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Fishing Report for May 2nd, 2011

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 2, 2011
Filed under: General Comments,General Topics,Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — Mike C. at 2:45 pm on Monday, May 2, 2011
Tahoe area fishing report for May 2nd, 2011

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

East Carson River fishing report – Currently flowing at 936cfs. 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 362cfs. The West Carson has been stocked. Opening day Fish were pounded and have been educated! 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 505cfs. And 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 428cfs. 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. 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 264cfs. The road is open all the way to the top parking lot. Fishing this time of year here is a lot of fun because the fish don’t have their PhD’s in flies yet!! 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 356cfs 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 1690-1770cfs 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 report- Fishing is on! Water Levels are way up, they have stocked big bows and they are on the prowl! Try 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 picked up with the warmer weather, Water temps. are around 52 degrees and fish are starting to cruise! Look for the Mid day Indicator bite to really pick up as the fish start cruising more and more! 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- Frozen
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.
Tight Lines!

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 April 12th, 2011

Filed under: General Comments,General Topics,Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — admin at 4:16 pm on Tuesday, April 12, 2011

 

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.

Tight Lines!

An hour at Indian Creek Reservoir

Filed under: General Comments,General Topics,Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — admin at 12:39 pm on Thursday, April 7, 2011

I fished Indian Creek reservoir  for a little over an hour yesterday with my friend Seth Warner and we managed to catch and release 3 rather large rainbows from the shore. We caught the 3  fish stripping small streamers and midges. The lake looks great and has been recently stocked with some nice fish. We are offering guide trips on Indian Creek reservoir right now so book soon for what can be some great early spring fishing. We provide waders, float tubes and fins on all of our stillwater guide trips.

Seth with a chunky rainbow

Seth with another chunky bow

Fishing Report For March 24, 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 365cfs. Above Hangman’s Bridge – Closed till last Sat in April. Catch and release section below Hangman’s Bridge Lots of snow has fallen the Tahoe Area, with this last storm. The East Carson tends to really slow down during the winter months. Nymphing with small baetis and midge patterns is the best bet during this time of year. Try nymphing the slow tailouts and deeper pools with wd-40′s, zebra midges, rainbow warriors and baetis patterns. For dries try size 18-20 blue duns and size 20-22 black cripples. Nymphs- 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, White and black, woolhead sculpins, crystal buggers, meat whistle olive and black. Dries- Cutter’s E.C. caddis 18-20, tan elk hair caddis 16-18, parachute adams 16-24, hackle stacker bwo’s 16-18, 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 504cfs. This is high water, The fish are concentrated in the deeper buckets and along the shore line. Nymphs- Small baetis and midge nymphs are still working well. Dries- try small para adams, blue duns and black cripples. Fun time to target a few risers during the warmer part of the day. 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 49s. Word on the road is that it’s snowed in, so hope you have a snowmobile. 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 (Ca) fishing report- Flows on the Truckee are 140cfs near the town of Truckee and 411cfs below Boca bridge. 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- 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 618-765cfs depending on what stretch of the river you are on. The river is fishable but it fishes 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 report- Fishing is slowing down. Try buggers and aggravator princes with a slow strip. Midges and Small Baetis nymphs under the indicator has been working as well. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Pyramid Lake- Fishing has slowed this last week, with the colder weather, Water temps. are around 44 degrees. Fish are still being taken stripping streamers, as well as on the Indicator. Look for fishing to improve with warmer temperatures! March Madness at the lake has been postponed due to cold weather! Hopefully this year it will be April Madness!! 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.

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- Frozen

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.
Tight Lines!

Feb. 26 2011 Fishing Report

Filed under: General Comments,Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — Mike Curtis at 7:54 pm on Saturday, February 26, 2011

Tahoe area fishing report for Feb 26, 2011

We  offer guided fly fishing year round on the Carson, Truckee and Walker rivers. Lots of snow has fallin around the Tahoe area right now.

