Truckee River Fly Fishing Report

Truckee River

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Orvis Company

by Orvis Company

Coming into this next week air temps are going to continue dropping and the water temp will slowly follow. The fall hatches will be plentiful, trout will be more active throughout the whole day. Keep nymphing (euro/indicator). Trout will still be located in seams and pocket water 1.5'-3' in depth, euro nymphing is very successful in these areas. If your looking to indicate, fish areas with a drop off that transitions into a deeper hole or run. Use emerger/cripple patters in slower sections of water. Trout will start to feed through out the day more consistently sipping bugs in the surface film or just below the surface. Fall streamers are very successful on the truckee. Crayfish and sculpin patters work very well in deep sections with structure, use polyleaders and sink tips to get these flies down.

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:Brian Slusser (California)

Water flow: 224 mogul nevada

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 50 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: afternoon

Best stretch: From Mogul to Stateline on the Nevada side, and stateline to Truckee.

Best access point: Best access points on the river are areas west of Reno including Mayberry Park, Crystal Peak Park, Mogul, Verdi.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Stoneflies BWO's Crayfish Sculpin Midges

Fish species: Browns, Rainbows, Cutthroat, Cutbows, Mountain Whitefish

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: Reno, NV

Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader

Recommended fly fishing tippet: 5X Tippet

Best fly fishing rod: 10' 3 Weight Fly Rod

Best floating fly line: Double Taper Trout Fly Line

Best sinking fly line: Class V Sink Tip Fly Line

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