The Truckee is Fishing Good But Expected to Slow With the Coming Heat

Truckee River

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

The Truckee is fishing good but expected to slow with the coming heat. Flows have dropped over the last month and are roughly 200cfs in Reno. Afternoon high temperatures have water temperatures climbing quickly, this makes early and late fishing critical and catch and release fishing very hard to do effectively. Sporadic caddis hatches have been reported in the evenings from downtown to the state line. For those dry fly fisherman, it’s hopper time on the Truckee. A few larger fish have also shown up recently on small nymphs using high stick techniques. Caddis pupa, pheasant tails, and zebra midge are fishing well right now. Spin fisherman using small spinners or salmon eggs have done well near the major parks including; Crystal Peak,  Mayberry, and Rock park. LCT and rainbow stocking will continue in the river as temperatures allow. New regulations are in place for the lower river below the Mustang Bridge. Be sure to update yourself before heading out. 

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Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Angel Lake: Fishing is Picking Up With Warming Surface Water Temperatures
Cold Creek Reservoir: The Water Level Has Come Back Up
Comins Lake: Work is Being Done to Improve the Boat Ramps Which is Affecting Access to the Lake
Illipah Reservoir: The Water Level is Down as Water is Being Taken Out for Irrigation
Jakes Creek Reservoir (Boies Reservoir): The Water Level is Down About a Foot and Will Continue to Drop
Jiggs Reservoir (Zunino Reservoir): No Trout in This Lake
Ruby Lake NWR: Trout Fishing Continues to Be Fair to Good
South Fork Reservoir: Fishing For Bass is Good While Trout Fishing is Fair to Good
Wild Horse Reservoir: Algae is in Full Bloom With the Hot Sunny Weather
Willow Creek Reservoir: No Fish
Wilson Reservoir: Fishing For Trout Has Been Fair to Good and Good Fishing For Bass
Bilk Creek Reservoir: Bass Fishing Has Been Good
Blue Lakes: A Few Good Reports Back From Blue
Carson River: Flows are Down But Fishing Has Been Good
Chimney Dam Reservoir: Chimney Reservoir Fishing Update
East Walker River: Fishing Has Been Slow
Hobart Reservoir: Terrestrial Fishing is Excellent Around Shoreline Vegetation Early and Late in the Day
Knott Creek Reservoir: Slow Fishing Reports From Knott So Far This Season
Lahontan Reservoir: Boat Launches Are Closed Due to Low Water
Lake Tahoe: The Heat Has Fishing Fair to Slow on Tahoe
Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area: Fishing Has Been Fair at Hinkson for Bass
Marlette Lake: Fishing Has Been Excellent With Very Little Fishing Traffic
Onion Valley Reservoir: Fishing Has Been Excellent
Rye Patch Reservoir: Fishing Has Been Good for Smallmouth and White Bass
Spooner Lake: Spooner Has Been Good From Shore and Good From Float Tubes or Boats
Squaw Creek Reservoir: Fishing at Squaw Has Been Productive This Summer
Topaz Lake: Topaz Has Been Fishing Well

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

Lake Mead: Lake Mead Fishing Report
Colorado River - Willow Beach: Panther Martins are the go-to lure for rainbow trout
Colorado River - Laughlin: Colorado River Laughlin Fishign Report
Las Vegas Urban Ponds: Bluegill Action Has Picked Up
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Bass & Catfish Are Providing The Most Action
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Eagle Valley Reservoir Fishing Report
Echo Canyon Reservoir: Lures Have Been Working Best For Most Anglers
: NDOW Southern Fishing Report