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 only. GENERAL REG SECTION CLOSED! NO 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.
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 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
Midging under Indi's, using Hover/Intermediate line, or slow stripping buggers or leeches
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!!