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Truckee River-Lake Tahoe area fly fishing report 4.19.15

It’s been a quite a while since our last report. We’ve had an amazingly busy spring on the river this year and the fishing has been outstanding with the best yet to come.

Colder nights and cooler days have kept water temps in check for most of the last week and our fish are responding to excellent bug activity. Flows coming out of Boca were finally reduced this week entering the Truckee. There are certainly pros and cons to that happening but that conversation is for another post. Either way, none of us were surprised.

There are still a few skwala stones around and you might want to try fishing their nymphs as an attractor. If you’re lucky enough to fish the Truckee on a cloudy/rainy/snowy day get ready for some beatis. Our blue wings have been out in full force on the crappy days and hit or miss the sunny ones. Most fish we’ve been getting into have been on sz. 18 nymphs and emergers. March browns are around as well so keep an eye out.

Although classic winter conditions have passed the fish are also still eating midges daily. Throw a combination of sz 18-22 larve and pupa and you should do well. Try trailing them behind something big under and indicator.

Boca is dumping a bunch of water into the Truckee and has given the water that classic ‘greenish’ tint to it. These flows can be ideal for streamers. Give it a try, it’s always worth a shot.

As booked as this spring has been, we’ve always got guide ready to get you on the water. Shoot us a call and fish one of the best seasons on the Truckee.


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