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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 April 2014

Filed under: General Comments,Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — victor at 12:39 pm on Thursday, April 3, 2014

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East Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flowing at 125 + CFS and fluctuating

The catch and release section below Hangman’s Bridge:  Hit and Miss! Not a lot of water in them there hills so look for a light runoff and continued access with decent conditions.  Look for Basic bugs to work.  Stones, Baetis and Caddis have been the best and maybe even a San Juan Worm.  Look for fish in the holes and runs on warm days.  The further downstream you can get the better!

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.  Should be a great opener on the 26th this year with the low flows that are anticipated!  Stones, Caddis and Egg Patterns!

West Walker River Fishing Report- Currently flows are 60 + CFS and fluctuating.

Ca section below highway 395 Bridge now open to year round fishing!  Look for fish in the deeper pools and fish with Baetis, Stones and Caddis for April.  Streamers and Egg patterns should work well also the closer we get to the end of April.  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.   The flows will vary with storms and usually fishes well on cloudy days.  Both of these sections can get fished out but look for fish that will move into the area or after NDOW stocks!

East Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 40+ CFS.  April  2014

CA section:  Flows are at Winter/Spring minimums but will be fluctuating as the ranchers call for water.  Don’t expect much for flows since the reservoir is going to be low this spring.  Fish with Baetis, Stones and Caddis.  Pattern sizes should be in the 18-20 range for Baetis, size 10-12 for the Stones and 16-18 for the Caddis.  Look for Dry Squalla action in the afternoons.  Cloudy days are worth a look! Otherwise down and dirty in the buckets.  Streamers will take a fish or two especially towards the end of the day.

Nevada section: The Rosachi Ranch has smaller crowds and can be awesome this time of the year.  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 stones are there and the fish are eating them, fish dry and watch the action!

 Guides Available call 530-541-8208

Little Truckee River Fishing Report- Flows are 270+ CFS. April 2014

The fish are getting beat up with all the Winter pressure.  Look for fish on the rise taking Baetis as well as a Midge or two.   Nymphing with a Baetis emerger during the middle of the day.   With the low snow this year the fish have been getting a lot of pressure so expect tough fish!

Truckee River (Ca) Fishing Report- Flows are 120-400+ and variable.

Above the 267 Bridge:  Closed for the winter!  Opens April 26th!

Year round section (CA) below 267 Bridge.    Hit and miss fishing all winter long.  Access is great without the snow.  Baetis, Squalla and March Browns.  Look for Caddis as well with the early Spring. Afternoons will be best as the temperatures rise.  Squalla Stones especially in the lower sections!

Truckee River (Nv) Fishing Report:  Look for cloudy days for best dry options.  Should fish ok during April with bigger bugs than Winter.  Streamer fishing should kick in as well!  Above town has Squallas and Baetis and look for March Browns soon.  Below town best left to the Streamer fishing crew!

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 Spring, please call for details.

Tahoe Area Stillwaters: April 2014

Pyramid Lake- Prime time on the lake!  Throw shooting heads early and nymphing the rest of the time.  The fish are keying up for spawn and showing in abundance along the shore lines.  Chironomids under an indicator or Copper Johns work well.  Try two colors of buggers in a light and a dark pattern.  Big Fish are showing and the numbers are increasing by the day.  Look for weather to bring on the bite!

Indian Creek Reservoir – Buggers in Black, Olive and or Brown will work along the edges.  Blood Midges are all the rage as we get into the month of April.  Indicator nymphing works well but look for fish taking Blood Midges off of the surface.  Damsels Nymphs will take a few fish this time of year as well!  Float tubing will increase your chances.

Caples Lake:  Still frozen at the beginning of April but look for thaw to be early this year.  Ice Fishing is done in my opinion, it is not safe to be on the ice.  Fish the edges as they start to thaw with Streamers as well as the inlet areas.  Macks like to cruise the edges looking for minnows!

