Written By Doug Busey
East Fork Carson River California Side Fish Report
The river is still running to fast for the state and county to plant. last week it was running at 2000 cubic feet per second. No reports have come in.
West Fork Carson River California Side Fish Report
The river is running at very fishable levels. CDFW planted the river last week with catchable rainbow trout. Alpine County planted last week with 1000 lbs of 12 inch to 5 pound rainbows. Many anglers have done well with salmon eggs or small spinners. For more information stop in Todd's Bait and Tackle.
Grant Lake Fish Report
Grant is the place to go in The Loop to target larger Browns with rainbows and cutthroats too. Last summer a 20 plus pounder was caught and released on a mice tail believe it or not. The best approach for these bigger fish is trolling early and late grabbing 3-4 pounders with an occasional "toad" being hooked. Tazmanian devils, Rapalas, wedding rings, and needlefish are working. Check in at the marina for patterns, location, and depth. Ritchie and Tom at the dock suggest taking a rental boat up deep into the Rush Creek inlet and using current to drift fish targeting the now submerged creek channel.
Silver Lake Fish ReportLake is full to the brim reducing the available shore fishing so best to grab a boat from marina or bring a tube, kayak, whatever. When on the shore try the Alger Creek inlet area. When "floating" hit the east side near cabins and Rush Creek inlet. Guys at the dock say it's been good for CDFW planted rainbows and 3-4 lb. Oregon Rainbows put in during recent weeks. Garlic Powerbait is working best along with usual suspects of floating baits, night crawlers, and lures.
Alpine County Back Roads Fish Report
Forestdale to the bridge(4 wheel drive only) and pleasant Valley road is open. Schneider Cow camp, Highland Lakes, Silver Hill and Poorboy is closed.