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Eastern Sierra Fishing Report

7-20-2017
Doug Busey
(775) 267-9722

Topaz Lake Fish Report

I talked with fellow angler and long time friend Dan Maldonado. He fished a couple weeks ago with his wife and had good success on the California side with various colors of powerbait. Dan told me the rainbows were 14 to 19 inches and very clean and healthy. If you decide to do some trolling, I would get out early and be off the lake by noon or sooner. This due to the amount of water and jet skiers.

West Carson River California Side Fish Report

The river is running smooth and clear. Anglers have been drifting salmon eggs with a split shot  from the Blue lakes road all through the Hope Valley area. The CDFW is scheduled to plant this month with catcgable rainbow trout. Anglers have also had success with small silver spinners.

East Fork Carson River California Side

The river is extremely fishable. For those that have not ventured up this year. You may have to relearn how to fish the river all over. The river has changed its course from last year. The CDFW is scheduled to plant the river with catchable rainbow trout.

Caples Lake Fish Report

The lake level is up and the fishing has been slow. Renee and I trolled a couple weeks ago for 4.5 hours with not a single hit. We used Rapalas to needlefish lures, I jigged a kastmaster while Renee tried powerbait. I saw a few anglers fishing at Woods creek and saw no action. We spoke to many boaters as they passed by, not a one had any success. A few anglers have reported in fishing from the shore by the dam. They were using salmon eggs or inflated night crawlers and caught a couple small rainbows. For more information stop by the Caples Lake Resort.

Blue Lakes Fish Report

The road has opened up to the lower and upper lake. The CDFW is scheduled to plant the lake with catchable rainbow trout.


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