Truckee River Fishing Report

Truckee River

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Mountain Hardware & Sports

by Mountain Hardware & Sports
(530) 587–4844

Because of US National Forest closures in California, parts of the Upper Truckee River are closed for fishing. If it is on forest land, please do not fish in that area. The flows in the Upper Truckee River are currently minimal due to the restoration currently happening. The best flows are below the Boca Reservoir. With cooler nights here, the water temperatures are getting cooler for the fish, but anglers should still try fishing in the mornings or evenings. 

FLOWS: Tahoe City 76 CFS, Glenshire 79 CFS, Boca Confluence 450 CFS, and Farad Exit 503 CFS

Bugs: Hopper + Dropper, Copper John’s, Fox Pupa, X Caddis, Small Stones, Streamers, Burks Bottom Rollers, Red Headed Stepchild, Worms, Pat’s RL, 
Gear:  9′-11′ 5-7wt rod with 9′-12′ 4x-5x leader

More Reports

Mountain Hardware Reports
for Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Truckee River: Fishing Conditions Are Great Until Early Afternoon
Little Truckee River: Hopper Dropper Combos are Fishing Really Well
Boca Reservoir: Best Bet For Good Size Rainbow & Kokanee
Prosser Reservoir: Freshly Stocked With Cutthroat Trout

Mountain Hardware Reports
for Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Truckee River- Crystal Peak Park: The Truckee River is Flowing Great
Little Truckee River: Little Truckee River Fishing Report
Jackson Meadows Reservoir: Fish are Holding Down Deep at Jackson Meadows Reservoir
Prosser Reservoir: Prosser Reservoir Fishing Report
Stampede Reservoir: Kokanee are Biting More Frequently Near the Middle
Boca Reservoir: Water Levels Continue to Rise at Boca Reservoir
Donner Lake: Jigging For Macs is Still Popular at Donner