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Upper Truckee River Fishing near South Lake Tahoe, California

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Fish for:
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Brown Trout
Access: Public
Fishing License: Required
Fishing Rules & Regulations: California Fish & Wildlife

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Fishing Times for Upper Truckee River

Fishing Times for Upper Truckee River near South Lake Tahoe, CA

Best Fishing Times
4:22AM to 6:22AM

Alternate Fishing Times
9:54AM to 11:54AM

Fishing Upper Truckee River, CA on 5/24/2015 will be best from 4:22AM through 6:22AM. If that time won’t work for you, 9:54AM to 11:54AM looks promising. Remember to adjust these times based on barometric pressure, and weather changes.

Weather for Upper Truckee River

Current Temp: 55.17
Max Temp: 55.17
Min Temp: 55.17
Outside: scattered clouds
Wind: Light breeze
Wind Speed: 3.15
Wind Direction: West
Humidity: 80
Pressure: 814.59
Sunrise: 5:40 AM
Sunset: 8:13 PM

1 Fishing Reports for Upper Truckee River - South Lake Tahoe, California

2/8/2012 1:30 PM

Fishing Tips for Truckee River (The whole thing)

From peaceful beginnings at the base of Lake Tahoe the Truckee River then rages through a 12 miles gorge looking valley before entering Donner Pass and making a beeline straight for the state line. All and all this makes up 30 miles of some of the best trout water in all of the US. When thinking about the river its best to divided it up into three sections; from Lake Tahoe to Donner Pass, from Donner Pass to the outflow of the Boca Reservoir, and the water below Boca Reservoir. The first stretch is a classic freestone stream with really good fishing for stocked trout. The fishing here is good year round except during the big spring melt when the river runs high and muddy. When that happens don’t give up all hope though because there is a 4.2-mile stretch from the outlet to where bear creek meets up with the river. When the water is high and muddy you can catch fish on streamer s and hardware like crankbaits. When the river is not swollen you can find good fishing on nymphs in particular but you can also catch fish on caddis. As for hatches Baetis and midges will hatch every so often. When the river hits Donner Pass the flow slackens and the river widens. Fishing is not very good as the river flows through town but you can find good fishing once again where trout creek enters the river. Trout creek also marks the start of 10 miles of wild trout water (artificials only and only 2 trout of at least 10 inches may be kept). The first few miles of this stretch are good but it’s nothing compared to the river once it hits Prosser Creek. Here the river picks up speed and becomes deeper. Unlike the first few miles the access and wading here can be difficult. But, if you are willing to work to get there, you will find lots of nice trout feeding on streamers, which makes the extra effort worth it in my book. At Boca Bridge the wild trout section ends, for the next 10 miles downstream from the Boca Bridge you will find a river with loads of nice trout and more and more bronzebacks (smallmouth). When you go fishing here beware the fact that regulations can change a lot so be sure to check out what the current regulations are before you go. Good luck fishing!

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Upper Truckee River is a stream located just .9 miles from South Lake Tahoe, in El Dorado County, in the state of California, United States. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including rainbow trout and brown trout here. Whether you’re fly fishing, spinning or baitcasting your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Upper Truckee River.

Alternate names for this stream includes Lake Stream, Lake Valley Creek and Little Truckee River. To find this fishing spot check the map shown above or enter 38.94213 latitude, and -119.99602 longitude into your GPS device. View Upper Truckee River Topo Map.

And please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the stream is open to the public, and that you have the necessary fishing license. Now what are you waiting for, get fishing!
Upper Truckee River est un ruisseau situé à seulement .9 miles de South Lake Tahoe, dans le El Dorado County, dans les état de l'California, United States. Les pêcheurs trouveront une grande variété de poissons, y compris la truite arc-en- et la truite brune ici. Que vous soyez pêche à la mouche, filature ou CASTING vos chances d'obtenir une morsure ici sont bonnes. Alors prenez votre canne à pêche à la mouche favorite et la bobine, et partez à Upper Truckee River.

Autres noms pour ce stream comprend Lake Stream, La vallée du ruisseau Lake et Little River Truckee. Pour trouver cet endroit de pêche consultez la carte ci-dessus ou entrez 38.94213 de latitude et de longitude -119.99602 dans votre appareil GPS. Voir Upper Truckee River Carte Topographique.

Et s'il vous plaît n'oubliez pas de vérifier avec les poissons de la faune locale et du service pour assurer le ruisseau est ouvert au public, et que vous avez le permis de pêche obligatoire. Maintenant, ce que vous attendez, vous la pêche!
Upper Truckee River es el corriente situado a .9 miles de South Lake Tahoe, en El Dorado County, en los estado de California, United States. Los pescadores encontrarán una gran variedad de peces incluyendo trucha arco iris y trucha marrón aquí Ya sea que esté la pesca con mosca, hilado o baitcasting sus probabilidades de contraer una picadura de aquí son buenos. Así que coge tu caña favoritos pesca con mosca y carrete, y diríjase a Upper Truckee River.

Suplente nombres para este stream incluye Corriente del Lago, Lago Arroyo del Valle y Poco río Truckee. Para encontrar este lugar de pesca Consulte el mapa que aparece arriba o entrar en 38.94213 latitud, y -119.99602 de longitud en el dispositivo GPS. Ver Mapa Topográfico de Upper Truckee River.

Y por favor recuerde verificar con el local de Pesca y Vida Silvestre del departamento para garantizar la corriente es abierto al público, y que tiene la licencia de pesca necesario. Ahora, ¿qué estás esperando, consiga la pesca!
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