Truckee River Fishing Report

Truckee River

by Trout Creek Outfitters
(530) 563-5119

With low flows and limited access here in town, anglers looking to fish the Truckee are encouraged to head downstream in search of the slight increase in flows around Farad. The city of Reno continues to take water out of the river around Mogul, decreasing flows back below 100, and it doesn’t gain more volume until east of Sparks around Lockwood or Mustang Ranch.

In our opinion, this lower river will be the best fishing on the T right now not only in terms of flows, but also due to it being a bit lower elevation making fish and bugs a bit more active. This will make for good shots on fish using both baetis dries in size 18’s, and streamers imitating sculpins, whitefish or juvenile trout. The nymph game also remains strong down here with some fish still sitting in slow speed riffles, just off of fast seams, or in pocket water. The fish down here will often hit larger, brighter and flashier nymphs as well, with attractor patterns such as Blowtorches, Duracells, Perdigons, and rainbow warriors being consistent producers. One thing that we love about this time of year is that the best fishing will be found mid-day through early afternoon, making it easy to take care of chores, go skiing in the morning, or just sleep in and still find a few hours of excellent fishing.

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, December 9th, 2022

Truckee River: The Truckee had a significant drop in flows last week
Pyramid Lake: Pyramid Lake continues to fish steadily