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Muddy Waters on the East Carson

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports — Jeremy Wright at 9:15 am on Thursday, August 8, 2013

Letting everybody know the East Carson turned to chocolate milk again. The silt on the river bottom and rocks gets turned up every time we get rain or any water is let into the river. Once it does clear/turn to green water the fishing has been pretty good though. Just be careful wading.

Flyfishing the Little Truckee

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports — Jeremy Wright at 5:50 pm on Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Little Truckee has been fantastic lately. Big fish eating dry flies throughout the day. The fish in the Little Truckee are smart, so go small, present your flies correctly and hold on. It can be fun to fly fish the Truckee River and then move over to the Little Truckee once the water in the Truckee starts warming up as well.

Truckee River flyfishing

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports — Jeremy Wright at 3:09 pm on Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Truckee River in both CA and NV has been fishing well lately. Generally early mornings and evenings are your best bet to fish the  Truckee.   Nymphing under an indicator with a fair amount of weight and a stonefly with a caddis/mayfly dropper has been effective lately. Don’t forget to dead drift and strip crawdads on the Truckee, you might be in for a pleasant surprise!!

Truckee Tahoe Fly Fishing Guide Report for The Truckee River and Little Truckee River, The East Carson River and West Carson River, East Walker River and West Walker River, and many Tahoe area Stillwaters. Updated for August 1st, 2013!

Filed under: General Topics,Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — victor at 12:36 pm on Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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Truckee River (Ca) Fishing Report- 400+ in town and 500 plus below Boca. Flows are variable but good.

Above the 267 Bridge:  Flows are in prime shape and the fishing is good.  Look for Yellow Sallies, Stones, Caddis, PMD’s and Hoppers.  The evening hatches of Caddis have been wonderful until dark!  Streamers will take a fish or two as well especially early or late in the day and the Bigger the better!   

Year round section (CA) below 267 Bridge:  As the upper sections, the flows are great for this time of the year and should stay that way into August.  Early Hoppers, Golden Stones, PMDs, Yellow Sallies, Caddis and Crawdad imitations.  The dry fly fishing has been great some days and the Nymphing good.  The Glenshire area, below Prosser Creek and just above the Boca inlet has been good.  Surprisingly the fishing in the Herschdale area has been good as well even with the higher flows.  The word is the canyon section has been great with Caddis into the evenings.  Look for fish in the heavy water that holds more Oxygen…

Truckee River (Nv) Fishing Report:  Looks like the flows should stay pretty good with the best fishing being west of Reno.   Crawdads, Stones and Attractor Nymphs will work under an indicator. The upper sections have been good with dries and dry dropper rigs.  Flows are still good for floating if you get the chance. It is amazing how many miles of the Truckee are fishing well these days, spread out and fish them all!

East Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flowing at 80+ CFS

The catch and release section Below Hangman’s Bridge:   The flows are low and the fish are looking up, the further downstream you get the better.  The PMD’s, Caddis, Yellow Sallies and Stones have been coming off throughout the day.  The evening hatch has been the best with PMD’s and Caddis.  The fish seem to move quite a bit and are not always in the same places as the week before, look for them in faster water where there tends to be more oxygen.  Tricos will be early this year so look for them!  Mid Day fishing has been tough due to the high water temps, look for fish in the shaded areas.  While it is hot, we suggest not fishing from 1 pm until 5 or 6 pm.

Above Hangman’s Bridge:  Fishing well from Hangman’s Bridge up to the Highway 4 Bridge.  Look for areas where the stocking truck can get to and there should be fish!  Hatches have been good with PMD’s, Caddis, Little Yellow Sallies, Stones and Ants.  Fish a Stimulator with a dropper Nymph or pull a Bugger for best results.  The Resort areas as well as the Campgrounds have been good.  Look for fish above the HighwayFourBridge as well and if you want more of a wild trout experience fish above WolfCreek in the Backcountry!

West Carson River Fishing Report – Flows are 20+ CFS running clear

The Pocket Water sections in the Canyon are fishing the best from about Sorenson’s down stream to the Woodfords area.  The meadow has been good but with the lower flows the fish tend to be spooky.  There is a lot of Little Cutthroat in the system with a few bigger Rainbows planted by Alpine County.  PMD’s, Yellow Sallies and Caddis as well as Beetles and Ants on the surface.  Subsurface: Copper Johns, Flashback PT’s, Yellow Sally Nymphs and Buggers.  The BlueLakes road area can be a lot of fun for smaller fish!

West Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 65+ CFS 

Start up high and fish the cooler waters.  Buggers, Stones and attractor Nymphs will do best. Caddis patterns and Attractor dries will take a few fish.  Look for areas close to the road where they tend to stock for best results. Great area to catch Big fish!

The Nevada sections can be fun and stay open all year.   Try The Hoye Canyon section above Wellington or the WilsonCanyon section below SmithValley.  Streamers or Mouse Patterns are worth a try. Another fun fishery is the Tube below TopazLake which can hold some pretty nice fish as well as stockers from NDOW. The water gets warm in the afternoons so fish early and quit when the water temps hit 68 degrees!

East Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 65CFS and fluctuating due to this low water year.

CA section:  Look for lower flows this Summer and a lot of fluctuation.  The ranchers will have to be watching the water flows closely because of low snow pack and minor run-off.  The fish don’t seem to be bothered by the fluctuating flows.  They just like to eat! Hoppers are here and should be working well.  Tricos are also hatching and the fish are on them in the meadow sections.  Midges, Micro Caddis, Caddis and PMD’s.  Dries have been fun and should continue with Caddis, PMD’s, Tricos and Stones working the best.  Once the water temps hit 68 or so you should quit fishing and some days that happens as early as 10 am.  No sense killing fish by over fighting them on a warm water day.

Nevada section:  Mornings with Hoppers and droppers but leave it alone after about 9 or 10 am when the water temps start killing fish! 

Little Truckee River Fishing Report- Flows are 70+ CFS and fluctuating.

The PMD’s have been pretty good and the Rusty Spinner doing well at the end of the day.  Hoppers have been starting earlier than usual and will take a few fish!  Dry fly is the name of the game although Nymphs will take fish but where is the fun in that?  Mid day fishing is good and evenings are even better.   As usual, watch for crowds and fish the whole river!

Tahoe Area Stillwaters: August 1st, 2013

Pyramid Lake- The stories are that the fish are bigger this year but not as many as past years.  Done until next season!

Indian Creek Reservoir – Fishing has been doing well with Buggers, Calibaetis, Damsels and Blood Midges.  Look for the evenings when the wind dies down for some good action on the surface with Blood Midges and Damsel Nymphs. Buggers in Black, Olive and or Brown have been working well.  Float tubing gives you the best opportunity and the shallow end seems to fish the best this time of year. 

Caples LakeThings have been getting better lately with quite a few fish being taken around the Woods Creek Area.  Big ugly dries or pulling streamers are your best bet.  Renting a boat and accessing the EmigrantBay area is a lot of fun and the fishing can be great back there.  The Dam area as well as the Spillway area tend to fish well for all of the stockers that have been put in lately and a lot of them are huge!

Red Lake Fishing Report- Float tube the upper end for best results.  San Juan Worms hung under an indicator with a Copper John or Blood Midge Dropper will work well.  Trolling Buggers will take a few as well.  Try the Dam Area during the evenings for fish rising to Para Adams if you can keep them away from the Bats!

Silver Lake fishing report- Lots of fish have been stocked lately and the bite has been on.  Blood Midges, Buggers and Leech Patterns are the diet.  Look for fish rising to the Blood Midge on the back side of the lake or fish a Para Adams late in the day.

Spooner Lake Fishing Report- Open and fishing well with Leeches and Blood Midges.  Fish a varied strip from really slow to erratic and fast.  You need a float tube for best access due to weed beds. 

Marlette Lake Fishing Report- Opened on the 15th of July!  With the warmer conditions look for fish early in the day or fish deep in the middle!

Get out and fish, the season never ends around here!

 

Marlette Lake OPEN

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports — Jeremy Wright at 5:39 pm on Thursday, July 25, 2013

As of July 15th, Marlette Lake is open. If you’re looking for something different to do while you’re in the Lake Tahoe area, go check it out. Beautiful hike or bike ride, not a lot of people and some really good flyfishing. Big brookies, cutthroat and rainbow trout are eating dries and nymphs with some good streamer action as well. Dawn and dusk are prime time, like the rest of the Tahoe area right now due to the hot weather. Grab your rods, go for a nice hike and catch some fish in a pristine, backcountry alpine lake.

