Truckee Tahoe Fly Fishing Report February 29th, 2020
This report will focus on the #TruckeeRiver. It has been a few beautiful weeks here in Truckee. Skiing in the morning and fishing in the afternoons. There is a little front passing through this weekend but not expecting more than a few inches of snow at best and then its gone. Bring on Miracle March again!
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Truckee River Conditions
The flow on the river in Truckee is 105 cfs and at Boca it is 225cfs. Mid-day temps were 42 degrees. The the water is very clear.
Truckee River Tactics
Current tactics for the Truckee would be to fish the heat of the day. With the water being low and very clear. Use some stealth when approaching and with your gear. I did see the occasional fish rising on the last trip and there were some nice BWO's, Little Winter Stones, as well as plenty of Midges coming off at the time. Dry and or Dry/Dropper techniques work well in the shallower water and Nymphing for the deeper pools. No Skwalas were spotted in the area I fished. Doesn't hurt to try a streamer either especially down by Floristion. Whatever style of fly fishing you like give it a go.
Truckee River Suggested Flies
Suggested flies for the Truckee River has not changed much since my last report. I have add the Skwala stone patterns to both my nymph and dry fly boxes. 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 Summary
Truckee River is still in winter mode although the weather is like May. Good time to catch some fish on top but you are going to work for it. Dry/Dropper and Nymphing techniques are the consistent producers right now.
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