Truckee Area Fly Fishing Report Sep 13th, 2018

Truckee River Fly Fishing Report

The Truckee River will be the topic of today’s fly fishing report.  There have be some changes to the flow regime since my last report.  Lake Tahoe releases have been turned down and the Donner release turned up.  The best flows are from Donner Creek on down.  The cooler weather has really helped the water temps as well.  October Caddis are starting to show up in light numbers.  It is going to be a great fall.

Truckee River Conditions

The flows on the Truckee River have changed.  Flow from Lake Tahoe is 75cfs.  The water master has started to drop Donner Lake and Donner Creek is adding 210cfs to the Truckee River in town. The flows at Boca are 441cfs.  Mid-day water temps are 62 degrees.  Great conditions for this time of year!

Truckee River Tactics

October Caddis are starting to show in light numbers.  There are also some small Mayflies and Caddis around and well as the Hoppers.  The Hoppers don’t start moving until it warms up a bit more of an afternoon thing.  Drys and Dry/Dropper techniques are still working.  Indicator nymphing is good especially in the cool mornings.  It is time to break out the Big Streamers.  The Brown Trout should be starting to stage for their spawning and will get after streamers that come by their turf.  Lots of options for anglers right now.

Truckee River Suggested Dry Flies

Orange Turks Tarantula 8-10, Orange Stimulators 8-10, Royal Wulff 10-12, Parachute Adams 16-18, Spinners 16-8, Tricos 18-20, Trico Spinners 18-20, Humpies 14-16Quigley Cripples 16-18Elk Hair Caddis 14-18, E/C Caddis 14-18, Griffiths Gnat 16-18, beetles 14-16, and Ants 14-16.

Truckee River Suggested Nymphs

The Crawdad is still a good choice but, October Caddis are starting to make an appearance.  Warbird in 8-10, Red Fox Squirrel 8-10, Crawdad 6-8, Pats Rubber legs 6-8, Twenty Incher 8-10, Prince Nymphs 8-10, Black Zebra midge 16-18, Flashback Pheasant Tail 14-18, SJW, Haresear 14-16, Orange Birds nest 8-10, Poohpa 16-18, Burk’s Bottom Roller 16-18, and Micro May 16-18.

Truckee River Suggested Streamers

It is time to start hucking the meat.  While the standard Woolley Bugger will do the trick some of the new age streamers work a little better.  Sparkle Minnow 4-6,  Dali Llama 2-4, Zoo Cougar 4-6, and Sculpzilla 4.

Truckee River Fly Fishing Report Summary

The Truckee River is in good shape right now.  The flows are good and the water temps are slowly on their way down.  May want to check the flow here to start

Any technique will catch a fish right now.  Steamers fishing for big Brown Trout will start to get better.

Steelhead Time

October is time to chase Steelhead on the Klamath. The early summer run fish start to show up in Mid-October and love to chase a Swung Fly.  I have plenty of dates available in October to chase these magnificent fish.

Whether chasing Steelhead on the Klamath or Trout in Truckee, Four Seasons Fly Fishing is the go to Guide Service in the the Truckee Area and beyond.  Give me a Call and we’ll set up your next Fly Fishing Adventure for this fall.  530-386-0525


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