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Truckee Tahoe Fly Fishing Report September 8, 2023

This report will concentrate on the Truckee and Little Truckee Rivers. It is beginning to be a little like groundhog day around here. Conditions around here are pretty much the same since the last two reports and I mean that in a good way. The waters temps are cool and flows are good which is something we haven't had around here for a few seasons. With that said I feel we are setup very well for some great fall fishing. Last weekends' rain settled the dust and gave everything a little boost. The fishing has been excellent. It is not to late to get a trip in with me. I have open dates coming up here in September and October. Before we know it Ski Season with be here and I will be skiing.

Truckee River Conditions

Truckee River Flows are 82cfs in town and 498cfs below Boca. Water temps are good and the clarity is super as well.

Truckee River Tactics

Truckee River Tactics are similar to my last report. The bugs have gotten smaller. The river is basically two different rivers above and below Boca. Above Boca dry/dropper techniques will be your Best Choice. Below Boca all techniques are in play. There are many different water types and options to fish different techniques down there.

Truckee River Suggested Flies

Truckee River Suggested Flies. This is the same as the last report. For dry flies try the Parachute Adams 12-16, Thorax Dun 14-16, Elk Hair Caddis 14-16, Little Yellow Stone 12-14, Stimulator 10-16, Royal Wulff 12-16, Chubby Chernoble 10, Double Dutch 8-10, Quigley Cripples 10-14, Missing link 16, and E/C Caddis 14-16. For nymphs: Iron Salley 14-16, Haresear 12-14, 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 16-18, SJW, Copper Johns 12-16, Prospector 14-16, Frenchie 12 -16, Rubber legs 6-10, Kauffman Stone 8-10, Twenty Incher 8-10, and Princes 10-16. For streamers: Sculpzilla 8, Wooley Bugger 6-8, and Baby Fat Minnow 8.

Truckee River Summary

The Truckee River is fishing great throughout the system. Use technique appropriate for the water type and have fun!

Little Truckee River Conditions

Little Truckee flows are 108cfs and the water temps are good. Clarity is good as well.

Little Truckee River Tactics

The Little Truckee River Tactics have not changed much since the last report except for maybe less people. I have received good reports from the LT. Lengthen the leader, drop tippet size, use smaller bugs, and wear drab color clothing. There are decent mid-day hatches here. The fish are finicky but catchable. Gotta put the time in.

Little Truckee River Suggested Flies

For Dries: Parachute Adams 14-22, Ants 10-12, Elk Hair Caddis 14-16, E/C Caddis 14/16, Quigley Cripple 16-20, Thorax Dun 16-22, Hackle Stacker 16, Emergers 16-20, RS2 20, Griffiths Gnat 18-20, Ants 14-16, and Compara Dun 16-20. For nymphs: Haresear 14-18, Burks Bottom Roller 14-16, HBI 16-18, Brassie 16-20, AP nymph 16-20, Micro May 16-20, Rainbow Warrior 16-20, Barrs emerger 14-18, Pheasant Tail 14-20, Flashback PT 14-20, Juju Beatis 16-18, Perdigons 16-18, SJW, Copper Johns 12-16, Zebra Midge 16-20, and Princes 16-18.

Little Truckee River Summary

The Little Truckee conditions are as good as they have been for a few years. The fish are tough on the ego. But really nice when you do catch one.

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