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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 December, 2012!

Filed under: Uncategorized — victor at 4:13 pm on Thursday, November 29, 2012

East Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flowing at 40+ CFS and fluctuating with storms. December, 2012

Above Hangman’s Bridge   Closed until Spring…

The catch and release section below Hangman’s Bridge:  Open for Winter fishing which will be somewhat difficult until the March timeframe.  If anything, Midges and Baetis will be the diet with the occasional streamer bite on warmer days. 

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  

West Carson River Fishing Report – Closed until Spring…

West Walker River Fishing Report- Currently flows are variable but fishable. 

TheNevadasections can be fun and stay open all year.  Try The Hoye Canyon section aboveWellingtonor theWilsonCanyon section belowSmithValley.  Another fun fishery is the Tube belowTopazLakewhich 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. Mostly Midges and Baetis throughout the winter months.  Streamer fishing will get them moving on warm days! 

East Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 20+ CFS.  December, 2012

CA section:  Flows are at Winter minimums with Midges and Baetis on the menu.  Pattern sizes have gone back to 20s and 22s to keep it interesting.  On occasion the fish will eat off of the surface but don’t count on it for now.  Cloudy days are worth a look! Otherwise down and dirty in the buckets.

Nevada section: The Rosachi ranch is fishing well and you do not have to be there at the crack of dawn. Best fishing is during the middle part of the day.  Small Baetis nymphs and midge pupae are working well with the occasional dry take.  Attractor dries used as an indicator will fool them now and again.  

 Guides Available call (530-541-8208

Little Truckee River Fishing Report- Flows are 100+ CFS. December, 2012

Still plenty of fish in the system with browns doing their thing.  Look for fish on the rise if you can get up the road.  Otherwise get your snow machines ready for winter access.  Midges most of the Winter with occasional Baetis. 

Guides Available call (530-541-8208)  

Truckee River (Ca) Fishing Report- Flows are variable.

Above the 267 Bridge:  Closed for the winter!

Year round section (CA) below 267 Bridge.    Hit and miss fishing all winter long.  Access will depend on snow coverage.  Midges Mostly all Winter and looking for Baetis on Cloudy days. 

Truckee River (Nv) Fishing Report:  The lower the better as we get deeper into Winter.  Look for good days when the air temps hit 45F or better.  Midges, Baetis and Streamers!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Learn it and Love it!  We will be doing a limited amount of float trips on the Truckee this Winter, please call for details.

Tahoe Area Stillwaters: Oct. 15, 2012

Pyramid Lake-  Open and fishing fairly well but mostly from boats and float tubes.   Some fish have been caught fishing from shore and a few big ones as well which is great for early season fishing!  The fish are eating the Chubs so look for pods of bait fish and throw streamers to match!  Indicator fishing has also started with rumor of a 20 pound fish on a Chironomid.

Indian Creek Reservoir – There are still plenty of fish in Indian Creek and they have stocked again! Buggers in Black, Olive and or Brown have been working well. Check for Ice as we get deeper into the month of December.

Caples Lake:   Fishing fairly well with snow around the edges.  Look for it to freeze sometime in early December.  Ice Fishing should start towards the end of December.

 

Red Lake Fishing Report- Still fishing but should freeze soon and be ready for Ice Fishing by the middle of December.

 

Silver Lake fishing report- Silver is fishing similarly to Caples.  Fish from a boat or floatation device and cast toward shore with slow retrieves of streamers and small nymphs. Ice fishing sometime in December!

Spooner Lake Fishing Report- Done for the winter.

Marlette Lake Fishing Report- Closed

Blue Lakes Fishing Report-   Closed for the season

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

TRINITY RIVER STEELHEAD READY TO GO!

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports — Peter at 5:40 pm on Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Trinity River steelhead fishing is on tap and should only get better.I just returned from a few days floating the Trinity River and we had good fishing,steelhead,salmon and brown trout were on the bite.Fish are eating swung flies and flies under an indicator.With some weather in the forcast it should only get better as the rain helps bring in more fish and moves them around.I will be starting my season of guiding on the Trinity River November 1st and have some prime dates available.My November and December special two full consecutive days of drift boat fishing only $700.00 and includes tackle flies and a good lunch.Trips do not include shuttles and gratuity,licenses or steelhead cards.Please Call me at (530) 318-7073 for available dates.Indian Creek lodge is my reccomended lodge,check out the Drift,Dine and Stay pakage starting at $950.00 for two days float fishing two nites lodging and $50.00 in dinner certificates for the La Grange Cafe or Johnsons Steak House based on double occup.and availability and ask for Peter Santley to be your guide.Call me and book a trip or e-mail peter@tahoeflyfishing.com.

Thank you,

Peter Santley TFFO

(530) 318-7073
Thank you,
Peter Santley TFFO

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 October 15th, 2012!

Filed under: Uncategorized — victor at 5:56 pm on Monday, October 15, 2012

East Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flowing at 33+ CFS.  Oct. 15, 2012

Above Hangman’s Bridge   This section is fishing great .  Small nymphs to imitate tricos and baetis with an October Caddis or the occasional attractor nymph are the best bets.

The catch and release section below Hangman’s Bridge  Is finally fishing again.  The landslide really made things difficult for awhile.   The water is low, but you definitely know where the fish are.  Small mayfly nymphs and October Caddis imitations are working.  Covering water with a stimulator or October Caddis will bring the occasional fish to the surface.  Try to stay out of the water as the mud on the edges clouds up the water whenever stepped in.  In the areas where there is faster moving water the silt is minimal and wading does not affect the clarity.  

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  

West Carson River Fishing Report – Currently at 12+ CFS and stable.

The West Carson River is tough but fishable.  Stealth is the key with fish hiding during the midday hours.   The river has been stocked, fish are being caught Nymphing: S J worms, Stoneflies and Copper Johns and on Streamers: White, Black Buggers, White Muddy Buddies.  Fish the sections around the bridges which are where the fish will be congregating after being dumped from a truck!   Fish the pocket water to get away from other anglers.  It fishes great with just another 10 cfs in it, watch for those days on the usgs web site.

West Walker River Fishing Report- Currently flows are at 20+ CFS. 

The California sections along hwy 395 are fishing okay with stealth as are the sections above the highway.  Lots of fish have been planted which makes for a lot of targets.  The flows are pretty stable and the fishing good near typical stocking areas.  There is hopper fishing to be had on windy days.  The dry fly fishing has slowed but there are some October Caddis and grasshoppers around. 

The Nevada sections can be fun and stay open all year.  Try The Hoye Canyon section above Wellington or the Wilson Canyon section below Smith Valley.  Another fun fishery is the Tube below Topaz Lake which can hold some pretty nice fish as well as stockers from NDOW. They have dropped the flows in this section and the water has cleared.  

East Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 33+ CFS. Oct. 15, 2012

CA section:  The “mile” has cooled down a little so the fishing has improved.  The menu has gone back to 20s and 22s to keep it interesting.  Hoppers will catch fish as well.  There are some mayflies around, look on the edges for the occasional riser.   

Nevada section: The Rosachi ranch is fishing well and you do not have to be there at the crack of dawn, now.  On the hotter days, fishing will be better early as the water in Bridgeport reservoir warms quickly because there isn’t very much of it.  Small Baetis nymphs and midge pupae are working.  Large attractor dries are still turning heads as well.

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  We have been guiding and fishing the EW quite a bit lately and producing numerous fish days!

