Truckee-Tahoe Fishing Report

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WEEK OF 4/8/2014

ALL STREAMS AND CREEKS WILL BE CLOSED AFTER FRIDAY NOVEMBER THE 15TH EXCEPT FOR THE TRUCKEE FROM TROUT CREEK TO STATE LINE AND THE LITTLE TRUCKEE BETWEEN STAMPEDE AND BOCA!  FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON'T KNOW THAT MEANS PROSSER CREEK BELOW PROSSER WILL ALSO BE CLOSED!!!!!!  THESE STREAMS WILL REOPEN SATURDAY THE 26TH OF APRIL.

DON’T FORGET TO PINCH THOSE BARBS, CATCH & RELEASE ONLY NOW!  NO KEEPING FISH! 

Truckee River: Trout Creek to Stateline barbless Flies and lures only. NO BAIT! NO SCENTED LURES!

Flows: Glenshire 150 CFS, Boca 510 CFS, Farad 515 CFS water temps 44-46 degrees.

Big Truckee:  Great weather this week so get out and fish the Truckee.  Look for days before or after storm fronts to fish as these are key days that fish will feed for longer periods of time March Browns and Skwala Stones have been the primary patterns that have been working, dries and nymphs in these patterns.  With some of the overcast days we may see this week look for some BWO and Baetis hatches.  If you're a patient person (which I'm not) one can wait for heads to start breaking the surface or one can try to bump them on the nose repeatedly nymphing.  Lots going on right now as fish are found everywhere in the river system, so get out if you have a chance and fish.  Hatches this time of year will consist of Midges, BWO's, Baetis, Skwala Stones, and March Browns.  Caution!  If you do fish the Truckee in Nevada please be aware that New Zealand Mudsnails have been found in sections of water there so please clean your shoes and gear accordingly to avoid aquatic hitch hikers!   Study the water and turn rocks and see what is going on, also seine for what is in the drift.  Little things like this and slowing your approach to the river’s edge will greatly increase your chances of being successful.  Again, make sure your box is stocked with every conceivable stage of bugs that are present now!  (x) = drawer number.

NYMPHS

  • Pheasant Tails Bead or No Bead sz 14-18 (1)
  • Wooley Buggers Black or Olive sz 6-8 (3)
  • Craven’s TB JuJu Baetis sz 16-18 (5)
  • Hogan's BWO slow guy sz 18 (2)
  • Mercer's Biot Epoxy Back Golden Stone sz 8 (1)
  • Sloan's Mighty Mite sz 18-20 (5)
  • Gill's Pimp Flymph BWO sz 16 (2)
  • Gill's March Brown Soft hackle nymph (4)
  • Craven's Two-Bit Hookers Red, Drk Olive #16   (2)
  • Haddon's Dead Drift Cray sz 8 (7)
  • Gill's Blue Diamond Phillips sz 18 (4)
  • Hares Ears sz10-16 (1)
  • Copper Johns Red,Blk, Olv sz 10-18 (1)
  • Hot Belly PT Orange sz 16
  • Mercer's Poxyback Stone Dark sz 10 (1)
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  • Burk's TB March Brown (7)                                                   
  • Sloan’s Micro Mays Olv sz 16-18 (2)
  • Mercer's Glint Nymph Yellow Belly sz 14 (1)
  • Hogan's Indigo Child sz 18 (2)
  • TB or No Bead Crack Back BWO (2)
  • Bird's Nest sz 14-18 (1)
  • Gill's Skipper Stone Olive sz 8-12 (4)
  • Stefan’s Brick sz 8 (1)
  • Gill’s Skipper Stone Golden sz 8-10 (4)
  • Craven's JuJu Baetis sz 16-18 (5)
  • Gill's Canadian Tuxedo BWO sz 18 (4)
  • Partridge & Pheasant Soft Hackles sz 14 (8)
  • Pat's Rubberlegs sz 6  Blk, Brwn, Coffee (3)
  • Burk's HBI Baetis sz 18
  • Sloan's Mitey May Baetis sz 16-18 (5)
  • BWO Soft Hackles (8)
  • Pierce's Soft Hackle Prince (1)

