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Fly Fishing The West Carson River

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — Corey at 5:10 pm on Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The West Carson River has been fishing really well. The runoff is incredibly mild and wet wading in the slow, shallow sections is even possible and not numbing. CA DFG has put in some 12 to 14 inch Lahontan Cutthroat that are really pretty and fun to catch. There are also some larger Rainbows in there as well. I have seen a couple of adult Stoneflies and some Caddis already so dry fly fishing should be just around the corner. The fish have been eating large Prince Nymphs, Large Copper Johns and a variety of small mayfly, caddis and midge imitations. Get out and enjoy this early fishing. It is not very often that you will get to fish in Hope Valley in shorts on a May evening!

Floating the East Truckee River

Filed under: General Comments,General Topics,Guide Trip Reports,River Reports — Mike Curtis at 8:08 pm on Thursday, May 10, 2012

A Photo of the Float by Marcus Bradley

On Tuesday, I floated the East Truckee River, with recent TFFO Guide School Graduates, Marcus Bradley and Seth Hofland. While water was high flowing at 654 cfs and slightly stained. We still hooked 9 fish and were able to land 4 of them, all about 12-16″ on the indicator, we did hook two larger fish but like typically Truckee River Steel, they took large runs and came unbutton with head shakes. We had one follow on a streamer but no takes. While Run-off has started, flows are still at a good level to fish and catch fish!! Float Guide Trips are available…. and if you have never floated I highly recommend it!

TRINITY RIVER STEELHEAD ANYONE?

Filed under: General Topics,Guide Trip Reports,River Reports — Peter at 12:49 pm on Thursday, January 19, 2012

Trinity River steelhead fishing has been great this season.Tahoe Fly Fishing and guide Peter Santley are now offering guided steelhead drift trips on the Trinity River.I was able to get a permit to guide the Trinity River and have a Winter Run Special $695.00 for two days of guided drift boat fishing for steelhead.Trips include tackle and lunch for one or two anglers.With the Trinity finally seeing some rain this week it should make what has been a good season even better.We should have good fishing on the Trinity River through February maybe early March.Winter run tends to have more wild fish and usually some of the largest steelhead of the season are caught,and the occasional sea run brown trout.If you would like to hook one of these fresh water freight trains give me a call  at (530) 318-7073 or our shop for booking at (530) 541-8208 or for information,lodging etc.I have the Indian Creek Lodge working with me to provide nice accomodations on the river in Douglas City,clean rooms,friendly staff and great location.I would like to thank fellow TFFO guide Corey Funk for the use of his drift boat to make this possible.

Come and feel the steel,

Peter Santley guide TFFO

 

EAST WALKER RIVER FISHING WELL

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports,River Reports — Peter at 12:01 pm on Thursday, January 19, 2012

December and January fishing has been good and has been a good option as we wait for snow.It is winter fishing with low flows and selective fish.The warm part of the day has been best with midge dries and nymphs working well.We have had good results on recent guide trips.This fishery should continue to fish well between storm systems in February and March.This is a good way to take a brake from skiing or riding and get into some nice rainbows and browns.We have guidesa available seven days a week weather permitting.Speaking of weather the East Walker is a good place to fish when there is snow in Tahoe as the area gets a fraction of what we get at the lake.Let one of our guides show you a good day at the East Walker and you will be surprised at how much fun our winter fishing can be.Give us a call at (530) 541-8208 to book a trip!
Let’s go fishing,
Peter
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Guide TFFO

Fishing Truckee River, Nevada

Filed under: General Comments,General Topics,Guide Trip Reports,River Reports,Worldwide Travel Reports — Mike Curtis at 9:48 pm on Tuesday, November 29, 2011

So Today I floated the Truckee River on the Nevada side, yup that’s right we do have Float trips alvailable, with a couple of friends of mine and fishing was pretty good! we mostly nymphed all day, but there are fishing rising to midges in the morning and to Micro BWO’s in the mid after-noon. Yes Fish rising this time of year!! So if you are a Dry Fly Finatic you don’t have to be depressed about waiting till next spring to throw Dry’s!!! I also have to give Kuddos to my buddy Cleve who landed this nice 26″ Fat Bow. There are still some Toads to be found!!

