Truckee River Fishing Report

Truckee River

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Gilligan's Guide Service

by Matt Koles
4-25-2020
(775) 351-6665
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Hope everyone is staying healthy.

Yes, the Truckee River is open. Nevada County has no fishing closures. The Truckee River is open in Nevada as well.  There are fishing closures in some counties in Ca.

This weekend is the traditional trout season opener in California. Every section of the Truckee River is open now.

I’m not saying run up here and go fishing, though it seems everyone is here anyways. 

For the first time in 3 years, we’re actually having a somewhat normal flow on the Truckee River. Instead of just under flood stage, we’re at about 900 cfs up and down the river. That can be a very typical spring flow for us. We ended up with around 80 precent of the season average for snowpack at the ski resorts. Not bad.

I’ve been fishing more than I have in at least 15 years.  At least it’s been my silver lining to this bullshit Covid that has affected us all.

The river is perfect.

Hope to see ya guys soon.

Next Tuesday evening, I’ll be doing a presentation on the Lower Truckee River in Nevada with Lost Coast Outfitters. I’ll have a slide show, and go over my tight line rig, and streamer rig. Sign up if you like.



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