Tahoe area fishing report for April 12th, 2011
We offer guided fly fishing year round on the Carson, Truckee and Walker rivers. Lots of snow falling around the Tahoe area right now.
East Carson River fishing report – Currently flowing at 668cfs. Above Hangman’s Bridge - Closed till last Sat in April. Catch and release section below Hangman’s Bridge Look for flows to rise in the next few weeks as temps warm up. Will probably be blown out until late June early July once the runoff really begins. Be careful and dont try to wade at this flow. The river is fishable at this flow but nearly impossible to cross. Stripping streamers on a full sink line or dredging stonefly and san juan worms along the bottom can produce some fish. Nymphs- black and golden stoneflies, san juan worms in natural and red, Fox’s poopah tan 16-18, size 18 Z-wing caddis, micro mayfly’s black and olive 16-18, pheasant tails 16-18, zebra midges 18-20, Wier’s sprinkles vanilla and chocolate 18-20. Streamers-buggers in olive in black, woolhead sculpins, crystal buggers, meat whistle olive and black. Dries-yellow and orange stimulators 8-12, ec caddis 18-20, tan elk hair caddis 16-18, parachute adams 16-24, hackle stacker bwo’s 16-18, trico spinners 18-20, black cripples size 20, Wier’s hopper, ants and beetles. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).
West Carson River fishing report – Closed till last saturday in April – Guides Available call (530-541-8208).
West Walker River fishing report- Closed till last Saturday in April - Guides Available call (530-541-8208).
East Walker River fishing report- Flows are 227cfs. The fish are more spread out now that temps are warming. Had a fun time out there the past few days fishing below the bridge. Small baetis and midge nymphs are still working well. For dries try small para adams, blue duns and black cripples. The streamer bite has been pretty good recently. There have also been some stones around so tossing a big dry fly can produce some nice fish. Nymphs- zebra midges black and red size 20-22, Wier’s sprinkles vanilla and chocolate 18-20, tailwater tiny’s size olive and black 18-22, rainbow warrior black and red size 20-22, Fox’s poopah 16-18, hares ear size 16-20, pheasent tails 18-20, micro mayflys’s 18-20, san juan worms, golden stones, barrs emergers 18-20 Dries- Blue duns 16-20, para adams 16-20, black cripples 20-22, stimulators 10-12 Streamers- Olive and Tan cone-head sculpins, olive and white buggers, natural and pearl zonkers. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).
Little Truckee River fishing report- Flows are down to 173cfs. Not sure on how the road is right now but should be getting close to drivable. Baetis and small midge patterns work well this time of year. rainbow warriors in black and red sizes 18-20, wd-40′s grey and olive 18-22, barrs emergers 18-20, Wier’s sprinkle’s 18-20. For dries try blue duns 18-20, para adams 18-22, black cripples Guides Available call (530-541-8208).
Truckee River fishing report- Flows on the Truckee are 212cfs near the town of Truckee and 1,040cfs below Boca bridge. Lots of snow in the sierra’s right now so look for the Truckee to be pretty blown out once temps rise. Use caution while wading. Nymphing with small baetis and midge patterns has been working well. Look for fish rising to baetis and midges throughout the warmest part of the day. Nymphs- October caddis 8-10, Fox’s Poopah olive and tan 16-18, pheasant tails 16-20, Wier’s sprinkles 18-20, prince nymphs 14-18, micro mays 18-20, black and olive zebra midges 18-20. Dries- orange stimulators 8-10, Blue duns 18-20, hackle stacker bwo’s 18-20, para adams 18-22 . Guides Available call (530-541-8208).
Tahoe area Still waters
Pyramid Lake- Fishing reports have been great lately with the water warming up. Stripping streamers and beetles has been working well. Hanging midges under an indicator has also been productive.
Indian Creek Reservoir fishing report- Fishing is good. Try buggers and aggravator princes with a slow strip from shore or a float tube. Midges under an indicator picking up fish. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).
Caples Lake fishing report- Frozen. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).
Red Lake fishing report- Frozen Guides Available call (530-541-8208).
Marlette Lake fishing report- Closed for the season
Spooner Lake fishing report- Frozen
Blue Lakes fishing report- Road closed Guides Available call (530-541-8208).
Silver Lake fishing report- Frozen Guides Available call (530-541-8208).
We have offered guiding on most of these waters for over 15 years. The shop is fully stocked with all the latest equipment and flies needed to fish the Eastern Sierra and more. Call 530-541-8208 or stop by the shop for more info. We will be updating our fishing report often so check www.tahoeflyfishing.com/blog for the most up to date info on fly fishing the Tahoe Region.