Fishing Report 8/1/20
Trout Creek Fishing Report 8/1/20
During these warmer months of the year expect the best fishing to be during the early morning hours or a short window in the evening. Please carry a stream thermometer and keep an eye on temps as they have been pushing the 70 degree mark on parts of the Truckee mid-day. Stream flows remain great throughout the entire stretch of the California side of the Truckee River which means a lot of good fishable water and anglers should seek out the quieter parts of the river while town remains busy and fishing pressure is high. we are seeing good hatches of P.M.D's, Caddis and Golden Stoneflies and some good standbys would be midges, worms and Baetis (mostly on overcast days). Crayfish are still fishing well and are best fished on the dead drift, meaning on a indicator set-up or via tight lining. with the warmer water temps the fish will mostly be in the fastest water and anglers should focus on the tops of deep runs and pocket water where there is significant turbulence which equates to more oxygen for the fish.
The Little Truckee also has some good flows for this time of year and will be running a lot colder than the main river due to it coming out of the bottom of stampede reservoir. The fishing pressure remains pretty heavy here, however, and the fish are notoriously selective. Midges and P.M.D's have been the main bugs out here and anglers should have a good assortment of these bug patterns and a long leader with 6x tippet! due to the cold water temps fish will be active most of the day but the good dry fly fishing will be in the evening and fishing until dusk will often provide the larger fish of the day.
Thank you for reading our report and tight lines!