Truckee River Fishing Report 10/19/12

Fall is here in Hirschdale California on the Truckee River. Cold overnight temps, morning fog, cottonwoods dropping their leaves. Daytime temps have been mild though and by next week they are calling for rain and snow. Brown trout are on their annual fall pilgrimage and are very active through the Cali side, and West of Reno on the Nevada side. East of Reno through the desert and the conservancy that should be happening in November. Fish are spreading out now, some are still sucked down in fast water mid-day, but that will change soon and fish will get in much softer winter time type water. In California fish are eating blue wings, mid size stones, mahogany duns some evenings, and on occasion October Caddis. It seems to be best from about 10-2:00. Sunny days have not helped the streamer fishing much, but that will shortly change too. You should be fishing nymphs to emergers accordianly depending on the time of day and bugs you see hatching. In Nevada things are a bit different. There are still some pmds in and around Reno, blue wings, small crays, and stones. I’ve been mostly down East in the desert and hatches have of anything have been sparse. The good news is the rainbows down there are still just as big and gnarly as last year. Flows wise they are still up and perfect form the Hirsch on down, a bit skinny up on top. Perfect for the dry dropper crowd up along the ‘Shire. I’ll be in Montana all next week then back home for a busy November. November is always a great month on this river, if you booked a trip you’ll be stoked.