Little Truckee River Fishing Report- Flows are 45+ CFS. Oct. 15, 2012

Tough fishing because of the algae bloom and having to clean your nymphs nearly every cast.  We are waiting for the Baetis hatch to kick in so that we can get back on the surface again.  Look for big fish behind the Kokanee in the next few weeks.  

Guides Available call (530-541-8208)  

Truckee River (Ca) Fishing Report- Oct. 15, 2012 Flows are 150 cfs.

Open above the 267 Bridge.  There is less water now and mayfly hatches in the evenings should bring fish to the surface in the slower sections.  The water temps are holding when the nights are cool. Hoppers are moving!

Year round section below 267.    The flows have come down and fishing has been great.  Hopper dropper rigs are working and the fishing is starting to extend beyond the normal early shut off.  Some days are on fire and some are tough.  The water temps are holding.. Fish with small mayfly nymphs, pheasant tails, caddis pupae and smaller streamers. The pocket water is fishable, but interesting wading still.   

Truckee River (Nv) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee in Nevada are much higher than the upper river and making for decent fishing on the cooler days.  Early morning fishery, pmd and stone hatches.  Afternoons and evenings have been producing fish with Crawdad patterns and small nymphs. 

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Learn it and Love it!  We will be doing a limited amount of float trips on the Truckee this Summer, please call for details.

Tahoe Area Stillwaters: Oct. 15, 2012

Pyramid Lake-  Open and fishing fairly well but mostly from boats and float tubes.   Some fish have been caught fishing from shore and a few bigs ones as well which is great for early season fishing!  the fish are eating the Chubs so look for pods of bait fish and throw streamers to match!

Indian Creek Reservoir – There are still plenty of fish in Indian Creek and they have stocked again! Buggers in Black, Olive and or Brown have been working well. Damsels, Blood Midges and Calibaetis as well.  Fish in the channels among the weed beds.

Caples Lake – Fishing has become better with the cooler overnight temps.  There is a great midge hatch in the mornings and some nice fish eating them on some days, just not everyday.  Sinking lines are working the best in and around rocky areas.  Look for the inlet area to fish well as well as a few spots around the dams.  Streamers, Streamers and more Streamers.   A small nymph or lake nymph trailer will increase your odds.  Rent a boat at Caples Lake Resort for a fun experience and fish the Emigrant Bay area.  Fish will also eat the Big Terrestrial especially with rubber legs! Fish the middle of the day for good sight fishing just don’t expect numerous fish but when you do see one it is usually big!

Red Lake Fishing Report- Red is fishing okay with periods of bite during the day and better without a gale force wind.  An intermediate line with a Woolly Bugger and small nymph trailer is your best bet.  You can also do slow wind drifts with an indicator on Red and be productive.  There is a bloom right now and we are waiting for the lake to turn and it will improve!

Silver Lake fishing report- Silver is fishing similarly to Caples.  Fish from a boat or floatation device and cast toward shore with slow retrieves of streamers and small nymphs. 

Spooner Lake Fishing Report- There are numerous fish in the lake!  Walk the shore and look for moving nymphs and put your fly in there.  Leeches, Buggers, Blood Midges and Worms will work the best!  Float tubing is the way to go.  I think Spooner Lake has some of the best Stillwater fishing in the Central Sierra and the opportunity to catch a Tiger Trout!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208). 

Marlette Lake Fishing Report- Closed

Blue Lakes Fishing Report-   Fishing has been slow.  There are some fish around the dam.  Sinking lines and small woolly buggers are the way to go.

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

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 September 29th, 2012!

Filed under: Uncategorized — victor at 4:06 pm on Saturday, September 29, 2012

East Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flowing at 33+ CFS.  Sept. 29, 2012

Above Hangman’s Bridge   This section is fishing great .  Small nymphs to imitate tricos and baetis with an October Caddis or the occasional attractor nymph are the best bets.

The catch and release section below Hangman’s Bridge  Is finally fishing again.  The landslide really made things difficult for awhile.   The water is low, but you definitely know where the fish are.  Small mayfly nymphs and October Caddis imitations are working.  Covering water with a stimulator or October Caddis will bring the occasional fish to the surface.  Try to stay out of the water as the mud on the edges clouds up the water whenever stepped in.  In the areas where there is faster moving water the silt is minimal and wading does not affect the clarity.  

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  

West Carson River Fishing Report – Currently at 12+ CFS and stable.

The West Carson River is tough but fishable.  Stealth is the key with fish hiding during the midday hours.   The river has been stocked, fish are being caught Nymphing: S J worms, Stoneflies and Copper Johns and on Streamers: White, Black Buggers, White Muddy Buddies.  Fish the sections around the bridges which are where the fish will be congregating after being dumped from a truck!   Fish the pocket water to get away from other anglers.  It fishes great with just another 10 cfs in it, watch for those days on the usgs web site.

West Walker River Fishing Report- Currently flows are at 28+ CFS. 

The California sections along hwy 395 are fishing well as are the sections above the highway.  Lots of fish have been planted which makes for a good time for those that like an easier fishery!  The flows are pretty stable and the fishing good near typical stocking areas.  There is hopper fishing to be had on windy days.  The dry fly fishing has slowed but there are some October Caddis and grasshoppers around. 

The Nevada sections can be fun and stay open all year.  Try The Hoye Canyon section above Wellington or the Wilson Canyon section below Smith Valley.  Another fun fishery is the Tube below Topaz Lake which can hold some pretty nice fish as well as stockers from NDOW. They have dropped the flows in this section and the water has cleared.  There are some hatches in the evenings through the whole lower river right now. 

East Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 90+ CFS. Sept. 29, 2012

CA section:  The “mile” has cooled down a little so the fishing has improved.  The menu has gone back to 20s and 22s to keep it interesting.  Hoppers will catch fish as well.  There is a caddis hatch in the eves and even if you do not see rises, the fish will still eat them.   

Nevada section: The Rosachi ranch is fishing well and you do not have to be there at the crack of dawn, now.  On the hotter days, fishing will be better early as the water in Bridgeport reservoir warms quickly because there isn’t very much of it.  Small Baetis nymphs and midge pupae are working.  Large attractor dries are still turning heads as well.

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  We have been guiding and fishing the EW quite a bit lately and producing numerous fish days!

Little Truckee River Fishing Report- Flows are 45+ CFS.  Sept. 29, 2012

Tough fishing because of the algae bloom and having to clean your nymphs nearly every cast.  We are waiting for the Baetis hatch to kick in so that we can get back on the surface again.  Look for big fish behind the Kokanee in the next few weeks.  

Guides Available call (530-541-8208)  

Truckee River (Ca) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee are above 143+ CFS near the town of Truckee and 477+ CFS below Boca Bridge.  Sept. 29, 2012

Open above the 267 Bridge.  There is less water now and mayfly hatches in the evenings should bring fish to the surface in the slower sections.  The water temps are holding when the nights are cool. Hoppers are moving!

Year round section below 267.    The flows have come down and fishing has been great.  Hopper dropper rigs are working and the fishing is starting to extend beyond the normal early shut off.  Some days are on fire and some are tough.  The water temps are holding on days under 80 degrees. Fish with small mayfly nymphs, pheasant tails, caddis pupae and smaller streamers. The pocket water is fishable, but interesting wading still.   

Truckee River (Nv) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee in Nevada are much higher than the upper river and making for decent fishing on the cooler days.  Early morning fishery, pmd and stone hatches.  Afternoons and evenings have been producing fish with Crawdad patterns and small nymphs. 

