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Lakes Fishing Report

Updated May 18th, 2022


Donner Lake is a good bet for shore anglers right now. There are some anglers trolling for macks in the early morning or late evenings, but shore angling from the docks seems to be the most popular. Shore anglers should fish powerbait or salmon eggs with a slip sinker rig for best results. Kokanee isn’t too popular here currently. Other lakes are doing better for Kokanee.

Donner Lake is currently at 97% capacity.



Boca hasn’t been stocked as of yet, but the water levels right now are making it a great fishery for holdover rainbows, or the occasional brown trout. Shore anglers are doing well using an inflated nightcrawler floating off the bottom or powerbait. Anglers trolling should try trolling the shore line with small spoons and small rapalas. There is a five fish limit at this reservoir with no size limit.

Boca Reservoir is currently at 85% capacity.



Stampede Reservoir has a great Kokanee bite. The best areas to troll for good size Kokanee are near the creek and river arms. Anglers fishing for Kokanee should be top-lining because the fish aren’t too deep in the water column yet. Try to top line with spinners or weddings rings behind a purple, pink, or green dodger. Shore anglers fishing for trout at Stampede should use powerbait, salmon eggs, or nightcrawlers.

Stampede Reservoir is currently at 55% capacity.



The smallmouth bass bite at Prosser Reservoir has really picked up. Anglers should focus on bass near the rocky points or ledges using powerbait or worms. Shore anglers fishing for trout are catching some nice rainbows and cutthroats where Prosser Creek flows into the reservoir. Trout anglers should try using Thomas Bouyant Spoons, Kastmasters, or powerbait.

Prosser Creek Reservoir is currently at 60% capacity.



The road to Jackson Meadows Reservoir may still be closed for the season. Anglers are advised to fish elsewhere. No report yet.



There is not a lot of action for anglers on Pyramid Lake. The fish are in spawn mode right now. Anglers are catching some fish here or there using midges, but there isn’t much stripping action currently.


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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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