As of 11/20/15
DON’T FORGET TO PINCH THOSE BARBS, PLEASE PRACTICE CATCH & RELEASE!
TRUCKEE RIVER: Trout Creek to Stateline barbless Flies and lures only. NO BAIT! NO SCENTED LURES! CATCH & RELEASE ONLY! 1000 FT BELOW TAHOE CITY TO TROUT CREEK IS CLOSED!
Flows: Glenshire 18.5 CFS! Below Prosser 22 CFS!, Boca 96 CFS, Farad 111 CFS-water temps: 52-58! degrees VERY LOW FLOWS!
Big Truckee: Not sure what to say as temps below the Boca outflow are good for the trout but with flows at 63 and 80 cfs respectively, it's entirely up to you. My stance is I wouldn't fish but that's me. If you do fish the main river just be cognizant not to fish spawning Browns off their beds. The DFW doesn't stock Browns anymore so please let these trout do their thing! For me that would be after the browns spawn in October/November and by that time hopefully winter has arrived and my thoughts of fishing will have waned until the spring. But that's just me and some of us just have to scratch that itch! Many of us have turned our attention to Pyramid Lake as it has been on fire since the opener. Boaters are doing much better than those from shore as far as the fly flingers go. Just my opinion that I hope many will share. We've waited this long why not wait a little longer.
Little Truckee River: NO BAIT!!! NO SCENTED LURES!!! PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHER ANGLERS AND THEIR SPACE! PLEASE DON’T FISH ONE SPOT FOR TO LONG. CATCH & RELEASE ONLY NOW!
Flows: 45 CFS! Same rule as the Big Truckee if flows drop below 80 CFS!
Little Truckee: TU stream restoration has been over for a couple of weeks now and as expected the flows went down to the usual flow rate for this time of year. Fishing here may be sporadic as these trout found in the Meadow section need to figure out there new digs. Kudos to those involved as this will greatly enhance this tailwater for spawning and fish habitat. Fish Midges in the morning, BWO/Baetis, PMD's, Oct. Caddis during the day and back to Midges and Micro Caddis in the evening. The rule of thumb here has been 5x to 7x depending on the situation. Good luck!
INLET: Swinging flies at the mouth of the Little Truckee as it enters Boca has remained steady and in the evening there can be some very good top water action with Midges and Calibaetis. Subsurface patterns such as leeches and buggers can also produce some aggressive grabs in the evening and early morning!
Midging under Indi's, using Hover/Intermediate line, or slow stripping buggers or leeches
As of 10/28/15
*Designates best areas to go fishing now. Pyramid is still fishing well but next week we might see the white stuff so be careful in your travels! If you get a chance get out there. Fishing in our area has been consistent but you'll have to work for the fish now. Just a reminder that all moving water, rivers and creeks, are now closed EXCEPT for the LT between Boca and Stampede and the Truckee from Trout Creek to Stateline. Barbless Artificials and Catch & Release Only! Lakes are under general regs and are open year round unless designated. IE: Martis, Mitlon to name a few. If unsure, look up the regs on the DFG Website!
WEATHER FOR THE WEEK: Weather for the rest of the week will be cool and wet on days such as Wednesday and Thursday. Friday and Saturday look nice but back to cold temps for the remainder of next week with some winter precip on Sunday night and Monday.
***DONNER : Lake is at 38% capacity. For those with boats 21 ft or larger be cautious of the "hitch" at the end of the boat launch now. Throw everything you have at the trout now, ie: powerbait, nightcrawlers, and salmon eggs and combinations of these baits, spoons and spinners of different varieties. By casting closer and then working your way out a little further one can detect what depth the trout are cruising and having patience is key to success now. Mornings will be your best bet here as this lake hasn't seen a stocking in about 2 months now. Next years Kokes are still being caught around the humps between Loch Leven(70-75 ft)and China Cove(60 ft)and still some nice Macks being caught in deeper areas of the lake by jigging or trolling along with those little shakers. For the kokes using a RGT in pink, peach,or orange and similar colors in hoochies with pink or orange irredescent colored dodgers,sidekicks, or slingblades has been the go to's. Get a guide for this lake and learn the ropes! Guides listed on bottom of this page and all are highly recommended! This lake was stocked the week of 4/1/2015, 5/31/2015, and this week of 7/12/2015!
**BOCA: This lake is at an abysmal 10% right now and it won't get any better! Fishing here has been pretty good as fish are really concentrated. Small car top boats, prams, and float tubes. Be careful about driving down to the shoreline as most areas are like quicksand! Best spots to fish here are around the dam in the morning tossing small minnow imitatiions, larger spoons and spinners for the browns that cruise here early and outside the inlet for trout looking for colder water temps. Nightcrawlers, Rapala's, Powerbait, small Kastmasters, and jigs have been good for Rainbows and Browns. This lake was stocked the week of 4/19/15 and will be stocked this week 5/31/2015!
***STAMPEDE: Lake is at 13% capacity. Surface temp at this lake was about 58 degrees and with that some fish have made it into more accessible water for those fishing from the bank. I know and others know that this lake can fish pretty well this time of year for big rainbows. One might find the smallies hugging the rocky shoreline at the dam this time of year and the shallow spawning Macks also. Baitfish imitations are best for these guys. White is a great color for the fall here. Hint. This lake was stocked the week of 4/12/15, 6/7/2015, 6/21/2015 and 7/12/2015!
*PROSSER: Lake has dropped slightly to about 24% capacity. Recently, a good Smallmouth bite around the dam and along the shoreline for those who prefer the Bronzebacks to Trout. With the recent pressure this lake has seen the Smallmouth have become quite picky. Some GOOD reports of stocked rainbows and some stocked Cutties in the Prosser Creek arm. Use small flashy lures for these guys and if that doesn't work go with nightcrawlers and powerbait. This lake was stocked the week of 4/19/15.
***DAVIS LAKE: Getting pretty quiet and this weekend may be your best bet here as there will be wintery weather and cold temps next week.
FRENCHMANS: Very slow still. Will need more time to recover than Davis.
TRUCKEE RIVER(GENERAL REG SECTION FROM TAHOE CITY TO TROUT CREEK) CLOSED AS OF 11/16/2015. DON'T FISH!
LITTLE TRUCKEE RIVER (ABOVE STAMPEDE 89 NORTH TOWARDS SIERRAVILLE) CLOSED AS OF 11/16/2015. DON'T FISH!
**JACKSON MEADOWS: Lake is officially sitting at 39% capacity. As with Davis this may be your last shot to fish this lake this year. Road may have snow on it in places and 4WD is recommended. Lake was stocked the week of 5/31/2015, 7/5/2015, and 7/12/2015!
ALL STREAMS AND CREEKS are low and shouldn't be fished!
Local Lake Guides: FISH TALES GUIDE SERVICE-ED FISK 530-559-7175, CHRISTOPHEL's GUIDE SERVICE-MARC CHRISTOPHEL 530-680-1492, TIGHT LINES GUIDE SERVICE- CAPTAIN FISH JAMES (888) 975-0990. SHAUN'S GUIDE SERVICE-SHAUN PATRICK RAINSBARGER (530) 802-4484. Each of these guys are highly recommended for Donner Lake and Stampede!
Tahoe Lake Guides: MICKEY's BIG MACK CHARTERS-530-546-4444, TAHOE SPORT FISHING 530-541-5448, CHUCK's CHARTER FISHING 530-546-8425, CAPTAIN CHRIS' FISHING CHARTERS 530-583-4857, and HOOKED UP SPORT FISHING 530-546-2221