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Truckee River Fly Fishing Report

Matt Heron reports on 5.30.19

Truckee Report- May 30th
After two weeks of rain and snow in Tahoe the end may finally be in sight. Although the weather has been less than ideal, our guests who have braved the elements have been rewarded with quality fish on the Truckee.
Although some really warm tems could change everything in an instant, it appears the flows on both rivers are dropping for the fist time in months. The water is steelhead green to clear and the fish are slowing moving out of their winter holding lies.
Our guests have been getting fish on a mix on baetis, march browns, midges and some early season caddis. Indicator and tightlinning have been the way to go with leeches, crayfish and rubberlegs as your attractor. 
We're seeing terrific baetis and March brown hatches at lunch every but in typical early season fashion, the fish aren't eating on top with any consistency. 
It also wouldn't hurt to throw streamers. Fish are on the move and are definitely willing to eat the big stuff.
Your window for that brown of a lifetime is closing by the day as the water drops and clears. The big boys are extremely challenging with low, clear flows in the summer months. Now is the time if you want to head hunt some Truckee gold. 
As you can see there are still a few around!

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