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Fly Fishing 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 still waters. Updated November 22nd, 2011

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — victor at 12:55 pm on Tuesday, November 22, 2011

 

Fishing Report for the East and West Walker Rivers, The Truckee River and Little Truckee River, West and East Carson Rivers, and many Tahoe area still waters. Updated November 22nd, 2011

We offer guided fly fishing year round on the Carson, Truckee and Walker Rivers.  Caples, Red Lake, Spooner Lake, Indian Creek Reservoir and Boca Reservoir as well.

East Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flowing at 80+ cfs.

Now closed above Hangman’s Bridge until April 2012!

The Catch and Release section below Hangman’s Bridge: Open all year!  It will take a special effort to get fish in this section over the next few months.  As the temperatures come up in March, the fishing can get good again between stormy days and run-off days.  The fish are there but really lethargic and you will have to put the fly on their nose for them to eat.  Midges and Baetis if you have to!  The Nevada sections tend to fish the best during the winter months and on occasion NDOW stocks fish in the lower river and below the Broken Dam.  If they do, it can be fun to stick a few fish and keep the cobwebs off your cast!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  We do not do a bunch of guided trips on this river during the winter months but on occasion it can be worth it!

West Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flows are at 20+ cfs.

Done for the season!  Looking forward to next year!

West Walker River Fishing Report- Currently flows are at 50+ cfs.

California is 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 SmithValley.  Look for warmer, cloudy days for a good Baetis hatch!  Another fun winter fishery is the Tube below Topaz Lake which can hold some pretty nice fish as well as stockers from NDOW.

There is a pay to play section at the Walker River Resort that can be a lot of fun during the winter!

East Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 25+ cfs.

Now we are really at winter flows and the fish are bucketed up in the deeper runs and holes.  Not the greatest time of the year to fish the Walker in California but the fishing is still worth a try.  Small bugs are the answer and should stay that way most of the winter.  Try 20’s and 22’s in your favorite Midge pattern of Baetis pattern!

Nevada sections are fishing a bit better than California but stick to the same bugs.  I have seen Baetis hatches at this time of year that were as good as any other time of the year with numerous fish up eating them.  Look for the warmer days with cloud cover for best results.  With the lower flows, access is much improved!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Not the best time of the year for a guided trip on the Walker but the fishing can go off if you have the need to get out for a bit of fishing!

Little Truckee River Fishing Report- Flows are 80+ cfs.

At least the crowds are finally down and the fish are getting a bit of a break. As long as you can get up the road, the fishing should be worth the effort.  Look for risers in the middle of the day but don’t count on a ton of them.  The fish are still up and they still have to eat!  Baetis and Midges in small sizes under the surface as well as on top!  San Juan Worms and Egg Patterns as well.

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).   Please leave the spawning fish alone, give them a chance to do their thing!

Truckee River (Ca) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee are below 60 cfs near the town ofTruckee and 400+ cfs belowBocaBridge.

Closed above the 267 Bridge.  The year round section is still fishing but tough.  The water is cold and the fish are lethargic but still have to eat.  Put it on their head and they will probably open their mouths but it will take an excellent angler to get a few fish!  Try Baetis or Midges and possibly an Egg pattern or San Juan Worm.  It is going to get tougher as we start getting more storms in the near future!  The lower you go towards Nevada the better the opportunity will be.

Truckee River (Nv) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee in Nevada are 400+ cfs

Flows are great for this time of the year and actually a little on the high side!  Look for the cloudy days for filled in Baetis hatches especially below Reno.  Nymphing will be best but the dries have produced a few fish as well.  Nymphs: Stoneflies 8-12, Mayfly patterns 16-20, Flashback PT’s 16-20. Dry Flies: Parachute Adams 14-18 and Blue Duns 18-20. Streamer action is picking up and is your best shot at one the Nevada Toads!, Streamers-Buggers in olive, white and black, Wool-Head Sculpin, Crystal Buggers, Meat Whistle olive and black, and of course the Crawdad!!!

Great flows for floating!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Learn it and Love it!

Tahoe area Still waters:

Indian Creek Reservoir – Get on it before it freezes…  It has been fishing pretty well for those that put the effort in.  Chironomids, Buggers and Leeches!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Caples Lake -  Still fishing well and best along the edges.  Take a hike and fish the back end of the lake for fun fishing.  Streamers work well but the dry action is more fun!  Terrestrials in front of cruising fish with a twitch as they are coming for it!  Ants, Beetles and Rubber leg big ugly flies work great!  Ice Fishing soon…

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Guided Ice Fishing trips starting in late December!

Pyramid Lake- Looking for bait balls seems to be the ticket with reports of fish feeding around the edges!  Find the bait balls and the fishing should be good but if you don’t, don’t expect much yet.

Red Lake Fishing Report-  Not great until it turns again.  TheLake is off colored but a few fish are rising.  The lake should turn anytime now and when it does let’s hope it doesn’t freeze right away!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  When the lake freezes, the Ice Fishing should be good this year!

Spooner Lake Fishing Report- Get on it before it freezes.  Fish are still being caught on Leech Patterns and Midges.  Fish the Dam area for convenience!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208). 

Marlette Lake Fishing Report- Closed until next year!

Blue Lakes Fishing Report- Done for the year.  Let’s hope we can get up there earlier next year!

Silver Lake fishing report- Same bugs as Caples…  Fish the area on the south end of the lake where the creek comes in.  Ants and Beetles are still working!  When it freezes the Ice Fishing should be fun!

We have offered guiding on most of these waters for over 15 years. The shop is fully stocked with all the latest equipment and flies needed to fish the Eastern Sierra and more. Call 530-541-8208 or stop by the shop for more info. We will be updating our fishing report often so check www.tahoeflyfishing.com/blog for the most up to date reports!

 

Thanks for reading and get out and fish!

 

Fly Fishing 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 still waters. Updated November 1st, 2011

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — victor at 1:39 pm on Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Fishing Report for the East and West Walker Rivers, West and East Carson Rivers, The Truckee River and Little Truckee River, and many Tahoe area still waters. Updated November 1st, 2011

We offer guided fly fishing year round on the Carson, Truckee and Walker Rivers.  Caples, Red Lake, Spooner Lake, Indian Creek Reservoir and Boca Reservoir as well.

East Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flowing at 90+ cfs.

Above Hangman’s Bridge there are literally tons of fish that have been stocked in this section and for the angler that just wants to get some fish, this is your section!  Dry fly fishing has been great with October Caddis, March Browns, Midges and Baetis imitations.   Golden Stones are crawling around and hatching periodically.  Stoneflies size 8-12, Stimulators in Orange and Yellow sizes 14-10, Caddis Poopah size 14-18, Flash Back PT’s sizes 16-20 and Buggers will take a few as well.

The Catch and Release section below Hangman’s Bridge: Time for dries! Fall Caddis, Stones and Tricos are here and we are seeing quite a few of the Isonychias hatching in the afternoons as well.  Try the Hopper and a dropper technique.  Golden Stoneflies size 8-12, Caddis Poopah size 14-18, Flash Back PT’s sizes 16-22, Tricos 18-22’s, Fall Caddis patterns and Midges.  Dry Flies have been producing all day; E/C Caddis sizes 14-18, Orange andYellow Stimulators sizes 10-16, Western March Browns to imitate the larger Mayflies and don’t forget a trailer in a Trico or a small Mayfly imitation.

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  As long as the weather holds, the fishing should continue to be good.  Get out on those cloudy days and look for better hatches mid-day!

West Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flows are at 40+ cfs.

