*Designates best areas to go fishing now.
Just a reminder that all moving water, rivers and creeks, are STILL CLOSED and for the LT between Boca and Stampede and the Truckee from Trout Creek to Stateline is Barbless Artificial and Catch & Release ONLY! Lakes are under General Regs and are open year round unless designated. IE: Martis, Mitlon to name a few. If unsure, look up the regs on the DFG Website!
WEATHER FOR THE WEEK:
COLD mornings and unsettled weather for the week! Some reservoirs have come up in capacity since the significant rainfall and snowmelt. Most lakes are ice free but access is limited!
The lake level came up quite a bit from the run-off due to the significant weather events that passed through the Sierras this winter. Lake level is around 83%. Access is very limited right now around the lake because of snow removal issues and the amount of snow that we’ve received! Boat launch being open is from day to day now. The workers that are repairing docks will sometimes close ramp off and sometimes it will be open from an ambitious fisherman. Throw everything you have at the trout now, ie: powerbait, nightcrawlers, and salmon eggs and combinations of these baits, spoons and spinners of different varieties. By casting closer and then working your way out a little further one can detect what depth the trout are cruising and having patience is key to success now. Get a guide for this lake and learn the ropes! Guides listed on bottom of this page and all are highly recommended!
If you need to get your winter fishing blues out, look no more, as Boca is fishing pretty good from one day to the next! Outside the inlet where the LT feeds this lake there are tons of fish stacked up and willing to bite on most offerings. Lots of open water at mouth of LT at upper part of lake (special regs exist here so read up on the rules) and by the dam. Most of Boca may not be accessible due to snow and closure over the dam! Lake is at 100% capacity and running over spillway.
Access here is pretty much snowmobile only as there is still a lot of snow surrounding the lake. Lake is slowly rising at 85% now and the flow going out has increased to 1180 CFS. THE ONLY WAY TO ACCESS CAMPGROUNDS AND BOAT LAUNCH IS BY TAKING 89 TO HOBART MILLS AND THEN THROUGH DOG VALLEY! ROAD HASN’T BEEN PLOWED PASS DOG VALLEY!
OPEN WATER! Since this lake hasn’t seen many stockings of fish over the past few years fishing may be slow until the DFW starts to plant it consistently this summer.
Lake is full and spilling over dam! Haven’t seen this for some years now! Look for a good season here with increased plants by the DFW! 530-836-2589 AND ASK FOR MARK!
Same conditions as Davis which is great news. Fishing should be great this summer at this lake with the winter we’ve had! CONTACT OUR BLAIRSDEN STORE FOR FURTHER INFO ON ICE CONDITIONS! 530-836-2589 AND ASK FOR MARK!
More areas of this lake have opened up and fishing has been pretty good from day to day!
(GENERAL REG SECTION FROM TAHOE CITY TO TROUT CREEK): CLOSED FOR THE SEASON!!
LITTLE TRUCKEE RIVER
(ABOVE STAMPEDE): CLOSED FOR THE SEASON!! Expect stockings of sub-catchable cutthroats this year in these two areas.
ACCESSIBLE BY SNOWMOBILE ONLY!
*Each of these guys are highly recommended for Donner Lake and Stampede!
FISH TALES GUIDE
CHRISTOPHEL's GUIDE SERVICE
TIGHT LINES GUIDE SERVICE
CAPTAIN FISH JAMES
SHAUN'S GUIDE SERVICE
SHAUN PATRICK RAINSBARGER
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