Not a lot of change on the Truckee River since the last report. Flows are still around 260 through the downtown gauge. Nymphing has been the preferred technique, but we have seen a great dry fly hatch this week. PMDs in a size 16-14 have been hatching regularly around 8 am bringing some of our larger fish to the surface. Dry dropper has worked too, with fish moving into shallower water to feed in the film. Smaller nymphs and some stonefly nymphs have worked with ESN techniques and Indicators techniques. Streamers fishing has picked us as has swinging soft hackles as we are seeing a lot of smaller bait fish in the river.
Local Still Waters
Fishing early mornings or late afternoons have been the most productive with most fish being caught around 10 feet of depth under Indicators and sinking lines. Some dry flies are hatching early and late. Calibaetis, Caddis, and terrestrials on windy days can get the trout interested in coming to the surface. Otherwise, getting a good presentation subsurface with callibaetis nymphs, zugbugs, and midges have all been producing fish. Focus on areas with naturally cooler water. Shadowed shore lines, springs, and river mouth’s should hold fish.