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Truckee Fishing Report

Updated June 11th, 2021

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Flowing at an average of 425 CFS and water temperatures around 64 degrees, conditions could not be better on the Truckee River right now. Anglers are currently seeing hatches of green drakes, pale morning duns, caddis, and blue winged olives. Dry fly fishing in the evening has been consistent with caddis and pale morning dun hatches. Mid-day nymphing has been great using an 8 foot leader either euro style or with an indicator. Anglers should lighten up their split shot because the water has come down a bit. Hatches are more prolific around the stateline area and as anglers head towards Tahoe City, the hatches become less prominent.

FLOWS: Tahoe City 353 CFS, Glenshire 450 CFS, Farad Exit 606 CFS

Flies/Bugs:Caddis, Green Rock Worms, Burks Bottom Rollers, PMD
Gear:  9′ 5-8wt rod with 9′-12′ 5x leader



The Little Truckee River is fishing great. In the morning, anglers will see a pale morning dun hatch and an afternoon spinner fall. Anglers should concentrate on the morning pmd hatch for the best results. Fishing the upper parts of the river are more consistent. Anglers should use a 6x leader with fluorocarbon tippet. Some recommended flies to try are size 20 small midges, size 16 pale morning duns, size 18 blue winged olives, and size 14 crane flies. There is some dry dropper activity all day as well.

77 CFS

Flies/Bugs: Size 20 Beadhead Pheasant Tail Flashbacks, Size 20 Midges, Size 14 Crane Flies, or Size 18 BWOs.
Gear:  9′ 5wt rod with 6x tippet

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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