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 Feb 9th, 2010

Tahoe area fishing report for Feb09th, 2011

We  offer guided fly fishing year round on the Carson, Truckee and Walker rivers. We have had some great fishing this winter!

East Carson River fishing report – Currently flowing at 160cfs. Above Hangman’s Bridge – Closed till last Sat in April. Catch and release section below Hangman’s Bridge Nice weather in the area right now but the East Carson tends to fish tough throughout the winter months. Nymphing with small baetis and midge patterns is the best bet during this time of year. Try nymphing the slow tailouts and deeper pools with wd-40′s, zebra midges, rainbow warriors and baetis patterns. For dries try size 18-20 blue duns and size 20-22 black cripples.  Nymphs- Fox’s poopah tan 16-18, size 18 Z-wing caddis, micro mayfly’s black and olive 16-18, pheasant tails 16-18, zebra midges 18-20, Wier’s sprinkles vanilla and chocolate 18-20. Streamers-buggers in olive in black, woolhead sculpins, crystal buggers, meat whistle olive and black.  Dries-October caddis 8-10, yellow and orange stimulators 8-12, ec caddis 18-20, tan elk hair caddis 16-18, parachute adams 16-24, hackle stacker bwo’s 16-18, trico spinners 18-20, black cripples size 20,  Wier’s hopper, ants and beetles. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

West Carson River fishing report – Closed till last saturday in April – Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

West Walker River fishing report– Closed till last Saturday in April – Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

East Walker River fishing report- Flows are  112cfs. Great flows for this time of year. Our guides have had some great trips on the East Walker lately.  The fish have some room to spread out at this flow. Good reports of fish rising to baetis and midges during the warmer part of the day.  Small baetis and midge nymphs are still working well. For dries try small para adams, blue duns and black cripples. Nymphs- micro mayfly’s black and olive 16-18, Barr’s emergers 18-20, pheasant tails 16-18, zebra midges red and black 18-20, Wier’s sprinkles vanilla and chocolate 18-20. Dries- Blue Duns 18-20, para adams 16-22, black cripples 18-22  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 at 50cfs. Fished the LT last week and the road is still packed with snow. Fishing was a little tough but managed to pick up a few nymphing with small midge and baetis patterns. Make sure you have a large 4 wheel drive vehicle and a shovel or 2 before trying to drive into the Little Truckee. Baetis and small midge patterns work well this time of year. 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. For dries try blue duns 18-20, para adams 18-22, black cripples Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Truckee River fishing report– Flows on the Truckee are 116cfs  near the town of Truckee and 277cfs below Boca bridge.  Nymphing with small baetis and midge patterns has been working. Fished the Glenshire area recently and managed to land a few nice rainbows nymphing. Look for fish rising to baetis and midges throughout the warmest part of the day. Spent some time fishing the Truckee near Reno yesterday and managed to hook a few fish on dries.Size 16 para Adams and Adams worked well.Nymphs- 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- orange stimulators 8-10, Blue duns 18-20, hackle stacker bwo’s 18-20, para adams 18-22 . Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Tahoe area Still waters

Indian Creek Reservoir fishing report– Recently stocked with brookies and some large cutthroats. Try stripping olive and black buggers. Good reports fishing near the dam.  Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Caples Lake fishing report- Frozen. We have had some good ice fishing trips on Caples recently. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Red Lake fishing report– Iee fishing has been good recently. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Marlette Lake fishing report– Closed for the season

Spooner Lake fishing report– Frozen

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

Silver Lake fishing report– Frozen. 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!

EAST WALKER RIVER REPORT

I ran my first guide trip of the new year on Friday the 14th on the East Walker.We had action on both dries and nymphs in various midge patterns and some baetis nymphs.The flows were low at 33cfs with water temp in the low forties.The best action was late morning into early afternoon with some rising fish.Our catch that Glen and Cynthia put together was a mix of fat rainbows and browns.They was snow around the river and morning temps in the twenties and up to the mid forties in the afternoon very pleasant for winter fishing.With beautiful scenery to go along with good fishing on 14″ to 18″ biting trrout who could ask for more.There is fishing and the river is currently free of ice in both California and Nevada.Don’t sit around BOOK A TRIP NOW with one of our guides.

