Lakes - July 5 Fishing Report

*Designates best areas to go fishing now.

DONNER:

With a recent plant of trout here shore fishing here remains steady using powerbait, worms or lures like spinners spoons and kastmasters. Trollers are mostly targeting mackinaw and the bite has been fair in the mornings and again in the evenings fishing 80 to 100 feet down with plugs, stickbaits, swimbaits and flatfish. The kokanee remains small but unpressured here so they can provide some good action for the angler focused on numbers and not size. 98% of cap.

RECOMMENDED GEAR:

Lures: Kastmasters, Rapalas, Large spoons and spinners. Bait: Floating Worms off bottom, Powerbait in chartreuse or salmon eggs Trolling: dodgers and hoochies, wedding rings, lymans plugs, flatfish

BOCA:

Fishing at Boca has been slow due to the low water levels as they continue to work on the dam. They anticipate to complete work here in august and hopefully have the reservoir filled back up by mid fall. With the dam road closed due to construction shore anglers are limited to the eastern shoreline which has condensed the crowds and made this lake feel even busier.

RECOMMENDED GEAR:

Kastmasters in gold, Spoons, Spinners, Worms or Powerbait.

STAMPEDE:

Koakanee fishing here remains great for trollers! They can be found in 30-45 feet of water and are best fished from first light until about 10-11 o’clock. They can be found just about anywhere in the lake but are most consistent near the island and where the little truckee and sagehen creek inlet meet the main body of the lake. Shore fishing for trout will be best in the mornings and this can be some of the better fishing in the area due to its size and quantity of fish. 99% of cap.

RECOMMENDED GEAR:

Kokanee: Hoochies, Wedding rings, cripplures, humdingers, kok-a-nuts with dodgers in pink, green or purple.
Trout: flashers and worms, needlefish, rapalas, Lymans Plugs, Shallow Glass Spinners.

PROSSER:

Prosser has come up to near 100% of capacity breathing more life into this lake. Shore fishing for trout has been best near the inlets or around the dam in the morning. Bass will be most active mid-day through the evening.

RECOMMENDED GEAR:

Worms, Salmon Eggs or Powerbait. Kastmasters or spinners in gold, Rapalas, Gitzit Jigs.

Lakes Basin:

TRUCKEE RIVER

The flows have been dropped out of Lake Tahoe and the snow melt has subsided meaning great conditions here on the Truckee! There have now been some significant hatches throughout the day including PMD’s mid-morning and green drakes sporadically mid-day and then caddis are a constant in the evening. Nymphing between hatches has been the best bet for consistent action throughout the day. With the amount of people fishing the river now we are recommending that you seek out the quieter water for better fishing and the canyon section will be a great option with the recent drop in flows as many of these fish have probably not seen a fly in months.

FLOWS:

Tahoe City:210 CFS
Glenshire: 506 CFS
Boca Conf.: 624 CFS
Farad: 767 CFS

RECOMMENDED GEAR:

9-10 Ft. 5-7 Wt. Rod with 3-5x Tippet Flies: Green Drakes, PMD’s, BWO’s, Flavs, Midges, Caddis, Golden Stones, Crawdads and Sculpins

*LITTLE TRUCKEE RIVER

While the recent big drop in the flows might temporarily slow fishing while these fish adjust we expect to see much more consistent hatches here with PMD’s coming off mid-morning possibly some green drakes mid-day and caddis being a staple in the evenings. Expect fish to be in the faster water now as water temps rise and flows drop. Euro nymphing will now be a great technique here as they transition into said water and a standard indicator will cause drag or spook fish.

FLOW

75.8 CFS

RECOMMENDED

9-10 Ft. 4-5 Wt. Rod with a 9-12 Ft. 5-6x Leader. Flies: PMD’s, Caddis, Midges, Green Drakes

SEASONAL LAKE DAVIS:

Davis has been fishing well for shore anglers and fly fishermen in the mornings before the fish seek the cooler water mid-day. Trollers are finding steady action throughout the day using lures or just fishing worms down deep on a bobber. For fly fishermen the damselfly nymphs are starting to show providing a fun hatch for anglers walking the flats.

RECOMMENDED GEAR:

Flys: Damselfly Nypmhs, Hexigenia, Callibaetis, Midges, Caddis. Lures: Needlefish, Apex, Rapalas, Flashers and a worm

 

Local Lake Guides

*These guys are highly recommended for Donner Lake, Stampede, and Boca!

FISH TALES GUIDE SERVICE-ED FISK (530)559-7175

CHRISTOPHEL's GUIDE SERVICE MARC CHRISTOPHEL (530)680-1492

TIGHT LINES GUIDE SERVICE CAPTAIN FISH JAMES (888)975-0990

SHAUN'S GUIDE SERVICE SHAUN PATRICK RAINSBARGER (530) 802-4484

 

Tahoe Lake Guides

MICKEY's BIG MACK CHARTERS - 530-546-4444

TAHOE SPORT FISHING - 530-541-5448

CHUCK's CHARTER FISHING - 530-546-8425

CAPTAIN CHRIS' FISHING CHARTERS - 530-583-4857

HOOKED UP SPORT FISHING - 530-546-2221