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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 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!

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