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EASTERN  SIERRA

 TRUCKEE RIVER

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 11/1/17


Current River Conditions: Flows remain at 63 CFS at Truckee. The river is flowing at over 400 CFS below Boca. 

Fishing is fair to good.  Nights have cooled off and the fish are active.   We've also had a good report that fishing was good upstream from the Glennshire access.  The better water is below Boca.  ​

The predominate bugs right now are  midges, Baetis (blue wing olive) and a few caddis.  Don't neglect Crawdads which the bigger fish devour.  Dead drift your favorite Crawdad pattern through the usual deep holding lies for some serious hookups.  Drifting a Baetis nymph imitation under an indicator along with a midge pattern is a good bet.  The biggest fish are caught on streamers.​

Recommended Patterns

Dries:

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

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

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.​

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

LITTLE TRUCKEE RIVER

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 11/1/17


Current River Conditions: Flows have dropped drastically to around 42 CFS though the river is still at a very fishable flow.  

Fishing  reports have remained very very good though with the overnight drop in flow, it's a flip of the coin how it will fish now.  One of our shop staff fished it on Tuesday and reported that fishing was so-so.  Lots of fishermen too.  Some big fish are coming into the  river in anticipation of the spawn but the Browns are not on redds yet.  If you fish it, try not to disturb fish on redds. 

This is a good river to fish with a guide your first time out so give us a call at the shop and we will hook you up . . . no pun intended.   

Recomended Patterns

Dries:

Parachute PMD pale yellow #16 & #18, Stimulator/Yellow #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, San Juan Worm/pink, Mercer's Epoxy Stone #12 & #14, Copper John/red or copper #14, #16, Mercer's Micro Mayfly #18.

A crawdad pattern might get you a big one.

WEST CARSON RIVER

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 11/1/17


Current River Conditions: Flows remain at 33 CFS which is perfect for this beautiful water.
Fishing is great and is as good as it's going to get!   The freestone section in the canyon was planted with 600 lbs of fish last week and is fishing well and another 400 lbs will be planted again this week.  A large percentage of the fish are over 14" with some as large as 7lbs!  Fish were generally planted at the bridges, of the side roads.   We saw some behemoth fish in the deep pools but couldn't get them to grab but spanked them downstream.  Right now beaded flashback pattern #16 or smaller particularly if it has some red,  will get you the most fish.   Best fishing is from late morning on.

Recommended Patterns

Dry Flies:

Parachute Adams #14 & #16, Yellow Humpy #16, Elk Hair Caddis #14, Royal Wulff #16, Parachute Ant #14, Dave's Hopper #10, Fat Albert #10.

Nymphs:Pheasant Tail #12, #14 & #16, San Juan Worm/pink, Golden Stone Nymph #10, & #12, Copper John/red or copper #14, #16, Prince Nymph (various sizes), Wooly Bugger/rusty, black, Glow Bug/red, Squirmy Wormy/red, pink and brown, Liz's Tequila Twist.

EAST CARSON RIVER

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 11/1/17


Current River Conditions: Flows remain 112 CFS which is a great flow for this river. 


Fishing is as good as it's going to get! Todd Sodaro of Alpine County Fish & Game Commission told me that they are going to plant another 1,800 lbs of fish in the river this week with the smallest fish being two lbs or larger! Fishing should remain good this coming week, particularly after the this weekend's storm blows on by.  Best fishing is going to be midday when the water temps warm up.  The  hot fly is anything size #16 and smaller that is bright red.  Fish will be planted in several spots along Hwy 89 and Hwy 4. Best fishing is from late morning on. 

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

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 11/1/17


Current River Conditions: Flows are running at 78 CFS. 

Fishing  is still very good.  Not much has changed.  If you fish it, keep moving until you find the fish and then look out.  The deeper runs will be the most productive.  \ 

Had good reports from the Picel Meadows where fish were hitting on #14 Stimulators.  Give the Little Walker a try while you are there and you might have a pleasant surprise in one of the Sierra's most picturesque desert streams. Best fishing is in the canyon downstream from the Little Walker to the town of Walker.   

Eastern Sierra guide Liz Weirauch reports that her clients did very well dead drifting Prince Nymphs under an indicator in the canyon section.  This time of the year you will have the river all to yourself.  Try stripping streamers along the rip-rap or swinging through the fast water to the seams.  Try crossing the river to the east bank and you will be surprised at how much better you do.    

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

EAST WALKER RIVER

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 11/1/17


Current River Conditions: Flows have dropped drastically overnight to  64 CFS and the water remains slightly off color, which is perfect for this river.   