Good fishing,
Peter Santley guide TFFO

ICE FISHING THE TAHOE AREA!

It’s time to go ice fishing around the Lake Tahoe area!Red Lake and Caples Lake are fishing well,both jigs and bait are producing good catches of trout.Ice fishing can be fun for all ages.Be prepared for cold weather and wear layers and waterproof snow boots,hat and gloves.My favorite time is mid morning to early afternoon on the nicer days.If you have not been ice fishing before you should try it.Take a half day guide trip with one of our guides,we have the gear you just bundle up.Always use caution and be aware of current ice conditions and any warnings.We have gear for sale in the shop including augers,rods and needed tackle and bait.Come out and let us show you some winter fun.

Good fishing!

Peter Santley

Guide TFFO

Truckee River Fly Fishing!

Truckee River fly fishing is just about ready to pop!  The flows on the lower sections of the Truckee River are getting into shape and the water is becoming clear!  The next couple of weeks should be hit and miss and then hang on for the Baetis hatch towards the end of January…  I will be doing a bit more guiding this Winter and Spring and am looking forward to guiding the East Truckee River.  There will be three of us guiding the Nevada sections of the Truckee River this Winter and Spring!  Join either Peter Santley, Mike Curtis or myself for a fun day of guided Fly Fishing on the Truckee!

Victor Babbitt

Owner/Guide

Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters

530-545-0193 cell

530-541-8208 shop

Happy New Year! Get ready for the Truckee River!

We are all getting pretty excited about the next couple of months on the Truckee!  Should be great and when the flows get to the 400-500 CFS level the fishing should be on!  Baetis on the top and the bottom but why fish a nymph when the fish will take on the surface…  The East Walker has been good recently and should continue on any of the nice days!  Pyramid Lake has been doing well with a couple of 18 pound fish caught this past month.  American opens tomorrow!  Trinity is still worth a fish and The Yuba River is within a decent drive!  Go Fishing!

Victor Babbitt

Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters

Guides available on most of these Waters!

My favorite?  East Truckee at the end of January!

Trinity River Steelhead

Had some time off to do some steelheading on the Trinity after a great season of guiding the Tahoe area. For those of you who have not fished the Trinity treat yourself this winter season to some of the best steelhead fishing California has to offer. The season is in full swing right now and will continue through mid March. Myself and the other guides here at Tahoe Fly Fishing spend a lot of time on this river throughout the winter so if you have any questions or need any equipment don’t hesitate to call or stop by the shop. We are open five days a week 10-5 and closed Wed and Sun. I just returned from a 3 day mission on the Trinity with a friend and managed to swing up a few fish while Seth landed a few nice fish nymphing. The Trinity is a great place to do some winter fishing for big strong fish.

Steelhead Release

Seth with a nice steelhead

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 Nov 20th, 2010

Tahoe area fishing report for Nov 20th, 2010

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 126cfs. Above Hangman’s Bridge – Closed till last Sat in April. Catch and release section below Hangman’s Bridge Lots of snow in the forcast for the next few days in Tahoe. The East Carson tends to really slow down during the winter months. Nymphing with small baetis and midge patterns is the best bet during this time of year. Try nymphing the slow tailouts and deeper pools with wd-40’s, zebra midges, rainbow warriors and baetis patterns. For dries try size 18-20 blue duns and size 20-22 black cripples.  Nymphs- October caddis nymphs 10-12, Fox’s poopah tan 16-18, size 18 Z-wing caddis, micro mayfly’s black and olive 16-18, pheasant tails 16-18, zebra midges 18-20, Wier’s sprinkles vanilla and chocolate 18-20. Streamers-buggers in olive in black, woolhead sculpins, crystal buggers, meat whistle olive and black.  Dries-October caddis 8-10, yellow and orange stimulators 8-12, ec caddis 18-20, tan elk hair caddis 16-18, parachute adams 16-24, hackle stacker bwo’s 16-18, trico spinners 18-20, black cripples size 20,  Wier’s hopper, ants and beetles. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

West Carson River fishing report – Closed till last saturday in April – Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

West Walker River fishing report– Closed till last Saturday in April – Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

