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Tarpon in Florida

Filed under: General Topics — Corey at 5:35 pm on Saturday, May 30, 2009

I just returned from Key West and a week of Tarpon fishing. The weather was amazing! We had sun everyday and three of the evenings the water skiing would have been great on the Atlantic Ocean! There were very few fish around the first couple of days. As the week went on, more and more fish showed up on the flats and by the end of the trip we were seeing hundreds a day. We had a blast night fishing one night and had 13 eat the fly, jumped 8 of those and landed two of those. We had already fished 12 hours that day and then fished from midnight to 5 a.m.! I believe that qualified us for the diehard category or whackjobs, I am not sure which. We had multiple shots each day and would jump one most days and landed a few. We had a couple 100 plus pounders on, but I would “accidently” lose them after the first few jumps in the interest of casting to the next one. It’s all about the eat and the jump for me! If you are ever interested in fishing Florida, we know great guides in both Key West and Naples/Marco Island.

Corey Funk

Guide/Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters

The East Walker

Filed under: General Topics,Guide Trip Reports — Corey at 5:28 pm on Saturday, May 30, 2009

I recently had the oppurtunity to fish with Glenn Shore on the East Walker river. We had a blast. The fish are hungry and eating all kinds of patterns. We caught fish on 10 different patterns and I would say the most productive was a #16 Red Copper John. There were Caddis and Blue Wings coming off, but only the little guys were eating them and that was only sporadically. We got a great couple of holes and caught all browns up to 19″. Glenn’s wife was kind enough to be the photographer and took some great shots. Be ready to deal with crowds and always be courteous. The East Walker still lets you fish through, give it a rest and fish it again. So, if you are trapped by other fisherman, and like your hole, give it a rest and give it another go. The two biggest fish we caught were 5 feet apart in the same slot but 2 hours apart time wise. Have a great fish!

Fat Browny!

Fat Browny!

Brown on E. Walker
Brown on E. Walker

Corey Funk

Guide/Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters

Recent Entertainer Article by Victor Babbitt

Filed under: General Comments,General Topics,Lake Reports,River Reports — victor at 11:05 am on Friday, May 29, 2009

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Kids, Kids, Kids!  It’s that time of year when we all get together and help the kids on the newly named “Dale Sare Memorial Sawmill Pond Kids Fishing Derby” put on by the Optimist Club of South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters, “Mac The Naw” (Doug Busey), Raleys Grocery Store and a host of other volunteers.  Saturday, June 13th from 8am until 1pm.  All kids 14 and under are welcome to fish!  Bring the family and help your kids learn the wonderful outdoor activity of fishing.  There will be fishing rods to use as well as prizes, food and of course lots of help from all the great volunteers!  There will be Big FISH this year so bring your cameras and make sure your fishing tackle is ready for the challenge…  Of course we have to pay for all these fish for the kids so please donate, if you can, to the Sawmill Pond Fish Stocking Fund.  Drop off your donations at Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters and if you have questions about the Kids fishing day or other ways to donate to the fund, please contact Victor at the fly shop 530-541-8208.  We are really looking forward to having a great day with the Kids!!!

 

As the month of June progresses, the run-off on our streams should start to wane and the fishing should start to get really good on waters like the East Carson River and the West Carson River.  Some of the rivers are already starting to fish well at the end of May including the Truckee River flowing out of Tahoe and the upper sections of the American River.  It looks like the East Carson should be float/fishable by the first week of this month and hopefully the flows will hold on through the 3rd week of the month.  My favorite flows for fish/floating are from 1000 CFS down to 400 CFS.  There is nothing like floating a river, camping and fishing and don’t forget the natural hot springs as well.  If you are going to attempt to fish the East Carson during the higher flows, I would suggest fishing with streamers and or large Stonefly Nymphs until the flows get down below 400 CFS.  The West Carson River is getting better day by day and running clear and some anglers are catching fish but it should be good for all anglers by the beginning of the month!  Fish with Stoneflies, Buggers and Mayfly imitations, the fish seam to be spread out this year so try some of the out of the way spots for better success!

 

The best fishing this Spring has been on the East Walker River in California!  Look for Caddis, Midges and the occasional Mayfly hatch.  Streamers are always a good bet especially at the end of the day!  Another fishery that has made a nice comeback is Kirman (Carmen) Lake off of hwy 108 (Sonora Pass).  This lake has Brook Trout as well as Lahontan Cutthroat Trout and both can be very large!  Buggers, Leeches, Blood Midges and Water Boatmen all seam to work well!  An easy walk in or you can use a mountain bike which doesn’t help much on the ride in but the ride out is a blast. 

 

If you are heading for the Truckee River, fish the sections above the Boca Outlet area.  The flows are looking pretty good and the fish are starting to eat with some consistency and will only get better as the month progresses.  Golden Stones, March Browns, Green Drakes, Caddis and Crawdad Patterns should all be good choices.  The Little Truckee River has a few good fish in it, but the fish are well educated and if you are looking for the ultimate challenge give it a try!  They will eat off the top at the right time and if you are in the right place it can be a blast!

 

These are just a few of the great fisheries that we have to offer in our area and if you would like more information on these or any other fisheries in our area, give us a call or stop by the shop.  We will be able to set you up with whatever it takes to get you into fish and a few tips on where to go as well.  We do have guides available for lessons or guided adventures on local streams or lakes, take a guide out today and increase your fishing pleasure!  Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters is located at 2705 Lake Tahoe blvd. next to Midas Mufflers about 1.5 miles from the Y intersection.  530-541-8208!  Thanks for Reading