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The Quiet Fishing Town In Northern California That Seems Frozen In Time

Just north of Lake Tahoe is a picturesque mountain town that boasts some of the best wild trout fly fishing that the American West has to offer. Whether you consider yourself an expert fisherman (or woman!) or an amateur, you’ll find something to love about the town of Truckee and its namesake, the Truckee River.

The Truckee River is the only outlet of Lake Tahoe, which is known worldwide as the “the Jewel of the Sierra.” This beautiful river runs crystal clear for 106 miles to Pyramid lake in Nevada, but the stretch of the river and all the lakes and streams within the Truckee area make this town the perfect location for alpine fly fishing.

Truckee, California is the ideal place for your next fly fishing adventure. When you visit this town and catch a glistening trout for yourself, you’ll fall in love with this iconic outdoors destination and all that it has to offer.

Jill Sanford
Born and raised in the heart of Northern California's Gold Country, Jill now lives in Truckee, CA and dabbles as a creative storyteller and freelance journalist. She is an outdoor recreation enthusiast who loves the Sierra Nevada mountain range and the quirky people who have made their homes there. Jill loves skiing, hiking, and paddling in the backcountry as well as exploring the rural parts of California that most people have never heard about. She is also a big fan of small town pride, list making, hand lettering and typography, and empowering women and girls in the outdoors. Read more of her work at or follow her instagram adventures @jillcsanford.