Truckee River Fishing Report

The Truckee River is a stream in the U.S. states of California and Nevada. The river flows northeasterly and is 121 miles long. The Truckee is the sole outlet of Lake Tahoe and drains part of the high Sierra Nevada, emptying into Pyramid Lake in the Great Basin. Its waters are an important source of irrigation along its valley and adjacent valleys.

The Truckee River's source is the outlet of Lake Tahoe, at the dam on the northwest side of the lake near Tahoe City, California. It flows generally northeast through the mountains to Truckee, California, then turns sharply to the east and flows into Nevada, through Reno and Sparks and along the northern end of the Carson Range. At Fernley it turns north, flowing along the east side of the Pah Rah Range. It empties into the southern end of Pyramid Lake, a remnant of prehistoric Lake Lahontan, in northern Washoe County in the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation.
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The Truckee River's endorheic drainage basin is about 3,060 square miles (7,900 km2), of which about 2,300 square miles (6,000 km2) are in Nevada. The Middle Watershed is regarded as the 15 miles (24 km) of river and its tributaries from Tahoe City in Placer County, through the Town of Truckee in Nevada County, to the state line between Sierra and Washoe counties. The major tributaries to the Truckee River in California from the Lake Tahoe outlet and heading downstream include: Bear Creek, Squaw Creek, Cabin Creek, Pole Creek, Donner Creek, Trout Creek, Martis Creek, Prosser Creek, the Little Truckee River, Gray Creek, and Bronco Creek. Major lakes and reservoirs in the California part of the watershed include Lake Tahoe, Donner Lake, Independence Lake, Webber Lake, Boca Reservoir, Stampede Reservoir, Prosser Creek Reservoir, and Martis Creek Reservoir.  In the Lower Watershed, Steamboat Creek, which drains Washoe Lake, is the major tributary to the Truckee River.
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Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe
Pyramid Lake in the Great Basin
121 miles
3,060 sq miles
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Quality, Quality and Quality. Thats all I have to say about that. Yes the water is a bit cooler than normal, but the flows are perfect and the big fish are on the eat. The snow melt ... morehasn't hit yet, and I think there are a few more weeks before that happens, so get up there now while the fishing is good. Again its all about quality not quantity this year, and we are seeing some really big fish to hand, bows ranging from 16 to 22" and browns pushing upper 20"s. The numbers of fish are not there, but what we give up for numbers we truly do make up for in the quality (size) of fish. What can you do to get these fish to eat, well lets see, Nymphing, high sticking, Czech nymphing, streamers, drys, and well just about anything really. Once the snow melt happens, it will be about 3-4 weeks before its fishable again, once that comes around, this summer is going to be really really good. I plan on doing many trips up the the Truckee this year, so if you are looking to learn one of the coolest trout fisheries on the Eastern Side, this is the place for you.
Fishing Water Report:
Thursday, 5 May, 2016
Lots of water flowing into the reservoirs that feed the Truckee. Stampede Reservoir has come up over 15 feet and things look good at both Bocca and Lake Tahoe. The water os slightly ... moreoff colored with 1.5 feet of visibility, plenty of distance for trout to hunt food.

Flows are high and you might wnat to check the day ou go. Flows over 1000 at Bocca might be a call to stay home or do some sight seeing.

Probe the tailouts and banks with BWOs and nymphs. In current seams to bigger water try some streamers with a prince nymph dropper. The bigger water is knocking plenty of food lose and we should have a great speing on the Truckee.
Fishing Water Report:
Monday, 14 Mar, 2016
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