Carson Now Fish Report

Fishing Guide Dan Lengning has been catching nice browns at dust!
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Dan's Guide Service

by Doug Busey

Hello fellow anglers, it is now officially summer time and we are feeling it. When the temperatures reach 90 degrees in Tahoe, It is time to fish the higher lakes. I hope you had a special time last week on Fathers Day. I personally have been helping out at various kids fishing events in our area for the last couple of weeks. Started out with the Sawmill Pond Kids free  fishing derby in South Lake Tahoe. Sawmill Pond has a special meaning for me.  

Lake Tahoe:  The bite is on,  but you need to get on the lake as early as possible. The north end of the lake has been most productive. The Tahoe shelf to Cal/Neva point. Sand harbor to Logan Shoals has had fair action. Average Mackinaw has been in the 1-5 lb range. With a few up to 15 lbs. Top linners have been doing good if you can get on the lake before the sun comes up, because by 9 am the bite is off. All of the boat ramps on Tahoe are open, you will need to check the operating hours for each one. For more information call Blue Ribbon fishing Charters at 530-544-6552.
Silver Lake (Amador County) : The lake level is up and the ramp is open. Mackinaw fishing has been spotty. If you put in the time, it will pay off. trollers have been using F9 or F11 Rapalas near the inlet or on the drop offs.
Caples Lake : The lake is ice free and the Caples Resort is open for the 2017 season. They offer boat launching and rentals. They have a general store for most items you need or have forgot to bring. I do not have a fishing report as yet. But I plan on fishing this weekend. For more information stop by the Caples Lake Resort.
Woods Lake: Road is closed.
Red Lake: The lake has been ice free for a couple weeks. The California Department of Wildlife scheduled a plant of rainbow trout last week.
Blue Lakes: The road is open to the third gate into Charity Valley.
Indian Creek Reservoir: The lake level has come up a little, the weeds are growing fast. Many anglers have been doing good to fair for rainbows averaging 12 to 14 inches, with a few in the 2 to 3 pound class. Powerbait for shore anglers and for the float tubers, they have been doing good with a black or brown wolley bugger flies. If you decide to take a swim or float tube with out waders, I would recommend you to check for leaches. I caught a couple of the larger rainbows last week and found that is what they have been feeding on. For more information stop by Todd's Bait and Tackle.
I would like to thank the Walmart on Topsy Lane in Carson City for their donation to the Kids Fishing day this year.
West Carson River California: The rivers are still running high and cloudy in Hope valley, and very fast in the canyon. The CDFW scheduled a plant of rainbow trout this week. Fishing has been slow with no recent reports.
East Fork Carson River California: The rivers are running fast and high. Due to the extreme run off this year, they have not been planted this season. As soon as the waters come down a little, the Alpine County Chamber of Commerce and Fish and Game Commission, has aton of fish they will be planting.
Topaz Lake:  The water level has been up to capacity then down a little over the last couple weeks. A few reports for shore anglers on the east side of the lake in the county park. They have done fair early morning and evening with Powerbait. Trollers have been using flashers and a night crawler in deeper waters for average sized rainbows.
June Lake Loop Report:

Silver Lake (Mono County): Has had two loads of Oregon Rainbows put in with another next week making it the go to for 4 to 7 pounders. Pinched Crawlers, Trout Nuggets, and Thomas Buoyant have been scoring.
Rush Creek: Creek is swollen with run-off but is still fishable. Bring your waders or hip boots and be very careful when near the banks watching for undercuts that could collapse. Trout Teasers and Power Eggs have been working tossed upstream and drifted down. A few fly fishermen have reported doing well using the same method with San Juan Worms and adding egg patterns or nymph droppers with a split shot to gain depth.
Grant Lake: Trolling for Browns and Rainbows has been up and down from day to day lately. Possibly due to changing water temps causing the fish to relocate. Best bet is evenings with no sun on the water and a slight wind chop nearer to shore with Rapalas. Due to receive Oregon fish during July and Sept.
June Lake: June has been hot along the east side for shore and boat fishing. Some nice Cutthroats have been hauled in using Power Baits, Thomas Buoyant, and a new jig called "Krakens". Oregon trout due in July.
Gull Lake: Trolling is successful with Thomas Buoyant and Tazmanians say 5 to 8 colors lead core depending on time of day. On Father's Day the bite got a bit regularly with different colors Power Bait and Mice Tails. Key is to locate fish and then most anything works. So keep moving until you find 'em. Oregon trout coming July and Sept.
When in The Loop stop by Ernie's for the tackle and info needed and visit our recently improved fly fishing department. Feel free to call at (760) 648-7756.

Good luck on your next fishing adventure. If you have a question. a report in our local fishing area or have a photo of your catch, send it to [email protected]. Hope to see you on the waters. Good fishin' and tight lines.

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Carson Now Reports
for Thursday, June 8th, 2017

: Eastern Sierra Fish Report
Silver Lake: Silver Lake Update
Caples Lake: Caples Lake Update
Woods Lake: Woods Lake Update
Blue Lake Lower: Blue Lakes Update
West Carson River (CA): Carson River Rainbow Report
East Carson River (NV): Running Fast
Indian Creek Reservoir: ICR Fish Report
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Silver Lake: Silver Lake (Alpine County) Fish Report
Caples Lake: Caples Lake Update
Red Lake: Red Lake Ice Fishing Report
Woods Lake: Wood Lake Update
Blue Lake Lower: Blue Lakes Update
Burnside Lake: Burnside Lake Update
East Carson River (CA): Carson River East Fork Update
West Carson River (CA): Carson River West Fork Update
Markleeville Creek: Markleeville Creek Fish Report
Indian Creek Reservoir: Indian Creek Reservoir Fish Report
Topaz Lake: Topaz Lake Fish Report
June Lake: June Lake Fish Report
Gull Lake: Gull Lake Fish Report
Silver Lake: Silver Lake Fish Report
Grant Lake: Grant Lake Fish Report
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