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 February 2013!



East Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flowing at 108+ CFS and fluctuating with storms.

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

West Carson River Fishing Report – Closed until Spring…  You will see people fishing on occasion, be nice and let them know it is closed until the last Saturday in April.

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

CA  sections closed! The Nevada sections can be fun and stay open all year.  Try The Hoye Canyon section above Wellington or the Wilson Canyon section below Smith Valley.  Another fun fishery is the Tube below Topaz Lake which 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 22+ CFS.  February 13, 2013

CA section:  Flows are at Winter minimums with Midges and BWOs on the menu.  Pattern sizes have gone back to 20s and 22s to keep it interesting.  Dry fly fishing can be done on certain days.  Cloudy days are worth a look! Otherwise down and dirty in the buckets.  access has improved without snow.  No snowshoes required, strong ankles as the snow is ice hard and extremely uneven.

Nevada section: The Rosachi ranch is fishing but has snow on the ground.  Best fishing is during the middle part of the day.  Small Baetis nymphs and midge pupae are working with the occasional dry take.  Attractor dries used as an indicator will fool them now and again. The smaller the fly the better for the next month or so! 

 Guides Available call 530-541-8208

Little Truckee River Fishing Report– Flows are 110+ CFS. February 13, 2013

Still plenty of fish in the system.  Look for fish on the rise if you can get up the road. Midges most of the Winter with occasional Baetis, BWOs and Winter Stones. Access will be the challenge!  You definitely need a sled to get in as the closest you can get in a vehicle is the top of the reservoir.

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. Lots of snow at the end of the year so be ready for tough access!

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: February 13, 2013

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 Winter season fishing!  The fish are eating the Chubs so look for pods of bait fish and throw streamers to match!  Indicator fishing has been strong with rumor of a 20 pound fish on a Chironomid.  This has been one of the best seasons recorded on Pyramid.  If you have been waiting to catch your 10# plus, this is the year to spend the time out there.

Indian Creek Reservoir – There are still plenty of fish in Indian Creek and they stocked just prior to all the storms!  Access is going to be the problem and possible Ice. Buggers in Black, Olive and or Brown have been working well. Check for Ice as we get deeper into the New Year.

Caples Lake:  Ice is solid and on the right day you can use a previously drilled hole just with an axe or hammer.    Kastmasters, Worms or Power Bait!

Red Lake Fishing Report– Snow on top of two thick layers of Ice. It is fishing well on some days, slow on others.  Kastmasters, worms, power bait  and salmon eggs are each a good bet.

Silver Lake fishing report– Silver is fishing similarly to Caples.  It is fishable and drillable.

Spooner Lake Fishing Report– Done for the winter.

Marlette Lake Fishing Report– Closed for the season

Blue Lakes Fishing Report–   Closed for the season

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

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