Hot water in the Sierras/Tahoe/Truckee watersheds

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports — Jeremy Wright at 2:15 pm on Monday, July 22, 2013

It’s been pretty warm lately here in Lake Tahoe and the surrounding areas. With that the water temps in the Truckee, East Carson, West Carson, East Walker and West Walker are getting pretty hot mid day. If you think about it carry a thermometer to check water temps, once its near 68, you should really think about calling it a day. The oxygen level in the water gets low and the trout just can’t recover from the fight at those high temps. So, if you’re out fishing the Tahoe/Truckee/Eastern Sierras this summer please be aware of the temps and let the fish live to fight another day. Thanks.

Truckee Tahoe Fly Fishing Guide Report for The Truckee River and Little Truckee River, The East Carson River and West Carson River, East Walker River and West Walker River, and many Tahoe area Stillwaters. Updated for July 16th, 2013!

Filed under: General Topics,Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — victor at 3:59 pm on Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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East Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flowing at 100+ CFS

The catch and release section Below Hangman’s Bridge:  Prime time on the East Carson River!  The flows are low and the fish are looking up, the further downstream you get the better.  The PMD’s, Caddis, Yellow Sallies and Stones have been coming off throughout the day.  The evening hatch has been the best with PMD’s and Caddis.  The fish seem to move quite a bit and are not always in the same places as the week before, look for them in faster water as things warm up.  Tricos will be early this year so look for them!  Mid Day fishing has been tough due to the high water temps, look for fish in the shaded areas.

Above Hangman’s Bridge:  Fishing well from Hangman’s Bridge up to the Highway 4 Bridge.  Look for areas where the stocking truck can get to and there should be fish!  Hatches have been good with PMD’s, Caddis, Little Yellow Sallies, Stones and Ants.  Fish a Stimulator with a dropper Nymph or pull a Bugger for best results.  The Resort areas as well as the Campgrounds have been good.  Look for fish above the Highway Four Bridge as well and if you want more of a wild trout experience fish above Wolf Creek in the Backcountry!

West Carson River Fishing Report – Flows are 24+ CFS running clear

The Pocket Water sections in the Canyon are fishing the best from about Sorenson’s down stream to the Woodfords area.  The meadow has been good but with the lower flows the fish tend to be spooky.  There is a lot of Little Cutthroat in the system with a few bigger Rainbows planted by Alpine County.  PMD’s, Yellow Sallies and Caddis as well as Beetles and Ants on the surface.  Subsurface: Copper Johns, Flashback PT’s, Yellow Sally Nymphs and Buggers.  The Blue Lakes road area can be a lot of fun for smaller fish!

West Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 75+ CFS 

Start up high and fish the cooler waters.  Buggers, Stones and attractor Nymphs will do best. Caddis patterns and Attractor dries will take a few fish.  Look for areas close to the road where they tend to stock for best results. Great area to catch Big fish!

The Nevada sections can be fun and stay open all year.   Try The Hoye Canyon section above Wellington or the Wilson Canyon section below SmithValley.  Streamers or Mouse Patterns are worth a try. Another fun fishery is the Tube below Topaz Lake which can hold some pretty nice fish as well as stockers from NDOW. The flows will vary with storms and usually fishes well on cloudy days.

East Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 75+ CFS and fluctuating due to this low water year.

CA section:  Look for lower flows this Summer and a lot of fluctuation.  The ranchers will have to be watching the water flows closely because of low snow pack and minor run-off.  Fishing should stay good through the month of July until the temps get to high.  The fish don’t seem to be bothered by the fluctuating flows.  They just like to eat! Tricos have started and the fish will get on them in the meadow sections.  Midges, Micro Caddis, Caddis and PMD’s.  Dries have been fun and should continue with Caddis, PMD’s and Stones working the best.  Once the water temps hit 68 or so you should quit fishing and some days that happens as early as 10 am.  No sense killing fish by over fighting them on a warm water day.

Nevada section:  Mornings with Hoppers and droppers but leave it alone after about 9 or 10 am when the water temps start killing fish! 

Little Truckee River Fishing Report- Flows are 40+ CFS.

The PMD’s have been pretty good and the Rusty Spinner doing well at the end of the day.  Hoppers have been stating earlier than usual and will start to take a few fish!  Dry fly is the name of the game although Nymphs will take fish but where is the fun in that?  Mid day fishing is good and evenings are even better.   As usual, watch for crowds and fish the whole river!

