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Truckee River Fly Fishing Report

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Matt Heron reports on 10.29.2015

Hints of El Nino have appeared the last week or so around Truckee. I woke up yesterday with a dusting of snow in the mountains and rain on the ground.
Flows have dropped some on the Big T this week but it’s still very fishable. Keep in mind all fishing is still in the Canyon section. Like most of the fall so far, temps are really good and the bugs and fish seem to be responding. No surprise here, the main bug of the fall is baetis. We’ve been throwing variations of 16-20s, in darks and olives. Even with that being the go-to, try rubberlegs, any size caddis or worms as your attractor under an indicator.

The Little Truckee is producing as it usually does this year. Flows are clear and stealth is a must. I would recommend downsizing everything, flies, tippet, indicators. Baetis, micro caddis, and midges have been the top flies this week.
Sawmill Lake (private) is still fishing well this fall. If you’re looking to sight fish some big fish in the shallows, this is the time of year to do it. We’ve also been getting into more browns than usual over there this fall.

Browns on both rivers are in full spawn mode, so be careful where you walk and leave those fish to do their thing.

Our guides have quite a few openings still this fall. We can get singles or groups out any day. Check us out at

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