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Central Sierra

Alpine (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-09-25 20:15:04

Lake Alpine was planted this past week by Alpine County. Make sure to obtain a fire permit and call the Forestry Dept. at 209-795-1381 for up to date fire restrictions as we are still in a dangerous fire time. Make sure to check the weather before heading to the high country, as it can change quickly at this time of year. Launching is precarious. The drop-off is steep.

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Bear River Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-10-30 21:09:31

The Marina and campground have closed until May 1.  (209) 295-4868

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Blue Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2012-10-17 18:33:35

The lake level has dropped about 15 feet. Fishing has been fair for average sized rainbow trout. Both upper and lower lakes this week will get plants of trout.

Previous Report: 2012-09-26 20:39:32   Previous Report: 2012-08-16 13:37:18   Previous Report: 2012-07-12 08:14:35   Previous Report: 2012-06-21 08:40:26   Previous Report: 2011-10-26 16:46:41  

Boca Reservoir (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-04-02 21:48:25

Trout were planted last week in what little water that is here. Fish near campground. Mountain Hardware & Sports (530) 587-4844

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Caples Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-04-02 21:48:50

There is snow on top of thin ice. Don’t ice fish here. You’re best waiting for the thaw. (209) 258-8888

Previous Report: 2014-03-19 20:50:29   Previous Report: 2013-12-19 09:20:52   Previous Report: 2013-10-09 20:59:14   Previous Report: 2013-10-02 21:50:46   Previous Report: 2013-09-18 20:10:00  

Crystal Basin (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-08-21 21:33:22

Union Valley Lake water levels have been falling steadily, pushing smallmouth bass into deeper water around lake. Also early morning water tempetures are starting to dip below 70 degrees all signs that fall is coming early to this lake. Look to find Smallmouths in 15 to 25 feet of water during the day, lots of smaller fish up in the shallows, but bigger fish are being found a little deeper. Rainbow trout plant has bolstered planter fishing, some limits being taken by trollers at 35 feet. Tight Lines  Randy Williams Fishing Service (530) 957-3053

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Donner Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-04-09 21:09:57

Water temps are in the mid-40s. No kokanee yet. Mackinaw can be caught toplining in the shallows in the morning and dropping deeper later in the day. (530) 587-4844

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East Fork Carson (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-02-26 16:09:49

The catch and release section a mile below the Hangman’s Bridge has been productive with  red San Juan worms. Creekside Lodge (530) 694-2511. Carson Valley Resort  (877-694-2229)

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Heenan Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-10-23 22:48:44

Fishing has been slow the whole month. Lake closes to fishing on Sunday.

 

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Ice House Reservoir (fresh water lake)
Updated 2010-04-28 15:42:38

Snow is melting rapidly and the lakes are rising in the Crystal Basin. The mackinaw and kokanee fishing has been slow at Ice House and Union Valley. Loon Lake is iced over.  (530) 647-2306

Previous Report: 2010-04-21 15:35:25  

Indian Creek Reservoir (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-03-19 20:51:19

This is ice free and is fishing well. Use nightcrawlers or Power Bait. No fly activity yet. Creekside Lodge (530) 694-2511

Previous Report: 2014-02-26 16:10:27   Previous Report: 2014-02-05 21:12:37   Previous Report: 2014-01-29 22:11:49   Previous Report: 2013-10-30 21:15:39   Previous Report: 2013-10-23 22:47:52  

Jackson Meadows Reservoir (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-02-27 10:47:41

Lake is unaccessible. Road is unusable seven miles from the lake.

Previous Report: 2013-07-31 21:14:26   Previous Report: 2013-07-24 22:40:23   Previous Report: 2013-07-10 22:13:29   Previous Report: 2013-07-04 06:18:37   Previous Report: 2013-06-27 06:36:57  

Jenkinson Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-01-22 21:22:24

Rainbow trout bite has been brisk with rainbow Power Bait offered  in less than 5 feet of water. First launch ramp is not in good shape at all. Second launch ramp is a better bet for launching your boat. Some who get their boats in the water are rewarded with mackinaw. Macks are  coming from 30 feet to 90 feet of water. Lake has a 15 mph limit as low water conditions prevail. Smallmouth and largemouth have lockjaw.

