Truckee Tahoe Fly Fishing Report February 14, 2020
Happy Valentines Day from Truckee! Having a pretty mild February so far with little to no weather in the last month. Temps at times have been in the single digits at times and then up to the low 50's. The 50's is great winter fishing weather. With the lack of water falling from the sky we have dropped to about 60% of average for water and snow. Not to worry we still have March and April which have come through for us with big water dumps in the past. Enjoy the current spring. This report will focus on the Truckee River
If you would like to catch up in person, I plan on being at The Fly Fishing Show in Pleasanton on Saturday February 22nd in the Orvis booth. See you there!
Truckee River Conditions
The flow on the Truckee is at 94cfs in town and at Boca it is 225cfs. These rates can change as it warms up and cools down. Water is super clear and afternoon temps have reached the upper 30's. Access is good with the mud being the only issue.
Truckee River Tactics
Tactics for the Truckee River will vary day to day and water temp will play a big part. Most of the bugs are currently about halfway through their growing cycle and are very small. With that fish some smaller patterns. We should start to see some Skwala Stoneflies starting to appear in the next weeks which offers up a bigger meal to the fish. Trout do really seem to enjoy slamming a skwala. Nymphing and Dry/dropper techniques are going to be best bet right now. Start with the smaller Midge and Mayfly patterns then switch to a bigger stonefly patterns when you start to see them around. Mix it up til you find success and fish the heat of the day.
Truckee River Suggested Flies
Suggested flies for the Truckee River this time of year are both really small and big. Its time to add the Skwala stone patterns to you box both nymph and dry fly patterns. For Dry Flies: Turcks Trantula 8-10, Stimulator 8-10, Double Dutch 8-10, Cubby Chernoble 6-8, Parachute Adams 16-22, Compara Dun 16-20, Elk Hair Caddis 14-18, Thorax Dun 16-22, Quigley Cripple 16-22, Spinner 16-22, Griffiths Gnat 18-20, and E/C Caddis 16-18. For nymphs: Pats Rubber Legs 10-8, Twenty Incher 8-10, Peacock Stones 8-10, Skwala Stone 8-10,Soft Hackles 16-18, Prince Nymphs 16-18, Poohpah 14-18, Burk's Bottom roller 14-16, Flashback Pheasant Tail 16-20, SJW, Haresear 16-20, Copper Johns 12-20, Z wing Caddis 14-16, Micro May18-22, Zebra Midge 18-22, Brassie 16-22, Mercury Midge 18-22, and Mercer's Poxyback Stones 16-18.
Truckee River Report Summary
The Truckee River is in prime winter shape. The water is low, cold, and clear. Weather conditions are also quite favorable. The bugs range from very small Midges, Mayflies, and Caddis to the Larger Skwala stones. Fish the heat of the day and enjoy spring in February.
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