East Carson River Fishing Report

East Carson River (CA) - Markleeville, CA (Alpine County)

by Angler's Edge Fly Shop

Last week (as I wrote the report) there was a storm cell that came over the area and blew the river out, muddying it up, looking pretty clear again this today. Flows: average 95 cfs this week, just 20 cfs below median flow. above Hangman's (along hwy 89/4) Not much has changed since last week, Rumors and hearsay, say they're going to stock it next week. Buggers in olive or black, Caddis are hatching, PMD's and BWO's of course the hoppers are all over the place and also the ants. I'd certainly skate a stimulator in yellow or orange. Para-madam X in yellow or chartreuse. Nymphing: micro mayfly, EC caddis, PT, hare's ear, little yellow stone, caddis pupa, San Juan's. Catch & Release section (downstream at Hangman's Bridge), Like the water above, nice flows. The reports that we've gotten is that it's still a bit slow.. Walk away from the parking lot. Go further down stream. Start watching for the snakes trying to cool off in the water Same bug patterns as above.

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