Truckee River Fish Report for 3-22-2019
Truckee Season Opens Apr 28
by Mountain Hardware & Sports
DON’T FORGET TO PINCH THOSE BARBS, CATCH & RELEASE ONLY NOW!
NOTE FOR THE WEEK: MODERATE FLOWS PRIMARILY TO RELEASES FROM TAHOE! WE WILL SEE SOME COOLER TEMPS AND PRECIP FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK. Cold mornings still so dress accordingly. GOOD DRIFTS ARE ESSENTIAL TO SUCCESS! Late Spring fishing can be good so keep at it!
TRUCKEE RIVER:Trout Creek to Stateline barbless Flies and lures only. NO BAIT! NO SCENTED LURES! CATCH & RELEASE ONLY PLEASE!!! 1000 FT BELOW DAM AT TAHOE CITY IS CLOSED ALWAYS; GENERAL REGS FROM THERE TO TROUT CREEK (267 BRIDGE); BARBLESS ARTIFICIAL FROM THERE AND A CATCH AND RELEASE ETIQUETTE PLEASE!
FLOWS: Tahoe City Truckee 2.69 CFS, (BELOW DONNER CREEK) 156 CFS, Below Martis Creek 2.93 CFS (Glenshire), Below Prosser Creek 256.6 CFS, Boca 370 CFS, Farad 573 CFS-water temps: 54-56 DEGREES!
BIG TRUCKEE: Flows on the Truckee River are still in great shape. Water temperatures have been on the rise with these warmer days. Best times to fish are the early mornings, with the water temperatures being their coolest due to overnight cooling. Success is being had nymphing in the faster riffles. Fish are in these waters because they need the oxygen provided in this type of water. You can still get some fish by skating your caddis dries, but nymphing is still the best producer. Steamers are also a good bet in these faster riffles too. Ask the guys at the shop how to best fish theses, and don't forget about those crayfish patterns. It's busy out there on the water, so give your fellow angler plenty of space and don't crowd them. Release your trout as quick as possible and try not to handle them if at all possible. These high temperatures really stress out the fish. Try and be off the water by noon to help minimize the stress on them.
LITTLE TRUCKEE RIVER: NO BAIT!!! NO SCENTED LURES!!! PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHER ANGLERS AND THEIR SPACE! PLEASE DON’T FISH ONE SPOT FOR TO LONG. CATCH & RELEASE PLEASE!!!
FLOWS: 98.1 CFS!
LITTLE TRUCKEE: The flows on the Little Truckee River remain at 95 CFS, at these flows anglers will have to be stealthy if they want a shot at these fish. Cox tippet, long leaders (12 FT) and accurate fly selection are all a necessity. As with most everywhere; fishing here will be best in the mornings and evenings. However, being a tailwater the water temps have remained relatively stead in the mid-60's.
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Mountain Hardware Reportsfor Friday, March 22nd, 2019
Donner Lake: Shore Anglers Can Try Their Luck for Rainbows And Mackinaws
Boca Reservoir: Still Has Ice
Stampede Reservoir: Remains Inaccessible
Prosser Reservoir: Iced Over
Truckee River: Early Season Can Be One of The Best Times to Fish
Little Truckee River: Access is Limited
Pyramid Lake: Try Indicator FIshing
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