Truckee River (Ca) Fishing Report- 400+ in town and 500 plus below Boca. Flows are variable but good.

Above the 267 Bridge:  Flows are in prime shape and the fishing is good.  Look for Yellow Sallies, Stones, Caddis, PMD’s and Hoppers.  The evening hatches of Caddis have been wonderful until dark!  Streamers will take a fish or two as well especially early or late in the day and the Bigger the better!   

Year round section (CA) below 267 Bridge:  As the upper sections, the flows are great for this time of the year and should stay that way for the month of July into August.  Early Hoppers, Golden Stones, PMDs, Yellow Sallies, Caddis and Crawdad imitations.  The dry fly fishing has been great some days and the Nymphing good.  The Glenshire area, below Prosser Creek and just above the Boca inlet has been good.  Surprisingly the fishing in the Herschdale area has been good as well even with the higher flows.  The word is the canyon section has been great with Caddis into the evenings.  Look for fish in the heavy water that holds more Oxygen…

Truckee River (Nv) Fishing Report:  Looks like the flows should stay pretty good with the best fishing being west of Reno.   Crawdads, Stones and Attractor Nymphs will work under an indicator. The upper sections have been good with dries and dry dropper rigs.  Flows are still good for floating if you get the chance. It is amazing how many miles of the Truckee are fishing well these days, spread out and fish them all!

Tahoe Area Stillwaters: July 16th, 2013

Pyramid Lake- The stories are that the fish are bigger this year but not as many as past years.  Done until next season!

Indian Creek Reservoir – Fishing has been doing well with Buggers, Calibaetis, Damsels and Blood Midges.  Look for the evenings when the wind dies down for some good action on the surface with Blood Midges and Damsel Nymphs. Buggers in Black, Olive and or Brown have been working well.  Float tubing gives you the best opportunity and the shallow end seems to fish the best this time of year. 

Caples LakeThings have been getting better lately with quite a few fish being taken around the Woods Creek Area.  Big ugly dries or pulling streamers are your best bet.  Renting a boat and accessing the Emigrant Bay area is a lot of fun and the fishing can be great back there.  The Dam area as well as the Spillway tend to fish well for all of the stockers that have been put in lately and a lot of them are huge!

Red Lake Fishing Report- Float tube the upper end for best results.  San Juan Worms hung under an indicator with a Copper John or Blood Midge Dropper will work well.  Trolling Buggers will take a few as well.  Try the Dam Area during the evenings for fish rising to Para Adams if you can keep them away from the Bats!

Silver Lake fishing report- Lots of fish have been stocked lately and the bite has been on.  Blood Midges, Buggers and Leech Patterns are the diet.  Look for fish rising to the Blood Midge on the back side of the lake or fish a Para Adams late in the day.

Spooner Lake Fishing Report- Open and fishing well with Leeches and Blood Midges.  Fish a varied strip from really slow to erratic and fast.  You need a float tube for best access but shore fishing can be productive around the dam area.  As the water warms you will need to be in a boat due to heavy weed beds.

Marlette Lake Fishing Report- Opened on the 15th!  With the warmer conditions look for fish early in the day or fish deep in the middle!

Get out and fish, the season never ends around here!

 

Lake Tahoe Area/Carson Rivers fishing well

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports — Jeremy Wright at 2:17 pm on Sunday, June 30, 2013

I’ve been out on the West Carson the last few evenings and the dry fly fishing has been outstanding. Alpine County came through and stocked the West Carson with some hogs as well which keeps the fishing interesting. Crowds haven’t been to bad and the weather has been great. Hope to see you out there.

Truckee Tahoe Fly Fishing Guide Report for The Truckee River and Little Truckee River, The East Carson River and West Carson River, East Walker River and West Walker River, and many Tahoe area Stillwaters. Updated for June 25, 2013!

Filed under: Lake Reports,River Reports — victor at 8:02 pm on Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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East Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flowing at 200+ CFS

The catch and release section Below Hangman’s Bridge:  Prime time on the East Carson River!  The flows are perfect and the fish are looking up, the further downstream you get the better.  The PMD’s, Drakes, Caddis, Yellow Sallies and Stones have been coming off throughout the day.  The evening hatch has been the best with PMD’s.  The fish seem to move quite a bit and are not always in the same places as the week before, look for them in faster water as things warm up.

