Truckee Fishing Report

Truckee Fishing Report

Updated June 13th, 2024

Truckee River

Water Conditions

Flows on the Truckee River have picked up in certain sections. In Tahoe City, water has started to be released from Lake Tahoe into the river. Because of this, flows have picked up to around 300 CFS here. As you head towards the town of Truckee, flows pick up even more to around 475 CFS. Though the flows are higher throughout the river, the fishing has been great. The current flows are 302 CFS out of Tahoe City, 467 CFS through Truckee, 650 CFS near Martis Creek, and 992 CFS near Farad.

Tips for the Week

With the higher flows, indicator nymphing is still proving to be the best strategy on the Truckee River right now. There are a few spots anglers can try to tightline, but spots are limited because of the wading difficulty. Folks using indicator nymphing as their technique of choice should use a good amount of weight to get down to the bite zone and a large indicator to hold the weight and sense the bite more easily. Using large anchor flies will also help the fly reach the fish. Anglers can also try streamer fishing as a technique. Using streamers right now can lead to some nice-sized fish.

Suggested Flies or Lures

Some fly favorites to try this week on the Truckee River are Size 14 Dirty Birds in olive or rust, Size 14 &16 Bead Head Hare’s Ears in Olive, Size 16 Burkes Crystal Hunchbacks, or Size 6 Mini Loop Sculpins.

 

Little Truckee River

Water Conditions

Conditions haven’t changed too much on the Little Truckee River from last week. The river is still running high, but fishing nicely. Flows between Boca and Stampede are consistent, only measuring slightly lower this week at 490 CFS. Water clarity is crystal clear on the Little Truckee River and the temperatures are in the mid-50s.

Tips for the Week

Since the flows are up on the Little Truckee, fish can be pushed to the sides of the river and the undercut banks, so don’t overlook those areas. Tightline nymphing seems to be the ticket for the bigger fish right now. Try using a 4x tippet on a euro setup for good results. Anglers can also try streamer fishing to seek out larger fish on the Little Truckee River.

Suggested Flies

Some fly favorites to try on the Little Truckee River this week are Burks Pale Morning Duns Hunchbacks, Parachute Pale Morning Duns, Size 18 Pheasant Tails, Green Drake Emergers, or Size 18 Zebra Midges.
 

REGULATIONS

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