Red Lake Fishing Report:  Ice is done and the upper section of the lake should be ok for indicator nymphing.  Try a San Juan Worm and a Copper John for the Brook Trout!   The last couple of seasons have not been too god with the lake be off colored most of the summer.  Who knows what will happen this year…

Silver Lake fishing report-  Fishing with streamers along the edges.  This is the time to be on Silver looking for big Macks and Browns.  Possible Blood Midges as well with dry fly opportunities.  Big Olive Streamers work well.

Spooner Lake Fishing Report- Days away from thawing, check for conditions. Always fishes great early in the season and look for Blood Midges and Leaches to work the best.  Lots of fish and best fished from a float tube with some shore success as well.  Dam area tends to fish well.

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 2014!

Filed under: General Comments,General Topics,Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — victor at 10:55 am on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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East Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flowing at 90 + CFS

The catch and release section below Hangman’s Bridge:  Actually fishing well! Without much more precipitation it should fish all the way through Spring.  Look for Basic bugs to work.  Stones, Baetis and Midges have been the best and maybe even a San Juan Worm.  Look for fish in the holes and runs on warm 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 30 + CFS.

Ca section below highway 395 Bridge opens for year round fishing as of March 1st!  Look for fish being in the deeper pools and fish with Baetis, Stones and Midges for March.  Streamers and Egg patterns will get going towards April.  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.   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!  Both of these sections can get fished out but look for fish that will move into the area or after NDOW stocks!

East Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 22+ CFS.  March  2014

CA section:  Flows are at Winter minimums with Midges and Baetis on the menu.  Pattern sizes should be in the 18-20 range.  Also look for Squalla Stones to start below the Miracle Mile down to the Stateline.  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.  Streamers will take a fish or two when presented in a slow fashion.

Nevada section: The Rosachi Ranch has smaller crowds and can be awesome this time of the year.  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 stones should be coming off now and especially towards the middle to end of the month.

 Guides Available call 530-541-8208

Little Truckee River Fishing Report- Flows are 120+ CFS. March 2014

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 and Winter Stones. Access for now is available but will change with snow if we get it!  The fish have been keying on the Winter Stone!  With the low snow this year the fish have been getting a lot of pressure so expect tough fish!

Truckee River (Ca) Fishing Report- Flows are 120-375 and 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 if we get snow coverage.  Midges Mostly all Winter and looking for Baetis on Cloudy days.  Afternoons will be best as the temperatures rise.  Squalla Stones in the lower sections!

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!  March should be great for those that like the dry fly!  Cloudy days are the best with most fish on the river up on the Baetis.  Sunny days are hit and miss and the fish are spookie.

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 2014

Pyramid Lake- Open and fishing ok 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 also started with rumor of a 20 pound fish on a Chironomid.  Good stories of a 25 pound fish on the fly!  The patterns have changed and the fishing continues to impress with numerous big fish being caught so far this winter.  Don’t wait for the spring, fish now and get the big ones!

Indian Creek Reservoir – There are still plenty of fish in Indian Creek and they stocked just prior to freezing!  Access is going to be tough but there is open water as of end of February. Buggers in Black, Olive and or Brown will work along the edges.  Blood Midges are all the rage as we get into the month of March.

Caples Lake:  Good conditions with snow and ice.   A few larger fish have been caught earlier in the year. Fish close to the Dam or Spillway with Kastmasters, Worms or Power Bait!  Could be dangerous by the end of March so be careful if we do not get more snow.

Red Lake Fishing Report:  Ice is ready to go with numerous anglers fishing along the Dam area. A few larger Lahonton Cutts up to 4 pounds have been landed and A few Brookies.  Fish with Kastmasters, Worms and Power Bait!  Bay Shrimp, Salmon Eggs and Meal Worms have been taking a few as well.  There is a lot of water over the ice which makes for tricky conditions while using an auger, use caution!

Silver Lake fishing report- Better to wait for thaw and fish with Buggers and Streamers.