Above Hangman’s Bridge:  Fishing well from Hangman’s Bridge up to the Highway 4 Bridge.  Look for areas where the stocking truck can get to and there should be fish!  Hatches have been good with PMD’s, Caddis, Little Yellow Sallies, Stones and Ants.  Fish a Stimulator with a dropper Nymph or pull a Bugger for best results.  The Resort area as well as the Campgrounds have been good.  Look for fish above the Highway four Bridge as well and if you want more of a wild trout experience fish above WolfCreek in the Backcountry!

West Carson River Fishing Report – Flows are 40+ CFS running clear

Perfect shape for now but expect the flows to subside soon which could make for tough fishing.  The Pocket Water sections in the Canyon are fishing the best from about Sorenson’s down stream to the Woodfords area.  The meadow has been good but with the lower flows the fish tend to be spooky.  There is a lot of Little Cutthroat in the system with a few bigger Rainbows planted by Alpine County.  PMD’s, Yellow Sallies and a few Green Drakes as well as Beetles and Ants on the surface.  Subsurface: Copper Johns, Flashback PT’s, Yellow Sally Nymphs and Buggers.  The BlueLakes road area can be a lot of fun for smaller fish!

West Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 400+ CFS 

Still kind of on the high side but fishing well.  Start up high and fish the lower flows.  Buggers, Glow Bugs, Stones and attractor Nymphs will do best. Caddis are starting to show and will take a few fish.  Look for areas close to the road where they tend to stock for best results. Great area to catch Big fish!

The Nevada sections can be fun and stay open all year.   Try The Hoye Canyon section above Wellington or the WilsonCanyon section below SmithValley.  Streamers or Mouse Patterns are worth a try. Another fun fishery is the Tube below TopazLake which can hold some pretty nice fish as well as stockers from NDOW. The flows will vary with storms and usually fishes well on cloudy days.

East Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 75+ CFS and fluctuating due to this low water year.

CA section:  Look for lower flows this Summer and a lot of fluctuation.  The ranchers will have to be watching the water flows closely because of low snow pack and minor run-off.  Fishing should stay good through the month of June and into July until the temps get to high.  The fish don’t seem to be bothered by the fluctuating flows.  They just like to eat!  Midges, Micro Caddis, Caddis and PMD’s.  Dries have been fun and should continue with Caddis, PMD’s and Stones working the best.  Dries will be mainly early in the morning with Nymphing working best towards the middle of the day.  Once the water temps hit 68 or so you should quit fishing and some days that happens as early as 10 am.  No sense killing fish by over fighting them on a warm water day.

Nevada section: The Rosachi ranch is fishing well. Mornings and evenings will be best as the temperatures rise.  Attractor dries used as an indicator will fool them now and again with a dropper Caddis nymph. Stonefly and Hopper imitations will still take fish!  With the low flows this will not be the summer to fish the Rosachi past about the end of June.  Get it while it is good then give it a rest! 

Little Truckee River Fishing Report- Flows are 200+ CFS.

With these flows the fishing has been good but tough.  The Drakes have been popping and the fish have been keying on them, no way to tell how long that will last.  The PMD’s have been pretty good as well with the Rusty Spinner doing well at the end of the day.  Beetles and Ants will still take a fish even when the hatch is on.  Dry fly is the name of the game although Nymphs will take fish but where is the fun in that?  Mid day fishing is good and evenings are even better.   As usual, watch for crowds and fish the whole river!

Truckee River (Ca) Fishing Report- 400+ in town and 700 plus below Boca. Flows are variable but good.

Above the 267 Bridge:  Flows are in prime shape and the fishing is good.  Look for Yellow Sallies, Stones, Caddis,  PMD’s and Green Drakes.  The evening hatches of Caddis have been wonderful until dark!  Streamers will take a fish or two as well especially early or late in the day.     

Year round section (CA) below 267 Bridge:  As the upper sections, the flows are great for this time of the year and should stay that way for the month of June into July.  Golden Stones, PMDs, Yellow Sallies, Caddis, Green Drakes and Crawdad imitations.  The dry fly fishing has been great some days and the Nymphing good.  The Glenshire area, Below Prosser Creek and just above the Boca inlet have been good.  Surprisingly the fishing in the Herschdale area has been good as well even with the higher flows.  The word is the canyon section has been great with Caddis into the evenings.

