I wouldn't say it's on fire, the Truckee River, but if you have some basic skills you should be catching fish right now. Still a tad high down here in the Hirsch, but lowering daily.
The upper stretches, the shire and through town, the water's low, and by mid-day starting to get piss warm. Trout migrate and so should you. Start hitting some faster pocket water on the upper stretches. If you're down lower on the river start looking for mid-river pockets, and deep seems. The water's 58 degrees here by my house, under 800 cubes and caddis everywhere. I'm not sure when they will release water out of Lake Tahoe, but it won't be until the gauge at Farad is around 500 cfs. At Farad it is in the 900 range right now. Evening caddis blitzes, sunshine, and fat healthy trout, August will be a very good month.
It's 7/24, and today was the first day I was able to cross the river below Hirschdale. Is was a......
Here in Hirschdale, she's finally under 1000 cubes. The Truckee River hasn't been this low since mid-March. Through town and......