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Kiene's Fly Fishing Co. Fishing Report

Kiene's Fly Fishing Co.

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TRUCKEE RIVER

Updated - 2/6/18

Current River Conditions : 143 CFS at Truckee. ​

Fishing is poor: No reports coming in as access to the water is limited by snow and ice. With night time temperatures in the teens, no need to get on the water until mid day. As soon as we can get some reliable reports we will post them here. Most fish are going to be in the deeper holes.
Little black size #20 nymphs are getting some fish particularly downstream from Glenshire. Midges and worm patterns are getting fish or try a black Rubber Legs with a Zebra Midge tied to the dropper. ​
We have guides who are on the Truckee every day no matter what the season. Give the shop a call (916)483-1222 we will set you up.

Generally Recommended Patterns for the Truckee
Dries:
Parachute/tan or pale yellow #16 & #18, Split Wing Adams #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,Micro Mayfly #18, Black Rubber Legs, Kiene's Golden Brown Stone #8-#14

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

LITTLE TRUCKEE RIVER

Updated - 2/6/18​

Current River Conditions: Flows are 48 CFS.

Fishing is poor: No new reports as very few fishermen are on the water. With these low flows, the river probably is just a block of ice. If you go, keep in mind that the road is not plowed so be prepared.
We have guides who are on the Little Truckee every day no matter what the season. Give the shop a call (800)410-1222 and we will set you up.​

Generally Recommended Patterns for the Little Truckee

Dries:
Parachute PMD pale yellow #16 & #18, Stimulator/Yellow #8,#10 & #12, Fat Albert/tan #8, Humpy/yellow #14 & #16, Parachute Blue Wing Olive #18. Adams Parachute #14 & #16. ​

Nymphs:

Pheasant Tail #12, #14 #16 & #18, Hot Bead San Juan Worm, Epoxy Stone #12 & #14, Copper John/red or copper #14, #16, Mercer's Micro Mayfly #18, Vinci's Depth Charge Bird's Nest #10-#18​

A crawdad pattern might get you a big one.

EAST CARSON RIVER

Updated - 2/6/19
THE RIVER UPSTREAM FROM HANGMAN'S BRIDGE (HWY 89) IS CLOSED
FOR THE SEASON THROUGH APRIL 27, 2019.

RIVER IS OPEN ALL YEAR DOWNSTREAM

TO THE STATE LINE.

Current River Conditions : 153 CFS and river is clear 

Fishing Report: No recent report from the open special regs. section downstream from Hangman's Bridge.

Henan Lake (now closed)

Opens again next October. Check back for exact dates

Indian Creek Reservoir

No reports this week.

We have guides who are on the Carson every day of the season. Give the shop a call (916)483-1222 and we will set you up.​

Generally Recommended Patterns​

Pheasant Tail #12, #14 & #16, San Juan Worm/passionate pink, Liz's Tequila Twist, Golden Stone Nymph #8,, #10, & #12, Copper John/red or copper #14, #16, Prince Nymph (various sizes), Wooly Bugger/rusty, black, Glow Bug/red. If you see a pod of planters, try dragging a rusty Wooly Bugger with a size #18, Copper John/red tied on as a dropper through the school.

WEST WALKER RIVER

Updated - 2/6/18

BEGINNING NOVEMBER 15 THE RIVER WILL BE CATCH AND RELEASE-BARBLESS ONLY BETWEEN THE TOWN OF WALKER AND THE BRIDGE 8 MILES TO THE SOUTH.
THE WATER UPSTREAM FROM THE THE BRIDGE TO THE LEVITT MEADOWS
AREA IS CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.

Current River Conditions : Flow are at 45 CFS and the water is clear. Lots of ice along the edges

Fishing is poor: No change from last week as we've had no new reports. With the very cold temperatures lately, the fish in that chilly canyon aren't very active. Those that are successful are sticking them on primarily midge patterns.

