East Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flowing at 260+ CFS and fluctuating.
The catch and release section below Hangman’s Bridge: Off colored but clearing and should start fishing well by the beginning of May. Stoneflies, March Browns, Micro Caddis and Crawdads! The dry fly fishing should fill in as it clears and the water temperatures rise. Streamer fishing should work well during the run-off period.
Above the Bridge, put and take section: Heavily stocked and Fishing well! Stoneflies, Egg Patterns, San Juan Worms, Copper Johns and Black Wooly Buggers.
West Carson River Fishing Report – 75+ CFS and fluctuating: River is in great shape and fishing well. mixture of large fish and catchable. Stonefly Nymphs, Clown Eggs, Large Copper Johns, PT’s and Buggers. Find the fish is the challenge, best hint is to look around the bridges!
West Walker River Fishing Report- Currently flows are 270 + CFS and fluctuating: Pickle Meadows should be the best opportunity with the canyon section a bit on the high side. Watch for the little bit of run-off to off color the lower sections. Streamers, Egg Patterns, Stones and Big Mayfly imitations will do the best.
East Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 20 CFS. May 2015: Still flowing at the minimum with little hope for higher flows. The fish never had the chance to spread out. Fish it now until the water temps come up then please leave it alone and hope for rain this Summer! Micro Caddis, Baetis and Stones down low.
Little Truckee River Fishing Report- Flows are 90 CFS. May 2015: The Flows are looking ok for now with numerous fish in the system. Watch for Spawning fish and please leave them alone! Baetis are the best with March Browns working as well. Beetles, Ants and Rusty Spinners will take a fish or two on the surface.
Truckee River (Ca) Fishing Report- Flows are 0-150+ and variable.
Above the 267 Bridge: No water coming out of Tahoe so you have to get below some of the feeder creeks for sufficient amounts of water. Should fish ok through town butter better downstream. Stones, Big Mayflies, Baetis and Micro Caddis.
Year round section (CA) below 267 Bridge. The flows are low for this time of the year but fishable. Crowds have been a factor… try going down stream into the canyon to get away of the masses. Stones, Big Mayflies, Baetis and Micro Caddis. Look for fish coming up for Squallas and Possible March Browns. The fish tend to be concentrated so share the river if you find them.
Truckee River (Nv) Fishing Report: Fish it while you can with the idea that it might be gone before you know it. Should fish well until the temperatures start to effect it. Crawdads, Stones, Streamers and Mayflies!
Tahoe Area Stillwater’s: May 2015
Pyramid Lake: Fishing is worth it and better on stormy days. Should only get better as we get into later Spring. Take your chances and try for the 20 pound club, 10 pounds doesn’t seem to make much of a splash any longer. Buggers in two colors or a couple of different Chironomid patterns under an indicator. Every day is different, some days they take the Beetle and some the Chironomid and others the stripped Bugger. Take a variety of bugs and give it a shot!
Indian Creek Reservoir: Fishing well! Blood Midges, Calibaetis and Buggers. Float tubing gives you the best access but shore fishing works. The shallow end is favored when the fish are cruising.
Caples Lake: The Lake is 80% full and fishing well. Walking the shore looking for the cruising fish is more fun! Ant Patterns, Calibaetis, Streamers and Blood Midges will work best.
Red Lake Fishing Report: The lake looks pretty good… fish the upper end for best results. Streamers, Blood Midges and San Juan Worms. Evenings can produce dry fly opportunities.
Silver Lake fishing report- Similar to Caples Lake Report.
Spooner Lake Fishing Report- Smaller fish but plenty of them. Leeches, Blood Midges and Ants.
Marlette Lake Fishing Report: Closed until Summer
Blue Lakes Fishing Report- The Gates should open soon!
Get out and fish, the season never ends around here!