Truckee Clarity is Really Good

Truckee River

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Gilligan's Guide Service

by Matt Koles
(775) 351-6665

Nice warmish weather on the Truckee River.

Still very cold at night, but warm afternoons the last few days. A little snowmelt, but not much yet.

In fact most of our snow down low is melting slowly. Good, we don’t need it to melt all at once. Access is a lot easier here in the Hirsch. No snow at all anymore below Floriston into Nevada. Only thing is, you have to deal with the high water.

Clarity is really good, most of the water is coming out of Lake Tahoe right now. not from melt. Pretty good clarity down through the Nature Conservancy in Nevada too.

So the Truckee River is in pretty good shape. Trouts can be caught. Water is just high and you have to fish slow spots where fish can get out of current. Just about 1,700 k here in the Hirsch. I’ve caught fish up almost to 6,000 k back in ’17. Will the river get that high? I don’t think so, unless we get a lot of April rain.

And folks, there’s trout all over the river at these flows. Not just here in Hirschdale. Go explore the river and find some spots for yourself. You’ll probably do better. It might take you a few trips to figure things out in the high water, but persevere young butterflies, success will come.

I do have spots open for the High Water Clinic on April 6th. It will really up your game for this high water.

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