The Truckee is in great shape from Lake Tahoe all the way through Reno. For the first time this year the entire river is fishable, Wadeable and in great shape. Now is the time to come to town if you want to fish the Truckee River.
California - All of the Reservoirs have been stabilized and the flows coming out of the major tributaries are being controlled now. Flows coming out of the lake at Tahoe City are at 273 CFS. The up-side is that there is enough water in the upper river to fish. The down-side is that the water coming out of Lake Tahoe comes off the top and can be a little warmer than other sources. Mornings and Evenings are going to be the time to fish the Truckee while it stays warm probably through the month of August.
Dead Drifting Crawfish patterns and golden Stoneflies with a smaller dropper like a Caddis or a Little Yellow Stone for nymphing is a good way to go. Use enough weight to get your flies down to the fish. You should start to see some fish in faster water where there is more oxygen. There are still some Caddis and Little Yellow Stones hatching in the evenings as well.
Nevada - The Truckee has come down about 200 CFS in the past week. It is in Mid-Summer form now even though it is still a little high. The river has really cleared up and looks great. It has also been stocked recently around all the normal spots and has been fishing great.
Flows on the Truckee - Truckee 273 CFS, Boca Bridge 575 CFS, Farad 677 CFS, Mogul 514 CFS, Reno 579 CFS.
The fishing at Frenchman's has changed a bunch over the last week. Fish have moved into shallow water and are very active in 5-15 feet of water. In the mornings fish can be seen working the shoreline chasing midges and Callabaetis. As the morning moves along the fish move out into a little deeper water as the sun grows high into the sky. Maholo nymphs fished under an indicator can catch fish all day. Stripping just about anything in 10......