  

 

East Carson River fishing report – Currently flowing at 159cfs. Above Hangman’s Bridge – Closed till last Sat in April. Catch and release section below Hangman’s Bridge Lots of snow has fallen the Tahoe Area, with this last storm. The East Carson tends to really slow down during the winter months. Nymphing with small baetis and midge patterns is the best bet during this time of year. Try nymphing the slow tailouts and deeper pools with wd-40′s, zebra midges, rainbow warriors and baetis patterns. For dries try size 18-20 blue duns and size 20-22 black cripples.  Nymphs- 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, White and black, woolhead sculpins, crystal buggers, meat whistle olive and black.  Dries- Cutter’s E.C. caddis 18-20, tan elk hair caddis 16-18, parachute adams 16-24, hackle stacker bwo’s 16-18, 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  112cfs. The fish are concentrated in the deeper buckets. Nymphs- Small baetis and midge nymphs are still working well. Dries- try small para adams, blue duns and black cripples. Fun time to target a few risers during the warmer part of the day.  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 37s. No word on how the road has been after this last storm. 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 (Ca) fishing report Flows on the Truckee are 140cfs  near the town of Truckee and 411cfs below Boca bridge.  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- 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 384 -500cfs depending on what stretch of the river you are on. 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 report Fishing is slowing down. Try buggers and aggravator princes with a slow strip. Midges and Small Baetis nymphs under the indicator has been working as well. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Pyramid Lake- Fishing has been incredible the last week, but has slowed with the cold snap! Fish are still being taken stripping streamers, as well as on the Indicator. Look for fishing to improve with warmer temperatures! It’s almost time for March Madness at the lake! 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.

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–  Frozen

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.

Tight Lines!

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 Feb 9th, 2010

Filed under: General Comments,General Topics,Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — admin at 12:23 pm on Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tahoe area fishing report for Feb09th, 2011

We  offer guided fly fishing year round on the Carson, Truckee and Walker rivers. We have had some great fishing this winter!

East Carson River fishing report – Currently flowing at 160cfs. Above Hangman’s Bridge – Closed till last Sat in April. Catch and release section below Hangman’s Bridge Nice weather in the area right now but the East Carson tends to fish tough throughout the winter months. Nymphing with small baetis and midge patterns is the best bet during this time of year. Try nymphing the slow tailouts and deeper pools with wd-40′s, zebra midges, rainbow warriors and baetis patterns. For dries try size 18-20 blue duns and size 20-22 black cripples.  Nymphs- 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-October caddis 8-10, 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  112cfs. Great flows for this time of year. Our guides have had some great trips on the East Walker lately.  The fish have some room to spread out at this flow. Good reports of fish rising to baetis and midges during the warmer part of the day.  Small baetis and midge nymphs are still working well. For dries try small para adams, blue duns and black cripples. Nymphs- micro mayfly’s black and olive 16-18, Barr’s emergers 18-20, pheasant tails 16-18, zebra midges red and black 18-20, Wier’s sprinkles vanilla and chocolate 18-20. Dries- Blue Duns 18-20, para adams 16-22, black cripples 18-22  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 at 50cfs. Fished the LT last week and the road is still packed with snow. Fishing was a little tough but managed to pick up a few nymphing with small midge and baetis patterns. Make sure you have a large 4 wheel drive vehicle and a shovel or 2 before trying to drive into the Little Truckee. 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 116cfs  near the town of Truckee and 277cfs below Boca bridge.  Nymphing with small baetis and midge patterns has been working. Fished the Glenshire area recently and managed to land a few nice rainbows nymphing. Look for fish rising to baetis and midges throughout the warmest part of the day. Spent some time fishing the Truckee near Reno yesterday and managed to hook a few fish on dries.Size 16 para Adams and Adams worked well.Nymphs- 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

Indian Creek Reservoir fishing report– Recently stocked with brookies and some large cutthroats. Try stripping olive and black buggers. Good reports fishing near the dam.  Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Caples Lake fishing report- Frozen. We have had some good ice fishing trips on Caples recently. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Red Lake fishing report– Iee fishing has been good recently. 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.

Tight Lines!

ICE FISHING THE TAHOE AREA!

Filed under: General Topics,Lake Reports — Peter at 12:08 pm on Thursday, January 6, 2011

It’s time to go ice fishing around the Lake Tahoe area!Red Lake and Caples Lake are fishing well,both jigs and bait are producing good catches of trout.Ice fishing can be fun for all ages.Be prepared for cold weather and wear layers and waterproof snow boots,hat and gloves.My favorite time is mid morning to early afternoon on the nicer days.If you have not been ice fishing before you should try it.Take a half day guide trip with one of our guides,we have the gear you just bundle up.Always use caution and be aware of current ice conditions and any warnings.We have gear for sale in the shop including augers,rods and needed tackle and bait.Come out and let us show you some winter fun.

