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Truckee River/Lake Tahoe Area Fly Fishing Report, 9.04.20

Summer’s not done yet!

We are bracing for an unusual heat wave this Labor Day weekend with unprecedented temperatures in the low 90s through Monday.

What does this mean for us who are trying to get a line wet this weekend? Morning is prime time for fishing!

The hoot-owl closure is still in effect, meaning when water temps hit 68 degrees it’s time to give the fish a rest.

If you don’t already have one, our friends at Trout Creek Outfitters in downtown Truckee can hook you up with a river thermometer.

Flows: Measured in cubic feet per second(cfs).

Tahoe City to Truckee: 293

Truckee to Boca: 330

Boca to Farad: 455

Farad to Stateline: 494

Fishing has been really steady the past couple weeks even with water temps!

Our guides have been getting fish on a mix of indicator and tightline nymphing techniques, with some hopper dropper action in the riffles as well.

Fish have been fooled on caddis, baetis, crayfish, midges and mayfly nymphs. There are a few golden and nocturnal stoneflies in the system. Be out on the water early, check your water temps, and good luck anglers!

A few fish from this past week!

– Ryan Rintala | Social Media @mattheronflyfishing


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