Truckee Area Fly Fishing Report: June 20th, 2018

Here is the Truckee area fly fishing report the for June 20th, 2018.  Great weather and Great conditions are the story here.  All of the rivers and streams are fishing well with nice hatches occurring on the overcast days.  The Reservoirs are also producing nice fish for the  Fly Fisher.

Truckee River Fly Fishing Report

Truckee River has been fishing awesome.  Almost all of the bugs are hatching along the river.  Green Drakes, PMS’s, March Browns, Caddis, and Little Yellow Stones.

Truckee River  Overall Conditions

The Truckee River flow are coming up and are currently 174cfs in Truckee and 361cfs at Boca and coming up this morning as I write this.  Mid-day water temps are 64 degrees and have warmed pretty fast so hopefully this bump in flows will keep the temps a little lower.   Nice hatches of the all bugs early and late in the day.

Truckee River tactics

All techniques have produced fish and Dry Flies and Dry/Dropper rigs have worked well given the lower flows.  Nymphing with an indicator will work more consistently throughout the day.  Streamers for early and late when the big boys come out to play.

For Dry Fly Fishing   Parachute Adams 14-16, March Brown 14, Green Drake 10, Quigley Cripples 14-16, Stimulator 10-16, Elk Hair Caddis 14, Little Yellow Stones 14-16, and Ant 8-12

For Nymphing  Pats Rubber legs 8-12, Green Drake 8-10, Mercer’s Poxyback Golden Stone 8-14, Flashback Pheasant Tail 12-16, SJW, Haresear 12-14, Birds nest 12-14, Prince Nymphs 8-14, Burk’s Bottom Roller 14, Little Yellow Stones 14, and Micro May 16-18

Streamers:  Sclupzilla streamers 4 and 8 have gotten the grabs.

Truckee River Fly Fishing Report Summary

The Truckee River is fishing great right now whatever style suits your fishing pleasure.  The fish are active.

Little Truckee River Fly Fishing Report

The Little Truckee River has been steady over the last couple weeks.  Hatches of Midges and small Mayflies throughout the day.  Look for Green Drakes here soon if they haven’t already started.

Little Truckee River Overall Conditions

The flow has been steady at 98cfs and the mid-day water temps are 48 degrees.  There is an algae bloom going on right now so Deep Nymphing will not work so well.

Little Truckee River Tactics

It would be best to head hunt with a dry or Propect with a Dry/Droppers with the dropper  rigged shallow.  Swinging a soft hackle would also keep you out of the goo.

For Dry Fly Fishing  Ants and Beetles 10-16, PMD’s 14-16, Quigley Cripples 14-16, Parachute Adams 14-16, Griffiths Gnat 16-20, BWO 16-20, Green Drakes 10, Elk Hair Caddis 16-18, and E/C Caddis 16-18

For Nymphing  Micro May 16-20, SJW, PT’s 16-20, Flashback PT’s 16-20, Burk’s HBI 14-16, and Soft Hackles 14-16

Little Truckee River Fly Fishing Report Summary

Flows have been consistent for a while and good place to go test you fly fishing skills.

Stampede, Prosser, Boca Reservoir Fly Fishing Report

Out on the reservoirs the temps are still good and the fish are still up in the shallows.  Good conditions for the Fly Fisher!

Reservoir Overall Conditions

Stampede has been great and and Boca at the inlet too.  Look for the Water temps to start rising with this warm weather.

Reservoir Tactics

I go armed with three setups Dry Fly, Indicator rig, and Sinking line rig.  Look, see what is happening and go with that.  For example, if I see no fish rising then I will pull streamers or fish the indicator rig.  Some days the fish prefer one over the other.

For Dry Fly Fishing  Ants and Beetles 10-16, Quigley Cripples 14-16, Parachute Adams 14-16, Griffiths Gnat 16-18, and Calibeatis 14

For Nymphing  Zebra Midges 16-18, Blood Midges 16-18, Calibeatis nymphs 14, PT’s 14-16, Flashback PT’s 14-16, Soft Hackles 14-16

Streamers  Woolley Buggers 8-10, Sclupzilla streamers 4-8, Your Favorite Pattern

Reservoir Fly Fishing Report Summary

Fishing is good on the ponds.  If you have the day then try Stampede.  If you are limited on time then hit up the Boca inlet or Prosser.  Both of which are quick to access from Truckee.

Ready to plan your next adventure.  Four Seasons Fly Fishing is the go to Guide Service in the the Truckee Area.  We specialize in fishing the Truckee Area waters.  Give me a Call and we’ll set up your next Fly Fishing Adventure.  530-386-0525






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