Truckee Tahoe Area Fly Fishing Report April 21, 2020
The #fishing is shaping up nicely here. The cloudy weather has produced some nice hatches of BWO's and March Browns. Looking at the Alpine weather stats, runoff probably won't have a large push like last year unless it gets really warm fast. At the end of March we are at 80% for snow and 72% for water. Like most of you I am ready for this virus to move on so I can get back to work and sharing this awesome #river with you all. I am taking reservations for this summer and fall. 530-386-0525
This Saturday is the Eastern Sierra Trout opener. The water that has been closed all winter will open for fishing. That may be subject to change. Check the Department of Fish and Wildlife for updates as some areas opening dates may get pushed back. Also, access is open to Prosser, Boca, and Stampede. Watch out for the Mud! It is still soft out there.
This fish don't know what is going on and I came across a pod of #Rainbowtrout spawning again today. Should you be fortunate enough to come across some fish doing their thing let em be. Watch the gravelly areas so that you don't walk through any redds. Remember those are our future fish.
Truckee River Conditions
The flows on the Truckee River are currently 242cfs in Truckee and 812cfs below Boca. Afternoon temps are in the high 40's and the water is pretty clear above Boca. Because of the discharge from Boca the water is slightly more turbid. Good enough to fish.
Truckee River Tactics
Tactics for the Truckee River now are variable with the weather. Overcast, rainey days expect to see some hatches and fish rising. Probably not the time to think about streamers but, that is the time for slinging the meat as well. Nymphing is good any day but, on the sunny days its getting it done.
Truckee River Suggested Flies
Suggested Flies for the Truckee haven't changed much for the last six weeks. For Dry Flies: Turcks Trantula 8-10, Stimulator 8-10, Double Dutch 8-10, Cubby Chernoble 6-8, Parachute Adams 12-16, Compara Dun 12-16, Thorax Dun 12-16, Quigley Cripple 12-16, Spinner 12-16, and Griffiths Gnat 18-20. For nymphs: Pats Rubber Legs 10-8, Twenty Incher 8-10, Peacock Stones 8-10, Skwala Stone 8-10,Soft Hackles 12-16, Prince Nymphs 16-18, Poohpah 14-18, Burk's Bottom roller 14-16, Flashback Pheasant Tail 12-16, SJW, Haresear 12-16, Copper Johns 12-16, Micro May18-22, Zebra Midge 18-22, Brassie 16-22, Mercury Midge 18-22, and Mercer's Poxyback Stones 16-18. For Streamers: Woolley Bugger 6-8, Sculpzilla 8, Muddler Minnow 6-8, Sparkle Minnow 4, and Dali Lama 4.
Truckee River Summary
Summary of Truckee River Fly Fishing is that despite our weird times the fish are spawning and starting to look up more for dries, Yeah! Maybe things will get better for us as well and I can get on with business. Until then enjoy some social distancing through Fly Fishing.
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