WEEK OF 12/16/2013
ALL STREAMS AND CREEKS WILL BE CLOSED AFTER FRIDAY 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!!!!!!
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 125 CFS, Boca 148 CFS, Farad 157 CFS water temps 41-43 degrees.
Big Truckee: Flows above the Boca outflow are down to winter level and flows below this have been shut down to a meager 18 cfs! That means the flows below Boca are nothing now and its a good time to check out the lower river for topography reasons along with some good winter fishing! Temps will be in the high 40's to low 50's for the next 2 days then we'll receive some snow(how much is yet to be determined). Hatches this time of year will consist of Midges, BWO's, and Baetis. 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.
STREAMERS (slow strip, deep pools)
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: 96 cfs!
Little Truckee: Flows are up to a decent rate now! Water temps are more stable here and with some warmer temps for the next few days it's a great itme to venture out here for some prime winter fishing. Some really nice trout being caught recently but be careful as the road in will have snow on it so take it slooooww! There can be some decent BWO, Baetis, and Midge 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.
WEEK OF 12/16/2013
*Designates best areas to go fishing now.
WEATHER FOR THE WEEK: Some nice temps for this time of year with highs in the upper 40's to low 50's for the next few days then some snow on Thursday and temps dipping into the lower 40's as a high.
**DONNER : This lake has been fishing very well. Lake is at its winter level and a lot of fish are cruising the shoreline drop offs now! With nice temps early this week one should drop a line and take a break from skiing or boarding. This lake was stocked the week of 5/26/2013, 7/7/2013 and 8/25/2013, 9/22/13, 10/14/13, and 10/30/13!
**BOCA: Lake level is very low at 24 percent capicity. Ice thickness by Dam is about 5 inches and some nice Browns and lots of rainbows being caught! Ice fishing isn't for everyone so if it's your first time out be prepared and be careful! This lake was stocked the week of 6/24/13, 6/30/13, 7/7/13! Was stocked the week of 8/18/13 and 9/15/13!
**STAMPEDE: Some nice macks are always cruising around the dam this time of year so if you can get out, do. Access here is very limited so if you must try please us caution! This lake was stocked the week of 6/11/2013 and 7/22/2013. Was stocked the week of 8/12/2013!
*PROSSER: Lake is at 18% capacity and ice thickness at dam is about 6-7 inches. Ice fisherman can expect to catch rainbows and possibly a smallie and like Boca please use common sense and be equipped for the conditions. This lake was stocked the week of 7/18/13 and 9/1/13. This lake was also stocked the week of 10/30/2013!
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 MEADOWS: Snowmobile only now!
**PYRAMID LAKE: With lake level being low this time of year shore fisherman have been experiencing some pretty good action! This past week there were fish weighed in up to 21 lbs(The 21lb one was caught by a shore fisherman casting lures on the Southwest shore). As the drop offs can be reached in most areas by just wading it has been advantageous to cast along the drop off instead of casting directly out into the lake. Schools of Tui chubs have been migrating closer to shore and this in turn has brought the big Cutts in. Fishing has been best along the Southwest shoreline.
ALL STREAMS AND AND CREEKS ARE CLOSED UNLESS OTHERWISE DESIGNATED!!!!!!!