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
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.
Jay Clark Fly Fishing
Woodgrain Guide Service
Orvis Endorsed Guide
Bigfly Guide Service
Matt "Gilligan" Koles
Tahoe's Premier Guide
Recommended for Donner Lake, Stampede, or Boca
Fish Tales Guide Service
Christophel's Guide Service
Captain Fish James
Tight Lines Guide Service
Shaun Patrick Rainsbarger
Shaun's Guide Service
Lake Tahoe Guides
Big Mack Charters
Hooked Up Sport Fishing
Tahoe Sport Fishing
Chuck's Charter Fishing
Captain Chris' Charters