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Filed under: Guide Trip Reports — admin 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!

 

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 May, 2013!

Filed under: General Comments,General Topics,Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — victor at 3:34 pm on Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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East Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flowing at 600+ CFS and fluctuating with storms and early run-off.

The catch and release section below Hangman’s Bridge:  Has been seeing a bit of pressure with good flows and just waiting for it to blow out with run-off.  700 CFS might be the blow out this year but waiting to see. Not many fish being caught yet but should improve after the run-off starts to subside.  Should be a great early season on the C & R section!  Stones, Glow Bugs and Buggers will do best for the time being. 

Above Hangman’s Bridge:  Opened for fishing on the 27th of April and heavily stocked with a bunch of bruisers.  Great way to get warmed up for the season and these fish love the Bugger and will eat Glow Bugs and Attractor Nymphs as well.  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 – Opened on the 27th of April! Flows are 200+ CFS

 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.  Like the East Carson River, it should be a good early season due to low snow pack.

West Walker River Fishing Report- Opens April 27th!  450+ CFS 

Kind of blown out for the opener but shouldn’t take long to get into shape.  Fish the upper sections first and fish with the usual early season bugs.  Buggers, Glow Bugs, Stones and attractor Nymphs will do best.

The Nevada sections can be fun and stay open all year.  The flows are lower due to water being taken for irrigation which leaves the SmithValley sections in great shape during run-off times.  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 40+ 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 May and the fish don’t seem to be bothered by the fluctuating flows.  They just like to eat!  Baetis, Midges, Micro Caddis and Stones are still working.  Dries have been fun and should continue with Baetis and Stones working the best.

Nevada section: The Rosachi ranch is fishing well and best during the middle part of the day. Small Baetis nymphs and midge pupae are working with the occasional dry take.  Baetis are all over the place on cloudy days and Attractor dries used as an indicator will fool them now and again. The Stones have started to fill in and most fish are looking up for them!  Orange Stimi or Squalla imitation with a Baetis dropper works well when it starts. Some of the best Squalla fishing I have seen in 10 years! Let’s hope for more of the same next year.

Little Truckee River Fishing Report- Flows are 235+ CFS.

Fishing has been good for bigger fish but you need you’re A Game to get them.  Please stay away from the spawning fish that are really starting to show.  Baetis/BWO, March Browns, Beetles/Ants and Midges will still take a few fish.  Watch for crowds!

Truckee River (Ca) Fishing Report- 200+ in town and 500 plus everywhere else. Flows are variable but good.

Above the 267 Bridge:  Opened April 27th!  Should fish well through town unless we get a big Run-off and at this point that hasn’t happened.  Look for Ants, Stones and March Browns with the occasional Baetis still around.  The campground areas tend to produce some nice fish with Nymphs.

Year round section (CA) below 267 Bridge:  Fishing has been good over the past month and should hold unless we get the huge run-off.  Baetis, Stones and Midges with the March Brown starting to show.  The dry fly fishing has been decent some days and the Nymphing good.  The Glenshire area, Below Prosser Creek and down in the canyon have been some of the better options.  Watch for the spike in flows which should happen soon.

Truckee River (Nv) Fishing Report: The flows are still doable for now from Stateline to the East Truckee.  Streamer fishing should improve as the water temperatures rise.  Crawdads, Stones and Attractor Nymphs will work under an indicator.  Flows are still god 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: May, 2013

Pyramid Lake- Open and fishing fairly well.   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 into the month of May the fish are starting to bunch up for the spawn and the number of fish caught is increasing. 

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: The thaw is on!  Looks like it should be ice free by early May with opportunities around the edges.  Streamers work best around Ice Out along the edges.  On occasion Ants or beetles will take a fish on the surface. 

Red Lake Fishing Report- Iced out the middle of April!  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

Blue Lakes Fishing Report-   Road is closed until Middle May?  Maybe open By Memorial weekend.

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 April, 2013!

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — victor at 1:36 pm on Thursday, March 28, 2013

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East Carson RiverFishing Report – Currently flowing at 260+ CFS and fluctuating with storms and early run-off.

The catch and release section below Hangman’s Bridge:  With the warmer temperatures of late the fishing has started to show a fish or two but not many anglers yet.  Should fish ok for awhile until flows hit the 400 CFS or so mark.  If anything, Midges, Stones and Baetis will be the diet with the occasional streamer bite on warmer days.  The afternoons as it warms are the best! 