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 STEELHEAD BITE AFTER RAINS

Filed under: Uncategorized — Peter at 8:26 pm on Monday, February 17, 2014

Trinity steelhead bite rolls on after recent rains. Recent rain has been moving fish around and steelhead fishing has been good. The steelhead have been eating stoneflies and egg patterns in off color water. The water color is steelhead green and makes the steelhead bite better than in clear water. We have a few weeks of prime steelhead season left before the hatchery releases salmon and steelhead smolt. The next couple weeks should be great fun with steelhead and browns grabbing flies. I will be on the river this week and have some dates available, 2/23 thru 2/28 are currently available. Full day float trips are $400.00 a day or $750.00 for two days for 1 or 2 persons. Trips include all tackle rods, flies, leaders, lunch and drinks. Not included, license, steelhead cards, shuttles and gratuities. If you don’t make a booking it won’t happen. I can be reached by cell at (530)318-7073 or by e-mail at peter@tahoeflyfishing.com. March dates also available . Don’t miss out on a chance to connect with one of these strong fighting steelhead. Book a trip and let’s go steelhead fishing on the Trinity.

Thanks and good fishing,

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 February 2014!

Filed under: Uncategorized — victor at 4:10 pm on Monday, January 27, 2014

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East Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flowing at Frozen and low.

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, Baetis and Stones will be the diet with the occasional streamer bite on warmer days. right now it is frozen and not really worth fishing.  We need snow or this river is going to be really tough this summer!

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! Rumor has it that the West Walker will be opening to year-round fishing starting this March below the 395 Bridge. 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.   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!  Both of these sections can get fished out but look for fish that will move into the area or after NDOW stocks!

East Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 22+ CFS.  February 2014

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.  Streamers will take a fish or two when presented in a slow fashion.

Nevada section: The Rosachi Ranch has smaller crowds and can be awesome this time of the year.  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 90+ CFS. February 2014

Still plenty of fish in the system.  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 and Winter Stones. Access for now is available but will change with snow if we get it!  The fish have been keying on the Winter Stone!

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.  Afternoons will be best as the temperatures rise.  Look for lethargic fish that might eat!

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!  February should be great for those that like the dry fly!

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 2014

Pyramid Lake- Open and fishing ok 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 also started with rumor of a 20 pound fish on a Chironomid.  The patterns have changed and the fishing continues to impress with numerous big fish being caught so far this winter.  Don’t wait for the spring, fish now and get the big ones!

Indian Creek Reservoir – There are still plenty of fish in Indian Creek and they stocked just prior to freezing!  Access is going to be tough but there is open water as of end of January. Buggers in Black, Olive and or Brown will work along the edges.  Check for Ice if we get a cold snap.

Caples Lake:  Ready to go with great Ice Conditions.   A few larger fish have been caught early this year. Fish close to the Dam or Spillway with Kastmasters, Worms or Power Bait!

Red Lake Fishing Report:  Ice is ready to go with numerous anglers fishing along the Dam area. A few larger Lahonton Cutts up to 4 pounds have been landed and A few Brookies.  Fish with Kastmasters, Worms and Power Bait!  Bay Shrimp, Salmon Eggs and Meal Worms have been taking a few as well.

Silver Lake fishing report- Silver is fishing similarly to Caples.  Kastmasters, worms and Power Bait.

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 STEELHEAD FISHING GOOD

Filed under: Uncategorized — Peter at 2:40 pm on Sunday, January 19, 2014

Trinity River steelhead fishing remains good for those making the effort. With above average air and water temperatures fishing has been good on indicator rigs. Fish have been eating various stonefly and may fly patterns. Strong fresh winter run steelhead have been bending hooks and breaking lines to get there freedom as steelhead due sometimes. Cool mornings and mild days have been fishing well right until dark. We have been hooking steelhead everyday as of late with multiple chances each day to connect with one of these great fighters. In addition to steelhead we have also been catching some nice brown trout. The warmer afternoons have had some good mayfly hatches, bringing some browns to the surface. The little bit of rain we had last week brought more fresh fish in the lower river and will keep us in fish for coming weeks. I will be on the river this week and have some openings, 1/24, 1/25 , and 1/27. To book a trip call or text Peter at (530) 318-7073 or e-mail peter@tahoeflyfishing.com. I have plenty of dates available in January, February, and early March. Don’t miss out on a great adventure on the Trinity River.