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Learn it and Love it!  We will be doing a limited amount of float trips on the Truckee this Summer, please call for details.

Tahoe Area Stillwaters:  Sept. 29, 2012

Pyramid Lake-  Closed June 30th.

Indian Creek Reservoir – There are still plenty of fish in Indian Creek and they have stocked again! Buggers in Black, Olive and or Brown have been working well. Damsels, Blood Midges and Calibaetis as well.  Fish in the channels among the weed beds.

Caples Lake – Fishing has become better with the cooler overnight temps.  There is a great midge hatch in the mornings and some nice fish eating them on some days, just not everyday.  Sinking lines are working the best in and around rocky areas.  Look for the inlet area to fish well as well as a few spots around the dams.  Streamers, Streamers and more Streamers.   A small nymph or lake nymph trailer will increase your odds.  Rent a boat at Caples Lake Resort for a fun experience and fish the Emigrant Bay area.  Fish will also eat the Big Terrestrial especially with rubber legs! Fish the middle of the day for good sight fishing just don’t expect numerous fish but when you do see one it is usually big!

Red Lake Fishing Report- Red is fishing okay with periods of bite during the day and better without a gale force wind.  An intermediate line with a Woolly Bugger and small nymph trailer is your best bet.  You can also do slow wind drifts with an indicator on Red and be productive.  There is a bloom right now and we are waiting for the lake to turn and it will improve!

Silver Lake fishing report- Silver is fishing similarly to Caples.  Fish from a boat or floatation device and cast toward shore with slow retrieves of streamers and small nymphs. 

Spooner Lake Fishing Report- There are numerous fish in the lake!  Walk the shore and look for moving nymphs and put your fly in there.  Leeches, Buggers, Blood Midges and Worms will work the best!  Float tubing is the way to go.  I think Spooner Lake has some of the best Stillwater fishing in the Central Sierra and the opportunity to catch a Tiger Trout!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208). 

Marlette Lake Fishing Report- Fishing  well with Callibaetis, Terrestrials, Leeches and Damsels!

Blue Lakes Fishing Report-   Fishing has been slow.  There are some fish around the dam.  Sinking lines and small woolly buggers are the way to go.

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 September 10th, 2012!

Filed under: Uncategorized — victor at 1:31 pm on Monday, September 10, 2012

Fishing Report for the Truckee River and Little Truckee River, East Walker River and West Walker River, West Carson and East Carson Rivers, and many Tahoe area Stillwaters. Updated, September 10th, 2012!  

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 37+ CFS.  Sept. 10, 2012

Above Hangman’s Bridge   This section is fishing great.  Small nymphs to imitate tricos and baetis with the occasional attractor nymph are the best bets.

The catch and release section below Hangman’s Bridge  is still off color and loaded with silt after a landslide earlier in the summer.  If you fish try not to walk in where you want to fish as the silt clouds up your hole and even the holes below you if there is any back eddy to it at all.  There is a great trico hatch but the fish are waiting for the water and their gills to clear before focusing on it.  Throw big stuff that is going to show in the poor vis.  Also, streamers are working a little, too.  

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  

West Carson River Fishing Report – Currently at 13+ CFS and stable.

The West Carson River is tough but fishable.  Stealth is the key with fish hiding during the midday hours.   The river has been stocked, fish are being caught Nymphing: S J worms, Stoneflies and Copper Johns and on Streamers: White, Black Buggers, White Muddy Buddies.  Fish the sections around the bridges which are where the fish will be congregating after being dumped from a truck!  The West Carson Fish will look up at hoppers, small drakes and pmd patterns on the surface so try some dries, too.  PMD hatches have been in the early morning and late evening.  Fish the pocket water to get away from other anglers.  It fishes great with just another 10 cfs in it, watch for those days on the usgs web site.

West Walker River Fishing Report- Currently flows are at 29+ CFS. 

The California sections along hwy 395 are fishing well as are the sections above the highway.  Lots of fish have been planted which makes for a good time for those that like an easier fishery!  The flows are pretty stable and the fishing good on days that it isn’t scorching.  There is hopper fishing to be had on windy days.  The dry fly fishing is great in the evenings with ample mayfly hatches (bring your magnifiers!).  If the wind is blowing, look for fish rising in more protected areas or where wind will blow the bugs against a bank.  

The Nevada sections can be fun and stay open all year.  Try The Hoye Canyon section above Wellington or the Wilson Canyon section below Smith Valley.    Fish them early before the temps come up.  Another fun fishery is the Tube below Topaz Lake which can hold some pretty nice fish as well as stockers from NDOW. They have dropped the flows in this section and the water has cleared.  There are some hatches in the evenings through the whole lower river right now. 

East Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 126+ CFS. Sept. 10, 2012

CA section:  The “mile” has cooled down a little so the fishing has improved.  The menu has gone back to 20s and 22s to keep it interesting.  Hoppers will catch fish as well.  There is a caddis hatch in the eves and even if you do not see rises, the fish will still eat them.   Nevada section: The Rosachi ranch is fishing well early in the day.  And, we mean early, especially on the hot days.  Try throwing hoppers, streamers and small nymphs.   

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  We have been guiding and fishing the EW quite a bit lately and producing numerous fish days!

Little Truckee River Fishing Report- Flows are 45+ CFS.  Sept. 10, 2012

Nothing has really changed here.  It varies by day.  Crowded as usual as the flows on the BT are intimidating.  Fishing with dries to very selective trout is what is up.  They are eating PMDs, beetles, ants, etc.  Bring your A game and have fun being challenged.  Nymphing is extremely mossy!  Watch for crowds!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208)  

Truckee River (Ca) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee are above 162+ CFS near the town of Truckee and 477+ CFS below Boca Bridge.  Sept. 10, 2012

Open above the 267 Bridge.  There is less water now and mayfly hatches in the evenings should bring fish to the surface in the slower sections.  The water temps are holding when the nights are cool. Hoppers are moving!

Year round section below 267.    The flows have come down and fishing has been great.  Hopper dropper rigs are working and the fishing is starting to extend beyond the normal early shut off.  Some days are on fire and some are tough.  The water temps are holding on days under 80 degrees. Fish with small mayfly nymphs, pheasant tails, caddis pupae and smaller streamers. The pocket water is fishable, but interesting wading still.   

Truckee River (Nv) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee in Nevada are 180-350+ CFS.  Early morning fishery, pmd and stone hatches, and we mean early!  Afternoons and evenings have been producing fish with Crawdad patterns and small nymphs. 

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Learn it and Love it!  We will be doing a limited amount of float trips on the Truckee this Summer, please call for details.

Tahoe Area Stillwaters:  Sept. 10, 2012

Pyramid Lake-  Closed June 30th.

Indian Creek Reservoir – There are still plenty of fish in Indian Creek and they have stocked again! Buggers in Black, Olive and or Brown have been working well.  Damsels, Blood Midges and Calibaetis as well.  Fish in the channels among the weed beds.

Caples Lake – Fishing is tough from a floatation device early in the morning and late evening.  There is a great midge hatch in the mornings and some nice fish eating them on some days, just not everyday.  Sinking lines are working the best in and around rocky areas.  Look for the inlet area to fish well as well as a few spots around the dams.  Streamers, Streamers and more Streamers.   A small nymph or lake nymph trailer will increase your odds.  Rent a boat at Caples Lake Resort for a fun experience and fish the Emigrant Bay area.  Fish will also eat the Big Terrestrial especially with rubber legs! Fish the middle of the day for good sight fishing just don’t expect numerous fish but when you do see one it is usually big!

