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EASTERN SIERRA


 TRUCKEE RIVER

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 12/22/17


Current River Conditions: 569 CFS at Truckee.

Fishing is good for those who know the river.  We continue to get good reports.  The clear weather is a bonus.  The river fishes well at these lower flows and the fish are hugging the slower water next to shore so be careful not to spook them when approaching the river.  The fish are also schooled up in the deep holes.  The best fishing is going to be where the warmer water is so avoid areas that stay in the shade all day.   Good reports still coming from the lower river closer to Reno.   

Warmer water means more active fish. Indicator nymphing suspending Golden Stone patterns with a midge or baetis dropper can be productive.  Dead drifting a San Juan Worm along the edges should pick up some fish too.  On cloudy days there can be come good Baetis fishing on top.

We have guides who are on the Truckee every day no matter what the season. Give the shop a call (916)483-1222 or click here and we will set you up. 

Generally Recommended Patterns for the Truckee

Dries:

Parachute/tan or pale yellow #16 & #18,  Stimulator/#10 & #12,

Humpy/yellow #14 & #16, Adams Parachute #14, #16, #18, Royal Wulff #14, Renegade #14. 

Baetis Parachute#18, Elk Hair Caddis #14, #16, Fat Albert #8, #10 (pink, tan, yellow)

Nymphs:

Pheasant Tail #12, #14 & #16, San Juan Worm/passionate pink, Mercer's Epoxy Stone #12 & #14 Copper John/red or copper #14, #16, Prince Nymph (various sizes), Wooly Bugger/rusty, black, Glow Bug/red. Near Nuff Crayfish #8, Mercer's Micro Mayfly #18,  Black Rubber Legs. Mercer's Micro Mayfly #18

Crawdads: Our guides recommend the Near Nuff Crayfish #8 or Creek Crawler #8.  

EAST WALKER RIVER

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 12/22/17


Current River Conditions:  51.8 CFS 

Fishing conditions are slow.   

No reports this week.  Fishing success has backed off due to colder water temperatures. If you are going anyway, look for sunny water.  Patterns to try: copper john, micro mayfly, micro stone, flashback emerger, san juan worm, zebra midge, mini leech, seal bugger, moal leech, zuddler. 

Nevada fishing licenses are available at Ken's Sporting Goods in Bridgeport and at the General Store in Topaz.

Contact us if you would like us to hook us up with one of our guides who will show you how to fish the East Walker. The US Forest Service has only given out three permits to guide on Rosaschi Ranch in Nevada, so it's a good idea to make sure your guide is legal before you fork over any fees.  Our guides have permits. 

Recommended General All Around Patterns 

Dry Flies:

Parachute Adams #14 & #16, Yellow Humpy #16, Elk Hair Caddis #14, Royal Wulff #16, Parachute Ant #14.

Nymphs (recommend all bead head):

Pheasant Tail 14 & #16, San Juan Worm/passionate pink, Mercer's Epoxy Stone #8,, #10, & #12, Mercer's Micro Mayfly #18,  Copper John/red or copper #14, #16, Prince Nymph (various sizes), Wooly Bugger/rusty, black, Glow Bug/red.  Zebra Midge/black, brown, red #18 & #20, WD40 gray #18 & #20, Liz's Tequila Twist (worm pattern). 

HOT CREEK

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 12/22/17


Current River Conditions: Flows 61 CFS.   

Fishing remains very good.  Lots and lots of small 6" fish in the creek which are a result of the recent fish plant in November.  Baetis and midge patterns are where the action is.  Fish are still hitting on top.  

Save years of trial and error on this very technical creek by hiring one of our guides to show you the ropes. We have guides who are on the creek every day no matter what the season. Give the shop a call (916)483-1222 or click here and we will set you up.

