Fishing Report for the East and West Walker Rivers, East and West Carson Rivers, The Lower and Little Truckee Rivers, and many Tahoe area still waters. Updated May 27, 2011
We offer guided fly fishing year round on the Carson, Truckee and Walker rivers.
East Carson River fishing report – Currently flowing at 1300cfs. Above Hangman’s Bridge – With Opening Weekend come and gone, Fish have been stocked but flows are High!! Catch and release section below Hangman’s Bridge: The East Carson tends to really slow down during the high water. Nymphing with small baetis and Stonefly patterns is the best bet during this time of year, Or running big Streamers in Black or Olive. Try Fishing the slow tailouts and deeper pools, and the water’s edge with large Stonefly and large baetis patterns. For dries: Wouldn’t even think about it. 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, woolhead sculpins, crystal buggers, meat whistle olive and black. Dries- Should be kept in their box. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).
West Carson River fishing report – Currently flows are at 328cfs. The West Carson has been stocked. Flow’s 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- Should be kept in their box. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).
West Walker River fishing report- Currently flows are at 868cfs. Flows are High! Have not herd a report from the fishing for opening weekend, but Nymphing and Streamer fishing would be the way to go during these flows. 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. -Guides Available call (530-541-8208).
East Walker River fishing report- Flows are 302cfs. The fish are concentrated in the deeper buckets and along the shore line. 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. Small baetis and midge nymphs are still working well. There is a mid day BWO hatch and some fish are working the surface for them. 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 685cfs. The road is open all the way to the top parking lot. Flows are way high for this little river!!! But have been consistant for the past few weeks, sight fishing will produce best and see where these fish have laid up to protect them from the high flows. Look for small stoneflies, baetis and small midge patterns work well this time of year. As well as streamer fishing to be great at these flows! Nymphs- 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. Dries- try blue duns 18-20, para adams 18-22, black cripples. Streamers- Olive and Tan cone-head sculpins, olive and white buggers, natural and pearl zonkers Guides Available call (530-541-8208).
Truckee River (Ca) fishing report- Flows on the Truckee are 401cfs near the town of Truckee and 1670cfs below Boca bridge. Nymphing with large Stoneflies and baetis patterns has been working. Look for the fishing to improve with lower water closer to the Tahoe Damn. Nymphs- 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- Blue duns 18-20, hackle stacker bwo’s 18-20, para adams 18-22 . Guides Available call (530-541-8208).
Truckee River (Nv) fishing report- Flows on the Truckee in Nevada are from 1890-2040cfs depending on what stretch of the river you are on. The river is BLOWN OUT!! It’ll fish best when flows are below 500cfs. Nymphing has been the way to go all day. Fish have been coming up for BWO’s in the afternoon, but will slow with this cold snap. Look to the longer, deeper runs to be holding fish. Nymphs- Pheasant Tails 12-18’s, Tiger Worms 10, Copper, Copper Johns 12-18’s, Psycho Prince 12-16. Dries- BWO’s 12-16 (YES you read that right!) BWO emergers 12-16, Parachute Adams 12-18, there has been a lot of midges hatching as well but hardly any fish are keyed in on them. Streamers- Olive, White, and Black Buggers, Olive and Black Woolhead Sculpins on a slow swing will pick up fish aswell! Guides Available call (530-541-8208).
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 and aggravator princes with a slow strip. Midges and Baetis nymphs under the indicator has 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 around 52 degrees 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 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- Frozen, Ice Fishing is doing well!. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).
Marlette Lake fishing report- Closed for the season
Spooner Lake fishing report- Is open, but not have herd a report
Blue Lakes fishing report- Road clased Guides Available call (530-541-8208).
Silver Lake fishing report- Lots of snow. 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.