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Truckee Area Fly Fishing Report August 1st, 2018

The Truckee are Fly Fishing Report today will focus on the Truckee River and Little Truckee Rivers.  Mornings are good on the main Truckee and the Little Truckee is a good bet for an all day adventure.

Truckee River Fly Fishing Report

The Truckee River is fishing pretty well consistent flows have helped.   However, we are coming into the Dog Days of summer follow the thermometer and give the Trout some respect.  Mornings are best while the water is still cool.   Depending on overnight conditions the river is hitting 70 by 1pm and earlier along Glenshire Dr.  Fishing below Boca inflow in the afternoons can be cooler due to the water releases from the dam but I have found it to be warm there some days as well.  Time to go visit My Smallmouth Bass report from a few days ago.

Truckee River Conditions

The Flows are the Truckee River are 275cfs near Truckee and 498cfs at Boca.  The water temps in the river above Boca are hitting 70 degrees by 1pm or sooner depending on overbite temps.  Below Boca has been cooler but not far and not far down river.  Lucky we have the flows we have had!  Follow your thermometer and fish early.  The big Stone Flies are hatching during the night and the fish are looking up for them.

Truckee River Tactics

The Truckee River Tactics haven’t changed much Dry or Dry Dropper.  The big Stoneflies are out and about and the fish are looking for them.  Clients have had many crushing grabs to Stonefly imitations since the last river report.  Hanging a weighted nymph underneath helps to seal the deal if you get refused on the first pass.  Haven’t busted out the indicator here for a while now but, I bet a Pats Rubber Leg will work really well.  Be sure to fish the edge before you step in the water.

Dry Fly Suggestions

Crystal Rubber leg Stimulator 8-10, Turks Tarantula 8-10, Thalken’s Double Dutch 8-10, Chubby Chernobel 8-10, Parachute Adams 14-16, Spinners 12-16, Humpies 14-16Quigley Cripples 14-16Elk Hair Caddis 14-16, E/C Caddis 14-16, Griffiths Gnat 16-18, and Ants 14-16.

Nymph Suggestions

Pats Rubber legs 6-8, Mercer’s Poxyback Golden Stone 6-8, Twenty inches 8-10, Prince Nymphs 8-10, Flashback Pheasant Tail 12-16, SJW, Haresear 14-16, Birds nest 12-16, Poohpa 14-16, Burk’s Bottom Roller 14-16, Little Yellow Stones 14-16, Brassie 16-18, HBI 14-16, and Micro May 16-18.

Truckee River Fly Fishing Report Summary

Fish early here before the water gets too warm.  Big Stone Fly dries are on the menu and the fish really have to open wide to get those in their mouth.  This makes for some really exciting  top water eats!

Little Truckee River Fly Fishing Report

The Little Truckee River has been a consistent all day option.  The PMD’s are coming off at various times during the day.  Good dry fly option.  A well presented imitation will get the grab.

Little Truckee River Conditions

The flows on the Little Truckee is 93cfs.  The water temps mid-day is 56 degrees in the middle zone.  PMD’s are hatching at different times each day and the fish are in to them.  There are also BWO’s and Caddis hatching throughout the day.  Even saw a few Green Drakes the other day but they should be done.  Go figure.

Little Truckee River Tactics

It is good dry fly fishing on the Little Truckee.  Dry and Dry Dropper techniques are the ticket here.  Use some stealth to keep from spooking the fish and cover the water throughly.

Dry Fly Suggestions

Compare Duns 16-18, Thorax Duns 16-18, Rusty Spinners 16-18,  PMD’s 14-16, Quigley Cripples 14-16, Parachute Adams 14-20, Elk Hair Caddis 16-18, E/C Caddis 16-18,  Griffiths Gnat 16-20, and BWO’s 16-20.

Little Truckee River Fly Fishing Report Summary

The LT has been fishing pretty well.  A little more technical than the Truckee the water is cooler and it is a better option for all day or afternoon Fly Fishing.

If Dry Fly Fishing is your thing, Four Seasons Fly Fishing is the go to Guide Service in the the Truckee Area.  I specialize in fishing the Truckee Area rivers and reservoirs.   Give me a Call and we’ll set up your next Fly Fishing Adventure.  530-386-0525

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