Big Truckee River Fishing Report

Big Truckee River - Truckee, CA (Nevada County)

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by Mountain Hardware & Sports
(530) 587–4844

Good flows through Glenshire to Prosser outflow and better flows from Boca to Stateline. Getting a little relief from 79 CFS coming out of Donner! With the current flows concentrate your efforts in the deeper pools mid AM, move into the seams and riffles into the afternoon and then back into the pools in the mid-afternoon. Streamer fishing is on right now as fish are gearing up for the winter months. Get proficient with your streamer techniques because the payoff could be one of the elusive big browns that reside in the T. From Boca downstream to Stateline flows are best and this is where most are concentrating their efforts. It’s not often that Streamers fishing is better than the nymph rigs but it’s that time of year! Don't discount Crayfish patterns as these can be effective, there easy target for large trout and are often overlooked with traditional streamers! 2x and 3x 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. Darker colored Stones, 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 BWO’s and Baetis dries along the shoulders of deep pools or slowly drying their wings further out in pools with some flow. 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. To learn the river exponentially, hire one of our local guides. It's worth the money if you fish this occasionally or want to learn it's secrets! Great list of local guides on bottom of page.

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Mountain Hardware Reports
for Monday, September 26th, 2016

Truckee River: Truckee River Fishing Report
Big Truckee River: Big Truckee River Fishing Report
Little Truckee River: Little Truckee River Fishing Report
Donner Lake: Donner Lake Fishing Report
Boca Reservoir: Boca Reservoir Fishing Report
Stampede Reservoir: Stampede Reservoir Fishing Report
Prosser Reservoir: Prosser Reservoir Fishing Report
Davis Lake: Davis Lake Fishing Report
Frenchman Reservoir: Frenchman Reservoir Fishing Report
Gold Lake: Gold Lake Fishing Report
Snag Lake: Snag Lake Fishing Report
Salmon Lake Upper: Salmon Lake Fishing Report
Packer Lake: Packard Lake Fishing Report
Sardine Lake Lower: Sardine Lake Fishing Report
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