Truckee River (Nv) Fishing Report:  Looks like the flows should stay pretty good with the best fishing being west of Reno.   Crawdads, Stones and Attractor Nymphs will work under an indicator. The upper sections have been good with dries and dry dropper rigs.  Flows are still good for floating if you get the chance. It is amazing how many miles of the Truckee are fishing well these days, spread out and fish them all!

Tahoe Area Stillwaters: June 25, 2013

Pyramid Lake- The stories are that the fish are bigger this year but not as many as past years.  Done until next season!

Indian Creek Reservoir – Fishing has been doing well with Buggers, Calibaetis, Damsels and Blood Midges.  Look for the evenings when the wind dies down for some good action on the surface with Blood Midges and Damsel Nymphs. Buggers in Black, Olive and or Brown have been working well.  Float tubing gives you the best opportunity and the shallow end seems to fish the best this time of year. 

Caples LakeThings have been getting better lately with quite a few fish being taken around the Woods Creek Area.  Big ugly dries or pulling streamers are your best bet.  Renting a boat and accessing the Emigrant bay area is a lot of fun and the fishing can be great back there.  The Dam area as well as the Spillway tend to fish well for all of the stockers that have been put in lately and  a lot of them are huge!

Red Lake Fishing Report- Float tube the upper end for best results.  San Juan Worms hung under an indicator with a Copper John or Blood Midge Dropper will work well.  Trolling Buggers will take a few as well.  Try the Dam Area during the evenings for fish rising to Para Adams if you can keep them away from the Bats!

Silver Lake fishing report- Lots of fish have been stocked lately and the bite has been on.  Blood Midges, Buggers and Leech Patterns are the diet.  Look for fish rising to the Blood Midge on the back side of the lake or fish a Para Adams late in the day.

Spooner Lake Fishing Report- Open and fishing well with Leeches and Blood Midges.  Fish a varied strip from really slow to erratic and fast.  You need a float tube for best access but shore fishing can be productive around the dam area.  As the water warms you will need to be in a boat due to heavy weed beds.

Marlette Lake Fishing Report- Closed for the season

Get out and fish, the season never ends around here!

 

Truckee Tahoe Fly Fishing Guide Report for The Truckee River and Little Truckee River, The East Carson River and West Carson River, East Walker River and West Walker River, and many Tahoe area Stillwaters. Updated for June, 2013!

Filed under: Uncategorized — victor at 3:43 pm on Thursday, May 30, 2013

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East Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flowing at 400+ CFS and fluctuating with storms and continued run-off.

The catch and release section below Hangman’s Bridge:  It is time to hit the C & R section.  The flows are now low enough to wade and access is good.  Streamers, Stoneflies and Big Mayflies until the flows come down.  Full sinking lines for streamer fishing works well and keeps your flies on the bottom where the fish are hanging.  As the water clears start fishing Stonefly dries as well as smaller Mayflies on the surface.  Caddis will be just around the corner.

Above Hangman’s Bridge:  Stocked for the Memorial weekend and should continue with stockings for the near future.  Great for beginners and those that like to get up to speed on technique!  These fish love the Bugger and will eat Glow Bugs and Attractor Nymphs as well.  Copper Johns are a favorite as well as Black Stonefly Nymphs. Should fish well in the EbbettsPassBridge area and around the Campgrounds.  Look for fish near any bridge and or any hole close to the road.  As long as the water color isn’t mud, it should fish pretty well!

West Carson River Fishing Report – Flows are 100+ CFS running clear

Should fish well for the stockers fishing for them near any of the bridges from Woodfords up to the Blue lakes road area.  Stones, Egg Patterns and Buggers as well as larger Copper Johns.  If you can’t find fish, try the canyon section wherever there is tougher access and the fish should be there. It has been a good season so far and should continue to be throughout the month of June!

West Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 400+ CFS 

Still kind of on the high side but fishing well.  Start up high and fish the lower flows.  Buggers, Glow Bugs, Stones and attractor Nymphs will do best. Caddis are starting to show and will take a few fish.  Look for areas close to the road where they tend to stock for best results.

