The river is in excellent condition

Truckee River

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

The river is in excellent condition and fishing will continue to be great as long as the mild weather sticks around. Flows are currently ideal but they can jump pretty quick with any high elevation rain or unexpected  heat. Roughly 500cfs in Reno makes for near prefect conditions on the lower river. Fishing mid-day will continue to be good until we really heat up making for some water clarity issues by the late afternoon. East of Reno some BWO mayflies may still be found in the afternoons hatching. Small mayfly emerger patterns and soft hackles just above, or under the surface have worked very well this winter. Nymph fishing continues to be the best method for numbers, but streamers are going to be the best bet for big fish, especially with the increasing flows. Spin fishermen continue to do well around the parks for some impressive carry-over hatchery rainbows. Spawning Lahontan Cutthroat should start moving out of Pyramid into the lower river very soon for anyone curious.