Truckee River Fishing Report

Truckee River

by Trout Creek Outfitters
(530) 563-5119

With Donner Creek pumping in 110 CFS of water, the Glenshire Drive stretch of the river is flowing around 130 CFS and the fish up here are happier. We’ve had good reports of dry fly fishing up in this area, typically coming off mid-day. The bugs present will be both BWO’s and Midges, with the baetis in a size 18-20 and midges in sizes 18-22. With bugs this small and water this clear, we recommend using 6x tippet to up your odds. The canyon section of the Truckee River is still hanging around 275 CFS just below the confluence of Boca. With these flows, using heavy rigs won’t be quite as vital and as fish push back into the slow deep runs, we’ve been doing best on unweighted flies with size AB or AAA split fished at 6-8 feet, focusing on the tailouts, drop-offs, and seams off boulders in otherwise froggy water. The bite will be best mid-day, so sleep in, drink your coffee and focus on a 11 o’clock start time.

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 Friday, November 18th

Pyramid Lake: The lake continues to fish good overall
Little Truckee River: The Little T saw a serious fluctuation in flows over the last week

Trout Creek Outfitters Reports
for Friday, November 11th

Pyramid Lake: The shore bite has been surprisingly consistent for this early on in the season
Little Truckee River: Access on the Little Truckee remains mostly open
Truckee River: Truckee River Fishing Report