Fishing Reports

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Truckee River - July 25th, 2007
  • Recorded:
  • Mostly sunny
  • 79 ° F 
  • Fishing: Good
   Just got back from Truckee, Ca., where I spent a week exploring some of the trout waters in the area with Matt Jay. The weather was great all week with sunny skies and temperatures in the 70’s and low 80’s. The first part of the week we fished the Truckee River. The warm summer days this time of year leads to warmer river temps, so we spent our time exploring the lower part of the river from the town of Truckee down to the Nevada border. There are a lot of tributary creeks entering the Truckee through this stretch, which helps keep the river cooler and improves the fishing. This lower part of the Truckee is divided into two sections. The upper stretch or the water just below town is a little flatter and open and is easily accessed from Glenshire Drive, which runs next to the river. This section gets more angling pressure because of its proximity to town and its easy access. We had pretty good success most days nymphing the riffles and pocket water. Small yellow Stonefly nymphs #10 - #14, with a green or tan Caddis pupa dropper seamed to be the winning combo. The lower stretch of the Truckee runs through a much bigger canyon making the access more difficult to get to the water, but if your willing to put in a little extra effort an angler can be rewarded with solitude and the availability of much bigger fish. The Brown trout in this section can grow to 10 lbs or more. I hooked a couple really big fish in this section using a sink-tip and large streamer patterns. Unfortunately one broke me off and the other came unbuttoned.


The Patient Angler 

Peter Bowers

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