The Truckee River has been in really good shape for fishing over the past 8 months or so.

Truckee River

by Truckee River Outfitters
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Flows have been very consistent and remain in great shape. There was a time a couple of weeks ago that the cold air temps made shoreline wading kinda tough due to ice forming in the slower moving water. Over the past week this has not been an issue at all.

Normally by now the California side of the river is hard to get to due to snow pack. That is not the case so far this winter. We have even had some short sleeve shirt days on the Nevada side. Midges and Baetis have been hatching on warmer afternoons on just about the entire river. Nymphing with smaller bugs in sizes 16-20 has been the way to go. Fish are in the slower pools and runs and will not move as much for food so good drifts and covering water slowly and methodically is a must.

Late morning to mid afternoon has been the best time of day when the air and water has a chance to warm up. Flows are: Town of Truckee 301 CFS, Boca Bridge 385 CFS, Farad 402 CFS, Mogul 361 CFS and Reno 404 CFS. Great flows for any time of year!

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