Truckee River Fishing Report

Truckee River

by Matt Koles
(775) 351-6665

Hot is the word here in Tahoe/Truckee/Reno on the Truckee River. 

Nice in the mornings, hot as hell in the afternoons. They will set a record for consecutive days over 90 in Reno this summer. Thankfully, we have water in the river this summer or they’d been nuked already.

I have done a little guiding in NV-Reno, on the Truckee River. The future looks bright for the river down there. Lots and lots of small wild rainbows. Not a lot of big fish left after the drought, but some. You are pretty much chasing unicorns down there. If you do get lucky to get one, it will be a monsta. Take a look at my friend Ryan’s brown from this weekend. We’ve touched a few monsta’s ourselves, but landing them ain’t easy. The river is regaining her health down there once again. I will be floating the Nature Conservancy East of Sparks this fall and winter again too. Kinda excited to get back in some old stomping grounds. I really do love the Nevada side of the river.

Up here in Hirschdale, it’s business as usual. Pocket water stuff, tight line nymphing. We had a successful clinic this weekend. Please look for a few more very soon. Crays, caddis, stones, being the name of the game. Fish the fast stuff and you can get some fish. The glassy runs and frog water ain’t worth your time. Hopefully we can get some cooler weather soon. This heat is hard on an old man like me.

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