Truckee River Fish Report for 12-1-2022
Truckee River Has Been Fishing Well
by Reno Fly Shop
The river has still been fishing well. We are seeing decent BWO hatches on overcast days starting around noon. Blue winged olive mayflies tend to hatch in greater numbers during low light conditions, so be on the lookout for overcast and calm days to really get into a good hatch.
(Tip: Windy days can really diminish a hatch, but finding a good eddy or slow moving current on windy days where bugs get pushed into can be a game changer)
The brown trout are wrapping up their spawn. The egg bite should continue for a while longer, as the fish are still accustomed to seeing them. Otherwise, nymphing small baetis and midge patterns, size 20-16, has been the preferred method. The river is flowing at 250 Cfs and is the temperature bouncing around day to day. With the upcoming storms expect the river to stay below 40F. Colder water means you should slow down and cover water methodically. The trout won’t move far to eat so you will have to get it near them and at the right depth.
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