Flows Dropping

Truckee River

by Mountain Hardware & Sports
(530) 587–4844

With the current flows being high one will still be fishing the softer water closer to the bank, with flow to it, as trout will not be fighting the higher flows found in the middle of the river. Trout this time of year, and in the situation we’re in, can be found in some shallow water just to avoid the flow and use as little energy as possible! Get proficient with your streamer techniques because the payoff could be one of the elusive big browns that reside in the T. From Boca, downstream to Stateline, flows are pretty high and this is where most are concentrating their efforts just because parking can be found. It’s not often that Streamers fishing is better than the nymph rigs but it’s that time of year! Don't discount Crayfish patterns as these can be effective, they’re easy target for large trout and are often overlooked with traditional streamers! 2x and 3x for streamer rigs, leaning more towards the 2x. If the streamer gig isn’t your thing don’t worry as there are still plenty of trout being caught on nymph rigs. Darker colored Stones, BWO’s, Baetis, and Midges are all present on the Trout’s diet this time of year. For the purist, one can sit on the banks and wait for some nice fish to rise to BWO’s and Baetis dries along the shoulders of deep pools or slowly drying their wings further out in pools with some flow. On another note let’s all remember proper ethics and C&R techniques as temps have dropped. Let’s not play trout to exhaustion and handle minimally or not at all. Remember, there will be days where you'll do great and the next you'll get your you know what handed to you, it's the Truckee. To learn the river exponentially, hire one of our local guides. It's worth the money if you fish this occasionally or want to learn it's secrets!

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