3.5 lb. Cutthroat

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

South Lake Tahoe resident Chris Bernardino caught a Lahontan cutthroat trout weighing 3.5 pounds in the East Fork of the Carson River.
Photo Credit: Carson River Resort/Special to The R-C

by Doug Busey

The river was running a little high and stained last weekend. The river was also planted with 2–4-pound rainbow trout by Alpine County this week. The river was planted by CDFW with Cutthroat trout last week. Chris Bernardino from So Lake Tahoe caught a nice 3.5 cutthroat trout while throwing a lure. Small spinners in the faster waters or floating powerbait in the deeper pools have been very productive. I talked with a couple last weekend that had caught 4 nice rainbows up to 2.5 pounds. Above Hangman’s bridge is 5 fish limit with no restrictions. Below Hangman’s Bridge is artificial lures or flies with barbless hooks only and a 2 fish limit over 14 inches. For more information, stop by the Carson River Resort.

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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