Mild November weather on the Truckee River.
Cold nights, mild afternoons. No rain and snow in sight, at least for now. Maybe mid month? Hopefully, because we need it. The rivers clear and low and cold. She came up there for a bit, but with the lack of rain all month, she’s back down. Tough fishing for the most part on the CA side.
The Nevada side of the Truckee River is the best option right now. Out East past Reno, there’s more, water, water temps are warmer, and the rivers not as clear, like in CA. It’s actually been pretty good down there. Streamers and nymphing. Lots of good water in the Nature Conservancy and not much pressure. Of course you do need to know where to go. Lots of long, fish-less stretches down there. Great fishing when you do find the spots.
We still have a lot of winter left. Moderate La Niña’s for us, historically, are backloaded Winters.
November came in like a lion on the Truckee River, with big high flows, after basically a trickle. Now we’re settling back into late fall, early winter flows.
Cold nights, and mild days. Continued warmth on the forecast, fingers crossed we get more snow before the end of the month. It’s looking like the end of this 21 day dry cycle might bring another AR type event near months end.
Flows are just under 300 cfs, here in the Hirsch. The Floriston rate is 300 cfs for November. We’re pretty much average. That October storm put us back in the drivers seat. Without it, man, don’t know what would have happened.
Nymph with the usual Winter suspects. Streamer fish the frog water and see who shows up. The East side of the river has been fishing well in Nevada. It’s always good down there in the colder months. Most trouts on the CA side have moved back into slower water. It may be Fall at most folks house, but it’s Winter in the mountains. It’s cold at night. Adjust accordingly to the lower water temps. The Truckee River is a great Winter trout River if you target the correct type water. Ha ha, you have to target the correct water on any river, but you know what I’m saying.
Streamer Clinic, Saturday November 27th.
If I could access my old posts, I’d have a long write up on what to expect for the streamer clinic. My sites still a bit jacked. Anyways, kinda last minute clinic, but the weather is supposed to be nice for a few weeks and streamer fishing sure is fun going into Winter.
In this clinic we will fish streamers on my rigs, or how I like to do it. It’s a bit different. You will learn the mono rig, and floating line techniques. The term is now coined, vertical jigging. It seems to have caught on. Anyways, instead of a long winded write up, give a call, and I’ll sign you up. We’ll start at 11, and go to about 3:30. $250.
- We’re finally having a real Fall in the Truckee/Lake Tahoe/Reno area. The kind where it’s cold, and you actually feel like you live in the mountains. It definitely ain’t t-shirt weather like the last few years. Looks like November is shaping up to be cold and wet too. Thank God.
Fishing is downright real good. Over 500 cubes here in the Hirsch on the Truckee River. Good down into Reno, and out East on the lower river. I’ll start spending a lot of my time on the lower sections of river. However; these are very good flows for up around here, so we’ll see. For whatever it’s worth, I’ll be mainly streamer fishing until next April.
Looking back, September had low flows, but fishable flows. The smoke was the big thing. October pretty much sucked for flows. Still, lots of shmucks out fishing and of course guides, guiding. Whatever.
On overcast days, look for blue wing olives, and mahogany duns. Streamer fish, if you want a big pre-spawn brown, and of course nymph with the usual Fall suspects. Worms, eggs, and smaller baetis patterns.
We’re back in business on the Truckee River. Sorry for the lack of reports. My web site has been jacked for the last few months. I finally got it worked out, and will keep up on the reports again once I get this new WordPress theme figured out. There wasn’t shit to report anyways, we had no water. Thankfully, through a miracle, we got hammered with rain and snow. Best f’ing October storm ever! There’s snow on the mountains, and water in the river. Fishing is great. I’m working again, the kids are healthy, and life’s good.