The Reno / Tahoe area has numerous places for kids and families to enjoy fishing, as well as challenging waters for experienced anglers. For fly-fishing, the Truckee River offers some of the best water in the west – including a fly-fishing only, catch-and-release section – easily accessible from the district. The river is perfect for children and adults of all ages.

Remember, everyone wetting a line must have a valid fishing license if they are over 12 years old. The exception is Free Fishing Day held every year in late spring.


During the warmer month’s the weather will produce some cloudy water conditions, especially in the afternoons but overall the Truckee has some great fishing.

What you will catch

BWO’s and midges continue to hatch downriver of Reno, March Browns and a few other larger mayflies, rainbow trout. Nymphing is the most productive technique throughout the river.  Get your flies on the bottom and keep them there.   Golden Stones, small mayfly nymphs, birds nests and worms are good options.

For fishing reports visit the Reno Fly Shop


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