Recommended General All Around Hot Creek Patterns

Nymphs:

Bead Head Pheasant Tail  #16, #18 #20, San Juan Worm/passionate pink, , Copper John/red or copper #18, #16, Prince Nymph (various sizes), Wooly Bugger/rusty, black, Glow Bug/red.  Zebra Midge/black, brown, red, Fox's Poopah #18. Scud/pink #14. Bird's Nest #16, #18

Olive, Black, Natural Rabbit. WD-40/black, chocolate, gray, olive #18, #20, Disco Midge/red,pearl #18, #20

Dries: 

Elk Hair Caddis #18, #20, Tent Caddis #18, #20, EC Caddis #18, #20, Griffiths Gnat #18, #20, Para Midge #18, #20, CDC Loop Winged Emerger #18, #20
Brooks Sprout Midge/black, cream, gray, olive #18, #20, #24, Brooks Sprout Baetis #18, #20, #24, Brooks Sprout PMD #18, Brooks Sprout Trico #18, #20, #2, Quill Body Parachute/olive, tan, black  #18, #20, Quigley Cripple/gray #18, CDC Floating Nymph Emerger/Baetis, PMD #18, Rusty Spinner #18, Black Spinner #20, Lawson's Thorax/PMD, Baetis  #18, #20

PYRAMID LAKE

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 12/22/17
Water Conditions: Good and rising. 
Fishing Report: Fair 
We've had a few good reports this week that  cooler water temperatures are finally luring larger fish into the shallows. Best fishing will be on cloudy and breezy days so If we can get some weather, things should improve.
We have guides who are on Pyramid every day no matter what the season. Give the shop a call (916)483-1222 or click here and we will set you up.
For information about multi day guided trips with lodging on Pyramid Lake click here
LATEST WORD . . .
  1. Howard's and Dago will be CLOSED, due to Cultural issues.
  2. Road and beaches from 9 Mile to NORTH is CLOSED.
  3. Beaches that are open on the 1st, from South of 9 Mile to South(ish) of Dago.

This ALL can change, depending on the repair of the road near 9 Mile.. though not likely anytime soon, due to it still have a crevasse of 16' in it, and the tribe is responsible for repairs...

 

WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA


PIT RIVER

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 12/22/17


Current River Conditions: Flows are steady at 300 CFS on Pit #3 and around 400 below Pit #4. Pit #5 is running at 500 CFS

Fishing is good.  Pit #3 is producing the best.  Baetis are moving around and are hatching at various times of the day.  Indicator nymphing the deep runs and pockets with a Mercer's Micro Mayfly should get  you some good results.  Put enough weight on to get deep. Good presentation is the key.  The Pit is a dangerous river to wade so wear a personal flotation device.

Recommended General All Around Patterns

Bead Head Pheasant Tail #12, #14 & #16, San Juan Worm/passionate pink, Bead Head Golden Stone Nymph #8,, #10, & #12, Copper John/red or copper #14, #16, Bead Head Prince Nymph (various sizes), Wooly Bugger/rusty, black, Glow Bug/red, Brown or Black Rubber Legs #6 or #8,

tungston bead Zebra Midge/black, brown, red, Fox's Poopah #14 & #16. Scud/pink #14.

Stimulator #8-#12, Adams Parachute #14 & #16, Elk Hair Caddis #14 & #16

 

CENTRAL VALLEY STILLWATERS


SACRAMENTO/SAN JOAQUIN DELTA

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 12/22/17


Current Conditions: Water temps 50 degrees 

Fishing is poor to fair depending where you are fishing.  Fish are moving around a lot so you have to put some miles on the boat to find them.  If you go make sure you have a full tank of fuel in your boat.  Fish are going to tend to be found in areas with warmer water. 

Clouser Minnows in various color combos work well.  Chartreuse and white seem to work most of the time.  

If you don't own or have access to a watercraft, give us a call 916)483-1222  or click here and we will set you up with one of our guides.   

Recommended General All Around Patterns

Clouser Minnow - chartreuse/white, gray/white #2
Gurgler: chartreuse/white #2
Near Enough (Crawdad) #2

 

VALLEY TAIL WATERS

LOWER SACRAMENTO RIVER

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 12/22/17


Current River Conditions: Flows have decreased to 4,500 CFS at bend bridge.

