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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 January 2013!

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — victor at 4:45 pm on Thursday, December 27, 2012

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East Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flowing at 140+ 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 33+ CFS.  January 2013

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.  Access is difficult after many storms over the holidays.  Bring your Snow Shoes for the first few weeks of January.

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 130+ CFS. January 2013

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 will be the challenge! 

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: Oct. 15, 2012

Pyramid Lake- Open and fishing fairly well but mostly from boats and float tubes.   Some fish have been caught fishing from shore and a few big ones as well which is great for 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. 

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 LakeThin layer of Ice just before the storms, maybe 2-4 inches of Ice and 4+ feet of snow on top of it.  Should be good to go by the first of January after the snow settles.  Kastmasters, Worms or Power Bait!

Red Lake Fishing Report- Lots of snow on top of 3-5 inches of Ice.  Should be ready to fish by the first of the year!  Kastmasters, Worms and Power Bait!

Silver Lake fishing report- Silver is fishing similarly to Caples.  Should be ready for Ice Fishing by the first of January!

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!

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