AS OF 3/22/2015
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 88 CFS Below Prosser 195 CFS, Boca 304CFS, Farad 340 CFS-water temps: 41-45 degrees
Big Truckee: Spring like temps and fishing without the run-off! Some wintery mix on the table for tonight into tomorrow but by the end of the week temps will be reaching 70! Best hours to fish will be 9 to 4. Water temps have come up and fish are more apt to sample your offerings now. Lots of Midges and small BWO/Baetis Mayflies and still 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 BWO dries to rising fish. Best sections to fish have been the Glenshire stretch as some anglers have seen double digit days here, but don't disregard the sections toward State Line. 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: 154 cfs!!
Little Truckee: Flows have been stable now for months at 154 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. Stay off spawning beds of Rainbows! Lots of midges, Baetis and even some winter stones on the menu now! Best time to fish is 9-4.
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 3/22/2015
*Designates best areas to go fishing now. Now a Davis Lake and Frenchmans Report! Jackson Meadows may still be closed just past Weber Lake, Call Sierraville Ranger Station! 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. Donner Lake to be stocked this week!!!!
WEATHER FOR THE WEEK: Might be this winters last gasp from tonight into tomorrow as some wintery mix is expected. By Friday temps will be reaching the 70 degree mark though.
**DONNER : Lake is at 55% capacity. With a plant of catchable size Rainbows this will inject some life back into this lake! Some boaters have been catching Mackinaw by top lining Firetiger print Rapalas. Jigging has also been taking some nice Macks also when they have been holding deep. No real Kokanee action as of yet, but hopefully this will turn around in the next couple of weeks. As for the shore fishermen, later this week will be a great time to get out and catch some rainbows that will be stocked. Some might be rewarded with a nice Mackinaw that might venture in to feed on these planters! This lake will be planted this week!!!!
**BOCA: Withholding releases here have lake now at 36%. Be careful about driving down to the shoreline as some areas are like quicksand! Best spots to fish here are around the dam and outside the inlet. Nightcrawlers, Rapala's, Powerbait, small Kastmasters, and jigs have been good for Rainbows and Browns. This lake has not been stocked this year.
**STAMPEDE: Lake is dropping and is at 21% capacity. Fishing has been slow for Rainbows, Macks, and Smallies. 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. Some reports have some catching Kokes up to 15 inches here as this could be the start of this season. 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 has not been stocked this year.
*PROSSER: Lake is at 21% 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. This lake has not been stocked this year.
***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 99% Capacity! Check conditions here as access here may be limited to only Weber 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!!