Fishing Report 3-17-24
Julian with a nice one from the Truckee River

Truckee River

Run off is in full force in the Northern Sierra and the Truckee system is no different. Flows have dropped a bit with the cooler temperatures of the past week, but are still running high at 1080cfs at Boca Bridge. Clarity is decent and water temps are in the low to mid 40’s. High water tactics are necessary to be successful at this time. Think bigger bugs, more split shot and covering likely water thouroughly. Concentrate on the slower deeper water and use caution when wading as the current is very pushy. The inlets to the reservoirs are starting to show promise and are a great option during spring runoff with Lahontan Cutthroat Trout migrating upstream to spawn. Book now!

What’s Working

Pat’s Rubber legs (8-10), epoxy stones (8-10), 20 inchers (10), eggs, squirmy worms red, pink and brown (10-14), black wire baetis (14-18), jiggy nymph (14-18), rain drop perdigon (14-18), PT’s (14-16) hares ears (14-16) birds nest (14-18)


Jay Clark - Professional fly fishing guide for the MIddle Fork Feather River and Truckee River.

About The Author

Jay Clark is a lifelong outdoorsman that enjoys being near the water. Starting out with fishing as a childhood pastime, Jay has honed his skills over the years, evolving from a hobbyist to a seasoned fly fishing pro. Jay’s passion runs deep – offering guided fishing excursions along the Middle Feather River, Truckee River, and serene stillwater spots in the Northern Sierra.

Want to go Fishing?

Interested in going fishing in the Lost Sierra? All levels welcome. Book a guided fly fishing trip today!