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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!

 

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!

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