Truckee River Fishing Report 8-14-14

Hard to believe August is half way over. Feels as if we’ve made it through the warmest stretch of the year without as much as a scratch. People were really freaking out about how August was going be hot, and with the low water on the Truckee River, fishing would suck and trout would die. Anything but. August has been really cool. Thunderstorms with rain almost every afternoon doted the landscape, and we had a few solid days of heavy rain. We’ve made it through. A few weeks we’ll see some leaves turning colors and summer will be a thing of the past. Ok, the Truckee River is still low for this time of year. Since D-Day we have added a bit of water to help with flows. There’s now 50 cubes coming out of Boca into the LT and into the Truckee. Fishing has been very good. As you might except with lower water levels, wading is much easier. Most folks have a hard time wading the river. Now, it’s a bit easier. You’ll still need waders. It’s cold out now in the am. The way the wind leaves the canyon in the mornings, you’ll freeze your ass off without them. I’ve been doing all my work on the California side of the river. More water. Crays, and big stones, and mayflies more than caddis now.