Truckee Canal Fish Report for 5-27-2022
Spring runoff + off color water + overcast weather = great streamer fishing!
Truckee Canal - Fernley, NV (Lyon County)
by Trout Creek Outfitters
Spring runoff + off color water + overcast weather = great streamer fishing! Yep, I’m calling it, this weekend should make for excellent conditions for chucking meat as we are seeing all of the right criteria: cold windy days, overcast weather, high water with slight turbidity and good water temps. There are multiple ways to throw streamers and not necessarily any wrong way to do so, but we find the best techniques for streamer fishing here on the Truckee would be to use a fast-sinking line with a quick retrieve either directly across the river or even with an upstream cast, or using heavy weighted jigged streamers fish dead drift style on a euro setup. We have found streamers in the 2”- 4” range in olive, black, white, or yellow to be the most consistent producers, but as is typical with the Truckee both presentation of the fly and covering lots of water seems to be the most important factor.
If nymph fishing this weekend, we would recommend keeping the euro nymph setup at home and focusing on the indicator due to the heavy winds expected, which is a euro nymphers worst nemesis. The bug selection seems to be all over the map and we have been catching fish on everything from Pat’s Rubberlegs, to pheasant tails and prince nymphs, baetis patterns, as well as worms, eggs and crawdads. Getting a good drift, fishing deep while using ample weight and achieving a good drift will be the most important right now, but that’s nothing new. With a busy weekend expected here in town, we encourage you to focus on the mornings to be the first to put a fly into any given run. Don’t forget that we are open from 7 A.M. to 7 P.M. daily, including Memorial Day, so stop into the shop before you hit the water to get the latest on conditions and to pick up a few bugs.
Trout Creek Outfitters Reportsfor Friday, May 13th
Truckee River: The Truckee saw some fluctuations in flows over the last week
Little Truckee River: The flows on the Little Truckee are some of the best we’ve seen in a while
Pyramid Lake: The mornings have seemed to provide the most consistent action
Trout Creek Outfitters Reportsfor Sunday, May 8th
Pyramid Lake: The bite at Pyramid continues to be a little spotty this week with mixed reports of varied success
Little Truckee River: The Little Truckee has seen some great flows over the last few weeks
Truckee River: We are starting to see a good mix of spring hatches happen
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