feet of water is very difficult to achieve with a tight line set up.

We have been finding a majority of our fish on stonefly nymphs and just for good measure we’ve been sticking a mayfly nymph below it, which seems to be doing better on the smaller fish of the day, with 90% of the larger fish caught being on stones. Pat’s Rubber Legs continue to be our top producer and color and size doesn’t appear to make a huge difference. The dropper nymphs of choice have been pheasant tails, prince nymphs, and juju baetis all in 16’s. With more weather on the way, the persistent angler has a good shot at a few streamer grabs this week, and using any olive sculpins, off-white patterns imitating whitefish or smaller black bugger-type flies will certainly get you a few grabs. This game will be best played down on the Reno side of the river where there is more streamer friendly water to fish. The browns have begun to spawn heavily in the last week so please keep an eye out for redds or fish exhibiting spawning behavior, if you’re not sure what to look for, stop in the shop or give us a call and we are happy to explain.

If you would like to go fishing with us please check out our website Trout Creek or call (530) 563-5119.

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