The flows are good and should stay that way through the closing date (November 15th). Hoppers have finally waned with the cooler temperatures.  Nymphing will work best with Small Stoneflies, Caddis, and Mayfly patterns.  Nymphs- Fox’s Poopah tan 14-18, Stonefly’s size 10-14, Mayfly’s black and olive 14-18, Pheasant Tails 14-20. Streamers-Buggers in olive, white and black.  The pocket water in the canyon is good for dry flies and the upper sections have been good as well.  The meadow needs a stealthy approach but is holding some nice fish!  Swing a Prince Nymph under any of the bridges and hang on; the stocking trucks have left a bunch of toys under the tree!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Great spot for beginners!

West Walker River Fishing Report- Currently flows are at 70+ cfs.

Nymphing has been the way to go with Small Stoneflies, Caddis, and Mayfly patterns.  Nymphs- Fox’s Poopah tan 14-18, Stonefly’s size 10-14, Mayfly’s black and olive 16-20, Pheasant Tails 16-20. The October Caddis is going off, look for Caddis in the mornings and evenings.  Streamers-Buggers in olive, white and black, Wool-Head Sculpins, Crystal Buggers, Meat Whistle olive and black.

Fish the Pickle Meadows section or in the Canyon for the best fishing!

 

East Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 45+ cfs.

The flows have dropped for the winter and hopefully stay around the 50 CFS range.  As our days cool, fishing is getting better through out the day.  Our winter bugs are starting to work in the Mile (small, smaller and tiny).  Nymphing has been the most productive using small Midge, Mayfly and Caddis patterns.  Frequent fly changes help to keep these fish biting!  The Browns are on the spawn and should be left alone!  Some Bigger Rainbows have been taken on Streamers, Dry Dropper rigs also working along the edges and in the slower water.  Baetis and Midge Emergers are working on the surface.  Look for fishing to be good through November!  A few fly suggestions;  WD 40’s & 50”s olive, gray and chocolate in sizes 20 & 22, Wiers Sprinkle chocolate and vanilla sizes 18-20,  Foxes Pupa Tan sizes16-18, Rainbow Warriors sizes 16-20, Hares Ears in 16-20’s and Barrs Emergers is 18-20’s.

Nevadais fishing well with similar bugs and the opportunity to get away from a crowd of anglers in the mile.  With the lower flows, access is much improved!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Our guided trips on the Walker have been top notch with a mixture of Dries, Streamers and Nymphs.  Well worth a trip if you have been waiting!  Private Waters on the Sceirine Ranch are going off!

Little Truckee River Fishing Report- Flows are 30+ cfs.

The flows have dropped to winter levels!  The fish are eating Dries and Nymphs with the occasional streamer take in the deeper slots.  Late morning into the afternoon the Baetis have been hatching (especially on cloudy days!) and making the fish active.  Look for fish rising in the bubble lines!  Nymphing has been best in the deepest and fastest water.  A few fly suggestions:  Barrs Emerger 18-20’s, FB PT’s 18-20’s, Olive Micro Mays 16-18’s, Wiers Sprinkles 18-20’s, ParachuteAdams16-22’s, Blue Duns 18-20’s, EC Caddis 18-20’s and Rusty Spinners 18-20’s.

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Most trips are mixed with fishing on the Truckee part of the day!  Please leave the spawning fish alone, give them a chance to do their thing!

Truckee River (Ca) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee are below 60 cfs near the town ofTruckee and 400+ cfs belowBocaBridge.

TheTruckeehas been fishing very well throughout the entire day.  Flows are getting low in the upper sections and improve below Prosser Creek inflow.  Nymphing with Caddis, small Mayflies and Midges has been good.  Occasional fish on the Crawdad in the deeper buckets.  Some of the fish are rising to Midges, Caddis and Baetis in the late mornings and evenings.  Some bigger fish have been taken on Streamers early or late in the day!  Fish Golden Stones, Wiers Caddis Pupas, Barrs Emergers, FB PT’s, Wiers Sprinkles and the Dead Drift Crawfish under the surface and for dries try the EC Caddis, Parachute Adams, Western March Browns and Stimulators.

Truckee River (Nv) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee inNevada are 400+ cfs

Flows are great for this time of the year!  Look for the cloudy days for filled in Baetis hatches especially belowReno.  Nymphing will be best but the dries have produced a few fish as well.  Nymphs: Stoneflies 8-12, Mayfly patterns 14-20, Flashback PT’s 14-20, Caddis Poopah 16-18. Dry Flies, E/C Caddis 12-16, Parachute Adams14-18 and Blue Duns 18-20. Streamer action is picking up and is your best shot at one the Nevada Toads!,  Streamers-Buggers in olive, white and black, Wool-Head Sculpin, Crystal Buggers, Meat Whistle olive and black, and of course the Crawdad!!! Great flows for floating!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Learn it and Love it!

Tahoe area Still waters:

Indian Creek Reservoir – As the winter storms started rolling through, the fishing has improved. Water Levels are way up, they have stocked big bows and they are on the prowl! Try brown buggers, Damsels and Aggravator Princes with a slow strip. Blood Midges and Calibaetis nymphs under the indicator have been working as well.  Midging with Chironomids under a bobber, deep, has been rumored to be working well.  Should fish well until it freezes!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Caples Lake- Fishing really well in the afternoons when the wind is down.  The shore line is tough to fish until the lake gets its’ draw down.  Fall fishing should continue to be great with Terrestrials working the best.  Take a boat and fish the back of the lake especially in the later part of the day for dry fly action!  The South Shore of Caples is fishing the best.  Hoppers, Adult Stone Patterns, Big Mayfly Patterns, Ants and Beetles!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Great trip for those that have mobility issues!  We can guide this with a boat!

 Pyramid Lake- Looking for bait balls seems to be the ticket with reports of fish feeding around the edges!  Find the bait balls and the fishing should be good but if you don’t, don’t expect much yet.  Fishing should get better as the temperatures cool!

Red Lake Fishing Report- Not great until it turns again.  The Lake is off colored but a few fish are rising.  The lake should turn anytime now and when it does let’s hope it doesn’t freeze right away! 

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  When the lake freezes, the Ice Fishing should be good this year!

Spooner Lake Fishing Report- Fish are still being caught on Leech Patterns, Damsels and Calibaetis.  Look for the midge fishing to improve with the colder temps.  The weeds have subsided and the lake is fishing well.  Tiger Trout up to 17 inches and bigger are the attraction to this still water as well as Rainbows and Cutthroat!   Big Browns, on a rare occasion, have been caught.

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Great float tube guided trip.  Good numbers of fish!

Marlette Lake Fishing Report- No Reports lately…

Blue Lakes Fishing Report- Fishing well for those that fish from tubes or a boat.  Leech patterns, Buggers and Prince Nymphs with a full sinking line!  Get there before it freezes!

Silver Lake fishing report- Same bugs as Caples…  Fish the area on the south end of the lake where the creek comes in.  Ants and Beetles are still working!

We have offered guiding on most of these waters for over 15 years. The shop is fully stocked with all the latest equipment and flies needed to fish the Eastern Sierra and more. Call 530-541-8208 or stop by the shop for more info. We will be updating our fishing report often so check www.tahoeflyfishing.com/blog for the most up to date reports!

 

Thanks for reading and get out and fish!

Fly Fishing 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 still waters. Updated October 1, 2011

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — victor at 2:25 pm on Thursday, September 29, 2011

 

Fishing Report for the West and East Walker Rivers, West and East Carson Rivers, The Truckee River and Little Truckee River, and many Tahoe area still waters. Updated October 1, 2011

We offer guided fly fishing year round on the Carson, Truckee and Walker Rivers.  Caples, Red Lake, Spooner Lake, Indian Creek Reservoir and Boca Reservoir as well.

East Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flowing at 120+ cfs.

