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Lakes Fishing Report

Updated September 23rd, 2020


The boat traffic has calmed down, so fishing is improving! Trolling or igging for macks is still popular here. Macks are being caught in the shallower waters now because of the cooler water temperatures. Anglers focusing on Kokanee could try fishing with flashers and pink hoochies, but Kokanee fishing season is slowing down here. Shore anglers fishing for rainbow trout should fish with powerbait and worms. Donner Lake is currently at 80% capacity.



During the afternoons, boat traffic is still somewhat busy at Boca Reservoir. Boca is fishing well for trout right now. It’s currently been the most consistent spot in the area. Trout are being caught off the dam and the east shore of the reservoir. Anglers looking for Kokanee should look elsewhere besides Boca. The Kokanee season is mostly done here. 



The bass at Stampede Reservoir are fattening up for the colder months ahead. They are biting well off the shoreline or near the dam. Cutthroats are also biting well. The cutthroat stocking program is really starting to pay off. If anglers are looking for Kokanee, they won’t find much luck here. Shore anglers should try using black and green rooster tails, cripplures, or crawdad patterns. Anybody trolling should try using rapalas, humdingers, needle fish, or speedy shiners. 



The inlet to Prosser Creek Reservoir has been a popular spot for cutthroat. Bass fishing is doing well by the dam still. Salmon eggs are currently  working better than worms or powerbait. Anglers should also try using kastmasters and various spoons from shore. 



If anglers are looking for big brown trout, then head to Jackson Meadows Reservoir. The fishing here is quality over quantity. Trout are about to be in spawning season, so they will be looking for a good meal. Anglers should troll for brown trout around the dam or north end of the reservoir. 



Closed for the season due to COVID-19.

LOCAL Guides

Jay Clark

Jay Clark Fly Fishing
(530) 414-1655
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Adam Eisenman

Woodgrain Guide Service
(530) 575-8125

Brian Slusser

Orvis Endorsed Guide
(530) 386-0525
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Dan Lecount

(530) 448-9265
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Jim Landis

Bigfly Guide Service
(530) 448-9920
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Matt "Gilligan" Koles

Tahoe's Premier Guide
(518) 225-6587

Lake Guides

Recommended for Donner Lake, Stampede, or Boca

Ed Fisk

Fish Tales Guide Service
(530) 559-7175

Marc Christophel

Christophel's Guide Service
(530) 680-1492

Captain Fish James

Tight Lines Guide Service
(888) 975-0990

Shaun Patrick Rainsbarger

Shaun's Guide Service
(530) 802-4484

Lake Tahoe Guides

Big Mack Charters

(530) 546-4444

Hooked Up Sport Fishing

(530) 546-2221

Tahoe Sport Fishing

(530) 541-5448

Chuck's Charter Fishing

(530) 546-8425

Captain Chris' Charters

(530) 583-4857

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