Above Hangman’s Bridge:  Closed until the end of April.

West Carson River Fishing Report – Closed until Spring…  You will see people fishing on occasion, be nice and let them know it is closed until the last Saturday in April.

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

CA sections closed! The Nevada sections can be fun and stay open all year.  Try The Hoye Canyon section above Wellington or the WilsonCanyon section below SmithValley.  Fishing with Baetis, Midges and the occasional Stone as we get closer to spring.  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 40+ CFS.  April, 2013

CA section:  Flows are fluctuating for ranchers but there isn’t much water for this summer so flows will be closely monitored.  Midges and BWOs on the menu closer to the dam with a few stones as you get closer to Nevada.  Dry fly fishing can be done on certain days.  Lots of Midges hatching but the fish will eat a BWO as well.  Look for Micro Caddis over the next month.  Cloudy days are worth a look! Otherwise down and dirty in the buckets. 

Nevada section: The Rosachi ranch is fishing well and best during the middle part of the day. Small Baetis nymphs and midge pupae are working with the occasional dry take.  Baetis are all over the place on cloudy days and Attractor dries used as an indicator will fool them now and again. The Stones have started to fill in and most fish are looking up for them!  Orange Stimi or Squalla imitation with a Baetis dropper works well when it starts. Guides Available call 530-541-8208

Little Truckee River Fishing Report- Flows are 240+ CFS. April, 2013

Still plenty of fish in the system.  Look for fish on the rise in the back waters and slicks.  Midges, Baetis, BWOs and Winter Stones.  Most hatches for the Spring should be a few weeks early this year.  Streamers will work as we get further along in the Month of April especially if the flows stay up. Ants and Beetles are around the corner with the low snow and warmer temps.

Truckee River (Ca) Fishing Report- 170+ in town and 500 plus everywhere else. Flows are variable.

Above the 267 Bridge:  Closed for the winter!

Year round section (CA) below 267 Bridge.     With low snow, access is fine and worth a fish.  Baetis, Stones and Midges for the most part.  On occasion and depending on the cloud cover, the dry fly fishing has been good and should continue to get better until the flows blow out and probably soon.  Until then Streamer fishing will take a few fish as well. Nymphing a size 10 stone with a Midge or Baetis dropper should work the best!

Truckee River (Nv) Fishing Report: The hatches start low on the river.  Cloudy days make all the difference for the Baetis hatch.  Depending on the day, the hatch is starting around 11 am – 1 pm and holding strong into the afternoon.  The fish are looking up!  Stones have started to work above town as well and the Stone Nymphs are a good choice with a Baetis dropper or emergers behind it.  It is amazing how many miles of the Truckee are fishing well these days, spread out and fish them all!

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: March 1, 2013

Pyramid Lake- Open and fishing fairly well.   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.

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:  Ice Out should be early this year but the ice is still fishable.  As we get closer to the middle of April conditions will probably start to change.  Always check Ice conditions before venturing out on the ice!  Worms, Salmon Eggs and Power bait for dunking and Kastmasters for Jigging!  Look for Ice Out this spring to producer some great opportunity for the fly fisherman!

Red Lake Fishing Report- Snow on top of two thick layers of Ice. It is fishing well on some days, slow on others.  Kastmasters, worms, power bait and salmon eggs are each a good bet.  Be cautious with Ice Conditions as we get closer to the Middle of April.

Silver Lake fishing report- Silver is fishing similarly to Caples.  It is fishable and drillable.  Ice out will be early!

Spooner Lake Fishing Report- Done for the winter.  Maybe a mid-April thaw and when it does the fishing should be great with Leeches and Blood Midges!

Marlette Lake Fishing Report- Closed for the season

Blue Lakes Fishing Report-   Closed for the season

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 March 2013!

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — victor at 4:25 pm on Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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East Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flowing at 85+ CFS and fluctuating with storms.

The catch and release section below Hangman’s Bridge:  With the warmer temperatures of late the fishing has started to show a fish or two but not many anglers.  If anything, Midges, Stones and Baetis will be the diet with the occasional streamer bite on warmer days.  The afternooons as it warms are the best!

