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Fishing Report for the West and East Walker Rivers, West and East Carson Rivers, The Lower and Little Truckee Rivers, and many Tahoe area still waters. Updated June 24th, 2011

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — victor at 3:53 pm on Friday, June 24, 2011

 

Fishing Report for the West and East Walker Rivers, West and East Carson Rivers, The Lower and Little Truckee Rivers, and many Tahoe area still waters. Updated June 24th, 2011

We offer guided fly fishing year round on the Carson, Truckee and Walker Rivers.

East Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flowing at 3000+ cfs.

Above Hangman’s Bridge – With Summer finally here, fish have been stocked but flows are high!!  Not saying you couldn’t catch a fish in the eddies or along the edges but the river is blown out!  Try Big Streamers and Big Stonefly Nymphs if you have to…  Rafting is great!

Catch and Release section below Hangman’s Bridge: The East Carson tends to really slow down during the high water. Access is impossible due to the high flows.  Maybe fishable by the beginning of July but more than likely the middle to end of July before we see appropriate flows.  Stay tuned for further info and look for flows to be down to 1500 CFS for possible opportunities.

West Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flows are at 600+ cfs.

The West Carson has been stocked. Flows are high, but fish can still be caught and the fish have been spread out. Nymphing was the way to go with Stonefly’s and large attractor patterns. These newly planted fish are not looking up for Dries as of yet, but small black Stoneflies have been hatching. Nymphs- Fox’s Poopah tan 12-16, size 8-10 Stonefly’s, 10-16 Mayfly’s black and olive 16-18, pheasant tails 12-16. Streamers-Buggers in olive, white and black, Wool-Head Sculpins, Crystal Buggers, Meat Whistle olive and black. Dries- It will be awhile but when it does happen it should be great this year.  Look for this river to be one of the first fishable freestone rivers in our area. 

West Walker River Fishing Report- Currently flows are at 1800+ cfs.

Flows are high! Maybe a Streamer? OK, never mind…

East Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 900+ cfs.

The fish are concentrated in the deeper buckets and along the shoreline/banks. There are very few places at these flows that can be fished.  Fish are still being caught, and the larger Rainbows and Browns are going to be a little more willing to eat a fly with the higher flows. Caddis have been showing with a few being taken on the surface when the flows were a bit lower. For dries try small Para Adams, Blue Duns, EC Caddis and Black Cripples. (When the flows come down) The Streamer bite has been doable but go big and try for the trophy. Nymphs- Zebra Midges black and red size 20-22, Wier’s Sprinkles Vanilla and Chocolate 18-20, Tailwater Tiny’s in olive and black size18-22, Rainbow Warrior black and red size 20-22, Fox’s Poopah 16-18, Hares Ear size 16-20, Pheasant Tails 18-20, Micro Mayflys’s 18-20, San Juan Worms, Golden Stones, Barr’s 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.  As well as anything as big as a Squirrel!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Not really worth guiding until we see a bit lower flows again…

Little Truckee River Fishing Report- Flows are 800+ cfs.

Fewer spots that can be fished but still fishing if you want to fight the high flows  Look for small Stoneflies, Baetis, PMDs and Small Midge Patterns working well this time of year.  Streamer fishing is worth a shot at these flows! Nymphs- Rainbow Warriors in Black and Red sizes 18-20, WD-40′s grey and olive 18-22, Barr’s Emergers 18-20, Wier’s Sprinkle’s 18-20 and don’t forget the San Juan Worm in Tan or Red. Dries- Try Blue Duns 18-20, Para Adams 18-22, Black Cripples, Beetles and Ants . Streamers- Olive and Tan Cone-Head Sculpins, Olive and White Buggers, Natural and Pearl Zonkers

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  The only moving water fishery we will guide at this time!

Truckee River (Ca) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee are 700+ cfs near the town of Truckee, 2000+ cfs below Boca Bridge.

Pretty much Blown Out unless you’re in the upper two miles, wait until it starts to clear on the down side of the run-off…

Truckee River (Nv) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee in Nevada are 2500+ cfs

Depending on what stretch of the river you are on, the river is BLOWN OUT!!

 

Tahoe area Still waters:
Indian Creek Reservoir - Fishing is on! Water Levels are way up, they have stocked big bows and they are on the prowl! Try brown buggers, Damsels and Aggravator Princes with a slow strip. Blood Midges and Calibaetis nymphs under the indicator have been working as well.

