Thursday, March 20, 2014
Pyramid Lake/Truckee River Report
Fishing in the Reno/Tahoe area is outstanding at the moment! Pyramid Lake has been going off this week as the fish are moving in to the shallow beaches in great numbers. The crowds have also showed up to chase these awesome fish. 30+ fish days are happening right now at the Nets area with fish being caught on sinking line presentations and bobber rigs. Fly selection isnt that important. Ask 50 fisherman what they are catching on and you'll get 50 different answers. For myself and my clients the top producers have been rootbeer float midges, trojan midges, and black magic, black peacock and black and red balanced leeches fished from 6-8' under the bobber. Stripping flies that have produced are chartreuse buggers, black buggers, and popcorn beetles.
The Truckee River is fishing well for wild rainbow trout, brown trout and whitefish. I had great success fishing a dry/dropper rig with clients the other day. We were using stimi's for the dry and a pink squirrel nymph, red copper john and zebra copper john for the dropper. Got one fish to eat the dry and everyone else ate the nymphs. Found some fish in the pocket water but most were in the slower water.
I have some availability for both Pyramid and the Truckee so give me a call at 530 414 1655 to book your trip. Also we still have a few spots available for the Pyramid Lake Clinic on April 19.