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TCO Fishing Report – September 29, 2020


TCO Fishing Report – September 29, 2020

Fishing continues to get better daily here in Truckee as night time temps hover in the high 30's and low 40's and daytime temps are expected to reach as high as 80.

by Miles Zimmerman

3 months ago


TCO Fishing Report – September 29, 2020

by Miles Zimmerman

3 months ago


Fishing continues to get better daily here in Truckee as night time temps hover in the high 30's and low 40's and daytime temps are expected to reach as high as 80. this should keep fish active while keeping conditions comfortable for anglers throughout the day. We are still seeing some smoky days especially if the wind is coming out of the west, the winds are shifting later this week and clear sunny skies is the forecast for this weekend. The next few weeks will be some of the best fishing of the season and we hope you can get out there and enjoy this beautiful time of year!

The Big Truckee remains low here in town and it won't be until the confluence of Boca Reservoir where fishing will improve due to 280 C.F.S. of water coming out of the reservoir bringing the river up to over 450 C.F.S. in the canyon section. We are unsure how much longer this amount of water will be released from here and we recommend taking advantage of these above average flows which have been keeping the trout happy and the fishing good. October Caddis have started to hatch in the evenings and while they aren't as prolific here as some other rivers, a bug this size will certainly be enough to interest fish and nymphing the pupa or using the adults with a dry dropper set up should put some nice fish in the net. come on in and check out our selection of these large fall bugs. The other mainstay on the river will be Blue Wing Olives and most every savvy angler who fishes the Truckee with regularity will know the importance of this bug. Having a good selection of both dries and nymphs in this mayfly will often make the difference between a good and a great day.

The Little Truckee has started to see it's annual runs of Kokanee and Brown trout out of Boca making this an exciting time to fish here. Fishing the inlet into Boca Reservoir using a dry dropper, indicator set-up or tight line nymphing the riffles can all be effective ways to fish for these migratory fish making their way up to their spawning grounds. We highly encourage catch and release for these fish and ask you to please limit the amount of time you take to fight them as well as keeping them in the water while you prepare to release them to ensure the least amount of stress on the fish upon release. On the upper section of river we also ask you to be aware of the fish that are actively spawning and avoid targeting them as well as avoid wading on or near any visible redds. If you are unsure what a trout's redd looks like please come in or give us a call and we can further discuss appropriate etiquette for fishing during these times. The main bugs here are Blue Wing Olives, Midges, Worms as well as egg patterns

Tight Lines,

TCO Staff

(530) 563-5119