As August moves on Truckee River fishing should improve

Truckee River

by Matt Koles
(775) 351-6665

Glad that August is almost over. The heat, early wake up calls, crowds, rafters. August is my least favorite month to be a guide on the Truckee River. We do get some nice fish, but it's a hard month to consistently find fish. They get on the move. One day they're there, the next day they're not. They go looking for cool water, they eat at night, they sometimes gorge themselves on crayfish. Sometimes a sz# 16 caddis pupa is the last thing on their mind. Everything I feel is working against me in August. It's also my busiest month of the year, and by this time, right now, I'm ready for a day off and one final push into September. Our heater in our house kicked on this morning, first time in months. 34 degrees this morning in the Hirsch, I know fall and consitent fishing is around the corner. Doug and a few fine fish from today.

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