Truckee Area Fly Fishing Report July 10, 2018

The Truckee Area is still fishing great good flows and water temps are holding in here on the rivers and streams.  Mornings have been the best as well as the last hour in the evening.  Expecting a little weather change near the end of the week with possibility of thunderstorms.

Truckee River Fishing Report

There has been some great Dry Fly action out there at times.  Golden Stones, Little Yellow Stones, Caddis, PMD’s, and Midges making up the bug selection at this time.  Found some little Crawdads in my bug net this week and noticed more minnows is soft margins as well.

Truckee River Conditions

The flows in Truckee are 275cfs and at Boca 487cfs.  Water temps have been 58-60 in the morning and 66-68 by early evening.  The water flow has been consistent and also seems unusually clear for this time of year.   Probably has something to do with the good flows the last two winters.  Just a thought.

Truckee River Fly Fishing Tactics

Tip!  Follow your thermometer.  As the water warms up the fish will move up into the pocket water/riffles where there is more aeration.  Move along with them.  Dry and Dry/dropper techniques continue to produce fish.  The morning sessions have been great and the late evening as well.  Tip 2!  Many bugs to choose from so watch the rise form to aid your in fly selection.  Tip 3!  Fly size is starting to get slightly smaller.

Dry Fly Suggestions

Parachute Adams 14-16, Spinners 12-16, Humpies 14-16, Chubby Chernobyl 8, Quigley Cripples 14-16, Stimulator 10-16, Elk Hair Caddis 14-16, E/C Caddis 14-16, Little Yellow Stones 14-16, Griffiths Gnat 16-18, and Ant 14-16.

Nymphing Suggestions

Pats Rubber legs 8-12, Mercer’s Poxyback Golden Stone 8-14, Flashback Pheasant Tail 12-16, SJW, Haresear 14-16, Birds nest 12-16, Prince Nymphs 8-14, 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 Fishing Report Summary

The Big Truckee is fishing great. Good topwater action in the mornings and evenings.  Watch the water temps.  Thunder storms in the later half of the week could make for some better afternoon fishing.

Little Truckee River Fly Fishing Report

The Little Truckee is getting better looks like the algae is starting to die off.  Green Drakes and PMD’s should start popping any minute.  When it does expect to see some other anglers

Little Truckee River Conditions

The flows on the Little Truckee have been steady since the last report and are holding at 95cfs.  Water temps are up a bit at 52 degrees mid-day.  Quite a crowd out there over the holiday week so expect these fish to be spooky.  The algae is starting to die off and the river is more like its fuzzy bottom self.

Little Truckee River Tactics

The fish are spooky.  Tip!  Dress in earth tones and walk quietly.  Tip2!  May have to drop your tippet size to get a grab.  This is good conditions for Dries and Dry/Droppers hear.  Green Drakes and PMD’s should happen any minute so be prepared to break off and take some extra patterns.

Dry Fly Suggestions

Green Drakes 10-12, Green Drake Cripples 10-12, Soft hackles 14-16,  Compare Duns 16-18, Thorax Duns 16-18, Rusty Spinners 16-18,  PMD’s 14-16, Quigley Cripples 14-16, Parachute Adams 14-20, Griffiths Gnat 16-20, and BWO’s 16-20.

Little Truckee River Report Summary

Lots of Drake and PMD nymphs ready to pop if the afternoon thunderstorm materialize at the end of the week this river could have some moments of Dry Fly Goodness.   Be stealthy,  drop your tippet size, and take extra bugs cause your going to break em off.

It is a good time to be in the Truckee Tahoe Area for the Fly Fisher.  Look for good action early and late in the day.  Watch for the potential afternoon thunderstorms later in the week.  They could make for some real lights out dry fly action.

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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