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Truckee River Fly Fishing Report May 5 2024

Truckee River Fly Fishing Report May 5 2024

Glitch in the system with the snow and the weather this past weekend. 68 by next weekend in Truckee, bring it. Pretty solid Spring fly fishing on the Truckee River. Big fish time. Not lots of fish time. Flows came up a bit with the rain and snow. About 1,200 cfs here in Hirschdale and higher as you go down towards Reno. We still have some snow that needs to melt, so we'll see what happens when we start hitting the 70's. So much of our water in the Truckee River is controlled by reservoir releases that it's hard to tell what flows will be like this month. My advise, just go fishing If the water comes up and it gets off color, worms and streamers. If it's high but good visibility, standard nymphs. Remember, fish close. Trout are not out in current right now.    

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Truckee River Fly Fishing Report April 29 2024

Truckee River Fly Fishing Report April 29 2024

Pretty darn good Spring fly fishing on the Truckee River. If you're after numbers, wait until Summer, actually go fish the Lower Sac, but if you like big fish, this is the time. Nice Spring weather too. Sunshine and big puffy Simpson clouds. We got right around 1000 cfs here in Hirschdale. Actually it's around 1000k all up and down the river. So yeah, somewhat bigger flows. Clarity is actually very good for the higher flows. Think nymphs when the waters is high and clarity is good. Sometimes they'll grab the streamer, but the eggs and the worms should be switched out. Stones, crayfish, march browns is what you should be fishing. If it gets dirty again, put the worm or the streamer back on.      

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Truckee River Fly Fishing Report April 24 2024

Truckee River Fly Fishing Report April 24 2024

Big Spring Fishing on the Truckee RIver. The fish are big, and the flows are big. Yep, good old fashioned Spring fishing. Lot's of water coming down the pipe. So, fish the edges, or any flat bank water you see. Fish are not in current. You literally may walk right on top of them right now. They can be smuggled right up to the bank. Don't use your 5x, and zebra midge rig. Use heavy tippet. Sometimes I fish one fly to make it easy. I fish 2x in these flows, 0x for streamers. The whole river is pretty big, but it's not as high as last year, or '18. It's totally fishable. Color is not too bad either. Honestly, this is my favorite time to fish the river. You just have to adjust and learn to fish higher flows. Or you can go up to the Little Truckee where there's 30 cars in one lot.  

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Truckee River Fly Fishing Report April 17 2024

Truckee River Fly Fishing Report April 17 2024

Spring has sprung, for the time being. You get to the point, that if you see another snowflake you're gonna loose it. T-shirty weather now. Flows are going to get big now. Right neat 1K, here in Hirschdale and growing. Of course bigger as you go downriver. High water fishing. Probably now until mid-June. Now, if you know, you know. Some of the best fishing we have is right now. Find a bucket the fish can get out current and have at it. Big brown and rainbow time. It's not Fall folks, it's Spring on the Truckee River for them big trouts. So if you have a trip booked you're stoked. If you have a https://truckeespeedrods.com, you're even more stoked.  

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Truckee River Fly Fishing Report April 6 2024

Truckee River Fly Fishing Report April 6 2024

Spring, but mostly Winter still on the Truckee River. The weathers looking good for next week though. I know clouds and rain and snow are great for fishing, but at this point, I need some sunshine. We are going into the big fish time on the Truckee RIver. Spring is great for that. Flows are going to ramp up which they are starting to do. Releases from Lake Tahoe have started. Around 200 cfs, coming out of the lake. That ,and run-off should eventually get the river pumping. Right now, it's a pretty average 600 cfs in Hirschdale, but expect that to get much higher with warmer weather. If you know, you know, and that big high water is good for fishing. My favorite time. So go buy a bigger net, get the streamers tied up, the worms ready, and all that big ugly shit you've had in your box, but been afraid to try.    

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