Feb. 26 2011 Fishing Report

Tahoe area fishing report for Feb 26, 2011

We  offer guided fly fishing year round on the Carson, Truckee and Walker rivers. Lots of snow has fallin around the Tahoe area right now.

  

 

East Carson River fishing report – Currently flowing at 159cfs. Above Hangman’s Bridge – Closed till last Sat in April. Catch and release section below Hangman’s Bridge Lots of snow has fallen the Tahoe Area, with this last storm. 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- 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, White and black, woolhead sculpins, crystal buggers, meat whistle olive and black.  Dries- Cutter’s E.C. caddis 18-20, tan elk hair caddis 16-18, parachute adams 16-24, hackle stacker bwo’s 16-18, 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. The fish are concentrated in the deeper buckets. Nymphs- Small baetis and midge nymphs are still working well. 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 37s. No word on how the road has been after this last 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 (Ca) fishing report Flows on the Truckee are 140cfs  near the town of Truckee and 411cfs 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- 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 384 -500cfs depending on what stretch of the river you are on. 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 report Fishing is slowing down. Try buggers and aggravator princes with a slow strip. Midges and Small Baetis nymphs under the indicator has been working as well. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Pyramid Lake- Fishing has been incredible the last week, but has slowed with the cold snap! Fish are still being taken stripping streamers, as well as on the Indicator. Look for fishing to improve with warmer temperatures! It’s almost time for March Madness at the lake! 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.

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–  Frozen

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!

EAST WALKER WEATHER OR NOT!

There was a high wind advisory in effect it’s already blowing 25 to 40mph and I am on my way to the East Walker river with my client Gary from Texas.As we drove to the river we talked about how crazy we are to be going in these conditions.I told Gary I was counting on a small area of the river that may be fish-able in the high winds.After driving through snow,wind,and rain we made it to the river.We wadered and bundled up and got out there to try our luck.At first the wind was blowing making casting and mending a little difficult,after a little instruction on how to fish in the wind it was fish on!Gary landed a nice brown trout to start the day.It turned out to be a great day of fishing with numerous browns and rainbows landed.We quit fishing early very satisfied with our day and glad we decided to go regardless of the weather at the lake when we left.This just goes to show how the East Walker can fish during this time of year weather or not!We have guides available daily all year long.Take a break from the ski hill for a good day of fly fishing,you will not regret it!

For guide service call 530 541-8208 or e-mail info@tahoeflyfishing.com

Thanks and good fishing,
Peter guide TFFO

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

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!

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 5th, 2010

Tahoe area fishing report for Oct 05, 2010

Fall is here! The next few months offer some of the best fishing in the Tahoe area.

East Carson River fishing report – Currently flowing at 187cfs. Above Hangman’s Bridge – Was fishing great until all the rain. The river has gone up about 100cfs in the past few days and will likely be off color till the weekend. Catch and release section below Hangman’s Bridge – Was fishing great until the river spiked. October caddis dries with small 18-20 olive and black micro may and zebra midge droppers were working well. A good trico spinner fall was happening from about 10-11:30. 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 mid November once the water clears.  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 pmd’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 34cfs and is a little off color. 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 120 cfs. Flows went up the past few days due to the rain. This will likely clear by the weekend.  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 120cfs and the fishing has been pretty good in both Nevada and CaliforniaStarting 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 47cfs. Cloudy and rainy days can set off some great betis 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 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 87cfs  in the town of Truckee and 424cfs below Boca bridge. The Truckee has been fishing well throughout the entire river. Upper river will fish fine through the rain. Below Boca will likely be a bit off color for a few more days.  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.  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. 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– Fishing well. This lake is catch and release  with artificial barbless flies and lures. Try olive and black mini leaches with a water boatman as a trailer. Sight fishing for cruisers with terrestrials can be fun also. Closes september 30th

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!

A fine day on the Little Truckee

Fished the Little Truckee River recently with Greg and Kurt from Salt Lake City. They were both able to take a little time off from their busy schedules to do some fly fishing. We chose to fish a rather uncrowded area of the LT and it paid off. We never saw another angler and both Greg and Kurt were able to land quite a few nice rainbows on nymphs throughout the trip. Both Kurt and Greg had fly fished quite a bit and it showed as they made great drifts and managed to fool some of the LT’s finicky rainbows and browns. Greg hooked and battled a rather large rainbow that escaped right at the net.Our best flies were a size 20 zebra midge and a size 20 disco midge. The weather is great right now and the fall season is a great time to fish the Tahoe area waters. We have guides available year round so book now for a great fall fishing adventure.

Greg making some drifts on the Little Truckee

Kurt on the LT

Mike O’Dell

Guide/Instructor