Generally Recommended Patterns

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

Nymphs:
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, olive or black, Glow Bug/red, Fat Albert/tan #8

UPPER OWENS RIVER

Updated - 2/6/18


Current River Conditions: Flows are at 85 CFS  (scroll below for link to real-time flows)


Fishing is fair: The Troutfitter in Mammoth Lakes has reported that fishing has been pretty good though snow can make getting in there a little dicy. 

 Fish are rising to midges in the early afternoon. You will also have the most success dead drift nymphing with a two fly rig with the bottom fly being a midge or slowly stripping small leaches in the deeper holes and undercuts. Attractor nymphs seem to be working OK.  Fish the mornings, as river turns to mud in the afternoon. 

Seasonal Regulations have changed so please see below (for complete regulations log on to http://www.eregulations.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/18CAFW_LR.pdf:

(A) Upper Owens River from Benton Bridge road crossing upstream to Big Springs:

Above Big Springs: Season is last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15.Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. Season: Nov. 16 through the Friday preceding the last Saturday in Apr. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

(B) Upper Owens River from Benton Bridge road crossing downstream to Upper Owens River fishing monument: Season is Saturday preceding Memorial Day through Sept. 30.

(C) Upper Owens River from fishing monument (located about 1/4 mile upstream from maximum lake level) to Crowley Lake: Season is last Saturday in Apr. through July 31.

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

Recommended General All Around Patterns

Dries:

Adams Parachute #14-#16, Split Wing Adams #16, Elk Hair Caddis #14-#16, EC Caddis #16-#18, Dave's Hopper #10, Fat Albert #10

Nymphs:

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

LOWER OWENS RIVER

Updated - 2/6/19

Current River Conditions: Flows are at 87 CFS. 

Fishing is good: Flows have now dropped to where the river is easily wadeable. Midges and BYOs are the ticket this time of year. Best fishing is in the wild trout section. Fish aren't particularly picky. The lower Owens is your best option if you don't have a 4x4.

We have guides who fish the Lower Owens year round and the best way is from a drift boat, so if you would like to stick one of its legendary trophy fish, give us a call at the shop and we will hook you up with a local guide.

Generally Recommended Patterns

Dry Flies:
Griffith's Gnat #20, Extended Body BWO #20, Parachute Adams #18-20, Elk Hair Caddis #16-20, Parachute Caddis #16-18, Yellow and tan Stimulators #14-16

Nymphs:
Zebra Midge #18-20, Baetis B/H $18-20, Barr's Uncased Caddis #14-16, Tungsten Caddis #14-18, Vinci's Depth Charge Birds Nest Olive or Natural #12-18, Stonefly nymphs #14-16

UPPER SACRAMENTO RIVER

Updated - 2/6/19

Current River Conditions: 3400 CFS at Delta. 

Fishing is poor: River is pretty well blown out. Keep checking back for updates but most likely it will be a few weeks until things get back into shape.

If you are new to the Upper Sac the best way to learn it is to spend a day with one of our guides. It's an easy river to learn but why spend several trips getting learning the river when with a guide you can learn it all in a day. If you would like to book some time on the water. Give the shop a call (916)483-1222  and we will set you up.

Generally Recommended Patterns for the Upper Sac

Nymphs:
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, Mercer's Micro Mayfly #16 & #18

tungsten bead Zebra Midge/black, brown, red, Fox's Poopah #14 & #16. Scud/pink #14. Black Rubber Legs #8

Dries:
Stimulator #8-#12, Adams Parachute #14 & #16, Elk Hair Caddis #14 & #16, Parachute PMD #14 & #16 Parachute Ant #14, Dave's Hopper #10, Fat Albert #10

SACRAMENTO/SAN JOAQUIN DELTA

Updated - 2/6/19

Current Conditions: Water temps mid 40s

Fishing is fair: No new report right now as very few guides are on the water. As soon as we hear something we will post it here.​

If you don't own or have access to a watercraft, give us a call (800)410-1222  and we will set you up with one of our guides. The Delta is a popular place in the fall so contact the shop now if you want to book a guide. Slots fill up fast

LOWER SACRAMENTO RIVER

Updated - 2/6/19

Current River Conditions : Flows are 3275 CFS. Water has about a 3-4 ft visibility through Redding and 4 ft at Anderson 

Fishing is good: Water has cleared up and the river is fishing good. The Fly Shop in Redding reports that the black Caddis hatch is intense and there are plenty of fish sipping cripples in the slack water. Baetis, PMD and midge nymphs are picking up fish too.