Red Lake Fishing Report- Red is fishing okay with periods of bite during the day and better without a gale force wind.  An intermediate line with a Woolly Bugger and small nymph trailer is your best bet.  You can also do slow wind drifts with an indicator on Red and be productive.  There is a bloom right now and we are waiting for the lake to turn and it will improve!

Silver Lake fishing report- Silver is fishing similarly to Caples.  Fish from a boat or floatation device and cast toward shore with slow retrieves of streamers and small nymphs. 

Spooner Lake Fishing Report- There are numerous fish in the lake!  Walk the shore and look for moving damsel nymphs and put your fly in there.  Leeches, Buggers, Blood Midges and Worms will work the best!  Float tubing is the way to go.  I think Spooner Lake has some of the best Stillwater fishing in the Central Sierra and the opportunity to catch a Tiger Trout!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208). 

Marlette Lake Fishing Report- Fishing  well with Callibaetis, Terrestrials, Leeches and Damsels!

Blue Lakes Fishing Report-   It is fishing well by the dam and in the calmer coves if windy!

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 23rd, 2012!

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — victor at 5:53 pm on Thursday, August 23, 2012

 

Fishing Report for the Truckee River and Little Truckee River, East Walker River and West Walker River, West Carson and East Carson Rivers, and many Tahoe area Stillwaters. Updated, August 23, 2012!  

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.


Note:  We are seeing the occasional fish floating by belly up on all of our waters lately.  Avoid taking the time to take photos of fish unless the cam is very handy. When releasing fish during these hot summer months, let the fish fully revive and kick out of your hand.  Or, avoid handling them at all, use a Ketchum release tool to set them free!  Do not over fight fish.

  

East Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flowing at 60+ CFS.  August 23, 2012

Above Hangman’s Bridge   As of printing time the resort section is barely fishable while upstream from the resort section is much clearer.  Cover a lot of water to find fish.

The catch and release section below Hangman’s Bridge  is still off color and loaded with silt after a landslide upstream last week.  If you fish try not to walk in where you want to fish as the silt clouds up your hole if there is any back eddy to it at all.  There is a great trico hatch but the fish are waiting for the water and their gills to clear before focusing on it.  Throw big stuff that is going to show in the poor vis.  Also, streamers are working a little, too.  

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  

West Carson River Fishing Report – Currently at 15+ CFS and stable.

The West Carson River is tough but fishable.  Stealth is the key with fish hiding during the midday hours.   The river has been stocked, fish are being caught Nymphing: S J worms, Stoneflies and Copper Johns and on Streamers: White, Black Buggers, White Muddy Buddies.  Fish the sections around the bridges which are where the fish will be congregating after being dumped from a truck!  The West Carson Fish will look up at hoppers, small drakes and pmd patterns on the surface so try some dries, too.  PMD hatches have been in the early morning and late evening.  Fish the pocket water to get away from other anglers.  It fishes great with just another 10 cfs in it, watch for those days on the usgs web site.

West Walker River Fishing Report- Currently flows are at 62+ CFS. 

The California sections along hwy 395 are fishing well as are the sections above the highway.  Lots of fish have been planted which makes for a good time for those that like an easier fishery!  The flows are pretty stable and the fishing good on days that it isn’t scorching.  There is hopper fishing to be had on windy days.  The dry fly fishing is great in the evenings with ample mayfly hatches (bring your magnifiers!).  If the wind is blowing, look for fish rising in more protected areas or where wind will blow the bugs against a bank.  

The Nevada sections can be fun and stay open all year.  Try The Hoye Canyon section above Wellington or the Wilson Canyon section below Smith Valley.    Fish them early before the temps come up.  Another fun fishery is the Tube below Topaz Lake which can hold some pretty nice fish as well as stockers from NDOW. They have dropped the flows in this section and the water has cleared.  There are some hatches in the evenings through the whole lower river right now. 

East Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 90+ CFS. August 23, 2012

CA section:  The “mile” has cooled down a little so the fishing has improved.  The menu has gone back to 20s and 22s to keep it interesting.  Hoppers will catch fish as well.  There is a caddis hatch in the eves and even if you do not see rises, the fish will still eat them.   Nevada section: The Rosachi ranch is fishing well early in the day.  And, we mean early, especially on the hot days.  Try throwing hoppers, streamers and small nymphs.   

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  We have been guiding and fishing the EW quite a bit lately and producing numerous fish days!

Little Truckee River Fishing Report- Flows are 60+ CFS.  August 23, 2012

Nothing has really changed here.  It varies by day.  Crowded as usual as the flows on the BT are intimidating.  Fishing with dries to very selective trout is what is up.  They are eating PMDs, beetles, ants, etc.  Bring your A game and have fun being challenged.  Nymphing is extremely mossy!  Watch for crowds!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208)  

Truckee River (Ca) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee are above 389+ CFS near the town of Truckee and 483+ CFS below Boca Bridge.  August 23, 2012

Open above the 267 Bridge.  There is a lot of water but the caddis and mayfly hatches in the evenings should bring fish to the surface in the slower sections.  Fish early for now but as the Fall comes closer the temps will drop and the fishing will become good all day. Hoppers are moving!

Year round section below 267.    Hopper dropper rigs are working and the fishing is starting to extend beyond the normal early shut off.  Some days are on fire and some are tough.  The water temps are holding but finding accessible fish can be tough. Fish with small mayfly nymphs, pheasant tails, caddis pupae and smaller streamers. The pocket water is fishable, but very interesting wading still.  Fish Early for now! 

Truckee River (Nv) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee in Nevada are 180-350+ CFS.  Early morning fishery, pmd and stone hatches, and we mean early!  Afternoons and evenings have been producing fish with Crawdad patterns and small nymphs. 

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Learn it and Love it!  We will be doing a limited amount of float trips on the Truckee this Summer, please call for details.

Tahoe Area Stillwaters:  August 23, 2012

Pyramid Lake-  Closed June 30th.

Indian Creek Reservoir – There are still plenty of fish in Indian Creek but thinning quickly.  It will probably not get stocked again for a while.  Buggers in Black, Olive and or Brown have been working well.  Damsels, Blood Midges and Calibaetis as well.  Fish in the channels among the weed beds.

Caples Lake – Fishing is tough from a floatation device early in the morning and late evening.  There is a great midge hatch in the mornings and some nice fish eating them on some days, just not everyday.  Sinking lines are working the best in and around rocky areas.  Look for the inlet area to fish well as well as a few spots around the dams.  Streamers, Streamers and more Streamers.   A small nymph or lake nymph trailer will increase your odds.  Rent a boat at Caples Lake Resort for a fun experience and fish the Emigrant Bay area.  Fish will also eat the Big Terrestrial especially with rubber legs! Fish the middle of the day for good sight fishing just don’t expect numerous fish but when you do see one it is usually big!

Red Lake Fishing Report- Red is fishing okay with periods of bite during the day and better without a gale force wind.  An intermediate line with a Woolly Bugger and small nymph trailer is your best bet.  You can also do slow wind drifts with an indicator on Red and be productive.  There is a bloom right now and we are waiting for the lake to turn and it will improve!

Silver Lake fishing report- Silver is fishing similarly to Caples.  Fish from a boat or floatation device and cast toward shore with slow retrieves of streamers and small nymphs. 

