The river has been flowing at 650 to 800 cfm

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

by Doug Busey

The river has been flowing at 650 to 800 cfm and is open to catch and release with artificial lures or flies w/barbless hooks until April 27th.  This is where you check the special regulations, because on the 27th above Hangman's bridge. The regulations change to a 5 fish limit with bait allowed. Below the bridge is open to a limit of two fish  14 inches or larger, with artificial lures or flies only w/barbless hooks. Last fall, the Alpine F&G planted the river with 1500 lbs of 2 to 5 lb rainbows after the season changed. They have now added 500 lbs of rainbow as of this week.  The Carson River resort is open for tent camping by the river as well as cabins and full RV hookups, firewood and propane. The general store is fully stocked for the items you need, or forgot to bring. They will be taking pictures of lucky anglers for their book of fame as well as the Naw hall of fame to be pictured  here in this report. For more information call or 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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