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Truckee River Fly Fishing Report March 18 2023
Finally something to talk about. Been a crazy Winter on the Truckee River. The sun actually came out, and we had a few 50 degree days this week. It pretty much hasn't stopped snowing since November. I cried uncle in February, and March came in like a lion. It's been gnarly. It gets to the point where it's a bit depressing. Though it's a Godsend for summer. I just started getting after it again. Thanks to all the rain last week, a lot of our snow has melted. We had about 8 feet on the ground, and now have about 3-4. Downriver from here, towards the stateline, most has melted. So how's the river. About perfect right now. 900 cfs here in the Hirsch. It's still very cold at night, so we're not getting any run-off. Wait until May, lol. This river is going to get pumping. Bring it, I love it like that. Big water years, are big fish years. Big water years gets me excited to fish. If I'm excited, you should be excited. We're only a few inches away from beating the '82-83' snow year. The year of the avalanche at Alpine. No one thought we'd ever beat that winter because of climate change. '51-52' ain't that far off. It's only mid-March. https://youtu.be/RS7DPa2mLno
Truckee River Fly Fishing Report March 2 2023
Wow, pretty insane snow totals here for the the Tahoe area and the Truckee River. I really haven't done any fishing. It's been cold, like really cold, and I've been dealing with snow removal. Hard to keep up with it all sometimes. One of the bigger dumps we've had here in Hirschdale. We're at about 5.500 feet and we easily got 4 feet in 2 days. Up on the summit they got about 12 feet in the last week. An impressive week of snow. Add that to what we already have and well. We'll have some run-off this spring, lol. This Winter will stack right up there with some of the famous ones. I think we're gunning for '16,17', at this point. '82,'83, Winter ain't out reach. If anyone remembers, the spring and summer of 17', was about the best I can remember for big fish on the Truckee River. It should be like that soon. Unless you fish the Nevada side of the Truckee River, good luck, you ain't parking or getting to the river for a few days anywhere on the CA side. Good news, they've bumped the flows out of Boca. Sitting at about 330 cubes here in the Hirsch. I haven't even been down out East in Nevada on the lower river that much either. Been pretty cold there too. Got a day Friday. I think we'll have a good March down there though. Next week is much more promising for fishing. Going to be cold and snow again this weekend, but it looks like we're getting bigger warmer storms after. That's always good for the fishing. Should get the river up and won't be as cold. Rain will settle and pack this snow down and access will be easier.
Truckee River Fly Fishing Report February 17 2023
Progressively getting a bit warmer on the Truckee River. Figure, it's February and it's gotta warm up at some point. Been a cold winter. Still shit tons of snow, good news for summer. Winter is far from over here in the central Sierra's though. Bit lower and cold flow wise on the California side of things on the Truckee River. 275 cfs, Nevada side, out East through the conservancy, around 475 cfs. Down there, been fishing pretty well, especially if you can get a windless, cloud cover day. Been getting some on top, and of course down below. Ain't gonna be that long until this stuff here starts fishing good, (CA). Days are getting longer, and when that sun starts melting some of this snow, flows will come up. Just been so cold, none of this snow has melted.
Truckee River Fly Fishing Report February 6 2023
Another good round of snow for the Truckee River. First good snow in a few weeks. That deep cold we were in seems to be gone. Gonna warm up this week and the fishing should be pretty good. 40's in Truckee ain't bad. Been still waiting on the bugs down on the Nevada side. It has to get going this week. Should be warm, and with some cloud cover at times. That's a good recipe. Do some streamer fishing early, wait for some heads to pop up later. Flows are pretty ideal. Right around here in Hirschdale will fish too. This will be the first warmer week we've had in almost 2 months. We won't get the blue wing hatches like in Nevada, still early, but you might see some good midge hatches starting. Streamers and nymphs will get the majority of your fish though.
Truckee River Fly Fishing Report January 27 2023
Cold on the Truckee River. Pretty much summed up the week. Very cold lows in Truckee, and Reno. Been in the negatives most mornings here in Hirschdale. Just barely warming up to fishable temps. Reno has been much more fishable, especially out East on the lower river. We'll have a few days of warmth, then cold for the beginning of next week. It should warm back up again mid-week. Still lots of snow, and access ain't that easy on the CA side. Reno side is much better access wise. Flows have lowered back down to kinda low and clear here in CA. No water coming out of Boca. Boca is filling up pretty good, and I imagine releases will resume soon. They'll be a lot of snow melting this spring and they'll need to make some room. A lot of snow is an understatement. Ton of snow I should say. The dry fly fishing is just getting going down through the Nature Conservancy in Nevada. Can get real good in there if there's a little overcast. A boat helps, but you can find some good zones wade fishing as well.