It's crayfish time on the Truckee

Truckee River

by Truckee River Outfitters
(775) 853-7368

The flows on the Truckee continue to be very consistent from Tahoe City through Reno. Most of the water is still coming out of Lake Tahoe. It is on the warm side and the afternoons are still a little slow. The best part is Wet Wading. Mornings continue to be the best time to be on the river. The evening hatches are all but over. August brings on a couple of changes to the river. There are not as many bugs or hatches and the food source changes for the fish. Crayfish begin to molt and become soft shelled. They become a very important food item for the fish as the bugs become harder to find. Dead drifting Crayfish patterns is a deadly way to fish in August. The anglers who are good at this technique and have spent some time either with an indicator or High Sticking a Crayfish pattern love this time of year. This is the unofficial start of "Big Fish Season" on the Truckee. Flows are: Town of Truckee 394 CFS, Boca Bridge 488 CFS, Farad 508 CFS and Reno 328 CFS.