River is in Excellent Condition & Fishing Great

Truckee River

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

This is the first time in a long time that the Truckee has gradually climbed to early spring flows. Typically we see a pretty messy spring with flows all over the place but it’s still early. The river is in excellent condition and fishing will continue to be great as long as the mild weather sticks around. Flows are at roughly 500cfs in Reno but are expected to climb with the coming runoff. Surveys this year provided some impressive fish numbers and size. Fishing mid-day will continue to be good until we really heat up making for water clarity issues by afternoon. East of Reno some BWO mayflies may still be found in the afternoons. Small mayfly emergers and soft hackles just above or under the surface have worked well this winter. Nymph fishing continues to be the best method for numbers but streamers are going to be the best bet for big fish, especially with the increasing flows. Spin fisherman continue to do well around the parks for some impressive carry-over hatchery rainbows.

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