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Truckee River Fly Fishing Report

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Matt “Gilligan” Koles Reports on 8.11.2016


Pretty much the same as last post up here fishing wise on the Truckee River. Nice cool mornings and warm afternoons.

August on the Truckee River, crayfish and caddis. Big fish occasionally and descent action from the smaller fish. The whole river is fishing pretty well. I’ve even done some trips on the Nevada side.

The last few posts I’ve mentioned water temps.  If you are a responsible angler you should carry a stream thermometer with you and check water temps if you feel or think the water may be too warm. Most of the river is ok even into the afternoons. It’s been very cool at nights this summer. I don’t mean to scare anybody. I’m just saying fish cool and be good to our fish. Above 68, don’t fish.

So nymph up on them with some crays, or caddis, or big golden stones. We do get midnight stones on most of the canyon sections of the river. Mayflies and things work too. Hopper time is here and that is a fun way to fish if you get sick of nymphing. If you want to turn a few heads swing some crayfish and see who chases. The 2 biggest browns we’ve caught on this river have come in August. I say we, because you, my guests, have caught them.

The Little Truckee River has dropped down. 45 cfs out there now. Not the best of flows.

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