Truckee River Fishing Report

Big Truckee River - Truckee, CA (Nevada County)


by Mountain Hardware & Sports
4-25-2018
(530) 587–4844
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Flows are High as they are releasing quite a bit of water out of Tahoe. These flows look like they will drop throughout the weekend but by how much is still TBD! Use Your EARLY SPRING and HIGH-WATER Techniques. With the current flows and water temps, one will start looking to fish areas where fish can escape the high flows that exist now. Trout this time of year, with the water flow being HIGH and COLD, will be found in the usual places such as seams behind large boulders, back eddies, edges of big pools, or on the edges that drop into deeper water. Get proficient with your nymphing techniques because the payoff could be one of the elusive big trout that reside in the T. From Glenshire downstream to Stateline, flows are very high and streamer fishing can be effective. Fishing streamers along edges can elicit some exciting action as some big trout will be looking for an easy meal. Don't discount Crayfish patterns as they are always a meal for a large trout. Fish them as if they are a traditional streamer in a fleeing or wounded fashion as they’re an easy target for large trout! 1x, 2x for streamer rigs, leaning more towards the 2x. If the streamer gig isn’t your thing don’t worry as there are still plenty of trout being caught on nymph rigs. Sculpins, Darker Stones(skwalas), and now more prevalent hatches of BWO’s, Baetis, and Midges are all present on the Trout’s diet this time of year. For the purist, one can sit on the banks and wait for some nice fish to rise to Baetis, BWO’s, Midges, and the intermittent Skwala hatch along the edges of deep water (Upper Hirshdale). On another note let’s all remember proper ethics and C&R techniques as temps have dropped. Let’s not play trout to exhaustion and handle minimally or not at all. Remember, there will be days where you'll do great and the next you'll get your you know what handed to you, it's the Truckee.



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