Fishing has been fair to good.  Things seem to have slowed down a little on Rainbows but a few good reports from guides this week.   Steelhead fishing has been good in the lower section closer to Red Bluff.    

Caddis (Tan Fox's Poopa & tan Bird's Nests) and Baetis (Mercer's Micro-Mayfly) nymphs have been the ticket.  The fish will take an egg pattern too.   It's important to get your fly down to the bottom so use enough weight.  In the riffles try swinging size #14 soft hackles or tan Birdsnest's.

The Lower Sac is best fished with a guide who knows all of the holding lies and is networked with all of the other guides on the river.  We have guides who are on the lower Sac every day no matter what the season. Give the shop a call (916)483-1222 or click here and we will set you up.

Generally Recommended Patterns

Nymphs:

Bead Head Pheasant Tail #12, #14 & #16, San Juan Worm/passionate pink, Mercer's Epoxy Stone #10, & #12, Copper John/red or copper #14, #16, Bead Head Prince Nymph (various sizes), Wooly Bugger/rusty, black, Glow Bug/red.  tungston bead Zebra Midge/black, brown, red, Fox's Poopah #14 & #16. Scud/pink #14.  Fox's Poopah #14

Dries:

Stimulator #8-#12, Adams Parachute #14 & #16, PMD Parachute #16, Elk Hair Caddis #14 & #16,

FEATHER RIVER LOW FLOW

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 12/22/17


Current River Conditions: Flows are at 1000 CFS in the low flow section.  Water clarity is good.

Fishing remains good.   We had a reliable report that what has been a good run of half pounders have been augmented by quite a few adult fish in the 6 to 8 pound range.  We also heard that there are lots of fish upstream of the Hwy 70 bridge, though that section remains closed until the first of the year.    

Most fish are caught by swinging olive Bird's Nests, Prince Nymphs and egg patterns though the same patterns dead drifted are even more deadly.  Baetis nymphs and small (#18 & smaller) PTs under an indicator will catch fish in the main stem. We had a report that Steelhead are spread out down to Live Oak 

If  you are new to rowing a personal watercraft on the low flow section keep in mind that the  Sweep Riffle is now very dangerous for new oarsman. There is some fast water that runs under a downed oak tree allowing for limited head room.    

If you haven't fished the Low Flow Section before, the best way to get to know the river is with a guide. We have guides who are on the Feather every day no matter what the season. Give the shop a call (916)483-1222 or click here and we will set you up.

LOWER AMERICAN RIVER

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 12/22/17


Current River Conditions: Flows have risen to 3.500 CFS which is perfect for wading the American

Fishing is fair.  No reports this week.  We think that if you want to spend a pleasant day on the water you can't go wrong spending some time on the American as there are still a fair number of half pounders in the system.   Look for Salmon on redds, as Steelhead will hold downstream.  If we can get some more rain this may become a memorable year on the American. Grist Mill, Watt Ave, and Riverbend Park are your best bets. 

Important-the lower American River is now closed to protect Salmon spawning from the power line crossing at Ancel Hoffman Park upstream to the Nimbus Basin fish screen below Nimbus Dam until January 1, 2018 

Andy, recommends that for Half Pounders, swinging streamers such as Silver Hiltons or olive Bird's Nests will elicit strikes.  With the Salmon spawing, an egg pattern should be incorporated as part of any two fly set up.   

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Recomended Flies

Half Pounders: Andy at the shop recommends swinging, Wooly Buggers, Fox's Poopa/olive, Bird's Nest/olive, Slump Busters #10, Zonkers #10, Silver Hilton. 

NORTH COAST

TRINITY RIVER

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 12/22/17


Current River Conditions: Flows are running at around 300 CFS at Lewiston. 

Fishing is slow.  Cold temperatures and low flows have combined to slow things down a bit.  The river is in the doldrums between the fall run and the winter run of adults that should get going in about a month. That being said, we have had some good reports from around Douglas City.  A reliable guide source says that their clients are getting about a fish per day.   

We have guides who are on the Trinity every day no matter what the season. Give the shop a call (916)483-1222 or click here and we will set you up.

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