Fishing Report for The East Carson River and West Carson River, The Truckee River and Little Truckee River, East Walker River and West Walker River, and many Tahoe area still waters. Updated July 31st, 2011

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — victor at 11:40 am on Saturday, July 30, 2011

Fishing Report for the West and East Walker Rivers, West and East Carson Rivers, The Truckee River and Little Truckee River, and many Tahoe area still waters. Updated July 31st, 2011

We offer guided fly fishing year round on the Carson, Truckee and Walker Rivers.  Caples, Red Lake, Spooner Lake, Indian Creek Reservoir and Boca Reservoir as well.

East Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flowing at 700+ cfs.

Above Hangman’s Bridge – The flows are really coming down and the clarity is improving with about 2 + feet of visibility.  Streamer Fishing and Big Nymphs for a while longer with access still being difficult.  So close but looking for the magical 600 CFS for safe wading and clearer conditions.   Fish eddies and the edges for good results but look forward to some great fishing within a week or so!  Rafting is great!

Catch and Release section below Hangman’s Bridge: Definitely fishable but crossing is not exactly safe unless you are an experienced wader with a wading staff.    Full sinking lines with big streamers in the deep holes will take a few fish!  Big Streamers fished deep in the longer holes or Big Stones along the edges.  Caddis should start any day as well as the Bigger Mayflies and Yellow Sallies.

West Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flows are at 150+ cfs.

The West Carson has been stocked. The flows are in good shape and we have started guiding on it over the past few days.  Some dry fly fishing in the evenings but mostly Nymphing in the mornings and through out the day.  Nymphing has been the way to go with Stonefly’s and large attractor patterns. Yellow Sallies, PMD’s and Gray Drakes.  Nymphs- Fox’s Poopah tan 12-16, Stonefly’s size 8-10, Mayfly’s black and olive 10-16, Pheasant Tails 12-16. Streamers-Buggers in olive, white and black, Wool-Head Sculpins, Crystal Buggers, Meat Whistle olive and black.  The pocket water in the canyon is getting better and the upper sections have been good as well.  The meadow has been hammered and needs a bit of a rest…      

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  We have been waiting patiently and the fish are starting to cooperate!                                               

West Walker River Fishing Report- Currently flows are at 1000+ cfs.

Flows are still high but coming down.  Should be great fishing within a week or so with good hatches.  Look for flows to be less than 800 cfs for better opportunities.  Streamers and Big Nymphs if you have to.  The higher sections should be good this week up by the base or even higher.

East Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 350+ cfs.

The River is in great shape and fishing well!  The flows are perfect for summer fishing and the temperatures are staying fishable until the early afternoon.  As usual, try to quit fishing when the temps hit the upper 60’s.  A Thermometer is a must if you want to protect the fish!  They will still eat above 70 degrees of water temperature but the stress level will kill them.  Small flies are still working the best in the upper sections but as you make your way into Nevada the bugs are getting bigger.  Streamer fishing is tops if you want the chance to get a Bigger fish.  Caddis, Yellow Sallies, Golden Stones and Midges as well as San Juan Worms, Prince Nymphs, Larger Hares Ears for the basics.  Big, Dry and Orange will work on the surface with a dropper!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Our guided trips on the Walker have been top notch with a mixture of Dries and Nymphs.  Well worth a trip if you have been waiting!

Little Truckee River Fishing Report- Flows are 400+ cfs.

Flows are great for summer fishing!  Look for small Stoneflies, Drakes, 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 Para Adams 18-22, Black Cripples, Beetles, Ants and PMD’s in the Orangey color pallet.  Spinners in the evenings!  Streamers- Olive and Tan Cone-Head Sculpins, Olive and White Buggers, Natural and Pearl Zonkers. 

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Most trips are mixed with fishing on the Truckee part of the day!  Drift boat fishing at the inlet on Boca has been great with numbers of fish!

Truckee River (Ca) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee are below 200 cfs near the town of Truckee, 800+ cfs below Boca Bridge.

