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!
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!