Above Hangman’s Bridge  There are literally tons of fish that have been stocked in this section and for the angler that just wants to get some fish this is your section!  Dry fly fishing has been great with Hoppers, March Browns and Caddis imitations.   Stoneflies size 8-12, Stimulators in Orange and Yellow sizes 14-10, Caddis Poopah size 14-18, Flash Back PT’s sizes 14-18, Hoppers in size 8-14 and Buggers will take a few as well.

Catch and Release section below Hangman’s Bridge: Time for dries!  Hoppers, Stones and Tricos are here.  Try the Hopper and a dropper technique.  Golden Stoneflies size 8-12, Caddis Poopah size 14-18, Flash Back PT’s sizes 14-18, Tricos 18-20’s and Hoppers in sizes  8-14.  Dry Flies have been producing all day; E/C Caddis sizes 14-18, Yellow Stimulators sizes 14-16 and don’t forget a trailer in a Trico or a small Mayfly imitation.

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  This is the river we will be guiding most through the month of September into October.  The Tricos were here for a short bit but not as filled in now.  Hopefully later like most hatches this fall.

West Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flows are at 40+ cfs.

The flows are good and should stay that way through October. The fish are eating Hoppers!  Nymphing will work as well with Small Stoneflies, Caddis, and Mayfly patterns.  Nymphs- Fox’s Poopah tan 14-18, Stonefly’s size 10-14, Mayfly’s black and olive 14-18, Pheasant Tails 14-20. Streamers-Buggers in olive, white and black, Wool-Head Sculpins, Crystal Buggers, Meat Whistle olive and black.  The pocket water in the canyon is good and the upper sections have been good as well.  The meadow needs a stealthy approach but is holding some nice fish!  Swing a Prince Nymph under any of the bridges and hang on; the stocking trucks have left a bunch of toys under the tree!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Great spot for beginners!

West Walker River Fishing Report- Currently flows are at 120+ cfs.

Nymphing has been the way to go with Small Stoneflies, Caddis, and Mayfly patterns.  Nymphs- Fox’s Poopah tan 14-18, Stonefly’s size 10-14, Mayfly’s black and olive 14-18, Pheasant Tails 14-20. Hoppers are going off, look for Caddis in the mornings and evenings.  Streamers-Buggers in olive, white and black, Wool-Head Sculpins, Crystal Buggers, Meat Whistle olive and black.

 

 

East Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 230+ cfs.

The flows have finally come down and it has made a huge difference.  The wading is doable and the fish are still spread out!  The River is fishing very well with mornings still fishing the best.  As our days cool, fishing is getting better through out the day.  Dries have taken off with the fish eating Hoppers and Bigger orange patterns.  Nymphing has been the most productive using small Midge, Mayfly and Caddis patterns.  Frequent fly changes help to keep these Browns and Rainbows biting!  Some Bigger fish have been taken on Streamers, Dry Dropper rigs also working along the edges and in the slower water.  Look for fishing to be good through October!  A few fly suggestions;  WD 40’s & 50”s olive, gray and chocolate in sizes 20 & 22, Wiers Sprinkle chocolate and vanilla sizes 18-20, Wiers Caddis Pupa in Caramel size 14-16, Foxes Pupa Tan sizes16-18, Rainbow Warriors sizes 16-20, Hares Ears in 16-20’s and Barrs Emergers is 18-20’s. Nevadais fishing well for those that can wade aggressively and bush-crash through the willows.  Streamers and Big dries will do the trick!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Our guided trips on the Walker have been top notch with a mixture of Dries, Streamers and Nymphs.  Well worth a trip if you have been waiting!  Private Waters on the Sceirine Ranch are going off!

Little Truckee River Fishing Report- Flows are 150+ cfs.

The dam work was finished last week and the flows are back up again and the fishing has improved quickly!  The fish are eating Dries and Nymphs with the occasional streamer take in the deeper slots.  Late morning into the afternoon the Baetis have been hatching and making the fish active.  Look for fish rising in the bubble lines!  Nymphing has been best in the deepest and fastest water.  A few fly suggestions:  Barrs Emerger 18-20’s, FB PT’s 18-20’s, Olive Micro Mays 16-18’s, Wiers Sprinkles 18-20’s, ParachuteAdams16-22’s, Blue Duns 18-20’s, EC Caddis 18-20’s and Rusty Spinners 18-20’s.

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Most trips are mixed with fishing on the Truckee part of the day! 

Truckee River (Ca) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee are below 100 cfs near the town ofTruckee and 600+ cfs belowBocaBridge.

TheTruckeehas been fishing very well throughout the entire day.  Flows are getting low in the upper sections and improve below Prosser Creek inflow.  Nymphing with Caddis, small Mayflies and Midges has been good.  Occasional fish on the Crawdad in the deeper buckets.  Some of the fish are rising to Midges, Caddis and Baetis in the late mornings and evenings.  Some bigger fish have been taken on Streamers early or late in the day!  Fish Foxes Poopahs, Wiers Caddis Pupas, Barrs Emergers, FB PT’s, Wiers Sprinkles and the Dead Drift Crawfish under the surface and for dries try the EC Caddis, Parachute Adams, Para Hoppers and Stimulators.

Truckee River (Nv) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee inNevada are 400+ cfs

Flows are perfect!  Nymphing in the morning to mid-day with Dry Fly action in the evening (Verdi area down to Mayberry). Nymphs- Stoneflies 8-12, Mayfly patterns 12-16, Flashback PT’s 10-16, Caddis Poopah 12-18. Dry Flies, E/C Caddis 12-16, Parachute Adams14-18 and Blue Duns. Streamer action is picking up and is your best shot at one the Nevada Toads!,  Streamers-Buggers in olive, white and black, Wool-Head Sculpins, Crystal Buggers, Meat Whistle olive and black, and of course the Crawdad!!! Great flows for floating!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Learn it and Love it!

Tahoe area Still waters:

Indian Creek Reservoir – As the fall storms start rolling through, the fishing will improve. Water Levels are way up, they have stocked big bows and they are on the prowl! Try brown buggers, Damsels and Aggravator Princes with a slow strip. Blood Midges and Calibaetis nymphs under the indicator have been working as well.  Occasional hatch of Calibaetis and the fish get on them for a short period! The weeds should start to subside and float tubing tends to give the best access!  Indian Creek finishes strongly for the last hour of the evening with numerous Mayflies and most of the fish on the lake up eating them and everyone seems to go home just prior to this phenomenon!  Stay Late, Enjoy!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Caples Lake- Fishing really well in the afternoons when the wind is down.  The shore line is tough to fish until the lake gets its’ draw down.  Fall fishing should continue to be great with Terrestrials working the best.  Rent a boat and fish the back of the lake especially in the later part of the day for dry fly action!  Hoppers, Adult Stone Patterns, Big Mayfly Patterns, Ants and Beetles!   

 Pyramid Lake- Closed for the season, can’t wait until next year!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Great trip for those that have mobility issues!

Red Lake Fishing Report- Not great until it turns again.  TheLake is off colored but a few fish are rising.  Look for the lake to improve as fall arrives!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Spooner Lake Fishing Report- Fish are still being caught on Leech Patterns, Damsels and Calibaetis.  The weeds are here again which makes for a tough shore fishery but should start to subside soon with the cooler temperatures.  Tiger Trout up to 17 inches and bigger are the attraction to this still water as well as Rainbows and Cutthroat!   Big Browns, on a rare occasion, have been caught.

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Great float tube guided trip.  Good numbers of fish!

Marlette Lake Fishing Report- No Reports lately…

Blue Lakes Fishing Report- Fishing well for those that fish from tubes or a boat.  Leech patterns, Buggers and Prince Nymphs with a full sinking line!

Silver Lake fishing report- Same bugs as Caples…  Fish the area on the south end of the lake where the creek comes in.  Ants and Beetles are still working!

