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Truckee Fishing Report

Updated April 13th, 2021

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

Some notable changes for our area:

7.40 (80) Little Truckee River – Zero trout limit from Stampede Reservoir Dam downstream to Boca Reservoir.

7.40 (87) Martis Creek– Fishing permitted all year now. Permitted from Martis Lake dam downstream to the confluence with the Truckee River. Zero trout limit.

7.40 (88) Martis Lake Tributaries – Fishing permitted all year now. Zero trout limit.

7.40 (112) Prosser Creek – Fishing permitted all year and zero trout limit now. Permitted from Prosser Reservoir dam downstream to the confluence with the Truckee River.

7.40 (153) Truckee River – Zero trout limit now from the confluence of Trout Creek downstream to the mouth of Prosser Creek.



The Truckee River has great, spring flows right now for anglers. Hatches you might see include midges, blue-winged olives, winter stones, and some skwallas. Stream fishing is also picking up! The best fishing for anglers right now can be found from Glenshire to the NV state line.

FLOWS: Tahoe City 391 CFS, Glenshire 498 CFS, Farad Exit 667 CFS

Bugs: Midges, Small Mayfly Nymphs, San Juan Worms, Red Copper Johns, Winter Stones, Jigged Prince Nymphs
Gear:  9′ 5-8wt rod with 9′-12′ 5x leader



The Little Truckee River also has great flows right now. Anglers should see hatches of midges and blue-winged olives. Small nymphs and midges under a indicator seem to be working best.

>82 CFS

Bugs: Midges, Small San Juan Worms, CDC Cluster Midge (Dry), Pats Rubber Legs, Small PT size 18
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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