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Truckee Tahoe Fly Fishing Report May 3rd, 2022

The fishing is starting to turn around. Since my last report we have had two storms that gave us about 10 inches of water. Well that is much needed water it still won't get us up to average for the year. We'll take it anyway. The weather is fickle this time of year and there is always a chance for more rain. The flows are up, there are BWO's popping in the afternoon, and the grass is making its second attempt to grow. There has been very little top water activity on the Truckee and most success has been with Nymphing. Access around Truckee, Prosser and Boca is good just be careful around the mud!


The ski area is closed so I have several openings for guiding. I also this season I have clinics scheduled check them out on my website here or give me a call at 530-386-0525 for questions or to book a guided trip.


May 21st Nymphing Clinic Full-day on the Truckee River

June 25th Women's Only Intro Clinic Full-day on the Truckee River

July 20th and 21st Two Day Clinic Truckee Area Sampler Two full-days in the Truckee Area.



Rainbow Trout
This guy was fooled by a BWO nymph

Truckee River Conditions

The current flows on the Truckee River are 382cfs in town and 846cfs at Boca. The mid-day water temp is 46-48 degrees and the clarity is currently good. A rain event could change that.


Truckee River Tactics

Truckee River tactics for this time of year and flow are to get it down with a nymphing rig. Whether it is indicators or euro style subsurface in getting it done. Streamers are also worth a try. As long as the water temp is below 50 degrees I don't see fish moving to the surface. There is a ton of food going by right now. If you spot a regularly working fish give a shot with a dry. Just haven't been seeing it lately even with the afternoon BWO hatch being pretty heavy. There are also some Skwalas still out and about.


Truckee River Suggested Flies

Not much has changed here but some good dries for the the Dry/Dropper rigs are the Stimulator 10-14, Skwala Stone 10-12, and Chubby 8-10. If you spot some rising rise here are some dries to try. Thorax Dun 14-18, Hackle Stacker 14-18, Parachute Adams 14-18, Quigley Cripple 14-18, Griffiths Gnat 16-20, Midges 18-22 and Compara Dun 16-20. For nymphs: Haresear 12-14, Pat's Rubberleggs 8-12, Mercer's Poxyback Stones 10-12, 20 incher 8-12, Burk's Bottom Roller 14-16, Pheasant Tail 12-14, Flashback PT 12-14, Perdigons 14-16, SJW, Copper Johns 12-14, Frenchie 12-14, and Princes 10-12. For Streamers Sculpzilla 4-8, Muddler Minnow 6-8, and Woolley Bugger 6-8



Truckee River Summary

The flows are up with the recent rain and snow. Fishing is good and you don't have to start early. There is a nice mid-day hatch of BWO's but nymphing has been getting most of the action. Typical conditions for this time of the year.


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