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Fish Catch Limit Changed for Truckee River

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From the Nevada Department of Wildlife:

Recent changes in Nevada's fishing regulations have simplified the catch limit to three game fish on the entire Truckee River in an effort to make the regulation uniform with the ponds in Washoe County. 

Previously the regulation allowed for a total of five trout, 10 mountain whitefish and 15 warm water game fish of which not more than five could be black bass on the Truckee River and its tributaries from below the I-80 bridge, upstream from Crystal Peak Park in Verdi, in Washoe and Storey Counties. A separate regulation allowed for two trout and 10 mountain whitefish with a minimum size for trout of 14 inches on the Truckee River, its diversion ditches and tributaries above the I-80 bridge, which is upstream from Crystal Peak Park (in Verdi), to the California state line in Washoe County with only artificial lures with single barbless hooks permitted.

"We simplified the catch limit as a way to alleviate any confusion to anglers," said Jon Sjӧberg, Fisheries Division chief for the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW). "We were running into some problems with anglers fishing in one pond that had a limit of three game fish and then walking 20 feet to the Truckee River where there was a whole different set of rules."

NDOW also wants the public to be aware that the 2014 Nevada Fishing Guide incorrectly lists last year's restrictions for the Truckee River. 

A fishing license may be purchased online at or at any NDOW office or license agent. A Nevada resident can purchase an annual fishing license for $29 and a Nevada trout stamp for $10. A 1-Day/Short Term Fishing Permit costs $9.

For more information on fishing in the Silver State, including angler information sheets, stocking information and fishing reports for each region, check out the fishing section on the Nevada Department of Wildlife website at

From the Nevada Department of Wildlife

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