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Carson River Fishing report

kiene's american river fly fishing report

WEST CARSON RIVER

Updated - 7/18/17

Current River Conditions: Flows have dropped to 180 CFS which has made the river very wadeable, though still  too high to cross on foot. When you balance the current water flows, and the still cool water temperatures, the river is probably at its best right now.  

Fishing is good.  The W Carson is schedule for a big plant next week.  We fished it on Saturday (7/1) and found pods of wild fish that had escaped from the alien planters in the eddies upstream from the 89/88 bridge. The section downstream from Sorenson's to Woodsfords is getting into shape and will be planted next week for the first time this year. With the lower flows fish should be moving into the traditional holding lies in the seems and undercuts.​

Some PMDs, but mainly BWOs and midges are coming off daily, but few fish are taking them on te surface. Small PTs, San Juan Worms patterns and small soft hackles. 

Recomended Patterns

Pheasant Tail #12, #14 & #16, San Juan Worm/passionate pink, Golden Stone Nymph #8,, #10, & #12, Copper John/red or copper #14, #16, Prince Nymph (various sizes), Wooly Bugger/rusty, black, Glow Bug/red.

https://www.reports.americanflyfishing.com/west-carson-river

EAST CARSON RIVER

Updated - 7/18/17

Current River Conditions: Flows are now down to about 1000 CFS though still a little  too high which makes the river completely un-wadeable.

Todd at the Alpine County Fish & Game Commission says that the flows are now low enough to plant fish, which he plans to do this next week.  Once he does, fishing along the edges from shore should be exceptional.  He will also be planting Silver Creek (along Hwy 4) too.

Recommended Patterns

Pheasant Tail #12, #14 & #16, San Juan Worm/passionate pink, Golden Stone Nymph #8,, #10, & #12, Copper John/red or copper #14, #16, Prince Nymph (various sizes), Wooly Bugger/rusty, black, Glow Bug/red.

​https://www.reports.americanflyfishing.com/east-carson-river

 


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