We have offered guiding on most of these waters for over 15 years. The shop is fully stocked with all the latest equipment and flies needed to fish the Eastern Sierra and more. Call 530-541-8208 or stop by the shop for more info. We will be updating our fishing report often so check www.tahoeflyfishing.com/blog for the most up to date reports!

 

Thanks for reading and get out and fish!

 

Fly Fishing 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 still waters. Updated September 15th, 2011

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — victor at 10:57 pm on Thursday, September 15, 2011

 

Fishing Report for the West and East Walker Rivers, West and East Carson Rivers, The Truckee River and Little Truckee River, and many Tahoe area still waters. Updated September 15th, 2011

We offer guided fly fishing year round on the Carson, Truckee and Walker Rivers.  Caples, Red Lake, Spooner Lake, Indian Creek Reservoir and Boca Reservoir as well.

East Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flowing at 180+ cfs.

Above Hangman’s Bridge – Recent spikes from Thundershowers have slowed the fishing but should come back quickly when they subside.  There are literally tons of fish that have been stocked in this section and for the angler that just wants to get some fish this is your section!  Stoneflies size 8-12, Caddis Poopah size 14-18, Flash Back PT’s sizes 14-18, Hoppers in size 8-14 and Buggers will take a few as well.

Catch and Release section below Hangman’s Bridge: Time for dries!  Hoppers and Tricos are here.  Try the Hopper and a dropper technique.  Stoneflies size 8-12, Caddis Poopah size 14-18, Flash Back PT’s sizes 14-18, Tricos 18-20’s and Hoppers in sizes  8-14.  Dry Flies have been producing some success in the evening; E/C Caddis sizes 14-18, Yellow Stimulators sizes 14-16.

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  This is the river we will be guiding most through the month of September into October.  The Tricos are here!

West Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flows are at 50+ cfs.

The flows are good and should stay that way through October. The fish are eating Hoppers!  Nymphing will work as well with Small Stoneflies, Caddis, and Mayfly patterns.  Nymphs- Fox’s Poopah tan 14-18, Stonefly’s size 10-14, Mayfly’s black and olive 14-18, Pheasant Tails 14-20. Streamers-Buggers in olive, white and black, Wool-Head Sculpins, Crystal Buggers, Meat Whistle olive and black.  The pocket water in the canyon is good and the upper sections have been good as well.  The meadow needs a stealthy approach but is holding some nice fish!  Swing a Prince Nymph under any of the bridges and hang on, the stocking trucks have left a bunch of toys under the tree!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Great spot for beginners!

West Walker River Fishing Report- Currently flows are at 190+ cfs.

Nymphing has been the way to go with Small Stoneflies, Caddis, and Mayfly patterns.  Nymphs- Fox’s Poopah tan 14-18, Stonefly’s size 10-14, Mayfly’s black and olive 14-18, Pheasant Tails 14-20. Hoppers should be going off, look for Caddis in the mornings and evenings.  Streamers-Buggers in olive, white and black, Wool-Head Sculpins, Crystal Buggers, Meat Whistle olive and black.

 

 

East Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 330+ cfs.

The River is fishing very well with mornings still fishing the best.  As our days cool, fishing is getting better through out the day.  Nymphing has been the most productive using small Midge, Mayfly and Caddis patterns.  Frequent fly changes help to keep these Browns and Rainbows biting!  Some Bigger fish have been taken on Streamers, Dry Dropper rigs also working along the edges and in the slower water.  Look for fishing to be good through October!  A few fly suggestions;  WD 40’s & 50”s olive, gray and chocolate in sizes 20 & 22, Wiers Sprinkle chocolate and vanilla sizes 18-20, Wiers Caddis Pupa in Caramel size 14-16, Foxes Pupa Tan sizes16-18, Rainbow Warriors sizes 16-20, Hares Ears in 16-20’s and Barrs Emergers is 18-20’s. Nevadais fishing well for those that can wade aggressively and bush-crash through the willows.  Streamers and Big dries will do the trick!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Our guided trips on the Walker have been top notch with a mixture of Dries, Streamers and Nymphs.  Well worth a trip if you have been waiting!  Private Waters on the Sceirine Ranch are going off!

Little Truckee River Fishing Report- Flows are 100+ cfs.

The flows are fluctuating lately but should even out (dam work?).  When the flows do get consistent again the fishing will be good on Dries and Nymphs with the occasional streamer take in the deeper slots.  Late morning into the afternoon the Baetis have been hatching and making the fish active.  Look for fish rising in the bubble lines!  Nymphing has been best in the deepest and fastest water.  A few fly suggestions:  Barrs Emerger 18-20’s, FB PT’s 18-20’s, Olive Micro Mays 16-18’s, Wiers Sprinkles 18-20’s, Parachute Adams 16-22’s, Blue Duns 18-20’s, EC Caddis 18-20’s and Rusty Spinners 18-20’s.

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Most trips are mixed with fishing on the Truckee part of the day! 

Truckee River (Ca) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee are below 100 cfs near the town of Truckee and 600+ cfs below Boca Bridge.

The Truckee has been fishing very well throughout the entire day.  Flows are getting low in the upper sections and improve below Prosser Creek inflow.  Nymphing with Caddis, small Mayflies and Midges has been good.  Occasional  fish on the Crawdad in the deeper buckets.  Some of the fish are rising to Midges, Caddis and Baetis in the late mornings and evenings.  Some bigger fish have been taken on Streamers early or late in the day!  Fish Foxes Poopahs, Wiers Caddis Pupas, Barrs Emergers, FB PT’s, Wiers Sprinkles and the Dead Drift Crawfish under the surface and for dries try the EC Caddis, Parachute Adams, Para Hoppers and Stimulators.

Truckee River (Nv) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee in Nevada are 400+ cfs

Flows are perfect! Water color is a little off due to thundershowers.  Nymphing in the morning to mid-day with Dry Fly action in the evening (Verdi area down to Mayberry). Nymphs- Stoneflies 8-12, Mayfly patterns 12-16, Flashback PT’s 10-16, Caddis Poopah 12-18. Dry Flies, E/C Caddis 12-16, Parachute Adams14-18 and Blue Duns. Streamer action is picking up and is your best shot at one the Nevada Toads!,  Streamers-Buggers in olive, white and black, Wool-Head Sculpins, Crystal Buggers, Meat Whistle olive and black, and of course the Crawdad!!! Great flows for floating!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Learn it and Love it!

Tahoe area Still waters:

Indian Creek Reservoir - Fishing is good early morning before water temps get to high! Water Levels are way up, they have stocked big bows and they are on the prowl! Try brown buggers, Damsels and Aggravator Princes with a slow strip. Blood Midges and Calibaetis nymphs under the indicator have been working as well.  Occasional hatch of Calibaetis and the fish get on them for a short period! The weeds are back and float tubing tends to give the best access!  Finishes strongly for the last hour of the evening with numerous Mayflies and most of the fish on the lake up eating them and everyone seems to go home just prior to this phenomenon!  Stay Late, Enjoy!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).   

 Pyramid Lake- Closed for the season, can’t wait until next year!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Great trip for those that have mobility issues!

Red Lake Fishing Report- It is fishing well! San Juan Worms and a Hares Ear Nymph under an indicator work great in the upper part of the lake.  Otherwise Streamers, Buggers, Leeches, Damsels and Aggravators on a sinking line and it fishes best from a float tube.  Shore fishing is OK…  Evenings can produce some fun action on the surface after the wind dies out!  Off colored but don’t let that stop you!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Spooner Lake Fishing Report- Fish are still being caught on Leech Patterns, Damsels and Calibaetis.  The weeds are here again which makes for a tough shore fishery but should start to subside soon with the cooler temperatures.  Tiger Trout up to 17 inches and bigger are the attraction to this still water as well as Rainbows and Cutthroat!   Big Browns, on a rare occasion, have been caught.