DRIES                                                                                  

  • Thalken's Double Dutch Bugs sz 6 (7) Great indicator substitute!
  • Royal Wulffs sz 16-18 (8)
  • Turk’s Tarantula Org (7)
  • Gill's Para BWO sz 18 (4)
  • Solitude's Ext Body BWO sz 18 (8)
  • Q's BWO Hatch Matcher sz 18 (4)
  • Cutter's Bi-Vis Olive sz 14-18 (8)
  • Idyl's Challenged BWO sz 18 (8)
  • Para Adams sz 16-20 (4)
  • Para Madam X Royal sz 10 (7)
  • Orange Stimis (7)
  • Burk's Silhouette BWO sz 18 (8)
  • Solitude's Para body BWO sz 18 (8)
  • Q's Baetis (70
  • Q's Hackle Stacker BWO sz 18 (4
  • Solitude's Hopper Dropper (9) Tan and Pink
  • Ramsey's Goofball Org, Green (7) Floats like a cork!

STREAMERS (slow strip, deep pools)

  • Slumpbuster sz 8 (3)  
  • Sheila Sculpin (3)
  • Wooly Buggers sz 6-8 Olv or Blk
  • Mini Loop Sculpin (3)
  • Bandit Leeches sz 6 (3)
  • Bunny Leech sz 6 Blk or Olv (3)
  • Woolhead Sculpin sz6 Blk or Olv (3)
  • Wier's Sculpin sz 4 (3)

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 PLEASE!

Flows:  278cfs!

Little Truckee:  Flows have been consistent at 278 cfs now and it appears that they are filling up Boca.  When this happens it can be a great time to fish this stretch as trout will be less wary and more apt to take your offerings!  San Juans and glo bugs can be choice patterns here now if everything else fails.  Water temps are more stable here and with the warm temps for the next week or so it's a great time to venture out here for some prime early spring fishing.  Some really nice trout are caught here and getting here hasn't been a problem.  There can be some decent BWO, Baetis, Midge, and Winter Stones hatches during the course of the day.  Good place to sit and wait for heads to start breaking the surface for the dry enthusiasts while small midge and Baetis patterns are the go to nymph patterns.  Forgo the Indicators and go stealth!

NYMPHS

  • Small Egg Patterns (6)
  • Gill's Pimp Flymph BWO sz 16 (4)
  • Gill's Blue Diamond Phillips sz 18 (4)
  • Craven’s Two-Bit Hooker Drk Olv 16-18 (2) 
  • Hogan's S & M nymph Brown sz 16 (2)
  • Burk’s Crystal HBI Baetis sz 18 (2)
  • Copper Johns Red, Olv, Blk size 16-18 (1)
  • BWO soft emerger sz 18 (8)
  • Rainbow Warriors size 18 (5)
  • Tailwater Tinys Olive & Red size 20-22 (5)
  • KF Flasher Blk, Olv sz 18
  • Craven’s JuJubee Midge (all colors) (5)
  • Two Tone Zebra Midge (5)
  • Flashback Pheasant Tails sz 16-18 (2)
  • Craven's JuJu Baetis sz 18-20 (5)
  • WD-40’s Olv, Blk sz 20-22 (5)
  • Drymerger BWO sz 18-20 (8)
  • Craven’s JuJu Baetis or Purple Baetis sz 16-18 (5)
  • TB Zebra Midges (5)
  • Crack Back BWO (2)
  • Little Black Sloan sz 14 (1)
  • Hogan's Indigo Child sz 18 (5)
  • Hogan's BWO Slow Guy sz 18 (2)
  • Sloan's Mitey Mites sz 18-20 (7)
  • Sloan's Mitey May sz 18 (7)
  • San Juan Worms (2)

