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Lakes Fishing Report

Updated November 25th, 2020


Donner Lake is fishing okay for those who know where the Mackinaw Trout are located. Besides the Mackinaw, there aren’t many other species of fish biting at Donner Lake right now.  The macks are biting around 80-90 feet of water. Anglers are jigging or trolling with quikfish, cut plugs, and big sierra spoons. Donner Lake is currently at 65% capacity.



Boca Reservoir is really low in capacity. There is no longer any boat access and conditions are muddy. Shore anglers can fish off the dam, but everywhere else is pretty much no longer fishable. Boca is currently at 15% capacity.



Stamped boat ramp is open, but there are no docks or bumpers. Stampede Reservoir is fishing well near the dam for rainbows, cutthroat, and some bass.The trout are fishing around 20-30 feet of water. Shore anglers should try using black and green rooster tails, cripplures, or crawdad patterns. Stampede Reservoir is currently at 49% capacity.



The water level at Prosser Creek Reservoir is low. There is no longer any boat access here. Shore anglers are fishing okay for cutthroat off the dam. Prosser Creek Reservoir is currently at 33% capacity.


Access is tough because of the snow levels on the road. If you can make it there, troll with a flasher and a worm or a rapala. Shore access is also limited, but anglers are using nightcrawlers, powerbait, spoons, and spinners.



Pyramid Lake is now open. Permits are only available online or at the kiosks at the ranger station. They are $24 per day. The best fishing currently is Popcorn Rock, Cattleguard, Pelican Point, Warrior Point and other areas on the west side of the Lake. Anglers are using a bobber with chironomids and beetles. Fish a purple or black pyramid beetle on bottom and a chironomid on top. The fish are cruising the shoreline so you don’t need a boat to get a big catch. Fishing on the rougher days is better than the clear days at Pyramid Lake. Please be mindful of COVID 19 restrictions if you are fishing or camping here.

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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