Flows Have Dropped on The Truckee

Truckee River

Brown Trout
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Gilligan's Guide Service

by Matt Koles
(775) 351-6665

Flows have dropped on the Truckee River.

Down to about 1,400 cfs here in the Hirsch. Not bad. That will open up a lot more water for us to fish. 1,400 k is still high, but not that far off from normal summertime flows compared to what it’s been. I’m guessing about 10 days. 4th of July, they should turn the hose off out of the lake for the tubers along the TC stretch.

So think pmd, golden stones, green drakes-nymphing wise, and of course the old trusty crayfish. Lots of bugs out, just not much fish looking up. We should have the caddis pop any evening here. Should be this week. That gets some fish looking up right before dark. It also gets a lot these fish keyed in on the pupa all day. Get your G-6’s. You’ll need them.

Kinda of a fun time to throw some dry droppers. Some fish will come up on that dry. Especially this time of year, early in the summer. If you’re not a nymphing person, throw the dry dropper. At time, it can be just as effective as any nymph rig.

We should have a great couple months here, summertime fishing on the Truckee River. Plenty of water and big fat trout.

I have just a couple days open this next 2 weeks. I do have a few guides I highly recommend and can book for you.

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