Best days to fish the Truckee is from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Truckee River

by Truckee River Outfitters
(775) 853-7368

The flows on the Truckee are perfect. Access is not an issue right now and the fishing has been pretty good. Fish are holding in slower deeper pools. Baetis and Midges have been hatching sporadically and there have also been a few Stonefly sightings. The best days for bugs are the cloudy ones. The best day to fish is whenever you can get out there. The best time to be on the water is from 11:00 am until about 3:00 pm. This is when the water is the warmest.

Nymphing has been the top producer for sure, but if you see some lips tie on a Baetis or Midge dry or emerger. For nymphs try a small dark Stonefly size 8-12 with a Baetis or Midge dropper size 18-20. Dries should be Baetis and Midges in 18-20. Flows are: Town of Truckee 256cfs, Boca Bridge 390cfs, Farad 402cfs, Reno 406cfs.

More Reports

Truckee River Outfitters Reports
for Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
Pyramid Lake: Fishing at Pyramid Lake (NV) is slower than usual
East Walker River (CA): Nymphing with small Nymphs is the way to fish the East Walker
Lake Davis: Midges and small leeches work best at Davis Lake
Little Truckee River: Cloudy afternoons are the best time to fish the Little Truckee

Stream flows on the Truckee have been very consistent. Lack of snow has limited any run-off on warm days. The fishing has been fairly good for January and we have even seen some fish rising to Baetis and Midges on the surface on warmer afternoons. The water is really clear and easy to wade right now. It is important to take a little more stealthy approach than normal. Nymphing with smaller stoneflies, Baetis and Midge patterns in slower deeper pools...... Read More