Truckee River Fishing Report 11/20/11

Fishing continues to be great down on the Nevada side of the Truckee River. The California side of the river is a bit slow, due to cold weather and water temps. It’s much warmer on the Nevada side, and that’s what it takes to make the fish more active. Fish have moved into slower deeper water, so adjusting your tactics is the key. Pass up the stuff you fish in the summer and concentrate on runs, and pools. If you’re tossing streamers, slow things down, cold fish don’t like to hit the gas much. If you’re nymphing, you should have beatis, midge imitations, worms, stones, and eggs. Dead drifting streamers also works well this time of year. If you’re crosssing the river and see gravel that has been cleared out, walk around and make sure to walk well upstream of that area. Them are redds from brown trout, and I’ve seen a ton of them on the river this fall. This pretty gal ate my double beaded baetis yesterday.