Truckee River Fishing Report 8-19-14

We’re still hanging in here. There’s still water flowing in the Truckee River, nights have cooled, and the fishing is actually pretty darn good. Been on average about 45 every morning here in the Hirsch. Nice and cool. Water temps have dropped considerably over the last few weeks. We have about 180 cfs running through town here, a bit higher lower, (Farad,) and low, to pretty low in Nevada. I’ve been guiding only in Cali as of late. There’s more water. I just feel it’s the right thing to do right now for the fish. Crays are still dominating the menu, along with the big midnight stones. Tons of protein floating around right now. Baetis mayflies are again in the mix, and the big caddis hatches are waning down. Streamers are again on trouts brains. Pack the bunny fur, they’ll eat it. Another few weeks up here and it will turn from summer to fall. Start thinking about Pyramid Lake. The lake reopens on October 1st. Home of the Worlds largest trout. Doug O and I will have a clinic sometime in October. I’ll keep you posted.