Snowpack is Up

Truckee River

by Matt Koles
(775) 351-6665

More storms adding snow to our snowpack this week, we’re having a good winter in the Tahoe region.

Flows on the Truckee River are anywhere from about 50-Truckee-140-Hirschdale-200-Nevada. Pretty descent for winter actually. Storms are still coming in on the cold side and it is snowing basically to about the Hirchdale level, 5,500 feet. That means the river hasn’t really come up with these storms. Good, because we need the snowpack. It will eventually melt and the river will eventually come up. It’s bound to happen that we will get a few Pineapple Express’s on this El Nino year-that’s when we will see some swollen rivers. Fishing wise, the river is fishing very well all over. It is much warmer this week than the last few and the shelf ice has melted, so the whole river is in good shape. Nymphing under the indo, or without, in or near the frog water is the ticket. Streamers swung slow are also good. We’ve been getting some big fish to eat this week, kinda like the old days. Remember, winter rates are in full effect on the Truckee River- $225 for 1- $250 for 2.

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