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Fly Fishing Report for:

Truckee River - Above Boca Bridge - California

Hatch Chart - Best Access/Spots - Local Fish - About

Water Flow Chart

Using Water Flow Charts & Weather Reports: Begin with our water flow charts to grasp stream velocity and volume – look for stable or rising trends to pinpoint ideal fishing times. Learn to interpret sudden spikes or drops, which can indicate potential challenges. Next, consult our weather reports to understand ambient conditions. Pairing the two, you can anticipate fish behavior, choose the right gear, and select the best fishing spots. Use these tools together for a holistic approach to your next fishing adventure.

In-Depth Weather

Directions To Location

Hatch Chart

Month Hatch Time of Day Recommended Fly Sizes Popular Fly Patterns
January Midges Afternoon 18-22 Zebra Midge
February Midges, Little Winter Stonefly Afternoon 16-22 Zebra Midge, Black Magic
March Blue Winged Olive, Skwala Stones Mid-day 12-18 BWO emerger, Skwala dry fly
April Blue Winged Olive, March Brown Mid-day 12-18 Parachute Adams, March Brown Nymph
May PMD, Golden Stones Mid-day 12-16 PMD Nymph, Golden Stone Nymph
Caddis Dusk 14-18 Elk Hair Caddis
June Green Drakes, Yellow Sallies Mid-day, Afternoon 10-14 Green Drake Parachute, Yellow Sally Stonefly
July Yellow Sallies, PMD Mid-day, Afternoon 14-18 Yellow Sally Nymph, PMD Dry Fly
Caddis Dusk 14-18 Elk Hair Caddis
August Terrestrials, Tricos Mid-day, Morning 14-20 Hopper Pattern, Trico Spinner
September Terrestrials, Blue Winged Olive Mid-day, Afternoon 14-20 Amy's Ant, BWO Dry Fly
October Blue Winged Olive, Baetis Mid-day, Afternoon 16-20 BWO Emerger, Pheasant Tail Nymph
November Midges, Blue Winged Olive Mid-day 18-22 Zebra Midge, Parachute Adams
December Midges Afternoon 18-22 Zebra Midge

While we strive to ensure the precision of our hatch charts, some reflect broader river region insights. Through ongoing partnerships with local guides and fly shops, we’re committed to refining our data. Should you notice any inconsistencies or have feedback, we welcome you to reach out. 

Best Fishing Spots

The Truckee River is renowned for its excellent fly fishing spots, particularly above Boca Bridge. Here’s a few to check out:

  • Glenshire Bridge: This area is extremely popular among local anglers for its abundance of trout
  • Floriston: An underrated spot with rich aquatic life and less crowd
  • Martis Creek: A famous tributary of the Truckee River known for early spring fishing
  • Prosser Creek: A beautiful side stream, Prosser Creek is home to many trout and is an ideal location for solitude fishing
  • Hirshdale: This region offers excellent dry fly fishing opportunities

Each of these spots provides varied opportunities for every type of angler, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned fly fisherman. Remember to respect the catch and release regulations to protect the fish population.

Best Access Points

The Truckee River, Above Boca Bridge, offers numerous excellent access points for fly fishing. Renowned for its diverse fish species population, this region is a prime destination for anglers. Key locations to consider include:

  • Boca Reservoir Outlet: Fishermen may access the river via a gravel road extending from the Boca bridge. This spot is particularly prosperous after the spring runoff.
  • Prosser Creek: A forested area known for its abundance of trout. Fishermen can gain access to the creek via a trailhead at Alder Creek Road.
  • Glenshire Bridge: Nationally recognized for real fly-fishing, you can access the river from various informal parking areas around the area.
  • Highway 89 Bridge: An easy access point via a gravel road just north of Truckee. This area offers deep pockets and large boulders, creating an excellent habitat for fish.

These are just a handful of the numerous access points for top-notch fly fishing along the Truckee River.

Local Fish

  • Brown Trout
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Cutthroat Trout
  • Mountain Whitefish
  • Brook Trout
  • Lahontan Cutthroat
  • Bull Trout
  • Lake Trout

About The River

The Truckee River – Above Boca Bridge is a treasured landmark with a rich history woven into the tapestry of Nevada and California. This iconic river originates from the beautiful Lake Tahoe, meandering its way through nature’s splendor before cascading beneath the Boca Bridge, and ultimately flowing into Pyramid Lake.

The Truckee River has played an important role in the development of the West.

  • It was a critical water source for the Native American tribes.
  • During the 19th century, the river served as a guiding landmark for pioneers journeying westward.
  • Latterly in the 20th century, Boca Dam, built on the river above the bridge, brought irrigation and electricity to local communities.

Today, the river, especially its section above Boca Bridge, is a hub for water activities and picnics. The riverside landscapes have witnessed history unfold, while steadily providing sustenance and tranquillity to those who come across its flowing bounty.


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