TRUCKEE TAHOE RENO 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 STILL-WATERS. UPDATED FOR August 2015

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June 2015

East Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flowing at 100+ CFS and fluctuating.

The catch and release section below Hangman’s Bridge:  Off colored but clearing!  Stoneflies, March Browns, PMDs, Caddis and Crawdads!  The dry fly fishing has kicked in.  Look for conditions to change do to the Washington Fire that has burned thru the area at the end of the month.

Above the Bridge, put and take section:  Heavily stocked and Fishing well!  Stoneflies, Egg Patterns, San Juan Worms, Copper Johns and Black Wooly Buggers for the subsurface. Stimulators, PMDs, Beetles, Ants and Hoppers. Look for the sections above the Resort to be closed because of the fire.

West Carson River Fishing Report – 20+ CFS and fluctuating:  River is in great shape and fishing well.  mixture of large fish and catchable.  Stonefly Nymphs, Clown Eggs, Large Copper Johns, PT’s and Buggers.  For dries try PMDs, Green Drakes, Ants and Beetles as well as a few Caddis filing in during the evenings. Find the fish is the challenge, best hint is to look around the bridges!

West Walker River Fishing Report- Currently flows are 120 + CFS and fluctuating: Pickle Meadows should be the best opportunity with the canyon section a bit on the high side still but dropping quickly.  Dry Dropper rigs and buggers are working well.  Caddis, PMDs, Hoppers and Beetles. Beaded Nymphs with a bit of flash could be the secret to success.

East Walker River Fishing Report- Flows are 100 CFS.  June 2015:  The flows finally came up a bit but for how long we do not know. Not as many fish but the ones we are getting are large!  Fish it now until the water temps come up then please leave it alone and hope for rain this Summer!  Streamers, Caddis and Ants as well as Caddis Pupa and San Juan Worms.

Little Truckee River Fishing Report- Flows are 30 CFS. June 2015:  The Flows are looking ok for now with numerous fish in the system.  The fish are there but getting as spooky as can be!  Caddis, Beetles, Ants, Drakes and Rusty Spinners will take a fish or two on the surface. Nymphing with small non-beaded Nymphs tends to be the answer these days.

Truckee River (Ca) Fishing Report- Flows are 0-150+ and variable.

Above the 267 Bridge:  No water coming out of Tahoe so you have to get below some of the feeder creeks for sufficient amounts of water.  Minimum flows thru town and probably a better bet to fish lower sections while the water is still flowing. Look to see if water is coming out of Donner Lake for fishable flows.

Year round section (CA) below 267 Bridge.    The flows are low for this time of the year but fishable.  Crowds have been a factor… try going down stream into the canyon to get away of the masses.  Stones, Big Mayflies, Baetis and Micro Caddis.  Look for fish coming up for Drakes, PMDs, and March Browns as well.  The fish tend to be concentrated so share the river if you find them. Pay attention to water temperatures and stop fishing at 68 degrees. Good chance the River will close to all fishing by the beginning of July unless we cool down and get a good amount of rain.

Truckee River (Nv) Fishing Report:  Fish it while you can with the idea that it might be gone before you know it.  Should fish well until the temperatures start to effect it.  Crawdads, Stones, Streamers and Mayflies! Every day is different… look for flows to be non existent soon.

Tahoe Area Stillwater’s: May 2015

Pyramid Lake:  Done for the season!

Indian Creek Reservoir:  Fishing well!  Blood Midges, Calibaetis, Damsels and Buggers.  Float tubing gives you the best access but shore fishing works.  The shallow end is favored when the fish are cruising.

Caples Lake:  The Lake is 90% full and fishing well.  Walking the shore looking for the cruising fish is more fun!  Ant Patterns, Calibaetis, Streamers and Blood Midges will work best.

 Red Lake Fishing Report:  The lake looks pretty good… fish the upper end for best results.  Streamers, Blood Midges and San Juan Worms.  Evenings can produce dry fly opportunities.

Silver Lake fishing report-  Similar to Caples Lake Report.

Spooner Lake Fishing Report- Smaller fish but plenty of them.  Leeches, Blood Midges and Ants.

Marlette Lake Fishing Report:  Opens July 15th and could be one of the best opportunities in the area for good fishing! Terrestrials, Leeches and Buggers.

Blue Lakes Fishing Report-   Really low but fishing well kinda like fish in a barrel…

Echo Lake: Lots of stockers which makes for some fun times! Fish the area close to the dam with Buggers Damsels and Calibaetis.

Get out and fish, the season never ends around here!

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