Truckee River Fishing Report 4/20/13

Spring has sprung here on the Truckee River. The gray landscape of winter has been replaced by the greening willows and cottonwoods along the Truckee River corridor. Fall is great, but spring is the best in the mountains. The river is fishing well for this time of year. Well can be relative in spring. The water is still cold, and you will have to work if you want to get any kind of numbers of fish. The river could be completely blown right now. Flows are up a bit in the Hirsch and down below, but water clarity is not an issue. We will see run-off here eventually as day time and night time temps warm. Both sides of the Truckee are fishing well. I’ve been on both sides all week and on both sides we have got fish. You will see skwalas, blue wings, march browns, and a few caddis mixed in. The march brown hatch is just getting going, usually we see them into June around here. Some photos from over the week.