West Carson River Fishing Report – Closed until Spring…  You will see people fishing on occasion, be nice and let them know it is closed until the last Saturday in April.

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

CA  sections closed! 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.  Fishing with Baetis, Midges and the occasional Stone as we get closer to spring.  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 22+ CFS.  March 1, 2013

CA section:  Flows are at Winter minimums with Midges and BWOs on the menu.  Dry fly fishing can be done on certain days.  Lots of Midges hatching but the fish will eat a BWO as well.  Cloudy days are worth a look! Otherwise down and dirty in the buckets.  Access has improved without snow.  No snowshoes required, strong ankles as the snow is ice hard and extremely uneven.

Nevada section: The Rosachi ranch is fishing and best during the middle part of the day.  Small Baetis nymphs and midge pupae are working with the occasional dry take.  Baetis are all over the place on cloudy days and Attractor dries used as an indicator will fool them now and again. Look for the Stones to start anytime now!  Orange Stimi or Squalla imitation with a baetis dropper works well when it starts. Guides Available call 530-541-8208

Little Truckee River Fishing Report- Flows are 120+ CFS. March 1, 2013

Still plenty of fish in the system.  Look for fish on the rise if you can get up the road. Midges most of the Winter with occasional Baetis, BWOs and Winter Stones. Access will be the challenge!  You definitely need a sled to get in as the closest you can get in a vehicle is the top of the reservoir.  Some have driven further but be careful!

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. Stones should start to work as we see warmer days in March.  Look for fish in the pocket water and along the edges.

Truckee River (Nv) Fishing Report: The hatches start low on the river.  Look for good days when the air temps hit 45F or better.  Midges and Baetis mainly with the Baetis hatch starting mid day.  The fish are looking up!  Stones have started to work as well with the hatch not far off. 

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: March 1, 2013

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 Winter season fishing!  The fish are eating the Chubs so look for pods of bait fish and throw streamers to match!  Indicator fishing has been strong with rumor of a 20 pound fish on a Chironomid.  This has been one of the best seasons recorded on Pyramid for size of fish but not for numbers.  If you have been waiting to catch your 10# plus, this is the year to spend the time out there.

Indian Creek Reservoir – There are still plenty of fish in Indian Creek and they stocked just prior to all the storms!  Access is going to be the problem and possible Ice. Buggers in Black, Olive and or Brown have been working well. Check for Ice before heading out. Should start getting good any day now that the weather has warmed a bit.  Look for Blood Midges!

Caples Lake:  Ice is solid and on the right day you can use a previously drilled hole just with an axe or hammer.    Kastmasters, Worms or Power Bait!

Red Lake Fishing Report- Snow on top of two thick layers of Ice. It is fishing well on some days, slow on others.  Kastmasters, worms, power bait  and salmon eggs are each a good bet.

Silver Lake fishing report- Silver is fishing similarly to Caples.  It is fishable and drillable.

Spooner Lake Fishing Report- Done for the winter.

Marlette Lake Fishing Report- Closed for the season

Blue Lakes Fishing Report-   Closed for the season

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 February 2013!

Filed under: Uncategorized — victor at 5:29 pm on Thursday, February 14, 2013

 

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East Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flowing at 108+ CFS and fluctuating with storms.

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

West Carson River Fishing Report – Closed until Spring…  You will see people fishing on occasion, be nice and let them know it is closed until the last Saturday in April.

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

CA  sections closed! 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. 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 22+ CFS.  February 13, 2013

CA section:  Flows are at Winter minimums with Midges and BWOs on the menu.  Pattern sizes have gone back to 20s and 22s to keep it interesting.  Dry fly fishing can be done on certain days.  Cloudy days are worth a look! Otherwise down and dirty in the buckets.  access has improved without snow.  No snowshoes required, strong ankles as the snow is ice hard and extremely uneven.

Nevada section: The Rosachi ranch is fishing but has snow on the ground.  Best fishing is during the middle part of the day.  Small Baetis nymphs and midge pupae are working with the occasional dry take.  Attractor dries used as an indicator will fool them now and again. The smaller the fly the better for the next month or so! 