Good fishing!

Peter Santley

Guide TFFO

Trinity River Steelhead

Filed under: General Comments,General Topics,Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — admin at 8:37 pm on Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Had some time off to do some steelheading on the Trinity after a great season of guiding the Tahoe area. For those of you who have not fished the Trinity treat yourself this winter season to some of the best steelhead fishing California has to offer. The season is in full swing right now and will continue through mid March. Myself and the other guides here at Tahoe Fly Fishing spend a lot of time on this river throughout the winter so if you have any questions or need any equipment don’t hesitate to call or stop by the shop. We are open five days a week 10-5 and closed Wed and Sun. I just returned from a 3 day mission on the Trinity with a friend and managed to swing up a few fish while Seth landed a few nice fish nymphing. The Trinity is a great place to do some winter fishing for big strong fish.

Steelhead Release

Seth with a nice steelhead

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 Nov 20th, 2010

Filed under: General Comments,General Topics,Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — admin at 4:45 pm on Saturday, November 20, 2010

Tahoe area fishing report for Nov 20th, 2010

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 126cfs. Above Hangman’s Bridge – Closed till last Sat in April. Catch and release section below Hangman’s Bridge Lots of snow in the forcast for the next few days in Tahoe. The East Carson tends to really slow down during the winter months. Nymphing with small baetis and midge patterns is the best bet during this time of year. Try nymphing the slow tailouts and deeper pools with wd-40’s, zebra midges, rainbow warriors and baetis patterns. For dries try size 18-20 blue duns and size 20-22 black cripples.  Nymphs- October caddis nymphs 10-12, 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-October caddis 8-10, 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  22cfs. The fish are concentrated in the deeper buckets. Small baetis and midge nymphs are still working well. For dries try small para adams, blue duns and black cripples. Fun time to target a few risers during the warmer part of the day.  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 40cfs. No word on how the road will be after this storm. 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 148cfs  near the town of Truckee and 304cfs below Boca bridge.  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

Indian Creek Reservoir fishing report– Fishing is slowing down. Try buggers and aggravator princes with a slow strip. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Caples Lake fishing report- Lots of snow. Try sight fishing for cruisers using streamers once the sun comes out again. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Red Lake fishing report– Fishing well.  Try olive and black buggers.  Midges under an indicator in the evening. Some fish have also been rising to terrestrials. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Marlette Lake fishing report– Closed for the season

Spooner Lake fishing report– Fishing well if you can get through the chubs. Try Rickard’s seal buggers and small woolly buggers.  Stripping aggravator princes and hares ears size 14 -16 just under the surface has been effective. Terrestrials will work to pick up some of the risers.

Blue Lakes fishing report–  Road clased Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Silver Lake fishing report– Lots of snow. Try sight fishing for cruisers using streamers once the sun comes out again. 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.

Tight Lines!

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 Oct 18th, 2010

Filed under: General Comments,General Topics,Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — admin at 3:08 pm on Monday, October 18, 2010

Tahoe area fishing report for Oct 18, 2010

Fall is here! The next few months offer some of the best fishing in the Tahoe area. We  offer guided fly fishing year round on the Carson, Truckee and Walker rivers.

East Carson River fishing report – Currently flowing at 99cfs. Above Hangman’s Bridge – The river is in great shape and full of fish. Dry droppers, streamers and nymphing have all been working. Copper Johns, pt’s, micro mayflies, baetis nymphs and zebra midges working well. For dries try orange stimi’s, paralyzer october caddis, black cripples, hackle stacker bwo’s and small parachute adams. Catch and release section below Hangman’s Bridge Is fishing great. October caddis dries with small 18-20 olive and black micro may and zebra midge droppers are working well. Good baetis hatches on the cloudy days. Lots of fish eating dries! The past few weeks were some of the best of the season on the East Carson and should continue through November.  Nymphs- Wier’s Caddis lime and tan  14 and 16, October caddis nymphs 10-12, 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- October caddis 8-10, 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 – Currently at 22cfs and is fishing great. Lots of fish being stocked around the bridges.  Dry fly fishing is pretty good throughout the day using size 16-18 parachute adams, elk hair and ec caddis. Fishing a  hopper or October caddis with a small beadhead nymph trailer can also work well.  A quiet approach is a must at this low flow. Nymphs-size 16-18 pt’s, 14-16 fox’s poopah, 16-18 copper johns, 16-18 hares ears, Wier’s caddis tan 14-16 and black and olive micro may’s 16-18. Dries-try October caddis 8-10, ec caddis 14-18, parachute adams 14-18, hackle stacker pmd’s 16-18, and hoppers. Small streamers through the pocket water have also been effective. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