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Great float tube guided trip.  Good numbers of fish!

Marlette Lake Fishing Report- No Reports lately…

Blue Lakes Fishing Report- Fishing well for those that fish from tubes or a boat.  Leech patterns, Buggers and Prince Nymphs with a full sinking line!

Silver Lake fishing report- Same bugs as Caples andRedLake…  Fish the area on the south end of the lake where the creek comes in.  Ants are still around!

We have offered guiding on most of these waters for over 15 years. The shop is fully stocked with all the latest equipment and flies needed to fish the Eastern Sierra and more. Call 530-541-8208 or stop by the shop for more info. We will be updating our fishing report often so check www.tahoeflyfishing.com/blog for the most up to date reports!

 

Thanks for reading and get out and fish!

Fly Fishing 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 still waters. Updated August 25th, 2011

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — victor at 11:04 am on Saturday, August 27, 2011

Fishing Report for the West and East Walker Rivers, West and East Carson Rivers, The Truckee River and Little Truckee River, and many Tahoe area still waters. Updated August 25th, 2011

We offer guided fly fishing year round on the Carson, Truckee and Walker Rivers.  Caples, Red Lake, Spooner Lake, Indian Creek Reservoir and Boca Reservoir as well.

East Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flowing at 200+ cfs.

Above Hangman’s Bridge –   With water conditions improving, the indicator fishing has really improved! Stoneflies size 8-12, Caddis Poopah size 14-18, Flash Back PT’s sizes 14-18, have all been producing very well. Hoppers are just filling in…

Catch and Release section below Hangman’s Bridge: Indicator fishing is the way to go for most of the day. Stoneflies size 8-12, Caddis Poopah size 14-18, Flash Back PT’s sizes 14-18, Dry Flies have been producing some success in the evening, E/C Caddis sizes 14-18, Yellow Stimulators sizes 14-16.  Hoppers are just filling in….

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  This is the river we will be guiding most through the month of September.  The Tricos are just around the corner!

West Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flows are at 60+ cfs.

TheWest Carsonhas been stocked. The flows are still great and should stay that way through September.  Dry fly fishing in the evenings has been best but also working during the day as well.  Nymphing has been the way to go with Small Stoneflies, Caddis, and Mayfly patterns.  Nymphs- Fox’s Poopah tan 14-18, Stonefly’s size 10-14, Mayfly’s black and olive 14-18, Pheasant Tails 14-20. Streamers-Buggers in olive, white and black, Wool-Head Sculpins, Crystal Buggers, Meat Whistle olive and black.  The pocket water in the canyon is getting better and the upper sections have been good as well.  The meadow needs a stealthy approach but is holding some nice fish!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Great spot for beginners!

West Walker River Fishing Report- Currently flows are at 225+ cfs.

Nymphing has been the way to go with Small Stoneflies, Caddis, and Mayfly patterns.  Nymphs- Fox’s Poopah tan 14-18, Stonefly’s size 10-14, Mayfly’s black and olive 14-18, Pheasant Tails 14-20. Dry Flies in the evening should be going off, look for Caddis and Little Yellow Sallies to be coming off. Streamers-Buggers in olive, white and black, Wool-Head Sculpins, Crystal Buggers, Meat Whistle olive and black.

 

 

East Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 300+ cfs.

The River is in great shape and fishing well!  The flows are perfect for summer fishing and the temperatures are staying fishable until the early afternoon.  As usual, try to quit fishing when the temps hit the upper 60’s.  A Thermometer is a must if you want to protect the fish!  They will still eat above 70 degrees of water temperature but the stress level will kill them.  Small flies are still working the best in the upper sections but as you make your way intoNevadathe bugs are getting bigger.  Streamer fishing is tops if you want the chance to get a Bigger fish.  Caddis, Yellow Sallies, Golden Stones and Midges as well as San Juan Worms, Prince Nymphs, Larger Hares Ears for the basics.  Big, Dry andOrangewill work on the surface with a dropper!  Things haven’t changed much except the fishing has gotten better in theNevadasections!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Our guided trips on the Walker have been top notch with a mixture of Dries, Streamers and Nymphs.  Well worth a trip if you have been waiting!  Private Waters on the Sceirine Ranch are going off!

Little Truckee River Fishing Report- Flows are 166+ cfs.

Flows are great for summer fishing!  Look for small Stoneflies, Drakes, PMDs and Small Midge Patterns working well this time of year.   Nymphs- Rainbow Warriors in Black and Red sizes 18-20, WD-40′s grey and olive 18-22, Barr’s Emergers 18-20, Wier’s Sprinkle’s 18-20 and don’t forget the San Juan Worm in Tan or Red. Dries- Try Para Adams 18-22, Black Cripples, Beetles, Ants and PMD’s in the Orangey color pallet.  Spinners in the evenings!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Most trips are mixed with fishing on the Truckee part of the day! 

Truckee River (Ca) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee are below 287 cfs near the town ofTruckee, 400+ cfs belowBocaBridge.

Prime conditions for theTruckeeright now!  Fish are eating dries as well as Nymphs.  A morning fishery for the most part with the mid-days slowing until evening.  Caddis, Caddis and more Caddis with Little Yellow Sallies around.  PMD’s, BWO’s, and  Golden Stones as well.  San Juan Worms, Prince Nymphs and Streamers for the Basics.  Look for the colder water sections or the sections that have more water movement which creates oxygen as well as cover for the fish during the mid-day.  Tributaries to theTruckeeadd cooler water as well and can fish great right below were they come in!

Truckee River (Nv) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee inNevada are 400+ cfs

Flows have finally hit the right level and the Fishing is on! Nymphing in the morning to mid day with Dry Fly action in the evening (Verdi area). Nymphs- Stoneflies 8-12, Mayfly patterns 12-16, Flashback PT’s 10-16(deadly on this side of the river!) Caddis Poopah 12-18. Dry Flies, E/C Caddis 12-16, Parachute Adams14-18, and Little Yellow Sallies 10-16. Streamer action is picking up and is your best shot at one the Nevada Toads!,  Streamers-Buggers in olive, white and black, Wool-Head Sculpins, Crystal Buggers, Meat Whistle olive and black, and of course the Crawdad!!! Some of the guides love this flow level!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Learn it and Love it!

Tahoe area Still waters:
Indian Creek Reservoir - Fishing is good early morning before water temps get to high! Water Levels are way up, they have stocked big bows and they are on the prowl! Try brown buggers, Damsels and Aggravator Princes with a slow strip. Blood Midges and Calibaetis nymphs under the indicator have been working as well.  Occasional hatch of Calibaetis and the fish get on them for a short period! The weeds are back and float tubing tends to give the best access!  Finishes strongly for the last hour of the evening with numerous Mayflies and most of the fish on the lake up eating them and everyone seems to go home just prior to this phenomenon!  Stay Late, Enjoy!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).   

 Pyramid Lake- Closed for the season, can’t wait until next year!

Caples Lake Fishing Report- The Lake is fishing good around Woods Creek as well as the Dam area and the Spillway.  Fish will shut down around 10 am so get out there early!  Buggers, Streamers, Damsel Nymphs, Calibaetis Nymphs and Hares Ear Nymphs.  Look for fish cruising the shoreline and on the surface eating midges till 10am. A few Callibaetis have been coming off as well. Midge patterns and Parachute Adams 18-22, have been the way to go for Dry fly fishing. Boat rentals at Caples Lake Resort make for a great adventure and better access to the back bays. (209) 258-8888

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Great trip for those that have mobility issues!

