Truckee River, Lake Tahoe Area Fly Fishing Report- Mid February 2020

If you’ve been following our weather patterns at all it should come as no surprise that not much has changed from our report earlier this winter.

We’ve had virtually no moisture in months in the area. Shocking considering we’re in on of the skiing meccas of North America. From a skiing standpoint the snow from November and early December are saving peoples vacations. It looks like our snow pack in somewhere around 55-65% depending on the area.

That said, our flows on the Truckee are only slightly lower than average for this time of year.

From here on out you could almost cut and paste my last report.

Flows are low and gin clear. The water is cold and fish are still holding on deeper, slower water and soft edges. If you’re fishing water faster than walking speed you’re not even in the game.

Stick with your normal winter bugs, baetis, midges, winter stones and eggs should do the trick. It’s mostly a nymphing game right now as you might imagine with consistent high pressure.

Be ready for soft eats and set everything. You will miss eats, I guarantee it.

I hope to see a few of you at the Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show this weekend. Swing by the booth and say hi!


Guide Dan LeCount making memories with one of our clients this week.
Guide Jordan Romney putting one of our guests on a stunner of a bow!

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