The Truckee area is still fishing and water is still flowing. Last weeks cool down was great for the fishing on the Truckee and LT. The flows have been all over the place and its hardly been consistent day to day on the Truckee below Boca. A good rain would really turn the fishing on.
Truckee River *** The flows on the Truckee below Boca is 72cfs and water temps in the afternoons have been hitting 62 degrees. Lots of little Mayflies hatching throughout the day with some fish eating on top and others taking nymphs. The dry/dropper technique is working well since the water is quite shallow. Mayfly nymph patterns like the Mirco May and PT’s in 16-18 have been great. On top the Parachute Adams, Throax Dun, and Compara duns in 16-18 have been good.
Little Truckee River** The rehab work on the LT has been completed and the flows now seem steady at 45cfs. The mid afternoon water temp was 62 degrees in the rehab area. A little warm for the LT. Same as the Big T small mayflies in the 16-22 range are out and about. Be stealth, lengthen your leader, and try the smaller bugs.
Prosser, Boca, and Stampede*** The reservoirs have still be kicking our some nice fish. Solid rainbows mostly in the 16-20 inch range. Various techniques are working with subsurface techniques being the most productive. Mayflies 14-16, Midges 14-18, and streamers 6-9 are getting the grabs. Fish are up in the water column and quite often closer to shore where the water is deeper. When we get the next cold spell these reservoirs could be even better.
Steelhead Season Once again, I will be heading north to the Klamath River to guide Steelhead for the month of October. These are drift boat based trips and use both swinging and nymphing techniques. There are some prime dates still open. Give me a call and we can plan your Steelhead adventure.
See you on the water,