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Truckee River Fly Fishing Report

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Matt Koles reports on 5.8.19

Good times on the Truckee River.

Flows have come down a bit since last week. 3,300 k here in the Hirsch. 3,800 last week.

Don’t hold your breath. I’m betting flows should come back up if we get some hot weather. Whatever it is, it’s high. Fishing is good though, and really not much has changed fishing wise since last week.

Fish the edges, look for some soft bank water. You can find it all up and down the river if you look. You don’t just need to go to Glenshire bridge, or here in Hirschdale to find it. It’s all over dudes, California and in Nevada. There are 106 miles of the Truckee River, but everyone wants to pile into the same run and expect to catch fish.

Gonna be a fun week with guide trips and the last High Water Clinic of the year. I’ll try to do a few, Tight Line Nymph classes and maybe a few Advanced Fly Fish clinics throughout summer into fall.

A question I get asked a lot is: Will fishing still be good in June? Folks it ain’t gonna get really good until July this year. Meaning, you will be able to go out and actually hit up every nook and cranny and wade around all over the river, finding big and small fish all over, fishing multiple styles. We ain’t doing that right now. So June, July, August, all going to be good this year. Fall should be really good.

But right now we’re sticking good fish, and I’ll take all this water and sunshine.

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