Spooner Lake Fishing Report- There are numerous fish in the lake!  Walk the shore and look for moving damsel nymphs and put your fly in there.  Leeches, Buggers, Blood Midges and Worms will work the best!  Float tubing is the way to go.  I think Spooner Lake has some of the best Stillwater fishing in the Central Sierra and the opportunity to catch a Tiger Trout!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208). 

Marlette Lake Fishing Report- Fishing  well with Callibaetis, Terrestrials, Leeches and Damsels!

Blue Lakes Fishing Report-   It is fishing well by the dam and in the calmer coves if windy!

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 reports!

Get out and fish!  When releasing fish during these hot summer months, let the fish fully revive and kick out of your hand.  Do not over fight fish.  Avoid handling them at all, use a Ketchum release tool to set them free!

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 7th, 2012!

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — victor at 6:57 pm on Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Fishing Report for the Truckee River and Little Truckee River, East Walker River and West Walker River, West Carson and East Carson Rivers, and many Tahoe area Stillwaters. Updated, August 7, 2012!  

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 60+ CFS.  August 7, 2012

Above Hangman’s Bridge   Running nymph rigs can produce fish, really small mayfly nymphs, San Juan Worms, Copper Johns, PT’s and Stonefly Nymphs!  Dry flies will work in the mornings with the periodic trico hatch and in the evenings with a periodic pmd hatch!  Fish parachute adams, stimulators, tricos and PMD’s.  The stocked sections around the bridges and the Carson River Resort have been fishing well for Rainbows and our newly added Lahontan Cutties.   

The catch and release section below Hangman’s Bridge is good one day and slow the next.  With the water lower, it depends on who has been there before you.    Nymphing is good early in the day with small mayfly nymphs and slower in the afternoons on the hotter days.  The fishing has been great one day and mediocre the next.  The dry fly fishing is primarily in the evenings and mornings with PMDs and tricos coming out when the wind isn’t ripping.  Hopper fishing can be good, better if it is windy.    

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  

West Carson River Fishing Report – Currently at 15+ CFS and stable.

The West Carson River is tough but fishable.  Stealth is the key with fish hiding during the midday hours.   The river has been stocked, fish are being caught Nymphing: S J worms, Stoneflies and Copper Johns and on Streamers: White, Black Buggers, White Muddy Buddies.  Fish the sections around the bridges which are where the fish will be congregating after being dumped from a truck!  The West Carson Fish will look up at hoppers, small drakes and pmd patterns on the surface so try some dries, too.  PMD hatches have been in the early morning and late evening.  Fish the pocket water to get away from other anglers.

West Walker River Fishing Report- Currently flows are at 51+ CFS. 

The California sections along hwy 395 are fishing well as are the sections above the highway.  Lots of fish have been planted which makes for a good time for those that like an easier fishery!  The flows are pretty stable and the fishing good on days that it isn’t scorching.  There is hopper fishing to be had on windy days.  The dry fly fishing is great in the evenings with ample mayfly hatches (bring your magnifiers!).  If the wind is blowing, look for fish rising in more protected areas or where wind will blow the bugs against a bank.  

The Nevada sections can be fun and stay open all year.  Try The Hoye Canyon section above Wellington or the Wilson Canyon section below Smith Valley.    Fish them early before the temps come up.  Another fun fishery is the Tube below Topaz Lake which can hold some pretty nice fish as well as stockers from NDOW. They have dropped the flows in this section and the water has cleared.  There are some hatches in the evenings through the whole lower river right now. 

East Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 185+ CFS. August 7, 2012

CA section:  The miracle mile is a tough fish this time of year.  If you can get up earlier than the fish, you are good.  It isn’t crowded which is nice.  Small nymphs and hoppers will catch fish.  Fish early and give the fish a break during the hot part of the day!  There are caddis hatches in the evenings and you can fish blind even when the fish are not rising and they will sometimes eat instinctively.

Nevada section: The Rosachi ranch is fishing well early in the day.  And, we mean early, especially on the hot days.  The fish have started looking at hoppers in the last week.  Whack the banks with a hopper and then nymph back up.  

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  We have been guiding and fishing the EW quite a bit lately and producing numerous fish days!

Little Truckee River Fishing Report- Flows are 72+ CFS.  August 7, 2012

Crowded as usual as the flows on the BT are intimidating.  Fishing with dries to very selective trout is what is up.  They are eating PMDs, beetles, ants, etc.  Bring your A game and have fun being challenged.  Nymphing is extremely mossy!  Watch for crowds!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208)  

Truckee River (Ca) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee are above 389+ CFS near the town of Truckee and 503+ CFS below Boca Bridge.  August 7, 2012

Open above the 267 Bridge.  There is a lot of water but the caddis and mayfly hatches in the evenings should bring fish to the surface in the slower sections.

Year round section below 267.    The fishing became much more challenging with the release of water out of Tahoe but every day has been different.  Some days are on fire and some are tough.  The water temps are holding but finding accessible fish can be tough. Fish with small mayfly nymphs, pheasant tails, caddis pupae and smaller streamers. The pocket water is fishable, but very interesting wading still.  Fish Early! 

Truckee River (Nv) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee in Nevada are 180-350+ CFS.  Early morning fishery, pmd and stone hatches, and we mean early!

 

 

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Learn it and Love it!  We will be doing a limited amount of float trips on the Truckee this Summer, please call for details.

Tahoe Area Stillwaters:  August 7, 2012

Pyramid Lake-  Closed June 30th.

Indian Creek Reservoir – There are still plenty of fish in Indian Creek but thinning quickly.  It will probably not get stocked again for a while.  Buggers in Black, Olive and or Brown have been working well.  Fish in the channels among the weed beds.

Caples Lake – Fishing well from a floatation device early in the morning and late evening.  Sinking lines are working the best in and around rocky areas.  Look for the inlet area to fish well as well as a few spots around the dams.  Streamers, Streamers and more Streamers.   A small nymph or lake nymph trailer will increase your odds.  Rent a boat at Caples Lake Resort for a fun experience and fish the Emigrant Bay area!  Fish will also eat the Big Terrestrial especially with rubber legs! 

Red Lake Fishing Report- Red is fishing okay with periods of bite during the day and better without a gale force wind.  An intermediate line with a Woolly Bugger and small nymph trailer is your best bet.  You can also do slow wind drifts with an indicator on Red and be productive.  There is a bloom right now and we are waiting for the lake to turn and it will improve!

Silver Lake fishing report- Silver is fishing similarly to Caples.  Fish from a boat or floatation device and cast toward shore with slow retrieves of streamers and small nymphs. 

Spooner Lake Fishing Report- There are numerous fish in the lake!  Walk the shore and look for moving damsel nymphs and put your fly in there.  Leeches, Buggers, Blood Midges and Worms will work the best!  Float tubing is the way to go.  I think Spooner Lake has some of the best Stillwater fishing in the Central Sierra and the opportunity to catch a Tiger Trout!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208). 

Marlette Lake Fishing Report- Fishing  well with Callibaetis, Terrestrials, Leeches and Damsels!

Blue Lakes Fishing Report-   It is fishing well by the dam and in the calmer coves if windy!

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 reports!

Get out and fish!  When releasing fish during these hot summer months, let the fish fully revive and kick out of your hand.  Do not over fight fish.

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 19th, 2012!

