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Truckee Fishing Report

Updated July 12th, 2021

Please take a second to get familiar with California’s 2021-22 Fishing Regulations. All new regulations are effective March 1st, 2021.



The Truckee River has flows consistent with last week, but water temperatures are increasing. Morning and evening conditions are best right now for both spin and fly anglers, and as the day warms up, anglers should pay attention to the water temperatures. Oxygen levels are lower in warmer water and anglers should make sure they are fishing in temperatures that are not harmful to the fish. Some recommended flies for anglers to try right now include tan, black, and olive caddis size 14-16, pale morning duns, yellow sallies, golden stones, and green drakes.

FLOWS: Tahoe City 370 CFS, Glenshire 377 CFS, and Farad Exit 497 CFS



Water temperatures on the Little Truckee are slightly lower than the big river, but with the lower flows, conditions are probably still too hot for the fish. Anglers are advised to fish early mornings so they don’t harm the fish. There is a pale morning dun hatch occurring around 9 am until 11am, and then a spinner fall occurs in the afternoon. Some recommended flies anglers could try are burks silhouette PMD, pink cahills, small caddis, two-bit hooker nymphs, size 18 pheasant tails, or size 20 zebra midges in black, red, or brown.


LOCAL Guides

Jay Clark

Jay Clark Fly Fishing
(530) 414-1655
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Adam Eisenman

Woodgrain Guide Service
(530) 575-8125

Brian Slusser

Orvis Endorsed Guide
(530) 386-0525
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Dan Lecount

(530) 448-9265
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Jim Landis

Bigfly Guide Service
(530) 448-9920
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Matt "Gilligan" Koles

Tahoe's Premier Guide
(518) 225-6587

Lake Guides

Recommended for Donner Lake, Stampede, or Boca

Ed Fisk

Fish Tales Guide Service
(530) 559-7175

Marc Christophel

Christophel's Guide Service
(530) 680-1492

Captain Fish James

Tight Lines Guide Service
(888) 975-0990

Shaun Patrick Rainsbarger

Shaun's Guide Service
(530) 802-4484

Lake Tahoe Guides

Big Mack Charters

(530) 546-4444

Hooked Up Sport Fishing

(530) 546-2221

Tahoe Sport Fishing

(530) 541-5448

Chuck's Charter Fishing

(530) 546-8425

Captain Chris' Charters

(530) 583-4857

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