East Walker River fishing report- Flows are  22cfs. The fish are concentrated in the deeper buckets. Small baetis and midge nymphs are still working well. For dries try small para adams, blue duns and black cripples. Fun time to target a few risers during the warmer part of the day.  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 down to 40cfs. No word on how the road will be after this storm. Baetis and small midge patterns work well this time of year. 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. For dries try blue duns 18-20, para adams 18-22, black cripples Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Truckee River fishing report– Flows on the Truckee are 148cfs  near the town of Truckee and 304cfs below Boca bridge.  Nymphing with small baetis and midge patterns has been working well. Look for fish rising to baetis and midges throughout the warmest part of the day. Nymphs- October caddis 8-10,  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- orange stimulators 8-10, Blue duns 18-20, hackle stacker bwo’s 18-20, para adams 18-22 . Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

 

Tahoe area Still waters

Indian Creek Reservoir fishing report– Fishing is slowing down. Try buggers and aggravator princes with a slow strip. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Caples Lake fishing report- Lots of snow. Try sight fishing for cruisers using streamers once the sun comes out again. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Red Lake fishing report– Fishing well.  Try olive and black buggers.  Midges under an indicator in the evening. Some fish have also been rising to terrestrials. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Marlette Lake fishing report– Closed for the season

Spooner Lake fishing report– Fishing well if you can get through the chubs. Try Rickard’s seal buggers and small woolly buggers.  Stripping aggravator princes and hares ears size 14 -16 just under the surface has been effective. Terrestrials will work to pick up some of the risers.

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

Silver Lake fishing report– Lots of snow. Try sight fishing for cruisers using streamers once the sun comes out again. 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!

Walker River Fly Fishing guides

Christine with a Nice Walker river Brown winter 09!

Fall fishing on the East Walker River is at full speed!  The Big fish have moved back into the Rosaschi Section of the East Walker River in Nevada over the past few weeks and the Ranch is fishing great!  The weather has started to cool and the fish are eating Baetis, Midges, San Juan Worms and attractor Dries!  We have had a couple of great guided days with clients catching multiple fish and some breaking the 20+ inch range!  This is the time of the year to catch a big brown on the East Walker River… the flows are the best we have seen in many years!  Peter Santley is guiding the Nevada sections of the East Walker River which gets you away from the crowds on the Miracle Mile.  Call the shop or call Peter directly at 530-318-7073, the fishing should be good through the month of November!

Victor Babbitt

Owner/Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters

530-541-8208

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 Oct 18th, 2010

Tahoe area fishing report for Oct 18, 2010

Fall is here! The next few months offer some of the best fishing in the Tahoe area. We  offer guided fly fishing year round on the Carson, Truckee and Walker rivers.

East Carson River fishing report – Currently flowing at 99cfs. Above Hangman’s Bridge – The river is in great shape and full of fish. Dry droppers, streamers and nymphing have all been working. Copper Johns, pt’s, micro mayflies, baetis nymphs and zebra midges working well. For dries try orange stimi’s, paralyzer october caddis, black cripples, hackle stacker bwo’s and small parachute adams. Catch and release section below Hangman’s Bridge Is fishing great. October caddis dries with small 18-20 olive and black micro may and zebra midge droppers are working well. Good baetis hatches on the cloudy days. Lots of fish eating dries! The past few weeks were some of the best of the season on the East Carson and should continue through November.  Nymphs- Wier’s Caddis lime and tan  14 and 16, October caddis nymphs 10-12, Fox’s poopah tan 16-18, size 18 Z-wing caddis, micro mayfly’s black and olive 16-18, pheasant tails 16-18, zebra midges 18-20, Wier’s sprinkles vanilla and chocolate 18-20. Streamers-buggers in olive in black, woolhead sculpins, crystal buggers, meat whistle olive and black.  Dries- October caddis 8-10, yellow and orange stimulators 8-12, ec caddis 18-20, tan elk hair caddis 16-18, parachute adams 16-24, hackle stacker bwo’s 16-18, trico spinners 18-20, black cripples size 20,  Wier’s hopper, ants and beetles. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