West Walker River fishing report–  Currently flowing at around 106 cfs.  Hoppers, October caddis, ants and beetles have been picking up fish. Dry dropper rigs can work great this time of year.  Plenty of fish being stocked . A great time to fish a Wier’s Hop-icator with a small beadhead  nymph trailor. Nymphs- October caddis 8-10, micro mays 16-18, PT’s 14-16, fox’s poopah 14-16. Wiers caddis in tan and lime 14-16. Dries-Wier’s Hopper 10-12, Ec caddis 14-18, Elk hair caddis 14-18, stimulators 12-16, hackle stacker pmd’s 16-18, para hoppers 10-12, ants and beetles.Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

East Walker River fishing report- Flows are 88cfs and the fishing has been pretty good in both Nevada and California. Starting to see more baetis hatching as the weather cools.  Streamers have also been producing some bigger fish. Nymphing under an indicator with small nymphs is always a good bet. Nymphs- Wier’s Caddis 14-16, Fox’s poopah olive and tan 14 -18, Wier’s sprinkles in chocolate and vanilla 18-20, buckskin caddis 16-18, tailwater tiny’s in olive and black 18-20, zebra midges in 18-20, PT’s 16-20 Dries-Wiers Hopper 10-12, Para Hoppers, orange and yellow stimulators 8-10, EC caddis 16-18, parachute adams 18-20, elk hair caddis 16-18, blue duns 18-20 and ants and beetles. 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 40cfs. Cloudy and rainy days can set off some great baetis hatches on the Little Truckee.  Small para adams, ec caddis and blue duns sizes 18-22 have been working to pick up some of the  risers. Try hanging nymphs under a dry at this flow. Nymphing with barr’s emergers 18-20, crystal hunchback pmd’s 16-18, black and silver zebra midges 18-20, baetis 18-20, PT’s 16-20, rs2’s 18-20 and San Juan worms has been the most effective technique. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Truckee River fishing report– Flows on the Truckee are 78cfs  near the town of Truckee and 444cfs below Boca bridge. The Truckee has been fishing well throughout the entire river. Upper river will fish fine through the rain.  Fishing an October caddis dry with an olive or black micro may dropper has been effective.  Try stripping large streamers for some of the big browns. Nymphing with small baetis and midge patterns has been working well. Nymphs- October caddis 8-10, dead drift crayfish, Wiers caddis tan 14-16, 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, EC caddis 14-18, parachute adams 14-18, pmd’s 18-20 hoppers, ants and beetles. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

 

Tahoe area Still waters

Indian Creek Reservoir fishing report– Fishing is getting better as temps cool and days get shorter. Buggers, blood midges, damsels and callibaetis should produce fish. Try slow stripping small nymphs just under the surface. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Caples Lake fishing report- The lake level is dropping making the sight fishing from shore a lot of fun. We have been getting good reports stripping streamers, small nymphs, and hanging midges under an indicator. Sight fishing for cruising fish with terrestrials can be great this time of year Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Red Lake fishing report– Fishing well.  Try olive and black buggers.  Midges under an indicator in the evening. Some fish have also been rising to terrestrials. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Marlette Lake fishing report– Closed for the season

Spooner Lake fishing report– Fishing well if you can get through the chubs. Try Rickard’s seal buggers and small woolly buggers.  Stripping aggravator princes and hares ears size 14 -16 just under the surface has been effective. Terrestrials will work to pick up some of the risers.

Blue Lakes fishing report– Good reports. Try buggers  in olive and black. Casting at cruising fish with ants and beetles can also be effective. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Silver Lake fishing report– Fishing well. Try natural zonkers, black and olive buggers from the float tube or shore. Terrestrials have also been picking up a few fish. Fall is a great time of year to fish Silver Lake. 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.

Tight Lines!

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