The Truckee River Fishing Info
The Truckee River is a tailwater that starts from the Lake Tahoe, California and ends in Lake Pyramid, Nevada. It is one of the top fishing spots in the state. This river records around 60,000 to 100,000 anglers per year. Nevada Department of Wildlife manages the Truckee River.
Originally, the Truckee River was the home for both Lahontan Cutthroat trout and Cui-ui Sucker. Now, you can find species like Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, mountain Whitefish and Largemouth Bass.
Fishing differs according to the places right from the beginning of the river to the end. The Truckee river fishing is divided into three sections. The fishing technique followed should be different in each section.
- The first section of the Truckee River is from the Lake Tahoe to Trout Creek. It receives water from different tributaries in which the upper section is evident with clear water and the lower section with mud.
- The second section of the river is from the Trout Creek to Boca Reservoir. This section offers the awesome fishing experience of Brown Trout and Rainbow trout. Many anglers choose this section as the prime choice of fishing.
- The third section is from Boca Reservoir to Nevada State line. You can find larger trout species especially Brown and Rainbow trout. The water in this section is deeper and it is quite impossible to walk around the waters. Access to this section is thus limited and you find it difficult to fish even in the accessible areas.
New anglers may find it hard to access any of these three sections. In such cases, Floriston, Farad, Mayberry Park, Crystal Peak Park, Mogul, and Verdi are the best points to access the Truckee River.
The Truckee River is the excellent source of Mayflies, Caddisflies and Stone Flies. Anglers use nymphs and streamers for best fishing experiences. During summer, many anglers use imitations of ants, grasshoppers and other insects to hook the trout.
If you are applying the license for the first time, you need to apply through Offices of NDOW only. Later in the future, you can apply online through ndowlicensing.com.
You can avail either a year permit or a day permit for fishing. The license fees vary accordingly for both resident and non-resident anglers. Residents of Nevada need to pay $40 for a year permit and $9 for a day permit. Non-resident anglers need to pay $80 for a year permit and $18 for a day permit.
In Truckee River, you need to follow special fishing regulations. Anglers should use the artificial barbless hook. The regulations also encourage Catch and Release among the anglers.