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Shore fishing at Donner has been improving as cold nights cool off the surface temperatures making trout more active. Mackinaw are also starting to make their way into the shallows to stage for their winter spawn. Shore anglers can catch these fish on a variety of baits as well as large spoons in sliver. Trollers are still finding some of this year’s kokanee as they tend to spawn a little later here than other lakes. The mackinaw bite for Trollers improves as well and should only get better as fall progresses. 84% Of Cap.
Shore fishing at Donner has been improving as cold nights cool off the surface temperatures making trout more active. Mackinaw are also starting to make their way into the shallows to stage for their winter spawn. Shore anglers can catch these fish on a variety of baits as well as large spoons in sliver. Trollers are still finding some of this year’s kokanee as they tend to spawn a little later here than other lakes. The mackinaw bite for Trollers improves as well and should only get better as fall progresses.
BOCA: Boca still remains low as they continue to button up work on the dam. Fishing will remain slow here due to the water levels and shore anglers are recommended to fish elsewhere. Low lake level.
Shore fishing at stampede has been great with the high lake levels and cool surface temps compared to other lakes. Trout fishing will be best mid-morning and again in the early evening. While the Smallmouth bite slows, it should remain an option during the warmest points in the day. Trolling for kokanee will be more or less done for the season as the majority of these fish have started to move into the inlets to spawn. Trolling for trout within the top 10-20 feet of water should improve in the upcoming weeks as fall progresses! 93% Off Cap.
Off Shore: Powerbait or worms off the bottom. Kastmasters, spinners, rapalas or soft plastic jigs or worms for bass.
Trolling: top lining flashers and a worm, apex lures, needlefish, rapalas or spinners.
Prosser has been great for shore fishing for both bass and trout as lake levels here remain higher than we’ve seen in some time. Boats are still able to launch here and boat traffic remains very light. 74%.
Powerbait or worms, rapalas, kastmasters, spinners, Gitzit Jigs.
Shorter days colder mornings and fewer anglers on the river. Fall is here! The cooler nights have made for a longer window mid-morning. While mostly nymphing, anglers are still finding good opportunities with dries using caddis, BWO’s, PMD’s and hoppers mid-day. We expect the streamer bite to pick up in the following weeks as temps continue to drop making fish more willing to chase a fly.
FLOWS:Tahoe City: 220 CFS
9-10 Ft. 4-6 Wt. Rod with 4-5x Tippet
Flys: smaller caddis (Rhycos), BWO’s, PMD’s, Grasshoppers, Oct. Caddis, Sculpin streamers in olive, black or natural.
*LITTLE TRUCKEE RIVER
The flows here are a little above average for early fall. The heavy fishing pressure here, however, is also above average for this time of year making fishing difficult. The dry fly fishing will remain good through mid-day as the cooler water from the bottom of stampede keeps bugs active. The main hatches have been BWO’s, PMD’s, Midges and Caddis in the early evening.
9-10 Ft. 3-5 Wt. Rod with a 9-12 Ft. 5-6x Leader.
Flys: BWO’s, Midges, PMD’s, Caddis,
SEASONAL LAKE DAVIS:
Davis will be closed to the public due to a nearby fire.
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