The Truckee River in both CA and NV has been fishing well lately. Generally early mornings and evenings are your best bet to fish the Truckee. Nymphing under an indicator with a fair amount of weight and a stonefly with a caddis/mayfly dropper has been effective lately. Don’t forget to dead drift and strip crawdads on the Truckee, you might be in for a pleasant surprise!!
As of July 15th, Marlette Lake is open. If you’re looking for something different to do while you’re in the Lake Tahoe area, go check it out. Beautiful hike or bike ride, not a lot of people and some really good flyfishing. Big brookies, cutthroat and rainbow trout are eating dries and nymphs with some good streamer action as well. Dawn and dusk are prime time, like the rest of the Tahoe area right now due to the hot weather. Grab your rods, go for a nice hike and catch some fish in a pristine, backcountry alpine lake.
It’s been pretty warm lately here in Lake Tahoe and the surrounding areas. With that the water temps in the Truckee, East Carson, West Carson, East Walker and West Walker are getting pretty hot mid day. If you think about it carry a thermometer to check water temps, once its near 68, you should really think about calling it a day. The oxygen level in the water gets low and the trout just can’t recover from the fight at those high temps. So, if you’re out fishing the Tahoe/Truckee/Eastern Sierras this summer please be aware of the temps and let the fish live to fight another day. Thanks.