The Nevada sections can be fun and stay open all year.   Try The Hoye Canyon section above Wellington or the WilsonCanyon section below SmithValley.  Streamers or Mouse Patterns are worth a try. Another fun fishery is the Tube below TopazLake which can hold some pretty nice fish as well as stockers from NDOW. The flows will vary with storms and usually fishes well on cloudy days.

East Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 60+ CFS and fluctuating due to this low water year.

CA section:  Look for lower flows this Spring and a lot of fluctuation.  The ranchers will have to be watching the water flows closely because of low snow pack and minor run-off.  Fishing should stay good through the month of June and the fish don’t seem to be bothered by the fluctuating flows.  They just like to eat!  Midges, Micro Caddis, Caddis and PMDs.  Dries have been fun and should continue with Caddis, PMDs and Stones working the best.

Nevada section: The Rosachi ranch is fishing well. Mornings and evenings will be best as the temperatures rise.  Attractor dries used as an indicator will fool them now and again with a dropper Caddis nymph. Stonefly imitations will still take a few fish until the Hoppers fill in!  With the low flows this will not be the summer to fish the Rosachi past about the middle of June.  Get it while it is good then give it a rest! 

Little Truckee River Fishing Report- Flows are 240+ CFS.

Now that the flows have come down the fishing has been good for bigger fish but you need you’re A Game to get them.  Please stay away from the spawning fish which should start to subside as we get further in to June if not already.  Baetis/BWO, March Browns, Beetles/Ants, PMDs and Midges will still take a few fish.  Watch for crowds!

Truckee River (Ca) Fishing Report- 190+ in town and 700 plus below Boca. Flows are variable but good.

Above the 267 Bridge:  Flows are in prime shape and the fishing is good.  Look for Ants, Stones, March Browns, PMDs with the occasional Baetis still around.  Green Drakes should be any day now and with these flows the Drake fishing should be awesome.  The campground areas tend to produce some nice fish with Nymphs as well as the town sections.

Year round section (CA) below 267 Bridge:  As the upper sections, the flows are great for this time of the year and should stay that way for the month of June.  Golden Stones, PMDs, March Browns, Ants with the occasional Baetis still around.  The dry fly fishing has been decent some days and the Nymphing good.  The Glenshire area, Below Prosser Creek and just above the Boca inlet have been good.  Surprisingly the fishing in the Herschdale area has been good as well even with the higher flows.

Truckee River (Nv) Fishing Report:  The flows are still doable for now from Stateline to the East Truckee.  Crawdads, Stones and Attractor Nymphs will work under an indicator. The upper sections have been good with dries and dry dropper rigs.  Flows are still good for floating if you get the chance. It is amazing how many miles of the Truckee are fishing well these days, spread out and fish them all!

Tahoe Area Stillwaters: June, 2013

Pyramid Lake- The stories are that the fish are bigger this year but not as many as past years.  Indicator fishing has been strong with rumor of a 20 pound fish on Chironomids.  Fish early and late or on windy days for best success. If you have been waiting to catch your 10# plus, this is the year to spend the time out there.  As we get towards the beginning of June the fishing will taper off.

Indian Creek Reservoir – Fishing has been doing well with Buggers and Blood Midges mainly.  Look for the evenings when the wind dies down for some good action on the surface with Blood Midges. Buggers in Black, Olive and or Brown have been working well.  Float tubing gives you the best opportunity and the shallow end seems to fish the best this time of year.  Look for Blood Midges!

Caples Lake: Completely thawed and the fishing has been good.  Fish the Spillway, Dam or at Woods Creek Inlet.  Renting a boat and accessing the Emigrant bay area is a lot of fun and the fishing can be great back there.  Streamers work the best until the Calibaetis hatch starts sometime soon.

Red Lake Fishing Report- Float tube the upper end for best results.  San Juan Worms hung under an indicator with a Copper John or Blood Midge Dropper will work well.  Trolling Buggers will take a few as well.

Silver Lake fishing report- Thawed and ready to fish!  Blood Midges, Buggers and Leech Patterns are the diet.  Look for fish rising to the Blood Midge on the back side of the lake.

Spooner Lake Fishing Report- Open and fishing well with Leeches and Blood Midges.  Fish a varied strip from really slow to erratic and fast.  You need a float tube for best access but shore fishing can be productive around the dam area.

Marlette Lake Fishing Report- Closed for the season

Get out and fish, the season never ends around here!

 

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