Red Lake Fishing Report- It is fishing well! San Juan Worms and a Hares Ear Nymph under an indicator work great in the upper part of the lake.  Otherwise Streamers, Buggers, Leeches, Damsels and Aggravators on a sinking line and it fishes best from a float tube.  Shore fishing is OK…  Evenings can produce some fun action on the surface after the wind dies out!  Off colored but don’t let that stop you!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Spooner Lake Fishing Report- Fishing is slowing with warmer water temps. Fish are still being caught on Leech Patterns, Damsels and Calibaetis.  The weeds are here again which makes for a tough shore fishery.  Tiger Trout up to 17 inches and bigger are the attraction to this still water as well as Rainbows and Cutthroat!  This will start to slow as the temperatures rise!  Big Browns, on a rare occasion, have been caught.

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Great float tube guided trip.  Good numbers of fish!

Marlette Lake Fishing Report- No Reports lately…

Blue Lakes Fishing Report- No reports as of yet but the fishing should be good due to little pressure so far this season.  The stocking trucks should have been there to help out the numbers!

Silver Lake fishing report- Same bugs as Caples andRedLake…  Fish the area on the south end of the lake where the creek comes in.  Ants are still around!

We have offered guiding on most of these waters for over 15 years. The shop is fully stocked with all the latest equipment and flies needed to fish the Eastern Sierra and more. Call 530-541-8208 or stop by the shop for more info. We will be updating our fishing report often so check www.tahoeflyfishing.com/blog for the most up to

 

Fly Fishing Report for The East Carson River and West Carson River, The Truckee River and Little Truckee River, East Walker River and West Walker River, and many Tahoe area still waters. Updated August 10th, 2011

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — victor at 10:39 am on Friday, August 12, 2011

 

Fishing Report for the West and East Walker Rivers, West and East Carson Rivers, The Truckee River and Little Truckee River, and many Tahoe area still waters. Updated August 10, 2011

We offer guided fly fishing year round on the Carson, Truckee and Walker Rivers.  Caples, Red Lake, Spooner Lake, Indian Creek Reservoir and Boca Reservoir as well.

East Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flowing at 300+ cfs.

We have been waiting patiently for the East to get into shape and it was worth the wait!!!

Above Hangman’s Bridge –  The flows are really coming down and the clarity is improving with about 4 + feet of visibility.  With water conditions improving, the indicator fishing has really improved! Stoneflies size 8-12, Caddis Poopah size 14-18, Flash Back PT’s sizes 14-18, have all been producing very well.

Catch and Release section below Hangman’s Bridge: Indicator fishing is the way to go for most of the day. Stoneflies size 8-12, Caddis Poopah size 14-18, Flash Back PT’s sizes 14-18, Dry Flies have been producing some success in the evening, E/C Caddis sizes 14-18, Yellow Stimulators sizes 14-16. The fish are not yet really looking for the hoppers yet! YET!!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  This is the river we will be guiding most through the month of August.  The first couple of trips have been incredible and should fish great all the way through Fall!

West Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flows are at 90+ cfs.

The West Carson has been stocked. The flows are in good shape and we have started guiding on it over the past few days.  Dry fly fishing in the evenings but mostly Nymphing in the mornings and through out the day.  Nymphing has been the way to go with Small Stoneflies, Caddis, and Mayfly patterns.  Nymphs- Fox’s Poopah tan 14-18, Stonefly’s size 10-14, Mayfly’s black and olive 14-18, Pheasant Tails 14-20. Streamers-Buggers in olive, white and black, Wool-Head Sculpins, Crystal Buggers, Meat Whistle olive and black.  The pocket water in the canyon is getting better and the upper sections have been good as well.  The meadow has been hammered and needs a bit of a rest…

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Great spot for beginners!

West Walker River Fishing Report- Currently flows are at 352+ cfs.

Nymphing has been the way to go with Small Stoneflies, Caddis, and Mayfly patterns.  Nymphs- Fox’s Poopah tan 14-18, Stonefly’s size 10-14, Mayfly’s black and olive 14-18, Pheasant Tails 14-20. Dry Flies in the evening should be going off, look for Caddis and Little Yellow Sallies to be coming off. Streamers-Buggers in olive, white and black, Wool-Head Sculpins, Crystal Buggers, Meat Whistle olive and black. 

 

 

East Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 321+ cfs.

The River is in great shape and fishing well!  The flows are perfect for summer fishing and the temperatures are staying fishable until the early afternoon.  As usual, try to quit fishing when the temps hit the upper 60’s.  A Thermometer is a must if you want to protect the fish!  They will still eat above 70 degrees of water temperature but the stress level will kill them.  Small flies are still working the best in the upper sections but as you make your way into Nevada the bugs are getting bigger.  Streamer fishing is tops if you want the chance to get a Bigger fish.  Caddis, Yellow Sallies, Golden Stones and Midges as well as San Juan Worms, Prince Nymphs, Larger Hares Ears for the basics.  Big, Dry and Orange will work on the surface with a dropper!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Our guided trips on the Walker have been top notch with a mixture of Dries, Streamers and Nymphs.  Well worth a trip if you have been waiting!  Private Waters on the Sceirine Ranch are going off!

Little Truckee River Fishing Report- Flows are 166+ cfs.

Flows are great for summer fishing!  Look for small Stoneflies, Drakes, PMDs and Small Midge Patterns working well this time of year.   Nymphs- Rainbow Warriors in Black and Red sizes 18-20, WD-40′s grey and olive 18-22, Barr’s Emergers 18-20, Wier’s Sprinkle’s 18-20 and don’t forget the San Juan Worm in Tan or Red. Dries- Try Para Adams 18-22, Black Cripples, Beetles, Ants and PMD’s in the Orangey color pallet.  Spinners in the evenings!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Most trips are mixed with fishing on the Truckee part of the day! 

Truckee River (Ca) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee are below 287 cfs near the town of Truckee, 600+ cfs below Boca Bridge.

Prime conditions for the Truckee right now!  Fish are eating dries as well as Nymphs.  A morning fishery for the most part with the mid-days slowing until evening.  Caddis, Caddis and more Caddis with Little Yellow Sallies around.  PMD’s, BWO’s, and  Golden Stones as well.  San Juan Worms, Prince Nymphs and Streamers for the Basics.

Truckee River (Nv) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee in Nevada are 490+ cfs

Flows have finally hit the right level and the Fishing is on! Nymphing in the morning to mid day with Dry Fly action in the evening (Verdi area). Nymphs- Stoneflies 8-12, Mayfly patterns 12-16, Flashback PT’s 10-16(deadly on this side of the river!) Caddis Poopah 12-18. Dry Flies, E/C Caddis 12-16, Parachute Adams 14-18, and Little Yellow Sallies 10-16. Streamer action is picking up and is your best shot at one the Nevada Toads!,  Streamers-Buggers in olive, white and black, Wool-Head Sculpins, Crystal Buggers, Meat Whistle olive and black, and of course the Crawdad!!! Some of the guides love this flow level!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Learn it and Love it!

Tahoe area Still waters:
Indian Creek Reservoir - Fishing is good early morning before water temps. get to high! Water Levels are way up, they have stocked big bows and they are on the prowl! Try brown buggers, Damsels and Aggravator Princes with a slow strip. Blood Midges and Calibaetis nymphs under the indicator have been working as well.  Occasional hatch of Calibaetis and the fish get on them for a short period! The weeds are back and float tubing tends to give the best access!  Finishes strongly for the last hour of the evening with numerous Mayflies and most of the fish on the lake up eating them and everyone seems to go home just prior to this phenomenon!  Stay Late, Enjoy!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).   

 Pyramid Lake- Closed for the season, can’t wait until next year!

