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Truckee Tahoe Fly Fishing Report June 20th, 2024

This report is all about the Truckee River, and let me tell you, it's absolutely on fire right now! The water temperatures are up, the fish are active and looking up, and there's some fantastic Dry Fly action happening all day long. It all started with the ants a few weeks ago, and now the Green Drakes are starting to show up, catching the trout's attention. And, in addition, Caddis, BWO's, and Little Yellow Stones are solidly in the mix too. The next month and a half is shaping up to be truly epic!

Now is the opportunity to reserve your fly fishing expedition with me. Whether you are interested in a guided trip, attending a fly fishing school, or participating in a clinic, I have something tailored to your needs. Limited spots are available for the Trout Spey Clinic.

  • Women's Only Clinic on June 22nd Sold Out

  • Trout Spey Clinic on July 20th spots available

Call me at 530-386-0525 or click here for more info:

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Gerald comes along the way from Texas to catch a truckee rainbow trout

Truckee River Conditions

The current flow rates on the Truckee River are 359 cubic feet per second upstream and 953 cubic feet per second downstream of Boca. Water temperatures range from 65 to 66 degrees Fahrenheit at mid-day, with good water clarity.

Truckee River Tactics

Truckee River tactics for the current conditions involve a good dose of Dry Fly and Dry/Dropper technique complimented with some nymphing inbetween usually during mid-day. The fish are active and cerntainly looking up. They have moved up into the faster water as well. Hatches of Caddis, BWO's, Little Yellow Stones have been strong early and late in the day. Drakes are coming off as well during the mid-day. The Drakes have not been an everyday yet thing either. Additionally the streamer bite has slowed a bit as well.

Truckee River Suggested Flies

Truckee River suggested flies: For Dries Stimulator 10-14, Green Drake 8-10, Parachute Adams 10-16, Ants 10-16, Little Yellow Stones 12-16, Royal Wluff 10-16, Elk Hair Caddis 12-16, Quigley Cripples 10-16, Compara Duns 12-16, For nymphs: Haresear 14-18, Burks Bottom Roller 14-16, Micro May 16-20, Rainbow Warrior 16-20, Zebra Midge 18-22, Pheasant Tail 12-16, Flashback PT 12-16, Perdigons 14-16, SJW, Copper Johns 10-16, Frenchie 12 -16, Rubber legs 8-12, Kauffman Stone 8-12, Twenty Incher 8-10, and Princes 10-16. For Streamers try Woolley Bugger 6-8, Sclupzilla 4, Baby Gonga 4, and Game Changer 4-6.

Truckee River Summary

The Truckee River is fishing really well. Summer is here and great dry fly action can be had all day. The Drakes are starting to show up and there are strong hatches of Caddis, BWOs, and Little Yellow Stones everyday.

Other options

There are many options in the Truckee Tahoe Area for those looking for something different or more solitude. You may not be alone but at least the crowd will be less. Access to Milton is open and fishing well according to my trout scouts. The water was coming off the top of Jackson Meadows and warmer than normal in the low 60's. Ants and Calibeatis were top choices of the fish. Some of the smaller creeks have dropped into shape and are pretty decent now. The fish aren't picky and Ants, Caddis, and Mayflies are all on the menu here. Get out and explore.

Four Seasons Fly Fishing is the leading #Orvis endorsed guide service in the Truckee and Tahoe region. We specialize in offering #flyfishing walk/wade trips on local rivers and reservoirs, along with comprehensive fly fishing clinics catering to all skill levels. Contact us today to schedule your fly fishing expedition by calling or texting 530-386-0525, or emailing

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