Fishing is downright real good on The Truckee River

Truckee River

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Gilligans Guide Service

by Matt Koles
(775) 351-6665

We’re finally having a real Fall in the Truckee/Lake Tahoe/Reno area. The kind where it’s cold, and you actually feel like you live in the mountains. It definitely ain’t t-shirt weather like the last few years. Looks like November is shaping up to be cold and wet too. Thank God.

Fishing is downright real good. Over 500 cubes here in the Hirsch on the Truckee River. Good down into Reno, and out East on the lower river. I’ll start spending a lot of my time on the lower sections of river. However; these are very good flows for up around here, so we’ll see. For whatever it’s worth, I’ll be mainly streamer fishing until next April.

Looking back, September had low flows, but fishable flows. The smoke was the big thing. October pretty much sucked for flows. Still, lots of shmucks out fishing and of course guides, guiding. Whatever.

On overcast days, look for blue wing olives, and mahogany duns. Streamer fish, if you want a big pre-spawn brown, and of course nymph with the usual Fall suspects. Worms, eggs, and smaller baetis patterns.

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