Caples Lake Fishing Report- The Lake is fishing good around Woods Creek as well as the Dam area and the Spillway.  Fish will shut down around 10 am so get out there early!  Buggers, Streamers, Damsel Nymphs, Calibaetis Nymphs and Hares Ear Nymphs.  Look for fish cruising the shoreline and on the surface eating midges till 10am. A few Callibaetis have been coming off as well. Midge patterns and Parachute Adams 18-22, have been the way to go for Dry fly fishing. Boat rentals at Caples Lake Resort make for a great adventure and better access to the back bays. (209) 258-8888

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Great trip for those that have mobility issues!

Red Lake Fishing Report- It is fishing well! San Juan Worms and a Hares Ear Nymph under an indicator work great in the upper part of the lake.  Otherwise Streamers, Buggers, Leeches, Damsels and Aggravators on a sinking line and it fishes best from a float tube.  Shore fishing is OK…  Evenings can produce some fun action on the surface after the wind dies out!  Off colored but don’t let that stop you!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Spooner Lake Fishing Report- Fishing is slowing with warmer water temps. fish are still  being caught on Leech Patterns, Damsels and Calibaetis.  The weeds are here again which makes for a tough shore fishery.  Tiger Trout up to 17 inches and bigger are the attraction to this still water as well as Rainbows and Cutthroat!  This will start to slow as the temperatures rise!  Big Browns, on a rare occasion, have been caught.

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Great float tube guided trip.  Good numbers of fish!

Marlette Lake Fishing Report- Just opened and have not received any reports as of yet.  Should fish great and worth the hike!

Blue Lakes Fishing Report- Road opened recently!

No reports as of yet but the fishing should be good due to little pressure so far this season.  The stocking trucks should have been there to help out the numbers!

Silver Lake fishing report- Same bugs as Caples and Red Lake…  Fish the area on the south end of the lake where the creek comes in.  Ants are still around!

We have offered guiding on most of these waters for over 15 years. The shop is fully stocked with all the latest equipment and flies needed to fish the Eastern Sierra and more. Call 530-541-8208 or stop by the shop for more info. We will be updating our fishing report often so check www.tahoeflyfishing.com/blog for the most up to date info on fly fishing the Tahoe Region.

Enjoy!

Fishing Report for the East and West Walker Rivers, East and West Carson Rivers, The Lower and Little Truckee Rivers, and many Tahoe area still waters. Updated June 16th, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — victor at 5:41 pm on Thursday, June 16, 2011

 

Fishing Report for the West and East Walker Rivers, West and East Carson Rivers, The Lower and Little Truckee Rivers, and many Tahoe area still waters. Updated June 16th, 2011

We offer guided fly fishing year round on the Carson, Truckee and Walker Rivers.

East Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flowing at 3000+ cfs.

Above Hangman’s Bridge – With Summer finally here, fish have been stocked but flows are high!!  Not saying you couldn’t catch a fish in the eddies or along the edges but the river is blown out!  Try Big Streamers and Big Stonefly Nymphs if you have to…  Rafting is great!

Catch and Release section below Hangman’s Bridge: The East Carson tends to really slow down during the high water. Access is impossible due to the high flows.  Maybe fishable by the beginning of July but more than likely the middle to end of July before we see appropriate flows.  Stay tuned for further info and look for flows to be down to 1500 CFS for possible opportunities.

West Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flows are at 600+ cfs.

The West Carson has been stocked. Flows are high, but fish can still be caught and the fish have been spread out. Nymphing was the way to go with Stonefly’s and large attractor patterns. These newly planted fish are not looking up for Dries as of yet, but small black Stoneflies have been hatching. Nymphs- Fox’s Poopah tan 12-16, size 8-10 Stonefly’s, 10-16 Mayfly’s black and olive 16-18, pheasant tails 12-16. Streamers-Buggers in olive, white and black, Wool-Head Sculpins, Crystal Buggers, Meat Whistle olive and black. Dries- It will be awhile but when it does happen it should be great this year.

West Walker River Fishing Report- Currently flows are at 1800+ cfs.

Flows are high! Maybe a Streamer? OK, never mind…

East Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 595 cfs.

The fish are concentrated in the deeper buckets and along the shoreline/banks. Fish are still being caught, and larger Rainbow and Brown are going to be a little more willing to eat a fly with the higher flows. Caddis have been showing with a few being taken on the surface. There is a mid day BWO hatch and some fish are working the surface for them. For dries try small Para Adams, Blue Duns, EC Caddis and Black Cripples. The Streamer bite has been pretty good recently. There have also been some Stones around so tossing a big dry fly can produce some nice fish. Nymphs- Zebra Midges black and red size 20-22, Wier’s Sprinkles Vanilla and Chocolate 18-20, Tailwater Tiny’s in olive and black size18-22, Rainbow Warrior black and red size 20-22, Fox’s Poopah 16-18, Hares Ear size 16-20, Pheasant Tails 18-20, Micro Mayflys’s 18-20, San Juan Worms, Golden Stones, Barr’s Emergers 18-20.  Dries- Blue Duns 16-20, Para Adams 16-20, Black Cripples 20-22, Stimulators 10-12.  Streamers- Olive and Tan Cone-Head Sculpins, Olive and White buggers, Natural and Pearl Zonkers.

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  One of only two moving water fisheries we are guiding at this point

Little Truckee River Fishing Report- Flows are 685cfs.

The road is open all the way to the top parking lot. Flows are high for this little river but have been consistent for the past few weeks.  Look for small Stoneflies, Baetis, PMDs and Small Midge Patterns working well this time of year.  Streamer fishing is worth a shot at these flows! Nymphs- Rainbow Warriors in Black and Red sizes 18-20, WD-40′s grey and olive 18-22, Barr’s Emergers 18-20, Wier’s Sprinkle’s 18-20 and don’t forget the San Juan Worm in Tan or Red. Dries- Try Blue Duns 18-20, Para Adams 18-22, Black Cripples, Beetles and Ants . Streamers- Olive and Tan Cone-Head Sculpins, Olive and White Buggers, Natural and Pearl Zonkers

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  One of only two moving water fisheries we will guide at this time!

Truckee River (Ca) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee are 700+ cfs near the town of Truckee, 2000+ cfs below Boca Bridge.

Pretty much Blown Out unless you’re in the upper two miles, wait until it starts to clear on the down side of the run-off…

Truckee River (Nv) Fishing Report- Flows on the Truckee in Nevada are 2500+ cfs

Depending on what stretch of the river you are on, the river is BLOWN OUT!!

 

Tahoe area Still waters:
Indian Creek Reservoir - Fishing is on! Water Levels are way up, they have stocked big bows and they are on the prowl! Try brown buggers, Damsels and Aggravator Princes with a slow strip. Blood Midges and Calibaetis nymphs under the indicator have been working as well.

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Pyramid Lake- Fishing has been off and on depending on the day, Water temps. are rising and fish are cruising when they feel like it. Look for the Mid day Indicator bite to really pick up when the fish start cruising! Fish are still being taken while stripping streamers, as well as on the Indicator. This Fishery because of the Cold spring we’ve had will fish well into June! Nymphs- Ice cream cone Midges in Black, Red, Purple. Holographic Attractor Patterns in Black, Red, Purple, and Green. Streamers- Black, Olive, White, and Purple Buggers. Flies are available at the shop!

Caples Lake Fishing Report- Lots of snow. Frozen, Ice Fishing is doing well!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Red Lake Fishing Report- It could Ice-Out any day now and look for the fish to go on the bite for a couple of weeks!  San Juan Worms and a Hares Ear Nymph under an indicator works great in the upper part of the lake.