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — victor at 1:43 pm on Thursday, July 19, 2012

Fishing Report for the Truckee River and Little Truckee River, East Walker River and West Walker River, West Carson and East Carson Rivers, and many Tahoe area Stillwaters. Updated July 6, 2012!  

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 89+ CFS.  July 19, 2012

Above Hangman’s Bridge   Running nymph rigs can produce fish, with caddis pupae, San Juan Worms, Copper Johns, PT’s and Stonefly Nymphs!  Dry flies are starting to rip it up!  Fish Yellow Sallies, Cripple Caddis and PMD’s.  The stocked sections around the bridges and the Carson River Resort have been fishing well for Rainbows and our newly added Lahontan Cutties.   

The catch and release section below Hangman’s Bridge is good one day and slow the next.  With the water lower, it depends on who has been there before you.    Nymphing is good early in the day and slower in the afternoons on the hotter days.  The fishing has been great one day and mediocre the next.  The dry fly fishing is primarily in the evenings and mornings with Caddis, PMDs and Yellow Sallies coming out when the wind isn’t ripping.  Hopper fishing has picked up in the last week.  There is a little extra water in there this week from Kinney Lakes so the fish have spread out a little better and aren’t stuffed into the oxygen in the fronts of the holes.  Again, different from one day to the next.  The further you hike the better!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  

West Carson River Fishing Report – Currently at 27+ CFS and stable.

The West Carson River is tough but fishable.  Stealth is the key with fish hiding during the midday hours.   The river has been stocked, fish are being caught Nymphing: S J worms, Stoneflies and Copper Johns and on Streamers: White, Black Buggers, White Muddy Buddies.  Fish the sections around the bridges which are where the fish will be congregating after being dumped from a truck!  The West Carson Fish will look up at hoppers, caddis and little yellow stones on the surface so try some dries, too.  PMD’s in a pale orange have been coming off as well. Fish the pocket water to get away from other anglers.

West Walker River Fishing Report- Currently flows are at 58+ CFS. 

The California sections along hwy 395 are fishing well as are the sections above the highway.  Lots of fish have been planted which makes for a good time for those that like an easier fishery!  The flows are pretty stable and the fishing good on days that it isn’t scorching.  There is hopper fishing to be had on windy days.  The dry fly fishing is great in the evenings with ample caddis hatches.  If the wind is blowing, look for fish rising in more protected areas or where wind will blow the bugs against a bank.  

The Nevada sections can be fun and stay open all year.  Try The Hoye Canyon section above Wellington or the Wilson Canyon section below Smith Valley.    Fish them early before the temps come up.  Another fun fishery is the Tube below Topaz Lake which can hold some pretty nice fish as well as stockers from NDOW. They have dropped the flows in this section and the water has cleared.  There are caddis hatches in the evenings through the whole lower river right now. 

East Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 123+ CFS. July 19, 2012

CA section:  The miracle mile is a tough fish this time of year.  If you can get up earlier than the fish, you are good.  It isn’t crowded which is nice.  Small nymphs and hoppers will catch fish.  Fish early and give the fish a break during the hot part of the day!

Nevada section: The Rosachi ranch is fishing well early in the day.  And, we mean early, especially on the hot days.  The fish have started looking at hoppers in the last week.  Whack the banks with a hopper and then nymph back up.  

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  We have been guiding and fishing the EW quite a bit lately and producing numerous fish days!

Little Truckee River Fishing Report- Flows are 106+ CFS.  July 6, 2012

Crowded as usual as the flows on the BT are intimidating.  Fishing with dries to very selective trout is what is up.  They are eating PMDs, beetles, ants, etc.  Bring your A game and have fun being challenged.  Nymphing is productive but mossy!  Watch for crowds!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208)  

Truckee River (Ca) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee are above 394+ CFS near the town of Truckee and 500+ CFS below Boca Bridge.  July 19, 2012

Open above the 267 Bridge.  There is a lot of water but the caddis and sally hatches in the evenings should bring fish to the surface in the slower sections.

Year round section below 267.    The fishing became much more challenging with the release of water out of Tahoe but every day has been different.  Some days are on fire and some are tough.  The water temps are holding but finding accessible fish can be tough. Fish with green drake nymphs, pheasant tails, caddis pupae and smaller streamers. The pocket water is fishable, but very interesting wading still.  Fish Early! 

Truckee River (Nv) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee in Nevada are 375+ CFS.

With the lower flows the fishing should really improve.  Look for Caddis and more Caddis as well as Yellow Sallies and Hoppers. They have started to move closer to the rivers edge!  Streamer fishing should hold its’ own… 

Flows are still good for floating, get it while you can!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Learn it and Love it!  We will be doing a limited amount of float trips on the Truckee this Summer, please call for details.

Tahoe Area Stillwaters:  July 19, 2012

Pyramid Lake-  Closed June 30th.

Indian Creek Reservoir – There are still plenty of fish in Indian Creek but thinning quickly.  It will probably not get stocked again for a while.  Buggers in Black, Olive and or Brown have been working well.  The Blood Midges go on certain evenings and the only way to hit is to be out there!  Full sinking lines from a float tube have produced the best results.  Fish a bugger followed by a Blood Midge Nymph.  There are some rising fish on calm evenings.  The damsels are going but will be better with warmer temps. The weeds come with the warmer temps so get your ICR days in now.  The wind report out ofMinden will give you an idea of the winds at ICR.   Should be fun for awhile until the fish get taken out.  Fish in the channels among the weed beds.

Caples Lake – Fishing well from a floatation device.  Sinking lines are working the best in and around rocky areas.  Look for the inlet area to fish well as well as a few spots around the dams.  Streamers, Streamers and more Streamers.   A small nymph or lake nymph trailer will increase your odds.  Rent a boat at Caples Lake Resort for a fun experience and fish the Emigrant Bay area!  Fish will also eat the Big Terrestrial especially with rubber legs! 

Red Lake Fishing Report- Red is fishing okay with periods of bite during the day and better without a gale force wind.  An intermediate line with a Woolly Bugger and small nymph trailer is your best bet.  You can also do slow wind drifts with an indicator on Red and be productive.  There is a bloom right now and we are waiting for the lake to turn and it will improve!

Silver Lake fishing report- Silver is fishing similarly to Caples.  Fish from a boat or floatation device and cast toward shore with slow retrieves of streamers and small nymphs. 

Spooner Lake Fishing Report- There are numerous fish in the lake!  Walk the shore and look for moving damsel nymphs and put your fly in there.  Leeches, Buggers, Blood Midges and Worms will work the best!  Float tubing is the way to go.  I think Spooner Lake has some of the best Stillwater fishing in the Central Sierra and the opportunity to catch a Tiger Trout!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208). 

Marlette Lake Fishing Report- Fishing  well with Terrestrials, Leeches and Damsels!

Blue Lakes Fishing Report- The gates and campgrounds are open.  It is fishing well by the dam and in the calmer coves if windy!

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 reports!

Get out and fish!  When releasing fish during these hot summer months, let the fish fully revive and kick out of your hand.  Do not over fight fish.

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 6th, 2012!

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — victor at 6:58 pm on Thursday, July 5, 2012

Fishing Report for the Truckee River and Little Truckee River, East Walker River and West Walker River, West Carson and East Carson Rivers, and many Tahoe area Stillwaters. Updated July 6, 2012!  