DRIES

  • Almost Dun BWO sz 18 (8)
  • Gill's Para BWO sz 18 (4)
  • Yellow or Orange Stimis sz 10,16 (7)
  • Griffiths Gnat sz 18 (5)
  • Para Midge Blk, Olv, Wht (5)
  • Solitude's BWO Ext Dun sz 18 (8)
  • Captive Dun BWO size 18 (8)
  • Burk’s Silhouette dun BWO sz 18-20 (8)
  • Humpys Red or Yellow sz 18 (9)
  • Royal Wulff sz 16-18 (9)
  • Cutter's Bi-Vis sz 16-18 (8)
  • Q's Hatch Matcher BWO sz 18 (4)
  • Solitudes Ext Body BWO sz 18 (8)
  • STREAMERS (slow strip inlet, deep pools)
  • Bale Hopp Buggers size 10 (3)  
  • Wooley Buggers Blk, Olv (3)
  • Bunny Leech Blk, Olv sz 6 (3)

INLET

  • Midging under Indi's, using Hover/Intermediate line, or slow stripping buggers or leeches!

Audio Report



Donner Lake Aug. 21-22
Donner Lake Aug. 21-22

Donner Lake Gets Fish!
Donner Lake Gets Fish!

Sage - Circa Slow Action Rod
Sage - Circa Slow Action Rod

Print Report

WEEK OF 4/8/2014

 

*Designates best areas to go fishing now. DONNER, STAMPEDE, AND BOCA HAVE WERE ALL STOCKED ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO AND CONTINUE TO FISH WELL!

 

WEATHER FOR THE WEEK:    Beautiful weather all week with a slight cooling trend coming in at the end of the week.  There is open water at Donner, Boca, Prosser, Stampede and access to Jackson Meadows is open, but with patches of snow on the road.  Also, for spin fisherman throwing barbless artificials the Big Truckee from Trout Creek to Glenshire Bridge, then again from Prosser outflow to Stateline can be fun if you prefer moving water and catch and release trophy trout fishing!

 

**DONNER This lake has been fishing very well and with a stocking of DFW trout a couple of weeks ago fishing has been good!  With temps nearing the mid 60's mark this week it's a great time to get out and fish now.  Mack fishing here has been good for those trolling with fish ranging in the teens!  This lake was stocked the week of 3/16/2014!

**BOCA  Lake level is coming up slightly at 36% capacity.  Lake is free of ice and is coming up slightly.  With the expectation of a stocking of DFW trout this week fishing here should improve but the weather may delay this stocking and may keep most of us from fishing this week.

**STAMPEDE:   Fishing here may improve for the shore fisherman around the boat launch and cove leading up and down the shoreline with the expected stocking this week.  With the weather forecast this may be delayed if they wait to stock around Wednesday though.  Rick Kennedy has reported some Kokanee action with fish ranging in the 8-10 inch range in the top 10-15 feet of water and 10-12 inch range in 30-50 of water.  Mack fishing has been consistent here. 

*PROSSER:   Lake is at 38% capacity and is wide open now as the ice is gone.  Fishing outside the inlets and around the dam has produced the best results. 

MARTIS LAKE: CLOSED FOR THE SEASON!

TRUCKEE RIVER(GENERAL REG SECTION FROM TAHOE CITY TO TROUT CREEK)  CLOSED FOR THE SEASON!

LITTLE TRUCKEE RIVER (ABOVE STAMPEDE 89 NORTH TOWARDS SIERRAVILLE)   CLOSED FOR THE SEASON!

**JACKSON MEADOWSThe road here is open to Jackson Meadows.  Be careful as there is still snow in patches on road in, and some have gotten into trouble trying to get here! 

**PYRAMID LAKE:  This year has been the comeback year for this lake as anglers are catching some large cutts.  Fishing here has been very good!  Using full sink lines or shooting heads after a running line is the way to go this time of year.  Wooley Worms, Beetles, and leech patterns.  Recently though, fish are being caught of deeper points with nymph-indicator rigs.  Color is dependent on the day so come prepared.  Best areas now are Popcorn, Blockhouse, Wino, Monument, and Diego Bay.  We carry all the signature patterns for Pyramid by Umpqua!

ALL STREAMS AND CREEKS ARE CLOSED UNLESS OTHERWISE DESIGNATED!!!!!!!