Fishing conditions are fair to good.  Though we've had recent reports of excellent fishing, our experience fishing Rosaschi Ranch on the Nevada side yesterday was only so-so.  Water conditions were excellent but we only stuck and landed a few fish, however they were all close to twenty inches in length.  One was a Brown and the other was a Rainbow.  With the drastic drop in flows overnight, the fish will be more concentrated so this may be a good time to go.  

Reports from the California side still remain good.

Browns are on the spawn, so be very careful to avoid pairs on redds.   

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

E Walker guide Liz Weirauch reports that Prince nymphs working well for her clients and that passionate pink San Juan Worms and Boob Flies worked well too.  Try black Rubber Legs and large streamers in the off color water.

The bigger Browns are going to be caught by stripping a large articulated leach or wooly bugger along the edges of the undercuts.  She also recommends swinging a double fly rig consisting of a Wooly Bugger and a small Prince Nymph tied to the dropper.  With cooler weather, baetis nymphs (blue wing olive) and midges are the predominant bugs.  Try Micro Mayflies, Dark Lords and Princes.   Try a red Squirmy Wormy, or Liz's Tequila Twist as a part of any two fly rig.  They look like aquatic worms but also remind the fish of blood midges that are prolific in the lake above.  

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.   

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). 

VALLEY TAILWATERS

  LOWER SACRAMENTO RIVER

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 11/1/17


Current River Conditions: Flows have dropped to 7,000 CFS at bend bridge which is perfect for floating the Lower Sac.  

Fishing is fair to good Only a few Salmon have made it up to the Anderson/Redding area so the egg bite is delayed for the time being.  Caddis and Baetis (Blue Wing Olive) nymphs have been the ticket. Fish the riffles and drop offs with a combination Caddis Pupae and midge or baetis.      

It's important to get your fly down to the bottom so use enough weight.  Try swinging size #14 soft hackles or tan Birdsnests in the riffles.  Stonefly nymphs both Golden and Black Rubber Legs make a good anchor fly in a two fly nymph rig.  Tie in a size #16 beadhead/flashback PT, an olive Micro Mayfly or a Birdsnest below.

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.  Call us at Kiene's and we will hook you up with one of our expert guides that can assure a productive day on the river.

Recomended 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,

LOWER AMERICAN RIVER

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 11/1/17


Current River Conditions: Flows remain at 2,000 CFS which is perfect for wading the American

Fishing remains fair but is improving slightly.  We've had some reports of increasing numbers of half pounders in the river.  Our guide manager Andy Guibord says that there are also a few Stripers remaining in the system. Received a good report that one of our customers caught two nice 5 lb adults below Sailor Bar area.  We had a report that there were a fair number of half-pounders hanging with the Salmon. As Salmon begin to sit on redds, Steelhead will hold downstream.   We also received an unconfirmed report that several Brown Trout were caught in the Sailor Bar area.  Go figure . . .

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. We had a look at the fish ladder at the Nimbus Hatchery, and noticed a few Steelhead in the holding pool.  Only a few Salmon were observed, and they may possibly be stray Sacramento River fish. 

Our guides at the shop are on the AR every day, so stop by and pick their brains or maybe let them take you out and get you into some fish.

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. 

PUTAH CREEK

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 11/1/17


Current River Conditions: Flows have dropped overnight to 55 CFS with a green tint.  Flows are expected to come back up in about 30 days.

Fishing has been good and lower flows will concentrate the fish in the deeper runs.  Putah was fortunately unaffected by the Napa fire so conditions are good.  Our Putah Guide-Richard Hatch says that hatches of Baetis and Midges have been prolific the last few weeks and that the usual Baetis and Midge patterns work.  He recommends trying emerger patterns too.  Best tactic is to nymph with a combination #18 Pheasant Tail (a Mercer Micro-Mayfly will work good too) and a #20 Zebra Midge (or similar-try different colors).  

If you haven't fished Putah, a guide will teach you the tricks you will need to fish this unusual water. Call us at the shop if you want to book one.

General Fly Recomendations

Nymphs:

Bead Head Pheasant Tail #12, #14 & #16, #18 & #20 San Juan Worm/passionate pink, Copper John/red or copper #16 & #18, Bead Head Prince Nymph (various sizes), Wooly Bugger/rusty, black, Glow Bug/red.  tungsten bead Zebra Midge/black, brown, red #18-#20, WD 40 #18 & #20, Fox's Poopah #14 & #16. Scud/pink #14.

Dries:

Adams Parachute #14 & #16, Elk Hair Caddis #14 & #16, Comparadun #18, 

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