Little Truckee River
Fly Fishing the Little Truckee River
Near Truckee, the tail water fishery between Stampede Reservoir and Boca Reservoir offers fly anglers a spring creek setting with strong hatches throughout the summer months. If dry fly fishing is for you, during certain times, the Little Truckee River is the place. From Green Drakes and Pale Morning Duns in June, to blanketing Baetis hatches in the Fall. Since 1999, the “L.T.” has become one of California’s premier blue ribbon fisheries with most fish averaging in length of 14”- 22” inches. Generally easier wading and easier access than the Truckee River, fish in the Little Truckee River will see a lot of flies throughout the season. Long leaders and light tippet are the norm. Proper fly selection is crucial. A guided trip on the Little Truckee River with Gilligan’s Guide Service is about leaving the indicators at home and going out dry fly fishing.
All Guided fly fishing trips on the lower Little Truckee River are done through Truckee River Outfitters, under a Special Use Permit from the US Forest Service.