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


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 for the most up to date info on fly fishing the Tahoe Region.

Tight Lines!

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