Truckee River Nevada
This has been a long time coming. Over two months since I’ve done a fishing report on the Truckee River.
Hard to believe today is the first day of Spring. We’re having a little glitch in system with some rain and snow this morning, but after two weeks of warm weather we need it. It would be nice to get a couple more snow storms before summer, but the way its looking, that’s iffy. Good news is that the fishing will be good all Spring. We will have some usual run-off periods on the river. I’m feeling this year will be like last year. Last year, I didn’t miss a day on the river because of water conditions. I like it when it’s high and fast. The snow is melting slowly right now, mainly because it’s still below freezing at night. The river has been staying in good shape. If you come up have skwalas, blue wings, march browns and some caddis. Spring is a great time to streamer fish and use big attractor dries. Get out and have some fun this Spring on the Truckee River.
All is can say is the fishing has been outstanding this week with the warm weather on the Truckee River. This is how it goes: On the East side of the Truckee River through the Conservancy and such, we are talking blue wing olives of epic proportions. Through Reno, and on the West side, skwalas, some march browns, and blue wings. In California, we are still waiting on the big spring blue wings and march browns, but skwalas are out, and yes, there are fish looking up. Of course, you want to have drys and nymphs of the mentioned bugs. I use my own patterns, which you can get at Mountain Hardware in Truckee. They are designed specifically for the Truckee River and produce fish. I’ve spent my time fishing in both states and both states are good. Yes, the California side is now fishing, which is good because of less people. Folks there are just as big as fish on the Cali side as on the Nevada side, they are just harder to get. Yesterday, I rowed my friends down the river. This is Chris from Montana with a streamer eater.
Man, the blue wing hatches have been gnarly the last few days down on the lower Truckee River in Nevada. Funny though, if its blue bird, fish will stay down, and cloudy they’ll be up on top. This week will be sunny and warm. I’m sure we’ll also see descent hatches of march browns and skwalas throughout the entire system. Bugs galore I guess. Feels like spring has sprung up here in the mountains, the cheeseburger birds are out, and winter just doesn’t feel like it has much left. Wind kept us off the river most of this week, but we’ve been catching fish the last few days on top and down below. Ed tore into this one yesterday.