Truckee River Fish Report for 8-1-2019
Truckee River Fishing Report
by Reno Fly Shop
The Truckee River is fishing well! Flows at the downtown gauge are around 500, we had some fluctuation with some thunderstorms early last week. Water temps are still getting above the 68 degree mark in the afternoons, but we are noting a downward trend in the afternoon water temperatures with cooler temps in the 10 day forecast. Keep a thermometer with you and let us know the temps/times you are getting. Bigger fish have really started to get active and are being caught throughout the system and with various styles. Nymphing, dry dropper, and streamers have all been very effective.
While nymphing fish seem to be keying into smaller flies as there are a lot of tiny Mayflies (Tricos) in the system and even though they are small they are plentiful and the trout are really focussing on them. Fishing a size 16 and smaller has been doing the trick. Streamer fishing has been amazing in the last few weeks with a lot of fish being caught in an upstream presentation. Make sure to get the flies deep and give them life by retrieving or moving the rod tip!
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