West Carson River fishing report – Currently at 22cfs and is fishing great. Lots of fish being stocked around the bridges.  Dry fly fishing is pretty good throughout the day using size 16-18 parachute adams, elk hair and ec caddis. Fishing a  hopper or October caddis with a small beadhead nymph trailer can also work well.  A quiet approach is a must at this low flow. Nymphs-size 16-18 pt’s, 14-16 fox’s poopah, 16-18 copper johns, 16-18 hares ears, Wier’s caddis tan 14-16 and black and olive micro may’s 16-18. Dries-try October caddis 8-10, ec caddis 14-18, parachute adams 14-18, hackle stacker pmd’s 16-18, and hoppers. Small streamers through the pocket water have also been effective. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

West Walker River fishing report–  Currently flowing at around 106 cfs.  Hoppers, October caddis, ants and beetles have been picking up fish. Dry dropper rigs can work great this time of year.  Plenty of fish being stocked . A great time to fish a Wier’s Hop-icator with a small beadhead  nymph trailor. Nymphs- October caddis 8-10, micro mays 16-18, PT’s 14-16, fox’s poopah 14-16. Wiers caddis in tan and lime 14-16. Dries-Wier’s Hopper 10-12, Ec caddis 14-18, Elk hair caddis 14-18, stimulators 12-16, hackle stacker pmd’s 16-18, para hoppers 10-12, ants and beetles.Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

East Walker River fishing report- Flows are 88cfs and the fishing has been pretty good in both Nevada and California. Starting to see more baetis hatching as the weather cools.  Streamers have also been producing some bigger fish. Nymphing under an indicator with small nymphs is always a good bet. Nymphs- Wier’s Caddis 14-16, Fox’s poopah olive and tan 14 -18, Wier’s sprinkles in chocolate and vanilla 18-20, buckskin caddis 16-18, tailwater tiny’s in olive and black 18-20, zebra midges in 18-20, PT’s 16-20 Dries-Wiers Hopper 10-12, Para Hoppers, orange and yellow stimulators 8-10, EC caddis 16-18, parachute adams 18-20, elk hair caddis 16-18, blue duns 18-20 and ants and beetles. 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 down to 40cfs. Cloudy and rainy days can set off some great baetis hatches on the Little Truckee.  Small para adams, ec caddis and blue duns sizes 18-22 have been working to pick up some of the  risers. Try hanging nymphs under a dry at this flow. Nymphing with barr’s emergers 18-20, crystal hunchback pmd’s 16-18, black and silver zebra midges 18-20, baetis 18-20, PT’s 16-20, rs2’s 18-20 and San Juan worms has been the most effective technique. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Truckee River fishing report– Flows on the Truckee are 78cfs  near the town of Truckee and 444cfs below Boca bridge. The Truckee has been fishing well throughout the entire river. Upper river will fish fine through the rain.  Fishing an October caddis dry with an olive or black micro may dropper has been effective.  Try stripping large streamers for some of the big browns. Nymphing with small baetis and midge patterns has been working well. Nymphs- October caddis 8-10, dead drift crayfish, Wiers caddis tan 14-16, 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- orange stimulators 8-10, EC caddis 14-18, parachute adams 14-18, pmd’s 18-20 hoppers, ants and beetles. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

 

Tahoe area Still waters

Indian Creek Reservoir fishing report– Fishing is getting better as temps cool and days get shorter. Buggers, blood midges, damsels and callibaetis should produce fish. Try slow stripping small nymphs just under the surface. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Caples Lake fishing report- The lake level is dropping making the sight fishing from shore a lot of fun. We have been getting good reports stripping streamers, small nymphs, and hanging midges under an indicator. Sight fishing for cruising fish with terrestrials can be great this time of year Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Red Lake fishing report– Fishing well.  Try olive and black buggers.  Midges under an indicator in the evening. Some fish have also been rising to terrestrials. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Marlette Lake fishing report– Closed for the season

Spooner Lake fishing report– Fishing well if you can get through the chubs. Try Rickard’s seal buggers and small woolly buggers.  Stripping aggravator princes and hares ears size 14 -16 just under the surface has been effective. Terrestrials will work to pick up some of the risers.

Blue Lakes fishing report– Good reports. Try buggers  in olive and black. Casting at cruising fish with ants and beetles can also be effective. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Silver Lake fishing report– Fishing well. Try natural zonkers, black and olive buggers from the float tube or shore. Terrestrials have also been picking up a few fish. Fall is a great time of year to fish Silver Lake. 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!