Finally, Shooter and I got out for a little fishing session. The skiing has been so good and I really haven’t had the time to get out there. Managed to wrangle a few nice bows at the Boca inlet in a fairly short period of time. Went over to the Truckee River and saw a lot of guys fishing and I don’t blame them. Until now the weather for the past couple weeks has been great, warm and sunny. For the next 10 days looks like we are in for some more water which is awesome. I’ll take it. The rivers have come up a bit with last nights rain but, suspect they will drop as this system cools off.
Remember, we are in “Winter Regulations” mode. This means sections of rivers that are open for fishing are: the Truckee from Trout Creek to the state line and the Little Truckee between Boca and Stampede. Winter regulations on both rivers are artificial lures, barbless hooks, and zero kill. The reservoirs are open year-round with general trout regulations.
Truckee River ** The big river pretty much doubled in size last night and is 350cfs in Truckee and 847cfs at Boca. Look for it to settle out in the next few days and the temps drop below freezing. Folks has been picking fish up on streamers and nymphing rigs in the deeper slower runs. Its still winter and the water is cool. I did notice some Skwallas out and about so I can imagine that some fish will be looking up.
Little Truckee River*** The flows here are up just a little to 54cfs. The access road still has some icy sections in the shaded areas and would recommend a 4×4 to get in and out. Small brown stones and Skwallas are out and bout. I hooked fish using streamers, dries, and under the bobber A dry dropper rig is probably pretty effective setup and forget it method right now.
Reservoirs ** Boca has started to ice out and I can imagine that the others are too given the flow coming in right now. Streamers along the shore should be a good bet and on those calm overcast days there are plenty of Midges, BWO’s, and Stones hatching to get the fish looking up.
See you on the water,