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Pyramid Lake- Fishing has been off and on depending on the day, Water temps. are rising and fish are cruising when they feel like it. Look for the Mid-day Indicator bite to really pick up when the fish start cruising! Fish are still being taken while stripping streamers, as well as on the Indicator. This Fishery because of the Cold spring we’ve had will fish well into June! Nymphs- Ice cream cone Midges in Black, Red, Purple. Holographic Attractor Patterns in Black, Red, Purple, and Green. Streamers- Black, Olive, White, and Purple Buggers. Flies are available at the shop!

Caples Lake Fishing Report- Lots of snow around the lake but starting to thaw!  Fish the open areas with streamers.  Ice-out is always some of the best fishing of the year!  Should be thawed by our next report!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Red Lake Fishing Report- It is thawed and fishing well! San Juan Worms and a Hares Ear Nymph under an indicator works great in the upper part of the lake.  Otherwise Streamers, Buggers, Leeches, Damsels and Aggravators on a sinking line and it fishes best form a float tube.  Shore fishing is OK…

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Spooner Lake Fishing Report- Fishing well from float tubes or from shore with numerous fish being caught on Leech Patterns, Damsels and Calibaetis.  Tiger Trout up to 17 inches and bigger are the attraction to this still water as well as Rainbows and Cutthroat!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208)

Marlette Lake Fishing Report- Closed for the season

Blue Lakes Fishing Report- Road closed.

Silver Lake fishing report- Lots of snow around but thawed and worth a fish!  Same bugs as Caples and Red Lake…  Fish the area on the south end of the lake where the creek comes in.  Ants are also around!

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.

Tight Lines!

Belize Saltwater Fly Fishing with Victor Babbitt

Filed under: Worldwide Travel Reports — victor at 3:33 pm on Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Lots of Permit

 

March 24th – 31st, 2012

Join me for an exciting trip to Turneffe Flats on Turneffe Atoll, Belize

This resort has a little bit of everything for just about everyone including world class Saltwater Fly Fishing, Diving, Snorkeling and Eco Adventure tours.  This is one of only a few places in the world I would be comfortable bringing a spouse or non angler on a flats fishing vacation.  The staff is incredible, the lodging is top notch and the food is over the top, not to mention, the guides are great across the board.  I will be hosting this trip and it will be my 5th time to the resort and I can’t get enough of the hospitality and wonderful opportunities at Permit, Bones and an occasional Tarpon at this time of the year.  Please call me personally and I will tell you a few stories about some of the great times we have had and some of the fish we have caught, Belize is awesome!

7 nights lodging, 6 days fishing or diving or adventure tours

Meals, guides and welcome cocktail included

$3889.00 per guest dbl/occ for fishing package

$2014.00 per guest dbl/occ for Atoll package/non fishing

Please see tflats.com for further details or give me a call at 530-545-0193

Victor Babbitt

Owner

Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters

Fishing Report for the West and East Walker Rivers, West and East Carson Rivers, The Lower and Little Truckee Rivers, and many Tahoe area still waters. Updated June 16th, 2011

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — victor at 5:56 pm on Thursday, June 16, 2011

Fishing Report for the West and East Walker Rivers, West and East Carson Rivers, The Lower and Little Truckee Rivers, and many Tahoe area still waters. Updated June 16th, 2011

We offer guided fly fishing year round on the Carson, Truckee and Walker Rivers.

East Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flowing at 3000+ cfs.

Above Hangman’s Bridge – With Summer finally here, fish have been stocked but flows are high!!  Not saying you couldn’t catch a fish in the eddies or along the edges but the river is blown out!  Try Big Streamers and Big Stonefly Nymphs if you have to…  Rafting is great!

Catch and Release section below Hangman’s Bridge: The East Carson tends to really slow down during the high water. Access is impossible due to the high flows.  Maybe fishable by the beginning of July but more than likely the middle to end of July before we see appropriate flows.  Stay tuned for further info and look for flows to be down to 1500 CFS for possible opportunities.

West Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flows are at 600+ cfs.

The West Carson has been stocked. Flows are high, but fish can still be caught and the fish have been spread out. Nymphing was the way to go with Stonefly’s and large attractor patterns. These newly planted fish are not looking up for Dries as of yet, but small black Stoneflies have been hatching. Nymphs- Fox’s Poopah tan 12-16, size 8-10 Stonefly’s, 10-16 Mayfly’s black and olive 16-18, pheasant tails 12-16. Streamers-Buggers in olive, white and black, Wool-Head Sculpins, Crystal Buggers, Meat Whistle olive and black. Dries- It will be awhile but when it does happen it should be great this year.

West Walker River Fishing Report- Currently flows are at 1800+ cfs.

Flows are high! Maybe a Streamer? OK, never mind…

East Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 595 cfs.