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 90+ CFS.  July 6, 2012

Above Hangman’s Bridge Fishing has improved with the lower flows and cleaner water.  Running nymph rigs can produce fish, with caddis pupae, San Juan Worms, Copper Johns, PT’s and Stonefly Nymphs!  Dry flies are starting to rip it up!  Fish Yellow Sallies, Cripple Caddis and PMD’s.  The stocked sections around the bridges and the Carson River Resort have been fishing well for Rainbows and our newly added Lahontan Cutties.   

The catch and release section below Hangman’s Bridge is good with the lower flows.  A lot of the Lahontan Cutthroat have worked their way down and are eating nymphs readily.  It is crossable in all areas.    Nymphing is good early in the day and slower in the afternoons on the hotter days.  The fishing has been great one day and mediocre the next.  The dry fly fishing is primarily in the evenings with Caddis, PMDs and Yellow Sallies coming out when the wind isn’t ripping.  Again, different from one night to the next.  The further you hike the better!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  

West Carson River Fishing Report – Currently at 35+ CFS and stable.

The West Carson River is very fishable. The river has been stocked, fish are being caught Nymphing: S J worms, Stoneflies and Copper Johns and on Streamers: White, Black Buggers, White Muddy Buddies.  Fish the sections around the bridges which are where the fish will be congregating after being dumped from a truck!  The West Carson Fish are starting to look up at big stone flies, caddis and little yellow stones on the surface so try some dries, too.  PMD’s in a pale orange have been coming off as well. Fish the pocket water to get away from other anglers.

West Walker River Fishing Report- Currently flows are at 70+ CFS. 

The California sections along hwy 395 are fishing well as are the sections above the highway.  Lots of fish have been planted which makes for a good time for those that like an easier fishery!  Flows have dropped and the fishing is improving daily.  Try Buggers, Leeches and brightly colored Streamers!  The dry fly fishing is great in the evenings with ample caddis hatches.  If the wind is blowing, look for fish rising in more protected areas or where wind will blow the bugs against a bank.  

The Nevada sections can be fun and stay open all year.  Try The Hoye Canyon section above Wellington or the Wilson Canyon section below Smith Valley.    Fish them early before the temps come up.  Another fun fishery is the Tube below Topaz Lake which can hold some pretty nice fish as well as stockers from NDOW. They have dropped the flows in this section and the water has cleared.  There are caddis hatches in the evenings through the whole lower river right now. 

East Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 154+ CFS. July 6, 2012

CA section:  The Miracle Mile is still fishing well with Midges, Baetis, caddis and pheasant tails below the surface.  Caddis Nymphs and PMDs are moving around and the fish are looking for them.  Some of the more fun days have been fishing dries!  The caddis fishing varies depending on where you are on the river.  The pocket water below the mile is nymphing well with caddis pupae and pheasant tails.  Get away from the crowds and fish the roadside spots all through California.  Streamer fishing is fun in the evenings when the water temperatures drop.  Dead drift or with action and white tends to be a good color.  Fish early and give the fish a break during the hot part of the day!

Nevada section: The Rosachi Ranch section has been very fishable for a while now and should continue to fish well into the Summer.  It looks like the flows will stay down for most of July (fingers crossed) which bodes well for Nevada fishing. Nymphs and streamers are your best bets on the Rosachi right now.  Nymph up and streamer back down.  The flows are such that even after you walk through fish they will slide back into their holding spots so remember where you spook the big fish crossing.  Fish early whole the temps are down and expect to be finished before noon!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  We have been guiding and fishing the EW quite a bit lately and producing numerous fish days!

Little Truckee River Fishing Report- Flows are 80+ CFS.  July 6, 2012

This is a great time of the year for the LT and they have brought the flows down over the past week.  PMDs & Rusty Spinners.  There are always midges about on the LT.  Midge, Baetis, and Caddis Nymphs and Emergers are working great.  There has been some terrestrial activity.   Sight casting for eating fish can be a lot of fun!   Watch for crowds!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208)  

Truckee River (Ca) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee are above 400+ CFS near the town of Truckee and 500+ CFS below Boca Bridge.  July 6, 2012

Open above the 267 Bridge.  There is a lot of water but the caddis and sally hatches in the evenings should bring fish to the surface in the slower sections.

Year round section below 267.    The fishing became much more challenging with the release of water out of Tahoe but every day has been different.  Some days are on fire and some are tough.  The water temps are holding but finding accessible fish can be tough. Fish with green drake nymphs, pheasant tails, caddis pupae and smaller streamers. The pocket water is fishable, but very interesting wading still.  Fish Early! 

Truckee River (Nv) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee in Nevada are 375+ CFS.

With the lower flows the fishing should really improve.  Look for Caddis and more Caddis as well as Yellow Sallies and Hoppers. They have started to move closer to the rivers edge!  Streamer fishing should hold its’ own… 

Flows are still good for floating, get it while you can!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Learn it and Love it!  We will be doing a limited amount of float trips on the Truckee this Summer, please call for details.

Tahoe Area Stillwaters:  July 6, 2012

Pyramid Lake-  Closed June 30th.

Indian Creek Reservoir – There are still plenty of fish in Indian Creek but thinning quickly.  It will probably not get stocked again for a while.  Buggers in Black, Olive and or Brown have been working well.  The Blood Midges go on certain evenings and the only way to hit is to be out there!  Full sinking lines from a float tube have produced the best results.  Fish a bugger followed by a Blood Midge Nymph.  There are some rising fish on calm evenings.  The damsels are going but will be better with warmer temps. The weeds come with the warmer temps so get your ICR days in now.  The wind report out ofMinden will give you an idea of the winds at ICR.   Should be fun for awhile until the fish get taken out.  Fish in the channels among the weed beds.

Caples Lake – Fishing well from a floatation device.  Sinking lines are working the best in and around rocky areas.  Look for the inlet area to fish well as well as a few spots around the dams.  Streamers, Streamers and more Streamers.   A small nymph or lake nymph trailer will increase your odds.  Rent a boat at Caples Lake Resort for a fun experience and fish the Emigrant Bay area!  Fish will also eat the Big Terrestrial especially with rubber legs! 

Red Lake Fishing Report- Red is fishing okay with periods of bite during the day and better without a gale force wind.  An intermediate line with a Woolly Bugger and small nymph trailer is your best bet.  You can also do slow wind drifts with an indicator on Red and be productive.  There is a bloom right now and we are waiting for the lake to turn and it will improve!

Silver Lake fishing report- Silver is fishing similarly to Caples.  Fish from a boat or floatation device and cast toward shore with slow retrieves of streamers and small nymphs. 

Spooner Lake Fishing Report- There are numerous fish in the lake!  Walk the shore and look for moving damsel nymphs and put your fly in there.  Leeches, Buggers, Blood Midges and Worms will work the best!  Float tubing is the way to go.  I think Spooner Lake has some of the best Stillwater fishing in the Central Sierra and the opportunity to catch a Tiger Trout!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208). 

Marlette Lake Fishing Report- Opens July 15th!  Should fish well with Terrestrials, Leeches and Damsels!

Blue Lakes Fishing Report- The gates and campgrounds are open.  It is fishing well by the dam and in the calmer coves if windy!

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 reports!

Get out and fish!

 

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 20th, 2012!

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — victor at 6:09 pm on Wednesday, June 20, 2012

 

Fishing Report for the Truckee River and Little Truckee River, East and West Walker Rivers, West and East Carson Rivers, and many Tahoe area Stillwaters. Updated June 21, 2012!  

