AS OF 3/2/2015
DON’T FORGET TO PINCH THOSE BARBS, CATCH & RELEASE ONLY NOW!!!!!
Truckee River: Trout Creek to Stateline barbless Flies and lures only. GENERAL REG SECTION CLOSED! NO BAIT! NO SCENTED LURES!
Flows: Glenshire 69 CFS Below Prosser 186 CFS, Boca 299 CFS, Farad 329 CFS-water temps: 36-40 degrees
Big Truckee: A decent storm left us with about 10 inches of snow here in Truckee and about 18-20 up top. We need a storm like this every week for the next two months to make a dent in our dire water situation though! Unfortunately, the temps will be close to 60 by the end of this week according to the weather reports. Best hours to fish will be 10 to 3. Water temps are cold and fish are somewhat lethargic and somewhat picky. Lots of Midges and small BWO/Baetis Mayflies and even Skwala Stones Flows are reasonable but the general outlook could be dismal if we don't see an increase in out snowpack. Snowpack sits at 36% now. Start to think about March Browns now as we press into this month and the accelerated fishing season! Use patterns such as Gill's SH March Brown, Burk's TB March Brown or Pheasant Tails in size 12 and 14's. Fishing has been pretty good with a mix bag of streamer fishing to throwing dries to rising fish. Best sections to fish have been the Glenshire stretch as some anglers have seen double digit days here. 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: 157 cfs!!
Little Truckee: Flows have been stable now for weeks at 157 cfs! Access is wide open here and the fishing has been pretty good though fish here are looking pretty beat up with all the pressure. Lots of midges, Baetis and even some winter stones on the menu now! Best time to fish is 11-3.
NYMPHS; Midges and small BWO Baetis patterns 16-24 sizes. sporadic Small Winter Stones.
DRIES: Midges and small BWO Baetis patterns 18-24 sizes. sporadic Small Winter Stones.
Midging under Indi's, using Hover/Intermediate line, or slow stripping buggers or leeches
As of 3/2/2015
*Designates best areas to go fishing now. Now a Davis Lake and Frenchmans Report! Snow may limit access to certain areas such as Jackson and the backside of Stampede. Be very careful driving close to the shorelines of our local lakes as you may find yourself stuck axle deep in the quicksand like ground.
WEATHER FOR THE WEEK: Nice Weather for the weekend as temps may climb to 60 but for the early part of the week temps will be fairly cold. We need storms like the one on Friday night for the next two months to make a dent in our water situation though!
**DONNER : Lake is at 49% capacity. Donner has been fishing sporadically as some fisherman are still taking small Macks along the North shore and some around the China Cove area. Rainbows have been sporadic up and down the North shore with Powerbait or nightcrawlers. Kastmasters, Krocodiles, Rooster Tails, Rapalas or anything that will mimic a baitfish will elicit a bite. If you're in a boat right off the ramp in about 100 to 135 feet is a good concentration of macks. Trolling through this group of fish with #2 and #3 needlefish and similar patterns has brought some success. Light on the bite. This lake was stocked the week of 3/16/2014, 4/20/14, and 5/11/14, 6/2/14, 6/16/14 and 6/23/14!
**BOCA: With recent releases here lake level is now at 26%. Be careful about driving down to the shoreline as some areas are like quicksand! Nightcrawlers, Rapala's, Powerbait, small Kastmasters, and jigs have been good for Rainbows and Browns. Stocked the week of 5/19/14, 6/16/14.
**STAMPEDE: Lake is dropping and is at 21% capacity. Fishing has been slow for Rainbows, Macks, and Smallies. Some thin ice in the inlets but for the most part lake is wide open. Small boats can still launch to the right of the ramp as they are concentrating their efforts outside the inlets and the deeper sections around the dam. Shore fishing has been sporadic for the Bows with powerbait, nightcrawlers, and various hardware. Smallies are suspended along shelves in the Davis Creek arm and most are being taken on suspending baitfish patterns, Crayfish patterns, and various Jigs worked down these shelves. Some big smallies here, but you'll have to work hard for them. This lake was stocked the week of 4/13, 5/12/14.
*PROSSER: Lake is at 24% capacity. Recently, a decent Smallmouth bite around the dam and along the shoreline for those who prefer the Bronzebaks to Trout. Small Rainbows here but since this lake was only stocked once fishing has been pretty slow, much better around the dam and Prosser Creek arm for the sporadic trout bite.
***DAVIS LAKE: For a more comprehensive update contact Mark at out Blairseden store. 530-836-2589.
FRENCHMANS: Same as Davis.
PYRAMID LAKE: With nice weather later this week fishing may good for this time of year as March tends to be more favorable fishing here. Be extra careful about the wind conditions as this lake can capsize boats easily. For those trolling we now carry Lyman's sz 4 and sz 3 flatties in popular Pyramid colors and Father Murphys Pyramid Vibrator Spoons. These have been the go to lures at this lake this year. Be safe be smart when you venture out here.
TRUCKEE RIVER(GENERAL REG SECTION FROM TAHOE CITY TO TROUT CREEK) CLOSED!!!!
LITTLE TRUCKEE RIVER (ABOVE STAMPEDE 89 NORTH TOWARDS SIERRAVILLE) CLOSED!!!
**JACKSON MEADOWS: Lake is at 90% Capacity! Check conditions here as the recent snowfall may have limited access to this lake. Call Sierraville Ranger Station!
ALL STREAMS AND CREEKS are CLOSED UNLESS OTHERWISE DESIGNATED!! IF YOU ARE UNSURE, PICK UP A COPY OF FRESHWATER REGS AND AVOID COSTLY FINES!!