Prime conditions for the Truckee right now!  Fish are eating dries as well as Nymphs.  A morning fishery for the most part with the mid-days slowing until evening.  Caddis, Caddis and more Caddis with a few Drakes still hanging around.  PMD’s, Golden Stones and Yellow Sallies as well.  San Juan Worms, Prince Nymphs and Streamers for the Basics.

Truckee River (Nv) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee in Nevada are 700+ cfs

No longer blown out but difficult to fish.  Maybe a couple more weeks to great fishing in Nevada.  If you are a die hard Nevada fan, get on it now for limited success.  Look for flows to get in the 500 cfs range for top conditions.  Some of the guides love this flow level!

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.  Occasional hatch of Calibaetis and the fish get on them for a short period! The weeds are back and float tubing tends to give the best access!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).   

 Pyramid Lake- Closed for the season, can’t wait until next year!

Caples Lake Fishing Report- The Lake is fishing good around Woods Creek as well as the Dam area and the Spillway.  Fish will shut down around 10 am so get out there early!  Buggers, Streamers, Damsel Nymphs, Calibaetis Nymphs and Hares Ear Nymphs.  Look for fish cruising the shoreline.  Boat rentals at Caples Lake Resort make for a great adventure and better access to the back bays. (209) 258-8888

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Red Lake Fishing Report- It is fishing well! San Juan Worms and a Hares Ear Nymph under an indicator work great in the upper part of the lake.  Otherwise Streamers, Buggers, Leeches, Damsels and Aggravators on a sinking line and it fishes best from a float tube.  Shore fishing is OK…  Evenings can produce some fun action on the surface after the wind dies out!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Spooner Lake Fishing Report- Fishing well from float tubes with numerous fish being caught on Leech Patterns, Damsels and Calibaetis.  The weeds are here again which makes for a tough shore fishery.  Tiger Trout up to 17 inches and bigger are the attraction to this still water as well as Rainbows and Cutthroat!  This will start to slow as the temperatures rise!  Big Browns, on a rare occasion, have been caught.

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Great float tube guided trip.  Good numbers of fish!

Marlette Lake Fishing Report- Just opened and have not received any reports as of yet.  Should fish great and worth the hike!

Blue Lakes Fishing Report- Road opened recently!

No reports as of yet but the fishing should be good due to little pressure so far this season.  The stocking trucks should have been there to help out the numbers!

Silver Lake fishing report- Same bugs as Caples and Red Lake…  Fish the area on the south end of the lake where the creek comes in.  Ants are still 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.

Enjoy!

Fishing Report for The West Walker River and East Walker River, West Carson River and East Carson River, The Truckee River and Little Truckee River, and many Tahoe area still waters. Updated July 16th, 2011

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — victor at 11:40 am on Saturday, July 16, 2011

 

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

We offer guided fly fishing year round on the Carson, Truckee and Walker Rivers.  Caples, Red Lake, Spooner Lake, Indian Creek Reservoir and Boca Reservoir as well.

East Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flowing at 1200+ cfs.

Above Hangman’s Bridge – The flows are really coming down and the clarity is improving with about 2 feet of visibility.  Streamer Fishing and Big Nymphs for a while longer with access still being difficult.  Fish eddies and the edges for good results but look forward to some great fishing within a week or so!  Rafting is great!

Catch and Release section below Hangman’s Bridge: Definitely fishable but don’t try to cross it!  Access is limited to one side or the other but worth trying.  Full sinking lines with big streamers in the deep holes will take a few fish!

West Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flows are at 200+ cfs.

The West Carson has been stocked. The flows are in good shape and we have started guiding on it over the past few days.  Some dry fly fishing in the evenings but mostly Nymphing in the mornings and through out the day.  Nymphing was the way to go with Stonefly’s and large attractor patterns. Yellow Sallies , PMD’s and Gray Drakes.  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.  The higher you go up the better the conditions!       

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  We have been waiting patiently and the fish are starting to cooperate!                                               

West Walker River Fishing Report- Currently flows are at 1200+ cfs.

