Photos: Time to Roll the Dice Around Reno

Written by: Brian La Rue

Brian La Rue with a sweet Truckee River rainbow.
All photos by Brian La Rue

Reno’s Truckee River and Pyramid Lake are waking up. Fresh snow and rain in the Tahoe-Reno region has warmed the water and added flow, and the fish are responding. Knowledgeable anglers are connecting with ten to fifteen fish a day on the river, while some are reporting as many as twenty cutthroats—to 15 pounds!—at Pyramid.

I recently hit the Truckee twice in as many weeks with more than a dozen fish each outing. Cutthroats, rainbows, and whitefish were hitting through town and out east, as they found a UV Juan to be irresistible. I also caught fish on a Prince, Twenty Incher, and a red Pure Midge.

Anglers on Pyramid are doing good with an assortment of Tadpole Beetles on fast-sinking lines and Maholo Nymphs under indicators. For the beetles, white and chartreuse chased by black and blue or purple has been the top combo. A wine or red Maholo has been turning on for indicator fishermen.

Brian La Rue is the Sales and Marketing Manager for High Country Angler Magazine.

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