Truckee River Fish Report for 5-11-2018
Runoff in Full Swing!
by Nevada Department of Wildlife
Runoff is full swing at the moment but we should see it start to taper off soon. In town the flows are around 1200 cfs and the water clarity is perfect for this time of year. With the higher flows, very few consistent hatches have been reported. With a couple years of higher water, we should see great hatches of little yellow stones and green drakes this spring. The caddis hatches should also be pretty thick this summer for us down on this side of the border. Until we get a little closer to the 600cfs mark, efforts should be kept to slower water and larger protected areas outside any main current. As temperatures climb, fish should start to become even more aggressive than they already have been. Spin anglers are fishing larger kastmasters and rapalas concentrating on deeper pools and runs. Fly fishing has been good even with the high flows. As long as the clarity is good fishing should just continue to get better. Nymphs and streamers have been the best bet. Large streamers like Cutter’s Goblin Zuddler Minnow, and the Zoo Cougars have been very effective. Nymph fishing has also been very good if you know where to find the fish. As long as the water is slightly green from snowmelt, try to keep most efforts in protected and slower currents. Two and three nymph/indicator rigs with Conehead Buggers, Wire Worms, and Micro Mayflies have been excellent producers. Expect the river to be higher than normal this summer due to the abundance of water our reservoirs are holding. Until flows do come down, it’s safer to fish from the shore for now.
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Nevada Department of Wildlife Reportsfor Friday, May 11th, 2018
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Chimney Dam Reservoir: Fishing Fair to Slow for Walleye!
Walker River - East Fork (NV): Fishing Good From Rosachi to Sportsmen's Beach!
Hobart Reservoir: Fishing will Likely be Great this Season!
Lahontan Reservoir: Really Starting to Fish Well!
Lake Tahoe: Catching Mackinaw 3-5 pound Range!
Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area: Hinkson Slough Report.
Rye Patch Reservoir: Fishing has been Slow.
Spooner Lake: Fly Fisherman in Boats have been doing Well!
Squaw Creek Reservoir: Catching Channel Catfish!
Topaz Lake: Trout Fishing has Remained Good!
Wall Canyon Reservoir: Fishing Exceptional for Large Browns!
Washoe Lake: Water Levels Not Seen in Over a Decade!
Nevada Department of Wildlife Reportsfor Thursday, May 10th, 2018
Angel Lake: Road Still Closed!
Cave Lake: 8000 Trout Stocked in April!
Cold Creek Reservoir: Cold Creek is Ice Free!
Comins Lake: Catching Rainbows over 16 inches!
Illipah Reservoir: 95% of Capacity!
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Jiggs Reservoir (Zunino Reservoir): Water Level is Low!
Ruby Lake NWR: Fishing Good at the Collection Ditch!
South Fork Reservoir: Fly Rodders Doing Better!
Wild Horse Reservoir: Fishing Continues to be Good!
Willow Creek Reservoir: Lake Has Completely Drained!
Wilson Reservoir: The Lake is Spilling!
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