Fly Fishing Report for The East Carson River and West Carson River, The Truckee River and Little Truckee River, East Walker River and West Walker River, and many Tahoe area still waters. Updated August 10th, 2011

 

Fishing Report for the West and East Walker Rivers, West and East Carson Rivers, The Truckee River and Little Truckee River, and many Tahoe area still waters. Updated August 10, 2011

We offer guided fly fishing year round on the Carson, Truckee and Walker Rivers.  Caples, Red Lake, Spooner Lake, Indian Creek Reservoir and Boca Reservoir as well.

East Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flowing at 300+ cfs.

We have been waiting patiently for the East to get into shape and it was worth the wait!!!

Above Hangman’s Bridge –  The flows are really coming down and the clarity is improving with about 4 + feet of visibility.  With water conditions improving, the indicator fishing has really improved! Stoneflies size 8-12, Caddis Poopah size 14-18, Flash Back PT’s sizes 14-18, have all been producing very well.

Catch and Release section below Hangman’s Bridge: Indicator fishing is the way to go for most of the day. Stoneflies size 8-12, Caddis Poopah size 14-18, Flash Back PT’s sizes 14-18, Dry Flies have been producing some success in the evening, E/C Caddis sizes 14-18, Yellow Stimulators sizes 14-16. The fish are not yet really looking for the hoppers yet! YET!!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  This is the river we will be guiding most through the month of August.  The first couple of trips have been incredible and should fish great all the way through Fall!

West Carson River Fishing Report – Currently flows are at 90+ cfs.

The West Carson has been stocked. The flows are in good shape and we have started guiding on it over the past few days.  Dry fly fishing in the evenings but mostly Nymphing in the mornings and through out the day.  Nymphing has been the way to go with Small Stoneflies, Caddis, and Mayfly patterns.  Nymphs- Fox’s Poopah tan 14-18, Stonefly’s size 10-14, Mayfly’s black and olive 14-18, Pheasant Tails 14-20. Streamers-Buggers in olive, white and black, Wool-Head Sculpins, Crystal Buggers, Meat Whistle olive and black.  The pocket water in the canyon is getting better and the upper sections have been good as well.  The meadow has been hammered and needs a bit of a rest…

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Great spot for beginners!

West Walker River Fishing Report– Currently flows are at 352+ cfs.

Nymphing has been the way to go with Small Stoneflies, Caddis, and Mayfly patterns.  Nymphs- Fox’s Poopah tan 14-18, Stonefly’s size 10-14, Mayfly’s black and olive 14-18, Pheasant Tails 14-20. Dry Flies in the evening should be going off, look for Caddis and Little Yellow Sallies to be coming off. Streamers-Buggers in olive, white and black, Wool-Head Sculpins, Crystal Buggers, Meat Whistle olive and black. 

 

 

East Walker River Fishing Report– Flows are 321+ cfs.

The River is in great shape and fishing well!  The flows are perfect for summer fishing and the temperatures are staying fishable until the early afternoon.  As usual, try to quit fishing when the temps hit the upper 60’s.  A Thermometer is a must if you want to protect the fish!  They will still eat above 70 degrees of water temperature but the stress level will kill them.  Small flies are still working the best in the upper sections but as you make your way into Nevada the bugs are getting bigger.  Streamer fishing is tops if you want the chance to get a Bigger fish.  Caddis, Yellow Sallies, Golden Stones and Midges as well as San Juan Worms, Prince Nymphs, Larger Hares Ears for the basics.  Big, Dry and Orange will work on the surface with a dropper!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Our guided trips on the Walker have been top notch with a mixture of Dries, Streamers and Nymphs.  Well worth a trip if you have been waiting!  Private Waters on the Sceirine Ranch are going off!

Little Truckee River Fishing Report– Flows are 166+ cfs.

Flows are great for summer fishing!  Look for small Stoneflies, Drakes, PMDs and Small Midge Patterns working well this time of year.   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 Para Adams 18-22, Black Cripples, Beetles, Ants and PMD’s in the Orangey color pallet.  Spinners in the evenings!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Most trips are mixed with fishing on the Truckee part of the day! 

Truckee River (Ca) Fishing Report– Flows on the Truckee are below 287 cfs near the town of Truckee, 600+ cfs below Boca Bridge.

Prime conditions for the Truckee right now!  Fish are eating dries as well as Nymphs.  A morning fishery for the most part with the mid-days slowing until evening.  Caddis, Caddis and more Caddis with Little Yellow Sallies around.  PMD’s, BWO’s, and  Golden Stones as well.  San Juan Worms, Prince Nymphs and Streamers for the Basics.

Truckee River (Nv) Fishing Report– Flows on the Truckee in Nevada are 490+ cfs

Flows have finally hit the right level and the Fishing is on! Nymphing in the morning to mid day with Dry Fly action in the evening (Verdi area). Nymphs- Stoneflies 8-12, Mayfly patterns 12-16, Flashback PT’s 10-16(deadly on this side of the river!) Caddis Poopah 12-18. Dry Flies, E/C Caddis 12-16, Parachute Adams 14-18, and Little Yellow Sallies 10-16. Streamer action is picking up and is your best shot at one the Nevada Toads!,  Streamers-Buggers in olive, white and black, Wool-Head Sculpins, Crystal Buggers, Meat Whistle olive and black, and of course the Crawdad!!! Some of the guides love this flow level!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Learn it and Love it!