 Guides Available call 530-541-8208

Little Truckee River Fishing Report- Flows are 110+ CFS. February 13, 2013

Still plenty of fish in the system.  Look for fish on the rise if you can get up the road. Midges most of the Winter with occasional Baetis, BWOs and Winter Stones. Access will be the challenge!  You definitely need a sled to get in as the closest you can get in a vehicle is the top of the reservoir.

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. Lots of snow at the end of the year so be ready for tough access!

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: February 13, 2013

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 Winter season fishing!  The fish are eating the Chubs so look for pods of bait fish and throw streamers to match!  Indicator fishing has been strong with rumor of a 20 pound fish on a Chironomid.  This has been one of the best seasons recorded on Pyramid.  If you have been waiting to catch your 10# plus, this is the year to spend the time out there.

Indian Creek Reservoir – There are still plenty of fish in Indian Creek and they stocked just prior to all the storms!  Access is going to be the problem and possible Ice. Buggers in Black, Olive and or Brown have been working well. Check for Ice as we get deeper into the New Year.

Caples Lake:  Ice is solid and on the right day you can use a previously drilled hole just with an axe or hammer.    Kastmasters, Worms or Power Bait!

Red Lake Fishing Report- Snow on top of two thick layers of Ice. It is fishing well on some days, slow on others.  Kastmasters, worms, power bait  and salmon eggs are each a good bet.

Silver Lake fishing report- Silver is fishing similarly to Caples.  It is fishable and drillable.

Spooner Lake Fishing Report- Done for the winter.

Marlette Lake Fishing Report- Closed for the season

Blue Lakes Fishing Report-   Closed for the season

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

TRINITY RIVER LATE SEASON TRY IT!

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports — Peter at 2:23 pm on Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Late season steelhead fishing on the Trinity River can be a great time.February and March still offer good fishing for steelhead with some brown trout mixed in.We should see longer and warmer days with hatches of mayflies and stoneflies bringing steelhead and browns to the surface on the right day.The river is less crowded and fishes well on many different stretches of the river.Last year I had some of my best fishing in March with some large browns to go with the steelhead we were catching.If you have not been to the Trinity this year it’s not too late!. My two day special of $700.00 for two days of float fishing with rods, flies and lunch included for one or two persons.One day float trips are $400.00 per day. Since last weeks rain fishing has picked up with fresh fish moving into the system.You can call me for available dates at (530) 318-7073 or e-mail to peter@tahoeflyfishing.com
With good results on recent trips don’t miss it! You may have a chance to get a steelhead on a dry fly. What could be better. We still have Drift,dine and stay packages through Indian Creek Lodge starting at $950.00 for two nights lodging,two days of drift boat fishing and$100.00 dollars in dinner certificates and can be split by two people.Please call me for any more information.
Thanks and good fishing,
Peter Santley guide TFFO

EAST WALKER RIVER A WINTER OPTION !

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports — Peter at 12:02 pm on Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Winter fishing on the East Walker River can be rewarding.Fishing with dries or nymphs can be very productive,with mostly midges on the menu.Low winter flows require lightly weighted or no weight on nymph rigs and small tippets on dry flies.With cold nights best fishing has been from late morning into the middle of the afternoon.As we get into February we should start seeing increased hatches of midges and blue wing olive mayflies.Streamers can be effective at times in deeper runs but slow your presentation down.Late winter on the East Walker has been some of my best guide trips of the season the last few years.I am looking forward to another good season on the East Walker and hope you can join us on the river soon.Hungry browns and rainbows will be active on warmer days.
GUIDE TRIPS AVAILABLE ALL YEAR LONG! Get a hold of us at (530)541-8208 or e-mail info@tahoeflyfishing.com. Shop hours 10 TO 5 closed Sunday and Weds.

Good fishing,
Peter TFFO

ICE FISHING GOOD!

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports — Peter at 1:49 pm on Thursday, January 24, 2013

Ice fishing has been good on our guided trips to Red Lake.Fishing with jigs and bait has been productive on numerous cutthroat trout.The fish have been on the smaller side ,with an ocassional larger fish being caught.We have guides available as long as we have good ice conditions,generally through March.All you need is winter clothing and good snow boots,California fishing license and we have the rest.We also offer lunch options including BBQ lunch.To book a trip call our shop at (530)641-8208 or e-mail info@tahoeflyfishing.com
Good fishing!
Peter TFFO

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