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Lakes Fishing Report

Updated November 16th, 2021


Donner Lake is fishing best at first light or late evening. The best mackinaw are seen early in the morning in 70 to 80 feet of water. Anglers should jig with minnows caught in the lake using a minnow trap or, troll with lyman lures and rapalas. Shore anglers are still catching some leftover rainbows from the season.

Donner Lake is currently at 71% capacity.



Boca is fishing well for shore anglers using powerbait and worms. Anglers should fish off the bottom of the dam for best results. Anglers can also throw small lures, spinners, spoons, or small rapalas to catch some bigger fish. The best fishing at boca is first light or late evening.

Boca Reservoir is currently at 50% capacity



The warm temperatures have melted the snow on the road, so it is accessible as of now. Anglers at Stampede Reservoir are doing well trolling for rainbows or cutthroats in 20 feet of water with speedy shiners, needle fish, sierra spoons, or a dodger and worm combo. The Kokanee bite is done for the season, most kokanee are up the creek. Shore anglers are doing decent near the dam and outlet cove.

Stampede Reservoir is currently at 41% capacity.



Prosser Reservoir is fishing well from shore. Anglers should focus near the dam and any inlets. Shore fishing has been great using kastmasters, panther martins, sierra spoons, or any lure you can get some distance out of with a slow retrieve is doing well for nice cutthroats and rainbows. The bass bite is slow, but they are around in some parts near the dam.

Prosser Creek Reservoir is currently at 53% capacity.



Jackson Meadows Reservoir is most likely accessible now due to the warm temperatures the area has seen over the past few weeks. 4×4 is recommended just in case.



Southern beaches from blockhouse to popcorn are producing decent fish for the shore anglers fly fishing and spin fishing. Look for a low pressure weather change in the next couple of weeks to break up the schools of bait and move more fish into the shallow waters. Anglers should try using strike indicators with a balanced leech or stripping flies with black wooly buggers. Look for the fishing to pick up here as the weather changes into the winter season.


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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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