The water levels on the Truckee will vary according to where you are located

Truckee River

by Reno Fly Fishing Outfitters

The flows continue to be consistent with our reports over the last couple of months. Most of the water in the Truckee is still coming out of Lake Tahoe and not so much the other tributaries of the Truckee. What that means is there is more water in the upper stretches of the Truckee between Tahoe City and Boca Bridge. Then it levels out until you get to the state line and then gets really low once irrigation water is taken out on the Nevada side. The water temperatures are not so much of an issue in California anymore but are still a problem in Nevada.

Crayfish are one of the main food sources for fish in the Truckee right now. August is usually when the crayfish molt, become soft shelled and become a viable food source for fish in a month when there is not much bug activity in the river. Nymphing with a Crayfish pattern with a smaller dropper is a great way to fish the Truckee right now. The water still is low in oxygen, especially in Nevada and the heads of pools and faster water seem to be holding most of the fish. There is no dry fly activity on the Truckee right now except for maybe near Tahoe City in the late evenings. Streamer fishing can produce but you have to cover a lot of water. The best times to fish continue to be from early morning to lunch time, after that the water gets warm and the fish get really lethargic. Flows are Town of Truckee 349 CFS, Boca Bridge 469 CFS, Farad 508 CFS, Reno 290 CFS and Vista (East of Town) 275 CFS.

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