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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.

Previous Report: 2013-09-04 21:01:36   Previous Report: 2013-08-21 21:32:01   Previous Report: 2013-05-16 07:40:08   Previous Report: 2012-08-29 18:01:22   Previous Report: 2012-08-22 18:27:36  

Bear River Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-08-20 22:06:36

Nightcrawlers and Power Bait get trout near the corner of the dam or in front of the lodge. Lake is empty during the week. Launch ramps are closed. (209) 295-4868

Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:23:02   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:19:32   Previous Report: 2014-06-11 22:14:54   Previous Report: 2014-06-04 22:48:49   Previous Report: 2014-05-28 21:51:37  

Blue Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-07-09 23:04:06

Morning is the best time to get out. Beat the boaters to the water. The dropoff near the inlet or the dam are the best spots. Mountain Hardware & Sports (530) 587-4844

Previous Report: 2012-10-17 18:33:35   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  

Boca Reservoir (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-07-31 07:33:46

Lake is extremely low and only hand-launching is possible. Fishing is poor. There’s a chance at fish from sunrise through the morning. Mountain Hardware & Sports (530) 587-4844

Previous Report: 2014-06-25 22:00:02   Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:33:11   Previous Report: 2014-06-11 22:15:13   Previous Report: 2014-06-04 22:49:12   Previous Report: 2014-05-28 21:52:05  

Caples Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-08-27 21:49:15

Trolled Power Bait/nightcrawler combos work well. Emigrant Cove seems to be a fair spot. Shore fishing is sporadic. Salmon eggs are a preferred bait. (209) 258-8888

Previous Report: 2014-08-20 22:06:59   Previous Report: 2014-07-31 07:34:20   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:23:45   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:04:28   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:19:55  

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

Previous Report: 2013-07-24 22:38:11   Previous Report: 2013-07-04 06:17:04   Previous Report: 2013-06-12 21:01:54   Previous Report: 2013-06-06 13:12:01   Previous Report: 2012-10-04 05:23:16  

Donner Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-08-27 21:49:42

Trout bite has slowed but planted rainbows are being caught along the west shore. Nightcrawlers and Power Bait work well. Mack bite is slow. (530) 587-4844

Previous Report: 2014-08-20 22:07:24   Previous Report: 2014-07-31 07:34:47   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:24:11   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:06:33   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 22:01:44  

East Fork Carson (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-08-27 21:48:44

Trout fishing has been so-so on both Carsons. West is low. East Carson is on dirty side. There will be a plant of 1,800 pounds of trout put in this week to ready for the labor day weekend. Creekside Lodge (530) 694-2511

Previous Report: 2014-08-20 22:07:50   Previous Report: 2014-07-31 07:35:18   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:25:00   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:20:41   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 22:02:12  

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.

 

Previous Report: 2013-10-02 21:52:42   Previous Report: 2013-09-25 20:21:41   Previous Report: 2013-09-18 20:13:37   Previous Report: 2012-10-17 18:45:45   Previous Report: 2012-10-11 04:23:38  

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 2014-08-27 21:50:17

Water is in the 70s and trout fishing is slow.  Creekside Lodge (530)

Previous Report: 2014-08-20 22:10:56   Previous Report: 2014-07-31 07:37:34   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:27:55   Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:38:21   Previous Report: 2014-06-11 22:16:35  

Jackson Meadows Reservoir (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-08-27 21:50:44

Lake is 70% full, in better shape than most. Fishing is good in the morning near the dam with bait. Nightcrawler/marshmallow combos work well. Trollers use small Rapalas or Needlefish. (530) 587-4844

Previous Report: 2014-08-20 22:10:37   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:27:35   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:07:13   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 22:05:37   Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:37:55  

Jenkinson Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-06-11 22:27:07

Sly Park Lake launch facilities are good.  Trout can be found 15-35 feet of water trolling the narrows.  DFW will be making plants  and bolstering trout fishing. As of  6/7/2014  the water temp was 70 degrees and the smallmouth and largemouth bass are all over the lake actively feeding. They can be found in 15 feet of water with 4 inch plastics being the ticket.. Randy Williams Fishing Service (530) 957-3053 

Previous Report: 2014-05-07 21:59:48   Previous Report: 2014-04-23 21:55:15   Previous Report: 2014-01-22 21:22:24   Previous Report: 2013-09-06 09:14:22   Previous Report: 2013-07-18 06:10:12  

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

 

Previous Report: 2012-06-21 08:45:11   Previous Report: 2012-05-03 10:29:57   Previous Report: 2012-04-11 17:00:55   Previous Report: 2012-03-07 21:44:21   Previous Report: 2012-02-01 15:56:55  

