Truckee-Tahoe Fishing Report

As of the 16th of November the only moving water that is open is the Truckee River from Trout Creek to Stateline and the Litttle Truckee between Stampede and Boca.  All catch and release barbless artificial, no kill!  For those of you who don't know Prosser Creek, Milton, and Martis Lake are CLOSED!  Know before you go, read your Regs!

AS OF 1/19/2014

DON’T FORGET TO PINCH THOSE BARBS, CATCH & RELEASE ONLY NOW!!!!!

Truckee River: Trout Creek to Stateline barbless Flies and lures onlyGENERAL REG SECTION CLOSEDNO BAIT! NO SCENTED LURES!  

Flows: Glenshire 55 CFsS Below Prosser 74 CFS, Boca 207 CFS, Farad 239 CFS-water temps: 36-40 degrees 

Big Truckee:  Unseasonable temps this week have driven some off the slopes and back to fishing!  Best hours to fish will be 11 to 3.   Water temps are cold and fish are somewhat lethargic and picky.   Lots of Midges and small BWO/Baetis Mayflies and even Stones  Flows have been fairly stable but the general outlook could be dismal if we don't see an increase in out snowpack.    Fishing has been pretty good with a mix bag of streamer fishing to throwing dries to rising fish.  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

  • Doug O's Stonedaddy sz 8 (1)
  • Bird's Nest Olive sz 16-18 (1)
  • Pickpocket Bright Green or Blk (2)
  • Wooley Buggers Black or Olive sz 6-8 (3)
  • Craven’s TB JuJu BWO sz 16-18 (5)
  • Hogan's Indigo Child sz 18 (5)
  • Mercer's Biot Epoxy Back Golden Stone sz 8 (1)
  • Gill's G-6 Caddis Olv, Pearl sz 14 (4)
  • Sloan's Mighty Mite sz 18-20 (5)
  • M's Hotwire May sz 16-18 (2)
  • Craven's Two-Bit Hookers Red, Drk Olive #16  (2)
  • Haddon's Dead Drift Cray sz 8 (7)
  • Prince Nymphs sz 12-16 (1)
  • Hares Ears sz10-16 (1)
  • Copper Johns Red,Blk, Olv, Zebra sz 10-18 (1)
  • Morrish's TB Deep Oct Caddis sz 8 (4)
  • Pheasant Tails sz 14-20 (1)
  • Randy's Buddies Green or Pearl (2)
  • Copper John's Red, Olv, Blk sz 16-18 (1)                                                 
  • Doug O's Peaches and Cream PMD jig sz 14-16 (2)
  • Hares Ears sz 12-16 (1)
  • Mercer's Glint Nymph Orange Belly sz 14 (1)
  • Sloan's Mighty May BWO sz 16-18 (5)
  • Mercer's TB Micro Stone Blk sz 14 & 18 (1)
  • Bird's Nest Natural sz 14-18 (1)
  • Gill's Oct Caddis emerger sz 8 (4)
  • Mercer's CB Micro May Olv sz 16-18 (2)
  • Stefan’s Brick sz 8 (1)
  • Gill’s Skipper Stone Golden sz 8-10 (4)
  • Craven's JuJu BWO sz 16-18 (5)
  • Hogan's S&M nymph Olv (2)
  • Mercer's TB Oct Caddis sz 8 (4)
  • Pat's Rubberlegs sz 6  Blk, Brwn, Coffee (3)
  • Burk's Crystal HBI Baetis sz 1 (5)
  • Hart's Dark Lord sz 14-16 (1)
  • Pierce's Soft Hackle Prince (1)
  • Zebra Midges
  • Soft Emerger BWO sz 18-20 (8)
  • Any nymph you would use on the LT!!

DRIES                                                                                  

  • Thalken's Double Dutch Bugs sz 6 (7) Great indicator substitute!
  • Royal Wulffs sz 16-20 (8)
  • Turk’s Tarantula Org or Tan (7) Indi Substitute
  • Klink BWO sz 18-20 (7)
  • Elk Hair Caddis Blk sz 16-18 (7)
  • Stimi Olive sz 10 (7)
  • Burk's Silhouette BWO sz 18-20 (8)
  • Cutter's Bi-Vis Olive sz 14-16 (8)
  • Sparkle Dun Baetis sz 18-20
  • Klink BWO sz 18-20 (8)
  • Mercer's Low Water Baetis sz 18-20 (8)
  • Challenge Baetis sz 18-20 (8)
  • Para Adams sz 14-20(4)
  • BWO Ext. 18-20 (8)
  • Orange & Yellow Stimis (7)
  • Burk's Silhouette PMD sz 18 (8)
  • Griffith's Gnat sz 18-20 (5)
  • Q's Hackle Stacker BWO sz 18 (4)
  • Q's Half Dun Olive sz 20 (4)
  • Q's Loopy BWO sz 18 (4)
  • Q's Hatch Matcher BWO sz 18 (4
  • Humpy's Yellow and Red (9)
  • Ramsey's Goofball Green (7) Indi Substitute

