This week has seen some good hatches of PMD’s and caddis

Truckee River

by Trout Creek Outfitters
(530) 563-5119

Truckee River Fly Fishing Report & Forecast

The flows out of Lake Tahoe continue to drop slowly and as of today they are releasing 210 CFS out of the dam. As the upper river continues to drop, we recommend giving this section a rest and focusing on the canyon where Boca is releasing 149 CFS of cold water from the bottom of the reservoir. Flows in the canyon have stayed very stable for the entire summer and it is holding strong at 500 CFS in Farad, which is great to see in August during a drought year. We expect these cool stormy days this week to keep water temperatures down, especially in the canyon, but still encourage you to focus on the morning window and carry thermometers with you, calling it a day if/when temps hit 68 degrees.

This week has seen some good hatches of PMD’s and caddis as well as increasing activity from the golden stones, which seemed to have made a late appearance this summer. Crawdads are still fishing well, and these are good to dead drift under an indicator, use as an anchor fly for tight lining, or swing as a streamer. Look for fish to still be in riffles and pocket water, although they may be pushed back into slightly slower water than previous weeks as water temps drop a bit. Overcast days and low light morning hours have provided a short window of streamer fishing and this week we saw some nice fish come on small olive sculpin patterns dead drifted with the tight line rig. Odds are this shift in weather will be short lived, so get out and enjoy it while it lasts!

If you would like to go fishing with us please check out our website Trout Creek or call (530) 563-5119.

More Reports

Trout Creek Outfitters Reports
for Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

Hot Creek: Tough fishing has returned with the low flows
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): Upper Owens River Report
Owens River - Lower: The upcoming weather could have a big impact
East Walker River (CA): No further reports BUT the weather this week could really pick things up with expected rain

Trout Creek Outfitters Reports
for Friday, July 29th, 2022

Truckee River: The flows have begun to taper off out of Lake Tahoe
Little Truckee River: The Little Truckee continues to hold at +/- 50 CFS