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

Previous Report: 2012-09-19 20:20:06   Previous Report: 2012-08-22 18:31:38   Previous Report: 2012-07-12 08:18:23   Previous Report: 2012-06-21 08:45:38   Previous Report: 2011-11-02 18:39:37  

North Fork Stanislaus (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-04-30 20:30:35

Snow last Friday preceding the opener, shutting down the available spots to fish and congregated the fishermen to only one or more spots they could access. With nice weather heading our way this upcoming weekend, fishing should be awesome. The road through Big Trees, which was closed over the weekend due to snow, has been opened to Beaver Creek.  www.ebbettspasssportinggoods.com (209) 795-1686

Previous Report: 2013-05-16 07:45:24   Previous Report: 2013-04-24 21:07:04   Previous Report: 2012-08-08 03:24:13   Previous Report: 2012-05-31 07:51:19   Previous Report: 2012-05-23 18:15:58  

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 2014-08-20 22:10:02

Smallmouth bass fishing is decent near the dam late and early. (530) 587-4844

Previous Report: 2014-07-31 07:36:59   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:07:51   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 22:05:04   Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:37:22   Previous Report: 2014-06-11 22:27:34  

Pyramid Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-05-28 21:55:28

Fishing has slowed down greatly. Water temp is 63 degrees. Perch bite hasn’t started. Tahoe Fly Fishing (530) 541-8208, (775) 476-0400

Previous Report: 2014-05-22 06:48:25   Previous Report: 2014-04-30 20:29:44   Previous Report: 2014-04-23 21:54:20   Previous Report: 2014-04-09 21:10:41   Previous Report: 2014-04-02 21:50:10  

Red Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-06-11 22:28:05

Fishing is ok at the upper end of the lake.  Fish with Nymphs under an indicator or full sinking lines pulling Buggers with a Blood Midge trailer.  Red San Juan’s will work as well. Tahoe Fly Fishing (530) 541-8208

 

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Silver Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-07-03 08:22:14

DFW planted 1,200 pounds of rainbows last weekend. Fishing has been very good. Tahoe Fly Fishing (530) 541-8208

Previous Report: 2014-06-25 22:04:21   Previous Report: 2014-06-11 22:28:29   Previous Report: 2014-03-19 20:52:51   Previous Report: 2013-10-09 20:59:51   Previous Report: 2013-08-29 07:12:34  

Spicer Reservoir (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-07-31 07:36:30

Spicer Reservoir has dropped to approx. 50 plus feet below the ramp so be prepared when you launch a boat. (209) 795-1686

Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:21:56   Previous Report: 2014-04-30 20:29:03   Previous Report: 2013-08-21 21:35:20   Previous Report: 2013-04-24 21:09:08   Previous Report: 2012-10-17 18:42:16  

Stampede Reservoir (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-08-27 21:46:48

Stampede is 23% full. Smallmouth bass fishing is good. Handlaunched kayaks or pontoon boats will provide the access needed. Crayfish patterns and dragon fly patterns at Prosser and Stampede

Previous Report: 2014-08-20 22:09:22   Previous Report: 2014-07-31 07:36:06   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:26:38   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:08:36   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:21:27  

Tahoe (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-08-27 21:47:29

September may be the best month to fish Tahoe and the action is underway.  Jigging and trolling both are getting mackinaw and kokanee. Anglers can get both jigging in the right spot. Mike Nielsen (530) 721-0593 www.tahoetopliners.com

Previous Report: 2014-08-20 22:08:59   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:27:01   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:08:57   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 22:03:24   Previous Report: 2014-05-07 21:58:18  

Truckee River (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-08-27 21:47:57

Water is low and warm. It’s only fishable early before the water wamrs.  Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters (530) 587-4844. Mountain Hardware & Sports (530) 587-4844

Previous Report: 2014-08-20 22:08:29   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:25:49   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 23:09:31   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 22:02:55   Previous Report: 2014-05-28 21:56:47  

West Fork, Carson River (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-08-27 21:48:29

Trout fishing has been so-so on both Carsons. West is low. East Carson is on dirty side. There will be a plant of 1,800 pounds of trout put in this week to ready for the labor day weekend. Creekside Lodge (530) 694-2511

Previous Report: 2014-08-20 22:08:03   Previous Report: 2014-07-31 07:35:32   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:25:16   Previous Report: 2014-07-03 08:20:55   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 22:02:25  

White Pine Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-04-30 20:24:20

White Pines Lake, located near Arnold was planted twice this past week.  (209) 795-1686

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