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TCO Fishing Report – September 22, 2020


TCO Fishing Report – September 22, 2020

The river has been fishing great in this stretch and fall bugs such as BWO's, Midges and October Caddis are in full force.

by Miles Zimmerman


TCO Fishing Report – September 22, 2020

by Miles Zimmerman


The Tahoe National Forest reopened to day use as of Saturday the 19th! Camping and any form of open fires remains strictly prohibited due to extreme fire danger. The 22nd was also the first day of fall, and fall fishing conditions are upon us. cooler nights and shorter days make all fish species in the Truckee/Tahoe area more active and you can have your pick from rainbows, browns, smallmouth bass as well as the lesser targeted species such as kokanee and mackinaw or even carp in the greater Reno area. All of these fish have their intricacies, so come on in to the shop talk about tactics and fly selection! 

The Truckee River remains low here in town as our local chapter of trout unlimited continues to do trout habitat restoration work along the Glenshire drive stretch of river. At this point the best fishing will be from the Boca confluence to the Nevada state line as they release nearly 300 CFS to make up for the low water upstream. The river has been fishing great in this stretch and fall bugs such as BWO's, Midges and October Caddis are in full force. Most anglers are still using nymphs and streamers while dry fly fishing remains spotty. Fall streamer fishing on the Truckee can be the best way to get that trophy trout and this should be on your radar for the following weeks.

The Little Truckee has seen slightly diminished flows this week and the low water will add an additional challenge to this already tricky fishery. Anglers should have a variety of nymphs as well as dries as fish tend to rise here with regularity. The main bugs here are BWO's, Midges, Caddis and Worms. We recommend 6x tippet and long leaders as well as a stealthy presentation for you best success here.

On a very sad note, We regret to announce that we lost a big name in the local fishing community as Frank R. Piscotta passed this week. As a long time guide and active member of the community, Frank dedicated much of his life to our local fisheries and spreading his love of the sport by volunteering his time to many organizations and events associated with fly fishing. "Uncle Frank" as he was known by many, helped shape countless anglers and will undoubtedly leave a long lasting impression on the community and it fisheries. 

-TCO Staff

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