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Spooner Lake Fishing Report- Fishing well from float tubes or from shore with numerous fish being caught on Leech Patterns, Damsels and Calibaetis.  Tiger Trout up to 17 inches and bigger are the attraction to this still water as well as Rainbows and Cutthroat!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208)

Marlette Lake Fishing Report- Closed for the season

Blue Lakes Fishing Report- Road closed.

Silver Lake fishing report- Lots of snow.

We have offered guiding on most of these waters for over 15 years. The shop is fully stocked with all the latest equipment and flies needed to fish the Eastern Sierra and more. Call 530-541-8208 or stop by the shop for more info. We will be updating our fishing report often so check www.tahoeflyfishing.com/blog for the most up to date info on fly fishing the Tahoe Region.

Tight Lines!

Fishing Report for May 27, 2011

Filed under: Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — Mike Curtis at 11:32 am on Friday, May 27, 2011

Fishing Report for the East and West Walker Rivers, East and West Carson Rivers, The Lower and Little Truckee Rivers, and many Tahoe area still waters. Updated May 27, 2011
Filed under: General Comments,General Topics,Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — Mike C. at 2:45 pm on Monday, May 27, 2011
Tahoe area fishing report for March 26, 2011
We offer guided fly fishing year round on the Carson, Truckee and Walker rivers. Lots of snow falling around the Tahoe area right now.

East Carson River fishing report – Currently flowing at 1300cfs. Above Hangman’s Bridge – With Opening Weekend come and gone, Fish have been stocked but flows are High!! Catch and release section below Hangman’s Bridge: The East Carson tends to really slow down during the high water. Nymphing with small baetis and Stonefly patterns is the best bet during this time of year, Or running big Streamers in Black or Olive. Try Fishing the slow tailouts and deeper pools, and the water’s edge with large Stonefly and large baetis patterns. For dries: Wouldn’t even think about it. Nymphs- Fox’s poopah tan 12-16, size 8-10 Stonefly’s, 10-16 mayfly’s black and olive 16-18, pheasant tails 12-16,. Streamers-buggers in Olive, White and black, woolhead sculpins, crystal buggers, meat whistle olive and black. Dries- Should be kept in their box. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

West Carson River fishing report – Currently flows are at 328cfs. The West Carson has been stocked. Flow’s are high, but fish can still be caught and the fish have been spread out. Nymphing was the way to go with Stonefly’s and large attractor patterns. These newly planted fish are not looking up for Dries as of yet, but Small black Stoneflies have been hatching. Nymphs- Fox’s poopah tan 12-16, size 8-10 Stonefly’s, 10-16 mayfly’s black and olive 16-18, pheasant tails 12-16,. Streamers-buggers in Olive, White and black, wool head sculpins, crystal buggers, meat whistle olive and black. Dries- Should be kept in their box. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

West Walker River fishing report- Currently flows are at 868cfs. Flows are High! Have not herd a report from the fishing for opening weekend, but Nymphing and Streamer fishing would be the way to go during these flows. Nymphs- Fox’s poopah tan 12-16, size 8-10 Stonefly’s, 10-16 mayfly’s black and olive 16-18, pheasant tails 12-16,. Streamers-buggers in Olive, White and black, wool head sculpins, crystal buggers, meat whistle olive and black. -Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

East Walker River fishing report- Flows are 302cfs. The fish are concentrated in the deeper buckets and along the shore line. Fish are still being caught, and larger Rainbow and Brown are going to be a little more willing to eat a fly with the higher flows. Small baetis and midge nymphs are still working well. There is a mid day BWO hatch and some fish are working the surface for them. For dries try small para adams, blue duns and black cripples. The streamer bite has been pretty good recently. There have also been some stones around so tossing a big dry fly can produce some nice fish. Nymphs- zebra midges black and red size 20-22, Wier’s sprinkles vanilla and chocolate 18-20, tailwater tiny’s size olive and black 18-22, rainbow warrior black and red size 20-22, Fox’s poopah 16-18, hares ear size 16-20, pheasent tails 18-20, micro mayflys’s 18-20, san juan worms, golden stones, barrs emergers 18-20 Dries- Blue duns 16-20, para adams 16-20, black cripples 20-22, stimulators 10-12 Streamers- Olive and Tan cone-head sculpins, olive and white buggers, natural and pearl zonkers. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Little Truckee River fishing report- Flows are 685cfs. The road is open all the way to the top parking lot. Flows are way high for this little river!!! But have been consistant for the past few weeks, sight fishing will produce best and see where these fish have laid up to protect them from the high flows. Look for small stoneflies, baetis and small midge patterns work well this time of year. As well as streamer fishing to be great at these flows! Nymphs- rainbow warriors in black and red sizes 18-20, wd-40′s grey and olive 18-22, barrs emergers 18-20, Wier’s sprinkle’s 18-20. Dries- try blue duns 18-20, para adams 18-22, black cripples. Streamers- Olive and Tan cone-head sculpins, olive and white buggers, natural and pearl zonkers Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Truckee River (Ca) fishing report- Flows on the Truckee are 401cfs near the town of Truckee and 1670cfs below Boca bridge. Nymphing with large Stoneflies and baetis patterns has been working. Look for the fishing to improve with lower water closer to the Tahoe Damn. Nymphs- Fox’s Poopah olive and tan 16-18, pheasant tails 16-20, Wier’s sprinkles 18-20, prince nymphs 14-18, micro mays 18-20, black and olive zebra midges 18-20. Dries- Blue duns 18-20, hackle stacker bwo’s 18-20, para adams 18-22 . Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Truckee River (Nv) fishing report- Flows on the Truckee in Nevada are from 1890-2040cfs depending on what stretch of the river you are on. The river is BLOWN OUT!! It’ll fish best when flows are below 500cfs. Nymphing has been the way to go all day. Fish have been coming up for BWO’s in the afternoon, but will slow with this cold snap. Look to the longer, deeper runs to be holding fish. Nymphs- Pheasant Tails 12-18’s, Tiger Worms 10, Copper, Copper Johns 12-18’s, Psycho Prince 12-16. Dries- BWO’s 12-16 (YES you read that right!) BWO emergers 12-16, Parachute Adams 12-18, there has been a lot of midges hatching as well but hardly any fish are keyed in on them. Streamers- Olive, White, and Black Buggers, Olive and Black Woolhead Sculpins on a slow swing will pick up fish aswell! Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Tahoe area Still waters:
Indian Creek Reservoir – Fishing is on! Water Levels are way up, they have stocked big bows and they are on the prowl! Try brown buggers and aggravator princes with a slow strip. Midges and Baetis nymphs under the indicator has been working as well. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Pyramid Lake- Fishing has been off and on depending on the day, Water temps. are around 52 degrees and fish are cruising when they feel like it. Look for the Mid day Indicator bite to really pick up when the fish start cruising! Fish are still being taken stripping streamers, as well as on the Indicator. This Fishery because of the Cold spring we’ve had will fish well into June! Nymphs- Ice cream cone Midges in Black, Red, Purple. Holographic Attractor Patterns in Black, Red, Purple, and Green. Streamers- Black, Olive, White, and Purple Buggers. Flies are available at the shop!

Caples Lake fishing report- Lots of snow. Frozen, Ice Fishing is doing well! Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Red Lake fishing report- Frozen, Ice Fishing is doing well!. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Marlette Lake fishing report- Closed for the season

Spooner Lake fishing report- Is open, but not have herd a report

Blue Lakes fishing report- Road clased Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Silver Lake fishing report- Lots of snow. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

We have offered guiding on most of these waters for over 15 years. The shop is fully stocked with all the latest equipment and flies needed to fish the Eastern Sierra and more. Call 530-541-8208 or stop by the shop for more info. We will be updating our fishing report often so check www.tahoeflyfishing.com/blog for the most up to date info on fly fishing the Tahoe Region.

Tight Lines!

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