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Truckee Fishing Report

Updated May 18th, 2022


Water Conditions

With spring finally gracing the Truckee area, anglers can expect the Truckee River to be clear in color and have consistent flows releasing from Lake Tahoe. Tahoe City is currently flowing around 232 CFS, the Glenshire area is flowing around 338 CFS, and the stateline area is flowing around 1300 CFS.

FLOWS:Tahoe City 232 CFS, Glenshire 338 CFS, Martis 543 CFS, Farad 1380 CFS

Tips for the Week

Anglers are having the best success on the Truckee River with deep water nymphing or streamer fishing. With the higher water levels, there is not a lot of dry fly fishing happening right now. If you are deep water nymphing, make sure to use a lot of split shot to stay in the strike zone. Since the water levels are high, expect the fish to be closer to the edges and behind rocks. If you plan to fish near the stateline, be cautious as water levels are high and wading can get difficult in certain areas.

Suggested Flies

Green Sculpins, Pheasant Tails in Size 14 or 16, Birds Nest size 16, Burks Bottom Rollers, or Poxyback Stones.


Water Conditions

The Little Truckee River has flows right now at 204 CFS. That is a bit high for this fishery, but the fishing is still great. With it being a tailwater from the bottom of stampede’s dam, the water temperature really doesn’t change too much and is clear in color.

FLOWS: Between Boca and Stampede 205 CFS

Tips for the Week

Anglers are mostly nymphing with an indicator on the Little Truckee. During the warmer parts of the day, there is some dry fly fishing you can try, but the higher water levels make nymphing your best bet here. Most fish are currently in the deeper pools or near riffles.

Suggested Flies

Zebra Midges, Flexxy Floss Worms, Pink Hackle Stackers, Juju Baetis, or Burks Silhouette PMD, Small Baetis patterns

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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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