Truckee River Fly Fishing Report September 5 2022

Truckee River Canyon

Major heat wave all over California. Especially hot for us here on the Truckee River.

Topping out at around 96, here in Hirschdale. Better than the 115 degrees in Sacto though. Hot in Reno, and down on the river there. It’s always warm early September, but this is a different level. Gonna get back in the 70’s next weekend, with lows in the 30’s.

Of course that means around mid-morning, most of the trouts will push into the faster current. Get your flies down and in the zone. Crayfish and smaller mayflies have been working for me. I’m sure you could get a few off the hopper dropper rigs too. Until it cools next weekend, I probably wouldn’t fish much past about noon. Ain’t worth the time unless you want to cook out there.

Flows are still up below Boca. 450 cfs, here in the Hirsch and holding steady. I imagine they’ll come down some this week. That’s good tailwater cold water out of Boca.

So hang in there, we’re about done with this heat. Fall will be right around the corner.

This is a recent Podcast I did with the SSFT.