The fish are concentrated in the deeper buckets and along the shoreline/banks. Fish are still being caught, and larger Rainbow and Brown are going to be a little more willing to eat a fly with the higher flows. Caddis have been showing with a few being taken on the surface. There is a mid day BWO hatch and some fish are working the surface for them. For dries try small Para Adams, Blue Duns, EC Caddis 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 in olive and black size18-22, Rainbow Warrior black and red size 20-22, Fox’s Poopah 16-18, Hares Ear size 16-20, Pheasant Tails 18-20, Micro Mayflys’s 18-20, San Juan Worms, Golden Stones, Barr’s 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).  One of only two moving water fisheries we are guiding at this point

Little Truckee River Fishing Report- Flows are 685cfs.

The road is open all the way to the top parking lot. Flows are high for this little river but have been consistent for the past few weeks.  Look for small Stoneflies, Baetis, PMDs and Small Midge Patterns working well this time of year.  Streamer fishing is worth a shot at these flows! Nymphs- Rainbow Warriors in Black and Red sizes 18-20, WD-40′s grey and olive 18-22, Barr’s Emergers 18-20, Wier’s Sprinkle’s 18-20 and don’t forget the San Juan Worm in Tan or Red. Dries- Try Blue Duns 18-20, Para Adams 18-22, Black Cripples, Beetles and Ants . Streamers- Olive and Tan Cone-Head Sculpins, Olive and White Buggers, Natural and Pearl Zonkers

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  One of only two moving water fisheries we will guide at this time!

Truckee River (Ca) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee are 700+ cfs near the town of Truckee, 2000+ cfs below Boca Bridge.

Pretty much Blown Out unless you’re in the upper two miles, wait until it starts to clear on the down side of the run-off…

Truckee River (Nv) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee in Nevada are 2500+ cfs

Depending on what stretch of the river you are on, the river is BLOWN OUT!!

 

Tahoe area Still waters:
Indian Creek Reservoir - Fishing is on! Water Levels are way up, they have stocked big bows and they are on the prowl! Try brown buggers, Damsels and Aggravator Princes with a slow strip. Blood Midges and Calibaetis nymphs under the indicator have been working as well.

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Pyramid Lake- Fishing has been off and on depending on the day, Water temps. are rising and fish are cruising when they feel like it. Look for the Mid day Indicator bite to really pick up when the fish start cruising! Fish are still being taken while stripping streamers, as well as on the Indicator. This Fishery because of the Cold spring we’ve had will fish well into June! Nymphs- Ice cream cone Midges in Black, Red, Purple. Holographic Attractor Patterns in Black, Red, Purple, and Green. Streamers- Black, Olive, White, and Purple Buggers. Flies are available at the shop!

Caples Lake Fishing Report- Lots of snow. Frozen, Ice Fishing is doing well!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Red Lake Fishing Report- It could Ice-Out any day now and look for the fish to go on the bite for a couple of weeks!  San Juan Worms and a Hares Ear Nymph under an indicator works great in the upper part of the lake.

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Spooner Lake Fishing Report- Fishing well from float tubes or from shore with numerous fish being caught on Leech Patterns, Damsels and Calibaetis.  Tiger Trout up to 17 inches and bigger are the attraction to this still water as well as Rainbows and Cutthroat!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208)

Marlette Lake Fishing Report- Closed for the season

Blue Lakes Fishing Report- Road closed.

Silver Lake fishing report- Lots of snow.

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.

Tight Lines!

EAST WALKER TO TRUCKEE GUIDE TRIPS SCORE

Filed under: General Topics — Peter at 9:20 am on Thursday, June 16, 2011

No matter what mother nature throws at us our guide trips have been doing very well lately.The East Walker River has good flows at 650 cfs and good fishing available in both California and Nevada.We are starting to see a few caddis flies here and there and fish starting to eat caddis nymphs.Plenty of people out lately so be consderate of other anglers around you,work together and everyone can have fun.Fish are responding to all methods lately with water temperatures in the fifties.Nymphs,streamers,dries,whatever your prefernce there has been a time each day for your favorite.My trips last weekend to Sceirine Ranch our private water option did fantastic both days despite the weather.
On the north side of the lake our trips to the Little Truckee have scored on large browns and rainbows even in the higher flows.The flows have been stable this week at 600 cfs and should make the fishing even better.
Stay away from spawning fish and do not wade through the spawning redds.The redds are clean gravel areas with depressions with eggs in them,leave the visible fish in these areas alone.
Spooner lake has had some good days for stillwater enthusiasts.Numerous cutthroats,rainbows,and tiger trout eating leeches,damsels and midge patterns.We are going to have a great season and should fish well all summer and fall.Book a trip with one of our guides and have a great day on the river.
Good fishing,
Peter TFFO