Flows are still high but coming down.  Should be great fishing within a week or so with good hatches.  Look for flows to be less than 800 cfs for better opportunities.  Streamers and Big Nymphs if you have to.

East Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 600+ 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.  Look for Big Stones to hatch soon if not already.

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  We would like to see the flows below 500 cfs for better guiding but these flows still fish fine!

Little Truckee River Fishing Report- Flows are 600+ cfs.

Flows have come down some but still on the high side.  The fish are still on the small bugs but should switch to the bigger bugs soon!  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).  Most trips are mixed with fishing on the Truckee part of the day!  Drift boat fishing at the inlet on Boca has been great with numbers of fish!

Truckee River (Ca) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee are 300+ cfs near the town of Truckee, 1200+ cfs below Boca Bridge.

Fish above the Boca area and stick to the edges for best results.  The fish are eating but not as well as when the flows were a bit higher.  Look for the fish to switch to Caddis soon.  Streamers, Big nymphs, Green Drake Nymphs, Copper johns and Yellow Sallies.  San Juan Worms and Prince Nymphs are the old standby.

Truckee River (Nv) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee in Nevada are 1500+ cfs

Pretty much blown out…  Maybe a couple more weeks to great fishing in Nevada.  Look for flows to get in the 500 cfs range for top conditions.

 

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.  Occasional hatch of Calibaetis and the fish get on them for a short period!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).   We are guiding from boats with good  success.

Pyramid Lake- Closed for the season, can’t wait until next year!

Caples Lake Fishing Report-  The Lake is thawed and fishing well around Woods Creek as well as the Dam area and the Spillway.  Buggers, Streamers, Damsel Nymphs, Calibaetis Nymphs and Hares Ear Nymphs.  Look for fish cruising the shoreline.  Boat rentals at Caples Lake Resort make for a great adventure and better access to the back bays. (209) 258-8888

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!  This will start to slow as the temperatures rise!  Big Browns, on a rare occasion, have been caught.

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Great walk wade or float tube guided trip.  Good numbers of fish!

Marlette Lake Fishing Report- Just opened and have not received any reports as of yet.  Should fish great and worth the hike!

Blue Lakes Fishing Report- Road closed.

Silver Lake fishing report- 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.

Enjoy!

Fishing Report for The West Walker River and East Walker River, West Carson River and East Carson River, The Truckee River and Little Truckee River, and many Tahoe area still waters. Updated July 5th, 2011

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — victor at 5:10 pm on Tuesday, July 5, 2011

 

 

 

Fishing Report for the West and East Walker Rivers, West and East Carson Rivers, The Truckee River and Little Truckee River, and many Tahoe area still waters. Updated July 5th, 2011

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

East Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flowing at 1800+ 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 but it looks like the flows are starting to come down!  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 350+ cfs.

The West Carson has been stocked. Flows are high and on their way down, 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. Yellow Sallies are here as well!  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 by the end of the week. 

West Walker River Fishing Report- Currently flows are at 2000+ cfs.

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

East Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 780+ 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).  One of two rivers we will guide at this point.

Truckee River (Ca) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee are 500+ cfs near the town of Truckee, 2000+ cfs below Boca Bridge.

Pretty much Blown Out but fishing early along the edges for an occasional fish.  Streamers, Big nymphs, Green Drake Nymphs, Copper johns and Yellow Sallies.

Truckee River (Nv) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee in Nevada are 2300+ cfs

Pretty much blown out…  Hopefully in a week or two!

 

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.  Occasional hatch of Calibaetis and the fish get on them for a short period!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).   We are guiding from boats with moderate success.

Pyramid Lake- Closed for the season, can’t wait until next year!

Caples Lake Fishing Report- The Lake is thawed and fishing well around Woods Creek as well as the Dam area and the Spillway.  Buggers, Streamers, Damsel Nymphs, Calibaetis Nymphs and Hares Ear Nymphs.  Look for fish cruising the shoreline.  Boat rentals at Caples Lake Resort make for a great adventure and better access to the back bays.

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!  This will start to slow as the temperatures rise!

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!

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!

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!

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