The Truckee is Worth Protecting.

We are a rag tag bunch of outdoor enthusiasts, fishing guides, anglers, and biologists who believe that the natural resources of northern Nevada are worth protecting. Education and conservation practices can't fix the world, but they can make a world of a difference. TRK

Hoot Owl Closure: Update 1

This is what it looks like when the Watermaster drops the river by 250 CFS in 90 minutes.

This is what it looks like when the Watermaster drops the river by 250 CFS in 90 minutes.


First and foremost, we want to thank you all for using the internet for what it does best, getting the word out!  We’ve had an overwhelming and supportive response from trout lovers near and far: CalTrout, Moldy Chum, and Lost Coast Outfitters to name a few.

Secondly, many of you have emailed asking about the Reno Fly Shop appearing in local press talking about the “hoot owl closure”.  To be clear, we haven’t been contacted by the Reno Fly Shop and they were not involved with any aspect of our video or this blog.  While it’s confusing why they would take credit for what the small but scrappy readership of this blog has done, the main thing is that the word gets out and we give the trout a fighting chance.

If you want to fish the Truckee, hire a seasoned guide to help you find stretches where they have enough water to safely catch and release.  Alternatively, here is a good post over at one of our partner blogs describing other options to scratch your fishing itch.

We are deeply grateful for your support and voice!

Water temps are up on the Truckee River


Everyone who lives near the Truckee River knows water is down and temps are up.  So what?

Well, the word is out that the ol’ watermaster will be dropping flows on the Truckee River real soon.  The wildlife of the Truckee are a hardy bunch, but flows below 100 CFS as expected will be devastating for the trout.

We’re asking that all you who fish the river would join us in a voluntary “Hoot Owl Closure”.  For the months of July and August, get off the river before noon strikes, and avoid fishing in the afternoons and evenings.  The collective effort of even 100 of us banding together to protect the  treasure we have in our backyard can make a huge difference.  Watch this video for more information.


A Proposed Hoot Owl Closure on the Truckee River from Catch, Snap, & Release on Vimeo.


Will you join us? 
Tell the world you’ll support the trout of the Truckee River by simply commenting here, and we’ll shoot you a free TRK bumper sticker and put you in the monthly drawing for a free hat.