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 178 CFS.  June 21, 2012

Both sections of the East Carson are now Open 

Above Hangman’s Bridge Fishing has improved with the lower flows and cleaner water.  Running heavy nymph rigs can produce fish, with caddis pupae, San Juan Worms, Glow Bugs, Copper Johns and Stonefly Nymphs! Also running a streamer during these high water times can produce fish as well.  The stocked sections around the bridges and the Carson River Resort have been fishing well for Rainbows and our newly added Lahontan Cutties.   

The catch and release section below Hangman’s Bridge is good with the lower flows.  A lot of the Lahontan Cutthroat have worked their way down and are eating nymphs readily.  It is crossable in most areas.  There is a bit of green slime in places making it a little more slippery than normal for this time of year.  Nymphing is good early in the day and slower in the afternoons on the hotter days.  The fishing has been great one day and mediocre the next.  The dry fly fishing is primarily in the evenings with caddis, pmds and yellow sallies coming out when the wind isn’t ripping.  Again, different from one night to the next. 

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  

West Carson River Fishing Report – Currently at 59+ CFS and stable.

The West Carson Riveris very fishable. The river has been stocked, fish are being caught Nymphing: S J worms, Stoneflies and Copper Johns and on Streamers: White, Black buggers, White Muddy Buddies.  Fish the sections around the bridges which are where the fish will be congregating after being dumped from a truck!  The West Carson Fish are starting to look up at big stone flies, caddis and little yellow stones on the surface so try some dries, too.  

West Walker River Fishing Report- Currently flows are at 336+ CFS. 

The California sections along hwy 395 are fishing well as are the sections above the highway.  Lots of fish have been planted which makes for a good time for those that like an easier fishery!  Flows are getting lower and the fishing is improving daily.  Try Buggers, Eggs and brightly colored Streamers!  The dry fly fishing is great in the evenings with ample caddis hatches.  If the wind is blowing, look for fish rising in more protected areas or where wind will blow the bugs against a bank.  

The Nevada sections can be fun and stay open all year.  Try the Hoye Canyon section above Wellington or the Wilson Canyon section below Smith Valley.    Another fun fishery is the Tube below Topaz Lake which can hold some pretty nice fish as well as stockers from NDOW. They have dropped the flows in this section and the water has cleared.  There are caddis hatches in the evenings through the whole lower river right now. 

East Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 154+ CFS. June 20, 2012

CA section:  The Miracle Mile is still fishing well with Midges, Baetis, caddis and pheasant tails below the surface.  Caddis Nymphs and pmds are moving around and the fish are looking for them.  Some of the more fun days have been fishing dries!  The caddis fishing varies depending on where you are on the river.  There is a good pmd hatch some days and the fish are eating them. The pocket water below the mile is nymphing well with caddis pupae and pheasant tails.   Where it was fishing in the first ¼ mile most of the winter the fish have now spread out and the whole river is holding fish.  Get away from the crowds and fish the roadside spots all through California.  Streamer fishing is also picking up with the water temperatures increasing and the release of a bunch of fingerlings up high.  Dead drift or with action and white tends to be a good color.

Nevada section: The Rosachi Ranch section has been very fishable for a few weeks now and should continue to fish well into the early summer.  It looks like the flows will stay down for most of June (fingers crossed) which bodes well for Nevada fishing. Nymphs and streamers are your best bets on the Rosachi right now.  Nymph up and streamer back down.  The flows are such that even after you walk through fish they will slide back into their holding spots so remember where you spook the big fish crossing.

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  We have been guiding and fishing the EW quite a bit lately and producing numerous fish days!

Little Truckee River Fishing Report- Flows are 335+ CFS.  June 20, 2012

This is a great time of the year for the LT.  The green drakes and PMDs should start any day.  There are always midges about on the LT.   Midge, Baetis, and Caddis Nymphs and Emergers are working great.  There has been some terrestrial activity.   Sight casting for eating fish can be a lot of fun!  Still waiting on great PMD hatches.   Watch for crowds!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208)  

Truckee River (Ca) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee are above 335 CFS near the town of Truckee and 746+ CFS below Boca Bridge.  June 20, 2012

Open above the 267 Bridge.  There is a lot of water but the caddis and sally hatches in the evenings should bring fish to the surface in the slower sections.

Year round section below 267.    The fishing became much more challenging with the release of water out of Tahoe but every day has been different.  Some days are on fire and some are tough.  The water temps are holding but finding accessible fish can be tough. Fish with green drake nymphs, pheasant tails, caddis pupae and smaller streamers. The pocket water is fishable, but very interesting wading still.  

Truckee River (Nv) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee in Nevada are 800+ CFS.

The fishing has slowed but fish can still be caught using high water tactics as long as the flows don’t go crazy.  Stones, Baetis, Caddis have been getting fish. Look for the fish to move closer to the banks with the higher flows.  Streamer fishing has been getting fish but you’re looking for a few grabs and those grabs could be big!!  Golden Stone Nymphs, Baetis Nymphs.  Big Black or White Streamers are always worth trying for the big eat!

Flows are still good for floating!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Learn it and Love it!  We will be doing a limited amount of float trips on the Truckee this Summer, please call for details.

Tahoe Area Stillwaters:  June 20, 2012

Pyramid Lake- Finally starting to pick up just when you think it is done for the year.  Fish the points and drop offs with Buggers and Beatles as well as “Heave It And Leave It” with Chironomids, Copper Johns and Hover Nymphs.  Closes June 30th.

Indian Creek Reservoir – There are still plenty of fish in Indian Creek but thinning quickly.  It will probably not get stocked again for a while.  Buggers in Black, Olive and or Brown have been working well.  The Blood Midges go on certain evenings and the only way to hit is to be out there!  Full sinking lines from a float tube have produced the best results.  Fish a bugger followed by a Blood Midge Nymph.  There are some rising fish on calm evenings.  The damsels are going but will be better with warmer temps.  The weeds come with the warmer temps so get your ICR days in now.  The wind report out of Minden will give you an idea of the winds at ICR.   Should be fun for awhile until the fish get taken out. Fish in the channels among the weed beds.

Caples Lake – Fishing well from a floatation device.  Sinking lines are working the best in and around rocky areas.  Look for the inlet area to fish earlier than it has as well as a few spots around the dams.  Streamers, Streamers and more Streamers.   A small nymph or lake nymph trailer will increase your odds.  Rent a boat at Caples Lake Resort for a fun experience and fish the Emigrant Bay area!

Red Lake Fishing Report- Red is fishing okay with periods of bite during the day and better without a gale force wind.  An intermediate line with a Woolly Bugger and small nymph trailer is your best bet.  You can also do slow wind drifts with an indicator on Red and be productive. 

Silver Lake fishing report- Silver is fishing similarly to Caples.  Fish from a boat or floatation device and cast toward shore with slow retrieves of streamers and small nymphs. 

Spooner Lake Fishing Report- The Lake is thawed and there are numerous fish in the lake!  Walk the shore and look for moving damsel nymphs and put your tube in there.  Leeches, Buggers, Blood Midges and Worms will work the best!  Float tubing is the way to go.  I think some of the best Stillwater fishing in the Central Sierra and the opportunity to catch a Tiger Trout!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208). 

Marlette Lake Fishing Report- Closed until this summer!

Blue Lakes Fishing Report- The gates and campgrounds are open.  It is fishing well by the dam and in the calmer coves if windy!

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 reports!

Get out and fish!

 

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