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Truckee Fishing Report

Updated September 23rd, 2020


The US Forest service has lifted closures on forest lands after being closed last week. The Truckee river is fishing great right now because of the cooler temperatures moving in. The flows in the Upper Truckee River are slow and shallow, until you get near the Hirschdale Canyon. The best flows run from here until the Nevada state border. Anglers top choices should be large dark stone flies, blue winged olives, and midges. Starting to see some of the October Caddis as well and hoppers are still a popular meal for the fish.

FLOWS: Tahoe City 76 CFS, Glenshire 77 CFS, Boca Confluence 450 CFS, and Farad Exit 497 CFS

Bugs: Hoppers, X Caddis, Large Dark Stone Flies, Red Headed Stepchild, Midges
Gear:  9′-11′ 5-7wt rod with 9′-12′ 4x-5x leader



The Little Truckee river has opened back up. Flows are minimal, but the fishing is good because of the low temperatures at night. Anglers should definitely expect to more dry fly fishing with gray drakes, blue winged olives, and tricos. With the water being lower, the inlet has been a popular spot. Expect to see some Kokanee entering the LT around this time of the year as well.


Bugs: Blue Winged Olives, Small Batis, Green and Gray Scuds, San Juan Worms, Small Caddis
Gear:  9′-10′ 4-6wt rod with 9′-12′ 4x-6x leader

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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