Come out and play!

Peter TFFO

ICE FISHING IN GOOD WEATHER

Filed under: Uncategorized — Peter at 3:44 pm on Friday, January 17, 2014

Ice fishing in good weather can be fun. No snow and good weather has people looking for other options in outdoor activities. Ice fishing trips to our local lakes can be a good option. We offer guided ice fishing trips to Alpine County lakes. We provide all tackle and needed equipment , rods, augers, lures, bait . All you need is good winter clothing and a California fishing license. This can be a good group activity for families, friends, or corporate outings. Our guide trips are $100.00 per person with a $200.00 minimum.  We offer an optional BBQ burger lunch for $15.00 per person. We have been catching trout, mostly cutthroats on both jigs and various baits. To book a trip you can call our shop at (530) 541- 8208 or e-mail to info@tahoeflyfishing.com. Our shop hours are 10am until 5pm closed Sunday and Wednesday. After hours for bookings call Peter at (530)318-7073 or Victor at (530)545-0193.

Good fishing,

Peter 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 January 2014!

Filed under: General Topics,Lake Reports,River Reports — victor at 1:44 pm on Monday, December 30, 2013

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East Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flowing at Frozen and low.

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,  Baetis and Stones will be the diet with the occasional streamer bite on warmer days. right now it is frozen and not really worth fishing.

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!  Mostly frozen right now but will change with a bit of a warming trend.

East Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 33+ CFS.  January 2014

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.  Streamers will take a fish or two when presented in a slow fashion.

Nevada section: The Rosachi ranch is fishing but has ice on the edges.  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 41+ CFS. January 2014

Still plenty of fish in the system.  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 and Winter Stones. Access for now is available but will change with snow if we get it!

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.  Afternoons will be best as the ice flows are early in the day.  Look for lethargic fish that might eat!

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: January 2014

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 also started with rumor of a 20 pound fish on a Chironomid.  The patterns have changed and the fishing continues to impress with numerous big fish being caught so far this winter.  Don’t wait for the spring, fish now and get the big ones!

Indian Creek Reservoir – There are still plenty of fish in Indian Creek and they stocked just prior to freezing!  Access is going to be the problem and probable Ice. Buggers in Black, Olive and or Brown will work along the edges if and when the thaw starts. Check for Ice as we get deeper into the New Year.

Caples Lake:  Ready to go with great Ice Conditions.   A few larger fish have been caught early this year. Fish close to the Dam or Spillway with Kastmasters, Worms or Power Bait!

Red Lake Fishing Report:  Ice is ready to go with numerous anglers fishing along the Dam area. A few larger Lahonton Cutts up to 4 pounds have been landed and A few Brookies.  Fish with Kastmasters, Worms and Power Bait!

Silver Lake fishing report- Silver is fishing similarly to Caples.  Kastmasters, worms and Power Bait.

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!

 

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 September, 2013!

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — victor at 12:19 pm on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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Truckee River (Ca) Fishing Report- 350+ in town and 450 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 to wane; Stones are still around, Caddis are sporadic, Tricos, October Caddis starting to move and Hoppers.  Look for Western Drakes in the near future.  Streamers will take a fish or two as well especially early or late in the day and the Bigger the better!   