Tahoe area Still waters:
Indian Creek Reservoir – Fishing is good early morning before water temps. get to high! 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.  Occasional hatch of Calibaetis and the fish get on them for a short period! The weeds are back and float tubing tends to give the best access!  Finishes strongly for the last hour of the evening with numerous Mayflies and most of the fish on the lake up eating them and everyone seems to go home just prior to this phenomenon!  Stay Late, Enjoy!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).   

 Pyramid Lake- Closed for the season, can’t wait until next year!

Caples Lake Fishing Report– The Lake is fishing good around Woods Creek as well as the Dam area and the Spillway.  Fish will shut down around 10 am so get out there early!  Buggers, Streamers, Damsel Nymphs, Calibaetis Nymphs and Hares Ear Nymphs.  Look for fish cruising the shoreline and on the surface eating midges till 10am. A few Callibaetis have been coming off as well. Midge patterns and Parachute Adams 18-22, have been the way to go for Dry fly fishing. Boat rentals at Caples Lake Resort make for a great adventure and better access to the back bays. (209) 258-8888

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Great trip for those that have mobility issues!

Red Lake Fishing Report– It is fishing well! San Juan Worms and a Hares Ear Nymph under an indicator work great in the upper part of the lake.  Otherwise Streamers, Buggers, Leeches, Damsels and Aggravators on a sinking line and it fishes best from a float tube.  Shore fishing is OK…  Evenings can produce some fun action on the surface after the wind dies out!  Off colored but don’t let that stop you!

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Spooner Lake Fishing Report– Fishing is slowing with warmer water temps. fish are still  being caught on Leech Patterns, Damsels and Calibaetis.  The weeds are here again which makes for a tough shore fishery.  Tiger Trout up to 17 inches and bigger are the attraction to this still water as well as Rainbows and Cutthroat!  This will start to slow as the temperatures rise!  Big Browns, on a rare occasion, have been caught.

Guides Available call (530-541-8208).  Great float tube guided trip.  Good numbers of fish!

Marlette Lake Fishing Report– Just opened and have not received any reports as of yet.  Should fish great and worth the hike!

Blue Lakes Fishing Report– Road opened recently!

No reports as of yet but the fishing should be good due to little pressure so far this season.  The stocking trucks should have been there to help out the numbers!

Silver Lake fishing report– Same bugs as Caples and Red Lake…  Fish the area on the south end of the lake where the creek comes in.  Ants are still around!

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.

Enjoy!

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 www.tahoeflyfishing.com/blog for the most up to date info on fly fishing the Tahoe Region.

Tight Lines!

Fishing Report for May 27, 2011

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 May 27, 2011
Filed under: General Comments,General Topics,Guide Trip Reports,Lake Reports,River Reports — Mike C. at 2:45 pm on Monday, May 27, 2011
Tahoe area fishing report for March 26, 2011
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 1300cfs. Above Hangman’s Bridge – With Opening Weekend come and gone, Fish have been stocked but flows are High!! Catch and release section below Hangman’s Bridge: The East Carson tends to really slow down during the high water. Nymphing with small baetis and Stonefly patterns is the best bet during this time of year, Or running big Streamers in Black or Olive. Try Fishing the slow tailouts and deeper pools, and the water’s edge with large Stonefly and large baetis patterns. For dries: Wouldn’t even think about it. 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, woolhead sculpins, crystal buggers, meat whistle olive and black. Dries- Should be kept in their box. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

West Carson River fishing report – Currently flows are at 328cfs. The West Carson has been stocked. Flow’s 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- Should be kept in their box. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

West Walker River fishing report- Currently flows are at 868cfs. Flows are High! Have not herd a report from the fishing for opening weekend, but Nymphing and Streamer fishing would be the way to go during these flows. 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. -Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

East Walker River fishing report- Flows are 302cfs. The fish are concentrated in the deeper buckets and along the shore line. 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. Small baetis and midge nymphs are still working well. There is a mid day BWO hatch and some fish are working the surface for them. For dries try small para adams, blue duns 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 size olive and black 18-22, rainbow warrior black and red size 20-22, Fox’s poopah 16-18, hares ear size 16-20, pheasent tails 18-20, micro mayflys’s 18-20, san juan worms, golden stones, barrs 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).

Little Truckee River fishing report- Flows are 685cfs. The road is open all the way to the top parking lot. Flows are way high for this little river!!! But have been consistant for the past few weeks, sight fishing will produce best and see where these fish have laid up to protect them from the high flows. Look for small stoneflies, baetis and small midge patterns work well this time of year. As well as streamer fishing to be great at these flows! Nymphs- 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. Dries- try blue duns 18-20, para adams 18-22, black cripples. Streamers- Olive and Tan cone-head sculpins, olive and white buggers, natural and pearl zonkers Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Truckee River (Ca) fishing report- Flows on the Truckee are 401cfs near the town of Truckee and 1670cfs below Boca bridge. Nymphing with large Stoneflies and baetis patterns has been working. Look for the fishing to improve with lower water closer to the Tahoe Damn. 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 1890-2040cfs depending on what stretch of the river you are on. The river is BLOWN OUT!! It’ll fish best when flows are below 500cfs. 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 is on! Water Levels are way up, they have stocked big bows and they are on the prowl! Try brown buggers and aggravator princes with a slow strip. Midges and Baetis nymphs under the indicator has 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 around 52 degrees 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 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- Frozen, Ice Fishing is doing well!. Guides Available call (530-541-8208).

Marlette Lake fishing report- Closed for the season

Spooner Lake fishing report- Is open, but not have herd a report

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!