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Truckee Tahoe Area Fly Fishing Report July 8th, 2019

Flyfishing in the Truckee Tahoe Area really couldn't be better. The water has come down and the fish are fat and happy to eat a well presented dry fly. Water temps are staying really nice throughout the day. The Green Drakes have come and mostly gone on the Truckee but should be making their appearance on the Little Truckee. All species of bugs are in play and fish are looking up during parts of the day. This is the time to be here.


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Truckee River Conditions

The Truckee River is in prime shape now. The flows in Town are 285cfs and at Boca 584cfs. The water temps are great 58 degrees mid-day. The clarity is very good. The overall conditions are prefect.


Truckee River Tactics

Whatever your preferred method of fly fishing it is all are working at some point during the day. You can nymph all day, streamers early and late in the day, or throw some dries durning the mid-day hatches that have been occurring. It is a smorgasbord of bugs out there Mayflies, Caddis, Midges, and Stones. The fish seem to be liking various Mayflies and Stones but, somewhat inconsistent on the caddis and caddis are everywhere. Here is a Tip! As you approach the water look for birds and where the birds are or aren't. This should give you an idea of where to look for rising fish and what bug the fish may be eating. Take your time and watch for a few minutes.


Truckee River Suggested Flies

All of them! Yep everything has the potential to dupe a fish right now and there is no need for the small stuff yet. You May have to try a couple of patterns to get the eat so don't be afraid to change flies. Tippet is cheap. For Dry Flies: Stimulator 6-12, Cubby Chernoble 6-8, Foam Ant 6-8, Parachute Adams 12-16, Red Quill 12-14, Grey Drake 12-14, Compara Dun 12-14, Elk Hair Caddis 14-16, Humpy 10-12, Quigley Cripple12-14, Rusty Spinner 12-14, and E/C Caddis 14-16 . For nymphs: Pats Rubber Legs 6-10, Twenty Incher 8-10, Peacock Stones 6-8, Soft Hackles 12-14, Green Drake nymph 8-10, Prince Nymphs 8-10, Burk's Bottom roller 10-12, Mop Fly 10, Flashback Pheasant Tail 14-18, SJW, Haresear 10-14, Copper Johns 12-14, Iron Sallies, and Mercer's Poxyback Golden Stone 8-10. For Streamers try Sculpzilla 8-4, Woolley Buggers 6-8, and Sparkle Minnows 4.


Truckee River Fly Fishing Report Summary

It is Prime Time in on the Truckee River right now! The conditions are perfect. All methods of Fly Fishing are catching fish. For the Dry Fly Enthusiast there is a nice mid-day hatch to target.


Little Truckee River Fly Fishing Report

The Little Truckee River is in good shape flows are down. PMD's are hatching sporadicly here and expect to see Green Drakes starting here soon! The fish are very picky right now. You will need to approach this river with your "A game". Expect to see some anglers here as well.


Little Truckee River Conditions

The flow on the Little Truckee has dropped since the last report and is at 77cfs. Temps are in the mid fifties and clarity is good. Don't forget the bug spray.


Little Truckee River Tactics

Time to approach this ditch like a spring creek with longer leaders, smaller tippet, and smaller flies. Don't wear bright colors and approach each hole quietly and slowly. Try not to false cast a bunch. At this flow Dries and/or Dry/dropper will be a good approach.


Suggested Flies for the Little Truckee

Little Truckee River Suggested flies. For dry flies try, Parachute Adams 16-20, Royal Wulff 10, Green Drake Dun 10, Green Drake Cripple 10, PMD 14-16, Griffiths Gnat 18-20, Quigley Cripple 16-18, Thorax Dun 14-20, and Compara Dun 14-20. For nymphs try Micro May 16-20, Pheasant Tail 16-20, Flashback PT 16-20, Juju beatis 16-20, SJW, Copper Johns 14-20, Zebra Midge 18-20, RS2 16-20, WD-40 16-20, Green Drake 8-10 and HBI 14-16.


Little Truckee River Fly Fishing Report Summary

The Little Truckee River are picky at this time. Fish it like a spring creek. The next big bug to hatch is the Green Drake and that should be any day.


Prosser, Boca, Stampede and Milton Reservoirs

The fly fishing for Trout on Prosser, Boca, and Stampede has slowed a bit with the water temps getting into the mid 60's. Prosser and Stampede are very full and there is still plenty of cold water coming in the feeder streams. Check these areas out first. Smallmouth Bass are a great target and can be found around the dam faces or anywhere there is good rocky structure. Some nice smallmouth have been caught this season. Milton is also a great choice and there is no problem with water temp here as it is always cold. Fish it like a spring creek with longer leaders, smaller, tippet, and smaller flies. The reservoirs are a great option if the rivers are not fishing well for you.

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