Right in Reno. Just walked to the river. It was mostly a waste of time though. Saw one bait guy with 2 fish. And another fly fisher who caught a couple first thing in the morning. The water and structure is nice, but it’s just hot and there doesn’t seem to be a lot of fish in this section.
Around noon people came out of the woodwork and were swimming, rafting, and hanging around. As I was moving upstream in some brush I nearly walked into a couple of homeless peoples’ “camps.” There was some pretty disgusting trash and whatnot, right next to the river but mostly hidden by brush.
I did work one fish for 45 mins with small fries and emergers and hooked it twice. But it came off both times.
I am quite impressed with the new Cabela’s Stowaway rod. Casting both small dries and indicator rigs were pretty effortless. It didn’t have the precision or light swing weight of my Loomis, but I enjoyed fishing with it. I could bomb indicator rigs quite a ways.
Next time I think I’ll try to get a half-day guide and/or do some research on where to go. Probably need to rent a car and drive upstream.
There is a nice little park about 10 miles from Reno with access. Stocked rainbows and wild browns. A random Lahontan cuttie is a remote possibility too. The California side is MUCH nicer and better water. Cooler too. There is some good roadside access about 20 miles downstream from Lake Tahoe, before the border. The area where the little Truckee dumps in can be good too - cooler water influx.