 Randy Williams Fishing Service (530) 957-3053 

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Little Truckee River (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-03-12 20:39:06

Good dry fly action in the afternoon on the Little Truckee. Big Truckee is cold. Water temps are in the low 40s and trout are lethargic. The Nevada side is much more productive. A large plant of trout went in near Reno. Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters (530) 587-4844. Mountain Hardware & Sports (530) 587-4844

 

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Loon Lake Reservoir (fresh water lake)
Updated 2010-06-02 23:50:34

Loon remains the last frozen lake in the Crystal Lake basin.

 

Previous Report: 2010-04-21 15:38:41  

Mosquito Lakes (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-08-21 21:34:22

Fishing at Mosquito Lakes has slowed since there have not been any recent trout plants. (209) 795-1686

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North Fork Stanislaus (fresh water river)
Updated 2013-05-16 07:45:24

The North Fork of the Stanislaus will be planted this week. Lure fishermen should try Rapala's or a variety of spinners. Salmon eggs, nightcrawlers or Berkely baits also will work. Camping at the Sourgrass area will be limited to disperse camping only. Remember you will need a campfire permit. (209) 795-1686

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Pinecrest (fresh water lake)
Updated 2011-10-19 16:59:54

Bait fishing at the Inlet has been hot using salmon eggs and power bait. Larger fish have been caught Panther. Martins and Rooster Tails have also been doing great from shore.

Trolling has been very good  Trolling depth has been 15’. To 25 feet Use blades with crawlers. Lures to try behind blades. Needlefish.Triple Teaser, Kastmaster and Wedding Rings tipped with a night crawler.

Fly-fishermen have been using the Black Wooly Bugger. Using float tubes past buoys. Still the best fishing for planters. Another great week of fishing at Pinecrest. It just doesn’t get much better. (209) 965-3637

Prosser Reservoir (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-03-19 20:51:58

Lake is very low. Fishing is poor. (530) 587-4844

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Pyramid Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-04-09 21:10:41

The water temperatures have gone from 44 degrees to 50 degrees in 6 days. There is some really off colored water on both the North end and the South end of the lake due to this. It appears that the lake wants to turn over soon. High pressure has dowsed the wind and made the fishing really tough over the last two days. It is really a good time right now to fish the first and last light until we get some more weather. The hatchery is packed with fish and the spawn is on. Fishing should be really good over the next month weather permitting. Tahoe Fly Fishing (530) 541-8208, (775) 476-0400

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Red Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-02-26 16:11:31

Ice is ready to go with numerous anglers fishing along the Dam area. A few larger Lahonton Cutts up to 4 pounds have been landed and A few Brookies.  Fish with Kastmasters, Worms and Power Bait!  Bay Shrimp, Salmon Eggs and Meal Worms have been taking a few as well.  There is a lot of water over the ice which makes for tricky conditions while using an auger, use caution! Tahoe Fly Fishing (530) 541-8208

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Silver Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-03-19 20:52:51

Lake is starting to thaw and has a big patch of water already. Tahoe Fly Fishing (530) 541-8208

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Spicer Reservoir (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-08-21 21:35:20

The trout have moved deeper due to warm weather. Try using scent on your bait to leave a scent trail. (209) 795-1686

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Stampede Reservoir (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-04-09 21:11:31

Road to stampede is open. Kokanee and mackinaw bite has been solid here. 888-975-0990 (530) 587-4844

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Tahoe (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-04-09 21:11:52

Browns and rainbows in the three to four pound range are caught in the shallows in the morning. Mack bite is solid from mid-morning on.  Mike Nielsen (530) 721-0593 www.tahoetopliners.com

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Truckee River (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-03-19 20:53:48

River is fishing well despite low water. Don’t expect spring runoff. Bugs are out early. Skwalas and caddis are present. Prospects are best below Glenshire. Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters (530) 587-4844. Mountain Hardware & Sports (530) 587-4844

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West Fork, Carson River (fresh water river)
Updated 2013-10-30 21:10:54

Alpine County Fish and Game planted 1,800 pounds of trout, half in both the East and West forks. That will be the last plant of the season. Early week snow has melted. Creekside Lodge (530) 694-2511

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White Pine Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-09-25 20:15:56

White Pines Lake has not been planted for a while and the water level is low, and it has been warm so fishing is tough. You can still fish off the dam. There is still a lot of bluegill in the lake which is fun for kids.

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