Truckee Fishing Report

Truckee Fishing Report

Updated January 22nd, 2024

Truckee River

Water Conditions

The Truckee River has decent flows and great clarity right now, which is typical of this time of year. There is a lot of access to the river with many parking spots available to anglers. Flows on the Truckee River are 82 CFS in the town of Truckee, 161 CFS near Glenshire and 391 CFS at the stateline.

Tips for the Week

Nymphing and midge fishing are the main techniques anglers are using right now. The fish are cold and don’t want to work hard to eat. Fish are mostly found right now in the slower deeper pools saving there energy, so fishing slow with an indicator and small flies is the most popular way to get bites. Anglers can also try to fish in the middle of the day when the water will be at its warmest. You can still find random hatches of blue winged olives and midges at this time of year.

Suggested Flies or Lures

Some suggested flies to try on the Truckee River right now Truckee River are Low water Baetis, Thorax Baetis, Zebra Midges, Small Bird’s Nest or Tiny Dark Stone Fly patterns
 

Little Truckee River

Water Conditions

The little truckee has still got great flows with the weekly average lately being around 140 CFS. Since the Little Truckee is a tail water stream, the temperatures do not fluctuate much. This makes the fish much more comfortable. The thing to really look for is access to the river. The road is not plowed so getting there can be tough if we get to much snow. And a reminder there is no cell phone service there, so be careful to not get stuck.

Tips for the Week

This is your best location for consistent dry fly fishing. The best bite is taking place in the middle of the day. There can be great blue winged olive and dark midges hatch coming off the water at anytime. Nymphing here is also a great option with most the fish holding in slower deep pools. Anglers nymphing should really try to downsize their presentation in winter, smaller indicators, tiny split shot and fishing just one fly.

Suggested Flies

Some suggested flies to try on the Little Truckee River right now are Sparkle Dun Baetis, Hackle Stacker Blue |Winged Olive, Bead Head Hare’s Ear Small, Black Palamino Midges or Split Case Blue Winged Olive
 

REGULATIONS

Stay updated with the latest California Freshwater regulations in the area.


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JAY CLARK FLY FISHING

Jay Clark

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FOUR SEASON FLY FISHING

Brian Slusser

(530) 386-0625
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BIGFLY GUIDE SERVICE

Jim Landis

(530) 448-9920
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WOODGRAIN GUIDE SERVICE

Adam Eisenman

(530) 575-8125

DAN LECOUNT GUIDE SERVICE

Dan Lecount

(530) 448-9265
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GILLIGAN'S GUIDE SERVICE

Matt Koles

(518) 225-6587
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JAY CLARK FLY FISHING

Jay Clark

(530) 414-1655
jayclarkflyfishing.com

FOUR SEASON FLY FISHING

Brian Slusser

(530) 386-0625
flyfishingtruckee-tahoe.com

BIGFLY GUIDE SERVICE

Jim Landis

(530) 448-9920
bigflyguideservice.com

WOODGRAIN GUIDE SERVICE

Adam Eisenman

(530) 575-8125

DAN LECOUNT GUIDE SERVICE

Dan Lecount

(530) 448-9265
danlecountflyfishing.com

GILLIGAN'S GUIDE SERVICE

Matt Koles

(518) 225-6587
gilligansguideservice.com