Year round section (CA) below 267 Bridge:  As the upper sections, the flows are great for this time of the year and should stay that way into September.  Hoppers, Golden Stones and Crawdad imitations are best.  Fall hatches are here already with Tricos, Western Drakes and October Caddis are moving.  The dry fly fishing has been great some days and the Nymphing good.  The Glenshire area, below Prosser Creek and just above the Boca inlet has been good.  Surprisingly the fishing in the Herschdale area has been good as well even with the higher flows.  Look for fish in the heavy water that holds more Oxygen…

Truckee River (Nv) Fishing Report:  Looks like the flows should stay pretty good with the best fishing being west of Reno.  The temperatures are starting to come down which is always a good sign!  Crawdads, Stones and Attractor Nymphs will work under an indicator. The upper sections have been good with dries and dry dropper rigs. Flows are a little low for floating. It is amazing how many miles of the Truckee are fishing well these days, spread out and fish them all!

East Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flowing at 40+ CFS

The catch and release section Below Hangman’s Bridge:   The flows are low and the fish are looking up, the further downstream you get the better.  Still a lot of minor hatches leftover from summer but the Fall hatches are already happening.  Tricos, Hoppers and October Caddis.  The fish seem to move quite a bit and are not always in the same places as the week before, look for them in faster water where there tends to be more oxygen.  Tricos are early this year so look for them!  Mid Day fishing has been tough due to the high water temps, look for fish in the shaded areas.  Things are starting to cool down so expect to see the fishing improve during the mid day sessions.

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

West Carson River Fishing Report – Flows are 15+ CFS running clear

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

West Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 30+ CFS 

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

The Nevada sections can be fun and stay open all year.   Try The Hoye Canyon section above Wellington or the Wilson Canyon section below SmithValley.  Streamers or Mouse Patterns are worth a try especially as the Temps come down. Another fun fishery is the Tube below Topaz Lake which can hold some pretty nice fish as well as stockers from NDOW.

East Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 35+ CFS and fluctuating due to this low water year.

CA section:  Look for really low flows going into Fall and a lot of fluctuation.  The ranchers will have to be watching the water flows closely because of low snow pack and minor run-off.  The fish don’t seem to be bothered by the fluctuating flows.  They just like to eat! Hoppers are working well.  Tricos are also hatching and the fish are on them in the meadow sections.  Midges, Fall Caddis should be on their diet as well.  Dries have been fun and should continue with Tricos and Stones working the best. 

Nevada section:  With the temperatures coming down lately, and especially over night, The Rosachi Ranch section has been doing well.  Tricos, Stones and Hoppers

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

The LT seems to be flipping at this point, fish are off one hatch and waiting for the next one to fill in.  Baetis are starting to show and the drakes are gone.  Best bets are Beetle and Ant Patterns.  Hoppers are still taking a fish or two especially with a dropper.  Fish small Baetis Nymphs and Midge Nymphs under your big dry.  There are plans to lower the flows around the beginning of September for Dam work so check them before you go.

Tahoe Area Stillwaters: September, 2013

Pyramid Lake- The stories are that the fish are bigger this year but not as many as past years.  The Pilot Peak fish seem to be the answer, who knows how big the fish will be this next season!  October 1st will be the opener and I bet it will be crowded.

Indian Creek Reservoir:  As things cool down the fishing should pick back up.  There are a lot of weed beds which keep the fish cruising along the edges.  Damsel Nymphs and Blood Midges are a good bet and float tubes are almost a must.  Buggers always work well in Brown and Olive.  Fish the deeper end until the water cools!

Caples LakeComing into my favorite time of year on Caples, cruising fish along the back shoreline.  Look for fish from the boulders and present a Big Ugly Rubber Leg Something in front of them and give it a twitch as they are coming to inspect it.  Streamers are working well off of the points and will coerce a fish to come up out of the depths.  Rent a boat from Caples Lake Marina for great access to the back of the lake!

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.  The Lake is off colored so don’t expect a bunch of fish!

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

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

Marlette Lake Fishing Report- Opened on the 15th of July!  With the warmer conditions look for fish early in the day or fish deep in the middle!  Hoppers or Streamers work best and take a float tube for access.  Closes at the end of September!

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 August 1st, 2013!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

West Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 65+ CFS 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tahoe Area Stillwaters: August 1st, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

West Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 75+ CFS 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tahoe Area Stillwaters: July 16th, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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