Where to Fish Near RENO, NV

Ed Call

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Will have a couple of very small windows of time while coaching in Reno weekend after next. Anyplace nearby where I'd be able to unwind after spending many hours in a huge facility with lots of courts and tons of teenage girls?

Shoot me some info here, or via PM. Considering packing a rod and reel for the trip. Thanks. Ed

Thomas Williams

Habitual Line Stepper
Ed. I will send you a detailed pm about spots to go a little later today when I have more time. The fishing is on fire right now. My buddy and I were catching good sized bows and browns.

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Fly Fishing the Tahoe Region
Stephen Rider Haggard

I picked up this book once while in Reno
It includes the truckee and the Carson and many other spots



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I'd steer you to Pyramid Lake. Very unique fishing experience, not overly technical, plan ahead a bit so you know what you'll need and do what the guy next to you is doing. You'll stay in the same spot and cast 1,000 times and have a good chance at a huge fish using an indicator or stripping in a fly. You can fish the Truckee but to be successful, you need local knowledge/experience, otherwise, if luck isn't on your side, you'll swear there isn't a fish that lives there.


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I just moved up here from Reno a year and a half ago...the Truckee is great. Flowing around 500cfs right now, which is really nice. Access is really good, but the wading is tough in most spots. There are plenty of parks From Verdi to Sparks you can fish and have success. You can have solid fishing right through downtown Reno if you want to. The river east of Reno fishes well too. Like the others have said, Pyramid is fun, when its on...this time of year happens to be prime time, but I haven't stayed current on how its fishing so far this year...

The Little Truckee is a small stream with WAY easier wading that the Truckee between Boca and Stampede Reservoirs. Its 30 minutes east of downtown Reno, but you'll need a California license. Flowing around 230cfs right now...which is pretty high, but typical this time of year. It is a Tailwater, way different than the Truckee.

I sure do miss those Brown Trout...have fun.
I'll throw in a +1 on the Little Truckee. I lived in Truckee for 15 years and that little stream was always a favorite for C&R. The area closer to Stampede in the flat grassland was always good. Not sure if it is open this time of year, it has been a long time since I fished there.

Ed Call

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Thanks for the info here and via the numerous PMs. If I get to fish, the windows will be small. I should have added a day to each side of this trip for some exploration.

Don't forget there is also a fantastic Patagonia outlet store just west of Reno. And I seem to recall it's either on the Truckee or near it, or a trib of the Truckee...