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 December, 2012!

East Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flowing at 40+ CFS and fluctuating with storms. December, 2012

Above Hangman’s Bridge   Closed until Spring…

The catch and release section below Hangman’s Bridge:  Open for Winter fishing which will be somewhat difficult until the March timeframe.  If anything, Midges and Baetis will be the diet with the occasional streamer bite on warmer days. 

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  

West Carson River Fishing Report – Closed until Spring…

West Walker River Fishing Report– Currently flows are variable but fishable. 

TheNevadasections can be fun and stay open all year.  Try The Hoye Canyon section aboveWellingtonor theWilsonCanyon section belowSmithValley.  Another fun fishery is the Tube belowTopazLakewhich 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. Mostly Midges and Baetis throughout the winter months.  Streamer fishing will get them moving on warm days! 

East Walker River Fishing Report– Flows are 20+ CFS.  December, 2012

CA section:  Flows are at Winter minimums with Midges and Baetis on the menu.  Pattern sizes have gone back to 20s and 22s to keep it interesting.  On occasion the fish will eat off of the surface but don’t count on it for now.  Cloudy days are worth a look! Otherwise down and dirty in the buckets.

Nevada section: The Rosachi ranch is fishing well and you do not have to be there at the crack of dawn. Best fishing is during the middle part of the day.  Small Baetis nymphs and midge pupae are working well with the occasional dry take.  Attractor dries used as an indicator will fool them now and again.  

 Guides Available call (530-541-8208

Little Truckee River Fishing Report– Flows are 100+ CFS. December, 2012

Still plenty of fish in the system with browns doing their thing.  Look for fish on the rise if you can get up the road.  Otherwise get your snow machines ready for winter access.  Midges most of the Winter with occasional Baetis. 

Guides Available call (530-541-8208)  

Truckee River (Ca) Fishing Report– Flows are variable.

Above the 267 Bridge:  Closed for the winter!

Year round section (CA) below 267 Bridge.    Hit and miss fishing all winter long.  Access will depend on snow coverage.  Midges Mostly all Winter and looking for Baetis on Cloudy days. 

Truckee River (Nv) Fishing Report:  The lower the better as we get deeper into Winter.  Look for good days when the air temps hit 45F or better.  Midges, Baetis and Streamers!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Learn it and Love it!  We will be doing a limited amount of float trips on the Truckee this Winter, please call for details.

Tahoe Area Stillwaters: Oct. 15, 2012

Pyramid Lake-  Open and fishing fairly well but mostly from boats and float tubes.   Some fish have been caught fishing from shore and a few big ones as well which is great for early season fishing!  The fish are eating the Chubs so look for pods of bait fish and throw streamers to match!  Indicator fishing has also started with rumor of a 20 pound fish on a Chironomid.

Indian Creek Reservoir – There are still plenty of fish in Indian Creek and they have stocked again! Buggers in Black, Olive and or Brown have been working well. Check for Ice as we get deeper into the month of December.

Caples Lake:   Fishing fairly well with snow around the edges.  Look for it to freeze sometime in early December.  Ice Fishing should start towards the end of December.


Red Lake Fishing Report– Still fishing but should freeze soon and be ready for Ice Fishing by the middle of December.


Silver Lake fishing report– Silver is fishing similarly to Caples.  Fish from a boat or floatation device and cast toward shore with slow retrieves of streamers and small nymphs. Ice fishing sometime in December!

Spooner Lake Fishing Report– Done for the winter.

Marlette Lake Fishing Report– Closed

Blue Lakes Fishing Report–   Closed for the season

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


  1. Hi Folks, online your site states that the best time to fish Hinkson Slough is mid-winter until Spring. H.S. closes every year on Sept. 30th and does not open until the 2nd Saturday in Feb. Thus if you are fishing in mid-winter it could be one very expensive fishing trip. Just thought you might like to know. Tight lines, Patrick

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