July 31, 2014
Every year, Nevada's Department of Wildlife stocks the river with about 65-thousand rainbow, cutthroat, and brown trout. It's all done for the benefit of anglers. According to Department of Wildlife Biologists, the stocked fish are actually sterilized before they are added to the river in order to protect species native to Nevada.
About 35-thousand rainbow trout were introduced to the Truckee in this first operation.
More will be added soon. They are only expected to reach a length of eight to ten inches before they are snagged by eager anglers. Those who have already purchased their Nevada fishing licenses can start dropping a line in the river right away. If you are new to the sport or looking to improve your skills, the Department of Wildlife offers "Learn How to Fish Clinics". There you can learn everything from tying-flies to bagging a big Bass.
Pre-registration is required. For more information just go to www.ndow.org