Fall has been in the air, and with the lack of our first snow it still is!

After a few days of chilly weather, daytime temperatures are up as high as the 70s again, with nights averaging the high 20s to low 30s for this week. Water temps have been staying well in the safe zone for our scaly friends.

Flows: (measured in cubic feet per second)

Tahoe City to Truckee: 76

Truckee to Boca: 95

Boca to Farad: 215

Farad to Stateline: 254

Fishing has been great lately on the Truckee! With lower water temperatures, expect fish to be keyed in on smaller bugs, but October caddis are also popular on the menu.

October Caddis, photo courtesy of Matt Heron

Midges and baetis are quickly becoming their main food source. Keep in mind that this means fish won’t move very far for a fly! So, pick apart your runs with more thoroughness than usual. Just a foot further cast could be the difference between a hooking a fish and striking out.

Stud rainbow, photo courtesy of Matt Heron
Photo courtesy of Matt Heron

Conservation note: Trash is everywhere! It only takes a few seconds to make the river or lake a cleaner place. Do your part and pack it out!

Ryan Rintala | Social Media @mattheronflyfishing