Access on the Little Truckee remains mostly open, with only a little bit of tromping through the snow required right now. With a few patches of snow on the road, having an AWD or 4WD vehicle with moderate clearance is recommended. The flows have dropped this week and as of today they are sitting at 75 CFS. While we like the number 125 way better, with how low stampede was getting, it was just a matter of time before they lowered it. The baeits and midge hatches out here have been great, and fairly consistent, but with this recent drop it could be until early next week before we see the dries come off en masse again.
Euro nymphing or dry droppers remain the best way to present subsurface right now and the fish will continue to hold in various water types here as this tailwater isn’t quite as affected by ambient temperatures. The fishing remains good most of the day here, and typically that last hour of light will provide the best window for activity, even during the winter months, with the dry fly fishing normally peaking mid-day. Like the main river the LT won’t see any changes in bugs until early spring so if fishing out here you can rely on winter staples such as baetis in sizes 18-22, midges in 18-22 and worms and eggs, and we do recommend 6x even during the winter due to lower flows, clear water, and of course the picky fish found here.If you would like to go fishing with us please check out our website Trout Creek Outfitters.com or call (530) 563-5119.
The Truckee trout have definitely been on the chew this week and they are not shying away from the bigger......