STREAMERS (slow strip, deep pools)

  • Bunny Leech Blk, Olv sz 6 (3) 
  • Sheila Sculpin (3)
  • Wooly Buggers sz 6-8 Olv or Blk
  • Mini Loop Sculpin (3)
  • Bandit Leeches sz 6 (3)
  • Danny Boy Sculpin (3)
  • Woolhead Sculpin sz6 Blk or Olv (3)
  • Wier's Sculpin sz 4 (3)
  • Space Invader 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:  157 cfs!!

Little Truckee:  Flows have come up even more now from 110 cfs to 157 cfs!  Access is wide open here and the fishing has been pretty good.  Lots of midges and Baetis on the menu now!  Best time to fish is 11-3.

NYMPHS;  Midges and small BWO Baetis patterns 16-24 sizes.  

DRIES: Midges and small BWO Baetis patterns 18-24 sizes

INLET:

  • Bale Hopp Buggers size 10 (3)  
  • Wooley Buggers Blk, Olv (3)
  • Bunny Leech Blk, Olv sz 6 (3)
  • Jay Fair "Wiggle Tails" Box by Fly reels!

  

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

  • LOCAL SUGGESTED GUIDES:  Brian Slusser-Orvis endorsed guide (530) 386-0525   Jay Clark-Brian's Partner (530)414-1655  Frank Pisciotta-The Dean of Guides (530) 587-7333  Matt Heron-Tahoes Premier Guide out of Squaw (518225-6587  Matt "Gilligan" Coles-The Mayor of Hirshdale (775) 351-6665.  Jim "BigFly" Landis (530) 448-9920
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  • PYRAMID LAKE:  Lake may fish well this week but timing will be the key with the nice weather settling in for the week.  Mixed bag on techniques as slow stripping buggers trailed with beetles or nymphing with Maholo nymphs and midges have both worked.  Throwing baitfish patterns too has seen some success when the Cutts have been chasing baitballs.  Be smart be safe when venturing out here as the weather can be unsuspecting and dangerous especially if you're utilizing floating apparatuses.  We should be replenished with more patterns from Umpqua especially the Maholo nymphs by Monday.      

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

Donner Lake Gets Fish!
Donner Lake Gets Fish!

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Sage - Circa Slow Action Rod

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As of 1/19/2015

 

*Designates best areas to go fishing now.  Now a Davis Lake and Frenchmans Report!  Weather has changed so access to area lakes may be limited!

 

WEATHER FOR THE WEEK:   Nice weather for this time of year and with the snow conditions being marginal one might as well fish!

 

**DONNER :  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. 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 20%.  Ice here is thinning in spots as temps are a little high for this time of year but as long as it gets cold enough at night it should hold up.  At last check ice thickness at Dam was 3 inches.  Please use caution and common sense if you are going to try and venture onto the ice!!  Nightcrawlers, 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 stable now at 24% capacity and fishing has been decent 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 27% capacity.  Ice has been stable for the most part but with the warm temps this week it may have an adverse effect.  About 3 inches with clear fractured ice making up the bottom 2 inches.  Small Rainbows here but since this lake was only stocked once fishing has been pretty slow, much better around the dam.  Use caution as ice is thin in spots!!

***DAVIS LAKE:   Ice on lake but for a more comprehensive update contact Mark at out Blairseden store. 530-836-2589.

FRENCHMANS:   Same as Davis.

PYRAMID LAKE:  With nice weather this week fishing may good for this time of year where in the past January tends to be a slow month.  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:    Access may be limited!  Check with Sierraville ranger station for road conditions!  

ALL STREAMS AND CREEKS are CLOSED UNLESS OTHERWISE DESIGNATED!!  IF YOU ARE UNSURE, PICK UP A COPY OF FRESHWATER REGS AND AVOID COSTLY FINES!!