The Truckee River saw flows change along most sections of the river this week with the new precipitation. While the upper section of the river along 89 has all but dried up with no water coming out of Tahoe, the creeks along 89 are providing little-to-no relief until Donner creek, where they are now letting 125 CFS out of the lake. This will make the Glenshire stretch fishable once again with flows below Martis creek at 132. Not bad for November during severe drought conditions.
With the confluence of Boca pumping out another 93 CFS the lower river continues to hold right around 300 CFS, and like the flows, the fishing here will be most consistent. As the water temps continue to drop, we’ve noticed most of the fish now holding in the typical winter lies; slow, deep buckets. If fishing here on the CA side, don’t waist your time fishing any water faster than walking speed, while there may be a handful of fish still sitting in this water type, it will often be the smaller fish, while the big trout hold down the tailouts, deeper pocket water, or any place where they don’t have to work too hard for their next meal. The bug selection from here on out won’t change much until we see our early spring hatches such aa Skwalas and winter stones. So from here on out make sure you’re well stocked on stonefly patterns in brown, olive and black and in a run of sizes from 12-6, midges in black, red, brown, or olive in sizes 16-20, and of course, worms, especially during or just after big rain eventsIf 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......