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 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. tungsten bead Zebra Midge/black, brown, red, Fox's Poopah #14 & #16. Scud/pink #14. Vinci's "Depth Charge Bird's Nest"/natural, black #14 & #16.

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

LOWER YUBA RIVER

Updated - 2/10/19

Current River Conditions : 3200 CFS and a little muddy. 

Fishing is fair to good: The river fished well before it bew out this week. Fishermen were getting fish on Skwala patterns on top.

Now is the time to start tying up those Skwala patterns so you are ready as soon as the flows come back down.

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

Recommended General All Around Patterns for the Lower Yuba

Nymphs:
Bead Head Pheasant Tail #12, #14 & #16, Hot Bead San Juan, Copper John/red or copper #14, #16, Bead Head Prince Nymph (various sizes), Wooly Bugger/rusty, black, Glow Bug/red. tungsten bead Zebra Midge/black, brown, red, Fox's Poopah #14 & #16. Scud/pink #14. Z Wing Caddis #14, bead head Bird's Nest/olive or tan and March Brown Soft Hackle. Vinci's "Depth Charge Bird's Nest" #8-#16.

Dries:
Adams Parachute #14 & #16, Elk Hair Caddis #14 & #16, Stimulator #8, Fat Albert/tan #10, Hippy Stomper #10, Kiene's Hopper Yellow #10.

LOWER AMERICAN RIVER

Updated - 2/10/19

Current River Conditions : 8000 CFS. 

Fishing is very good: Flows bumped up the last couple of days and have brought more fish up. Though some popular areas are too deep to wade, other areas such as side channels now have good flows though at the current 8000 CFS, be careful. Prior to the flow increase we were getting good reports this morning from customers.

The best fly patterns seem to be combination of egg and black or purple leach patterns. Try a chartreuse caddis larva pattern too.

We have all of the AR Steelhead Flies in stock so stop by the shop and have a look.

We have guides on the water every day so if you would like to book one call us at (916)483-1222  to let us know of your preferences online.

Generally Recommended Flies​

Swinging-Half Pounders/Smolts: Andy at the shop recommends swinging, Wooly Buggers, Fox's Poopa/olive, Bird's Nest/olive, Slump Busters #10, Zonkers #10, Silver Hilton and Intruders, and Fox's Poopah,

On Top-Half Pounders/Smolts: Cut Wing PMD #18, Hackle Stacker Baetis #18 or #20, Hackle Stacker PMD #18. Trico Spinner #20, Drowned Trico Spinner #20

Indicator Nymphing: Bird's Nests #12,#14, Egg Patterns #12, Fox's Poopah #12, #14, Mercer's Micro Mayfly/olive #18, Rubber Legs/black #8-#14, Prince Nymph #12, #14, SJ Worm/tan #12​

Stripers: Clouser Minnows #1 white & turquoise/olive & turquoise/gray & turquoise

TRINITY RIVER

Updated - 2/6/19

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

Fishing is good: There are a lot of fish in the river near Lewiston right now but they can be a little difficult to catch due to cold water. Slow swings are the ticket. You are going to have to put the fly right in front of their noses to get them to grab. Golden Stone patterns should be a part of any multi-fly set up, black Rubber Legs or egg patterns too. One of the bonuses fishing on the Trinity is that you might dredge up a big Brown.

For flies, Black Rubber Legs, Mercer's Epoxy Stone or Vinci's Depthcharge Bird's Nest #12 should attract some attention on warmer days. Having an egg pattern as a part of a two fly rig can't be a bad idea, either.

We have guides who are on the Trinity every day no matter what the season. Give the shop a call (800)410-1222  and we will set you up.

Source Link:​

 https://www.reports.americanflyfishing.com

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