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General Report for the area!

Filed under: General Comments,General Topics,Lake Reports,River Reports — victor at 12:55 pm on Saturday, June 28, 2008

It’s that time of the year, the East Carson River is turning prime!  Flows are in the 300′s and the wading is getting easier day by day.  Stonefly husks are everywhere, Caddis are starting to pop as well as PMD’s, Yellow Sallies and a few large Mayfly Drakes as well.  The evening hatch has been great!  Streamers are still fooling a few fish during the day but Stonefly Nymphs, Caddis Nymphs and Little Yellow Sally Nymphs have been the most successful.  The West Carson River is prime and has been for a few weeks now.   Corey has had a few guide trips on the West Carson Riverthat have caught fish all day long on dries, not big fish but a lot of action!  Fish with Yellow Sallies, Humpies, Small Stimulators and Beetles!   The Stillwater fishing has slowed a bit but can still be good early in the day and evenings.  Look for Calibaetis, Damsels and a few Blood Midges late in the day.  Red Lake, Caples and Indian Creek are worth a fish!  Call the fly shop for further details and have a great day of fishing!

Victor Babbitt

Tahoe Fly fishing Outfitters

Pleasant Valley Fly Fishing Preserve

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports,River Reports — victor at 10:30 am on Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Once again I had the opportunity to guide on the preserve a couple of days ago.  This is probably one of the most beautiful places I have fished and I have been to a few.  Best part is the location, right in our backyard in Markleeville.  As I have mentioned in posts earlier, I believe every fly fisher should treat themselves to private water at least once a year.  The preserve has big and beautiful fish that require a bit of technical skill to hook, fight, and land.  Attached are two examples.  We guide the area quite a bit and would be excited about teaching those skills to anyone interested.  I had a great time with Bob, Jesse, and Toby from Harrahs on this occasion and look forward to spending the day with the next group out there.  If you are interested and you should be, contact the shop for availability and rates.  As always, pack out and pick up trash.

private waters?

Filed under: River Reports — admin at 4:42 pm on Thursday, June 19, 2008

I had the privilege to guide and fish for three days on the Sceirine ranch, which is a 2.5 mile private section of the East Walker River. My client and I, Joe Hagler from southern California had a wonderful day with many fish hooked and landed on nymphs and streamers. The trout were all big and strong running 17″ to 21″. The scenery was beautiful and the pressure was zero, well worth the $80 full day rod fee and $50 for a half day. Contact Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters for information on guided trip to “The Ranch” or any other of our private waters including, Pleasant Valley and Sawmill Lake. I would like to give special thanks to Scott Freeman at Ken’s Sporting Goods in Bridgeport, home of the Sceirine Ranch.

Sawmill Pond Kids’ Fishing Day June 7th, 2008

Filed under: General Topics — victor at 1:11 pm on Monday, June 9, 2008

Lots of prizes for the kids!

What a success!  There were tons of kids and we all had a great time.  Most of my guides showed up to volunteer their time and fishing expertise and the kids really enjoyed their help!  There are plenty of fish left in the pond and if you want to get your kid into fishing, this is the place to do it!  Sawmill Pond has been a kids 14 years and under fishery for many years now and is only one of two ponds of its’ kind in the state of California!  Great place to get a kid hooked on fly fishing, just throw a PT Nymph under an indicator and make sure they are hanging on!  2.5 miles past the “Y” intersection going West and you can’t miss the pond!  Have fun!

 

Victor

West Carson report 6-06-08

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports,River Reports — victor at 9:58 pm on Friday, June 6, 2008

I had the privilege of spending the day fishing with two awesome young men from Layton, Utah.  Jonathan and Zack picked things up pretty quickly and although the wind never let up on us, we were able to catch and land a few fish.  Great job guys!  The water is clear but still cold in the morning.  It did heat up  to 52 by the early afternoon.  Prince nymphs, egg patterns, and natural color san jaun worms were once again the ticket.  Supposedly the West Carson was on the stocking list for this week but it did not look like they had stocked anything prior to us leaving .  Maybe it came later in the afternoon.  If so, should make for a great weekend of fishing.  Sadly, I saw and picked up a bagful of garbage down in the Pickett’s Jct. area.  Please help keep the area clean by packing out and picking up. 

East Walker, Nevada 6-3-08

Filed under: River Reports — victor at 11:39 am on Thursday, June 5, 2008

Another nice Brown at Red Wash, 07Average Brown, Red Wash, Nevada 07

Couple of photos from last year down at Red Wash!

East Walker River, Nevada 6-3-08

Had a great day on the Walker with one of my new guides!  Got a late start and did not get to the river until afternoon and the fishing was on from the moment we got there and slowed down around 5 pm.  Lots of stockers?  Don’t know how they got there, but every hole had numerous fish.  It was a numbers day with no big fish…  I don’t know if they were stocked at the Elbow and migrated up stream or if NDOW put them in right at Red Wash (the gate was down and vehicles had been driving past and maybe a stocking truck?) anyway, only a couple of wild fish were caught.  No dries, just emergers (Caddis) and a lot of wind.  If it is all about getting someone into numerous fish, go to the Elbow area or fish Red Wash.  We did not see another angler which is one of the bonuses for fishing Nevada instead of California this time of the year!  No photos today but I will post a few from last year just for fun!  The fishing is good, get out and fish!  Call the shop for a more detailed report.  877-541-8208

Victor Babbitt  Owner/Guide Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters

East Carson Fishing 5/30/08

Filed under: River Reports — admin at 4:59 pm on Monday, June 2, 2008

Hey guys.  Just checking in with an East Carson river report.  We fished it last night and it was on fire.  The fish were actively feeding despite the big flows.  We were very successful fishing with large stones, egg patterns and olive streamers.   All produced fish with in the 12 -14 inch range with 2 fish over 20 inches.  Try to vary your streamer retrieves.  Start by casting up stream and retrieving downstream, then try to swing them in front of the holes you are fishing with a slow upstream presentation.  Both were highly productive.  Keep an eye on the flows.  If it gets too much warmer than the river could quite possibly get back up over 1000 CFS thus making it unfishable again. Let us know how you do and please catch and release.  Good luck everyone!