Truckee Tahoe Fly Fishing Report September 27th 2019
Fall has arrived in the #TruckeeTahoe area. Cooler nights and warm days have been the norm. Sounds like a storm is brewing for the weekend into next week. The Fly Fishing has been excellent on the Truckee and good enough not to bother going elsewhere to find fish. The #Browntrout are starting to move around and show up in the net more. The #Rainbowtrout have the feed bag on as they bulk up for winter. It is going to be a good #fallseason here in Truckee.
Currently, I will be moving my guiding operation up to the Klamath river for 2019 #Steelhead season. Offering float fly fishing trips on the Klamath River in October. My season on the Klamath is very short and currently I have openings during the week of the 21st of October. Subject to change of course. Klamath Steelhead are super eager to eat a fly whether Skating on the surface, Swinging in the middle water column, or Nymphing the bottom. Super aggressive fish and super fun!
Truckee River Conditions
The flows in town are currently 143cfs and 480cfs at Boca. Water is very clear in town and gets a little turbid below Boca. Still good though. Water temps are cool in the morning and mid-day have been in the upper 50's .
Truckee River Tactics
Truckee River Tactics are whatever you want to do right now. There are some October Caddis out and about and well as BWO's and smaller Caddis. Most of the bigger hatches are done for the season. Dry/Dropper is a good technique all day. With the Browns starting to set up for their spawning season a streamer is a good bet as well. Whatever your style give it a go.
Truckee River Suggested Flies
The flies for the Truckee River have gotten smaller with the exception of the October Caddis. Your Mayflies and general Caddis Patterns will need to downsize. There are some medium to large stoneflies around as well. For Dry Flies: Turcks Trantula 8-10, Stimulator 8-10, Cubby Chernoble 6-8, Parachute Adams 16-20, Red Quill 16-18, Compara Dun 16-18, Elk Hair Caddis 16-18, Thorax Dun 16-20, Quigley Cripple 16-18, Spinner 16-18, and E/C Caddis 16-18. For nymphs: Pats Rubber Legs 10-8, Twenty Incher 8-10, Peacock Stones 8-10, Soft Hackles 16-18, Prince Nymphs 12-16, Poohpah 14-18, Burk's Bottom roller 14-16, Flashback Pheasant Tail 16-18, SJW, Haresear 14-18, Copper Johns 12-16, Z wing Caddis 14-16, Micro May16-18, Brassie 16-20, and Mercer's Poxyback Golden Stone 10-12. For Streamers: Wooley Buggers 8-10, Sculpzillza 4-8, Dolly Llama 4, Sparkle Minnow 4-6, and Muddler Minnows 4-8.
Truckee River Summary
The conditions are perfect right now for water and water temps. The fish are bulking up for winter and some are getting ready to spawn. The crowds have thinned out quite a bit No reason to wait any longer to fish here this season.
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