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EASTERN  SIERRA

WEST CARSON RIVER

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 11/10/17


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!   Fish planting is over but lots of fish have accumulated over the season.  Season ends in 5 days so this weekend is your last chance until next April.  

 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 in the canyon section between
Sorensons and Hwy 89.   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.

Generally 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 - 11/10/17


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! This is your last chance to fish the E Carson as only 5 more days of the season are left!  

The last plant included lots of 5 to 7 lb fish so this is a chance to get a trophy.  Fishing should remain good this coming week, particularly after the this weekend's storm blows on by.  Incidentally the recent rain had no negative effect on the water flows or clarity. The 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.  Or try an Olive or Black Wooly Bugger trailing a red midge or Copper John. 

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.

EAST WALKER RIVER

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 11/10/17


Current River Conditions:  64 CFS and the water remains slightly off color, which is perfect for this river.   

Fishing conditions are fair to good.  Flows are better than normal for this time of the year so this is a good time to go before winter weather makes it tough to get over the passes.  Rosaschi Ranch on the Nevada side is fishing fair to good too.  Fishing will be better on both days.  

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 tea colored 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). 

UPPER OWENS RIVER

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 11/10/17


Current River Conditions: Flows are down to  68 CFS which is very fishable.   


Fishing has improved.  Most of the action is on planters and fishing seems to have improved a little with the cooler temperatures.  If you are lucky you might pick up one of the spawning Browns that have come up from Crowley Lake though at this time they are few and far in between.  Most of the action will be by fishing nymphs.   A nymph under a hopper is the best technique in the low water.  One of the flies in your rig should be a midge pattern as the larger bugs are getting scarce.

Recommended General All Around Patterns

Dries:

Adams Parachute #14-#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, Golden 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

HOT CREEK

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 11/10/17


Current River Conditions: Flows 61 CFS.   

Fishing remains good.  Not much has changed.  A few Caddis are still around but fish are not looking up. A hopper dropper with a midge or size #18 Caddis pupa underneath or perhaps a #20 midge instead.  Baetis and midge patterns are where the action is. 

Creek was planted again this fall and there are lots of small fish to be caught.  Let's hope that water flows are stable this winter and these fish grow to be big ones.      

Save years of trial and error by hiring one of our guides to show you the ropes.  Call the shop and we will set you up.  

Recommended General All Around 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

CROWLEY LAKE

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 11/10/17


Current Conditions:  Water is clear  and in the 50s


Fishing remains fair to poor.  Still no good reports since last week.  Many of the fish have moved into the north arm and are staging for the fall spawn. Otherwise they are pretty well spread out. Midges suspended under an indicator are your best bet, but for those who like to think outside of the box, a Balance Leach below an indicator might be worth a try.  If indicator fishing doesn't work try stripping a small leach or baitfish pattern.        

Recommended Flies

Suspending midge patterns such as Zebra Midges/black or olive #14-#18 under an indicator or stripping leaches such as the Hale Bopp/black or brown, and Matukas  #10 are getting fish.    

 PYRAMID LAKE

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 11/10/17
Water Conditions: Good but with some algae.
Fishing is fair.  Fishing remains slow and will stay that way until water cools down.  
LATEST WORD . . .
  1. Howard's and Dago will be CLOSED, due to Cultural issues.2. 
  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...

For information about multi day guided trips with lodging on Pyramid Lake click here

WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA

 

 UPPER SACRAMENTO RIVER

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 11/10/17

Current River Conditions: Flows remain at 250 CFS at Delta and water is clear.  

Fishing is fair to good. River is in good shape and is in its fall mode.  Numbers of fish caught per fishermen has improved a lot.  If you know the river well, you will probably do good.  The most reliable fishing  is for planters in town.  Some large spawning Browns are scattered throughout the river.  Smaller Caddis are still hatching and are being supplemented by the October Caddis that have finally made a showing.      

River has cooled enough so that fishing will be best late morning through mid day.  Black Rubber Legs #8 are the hot fly right now as it bears some resemblance cased October Caddis.  Small dark nymphs under an indicator will get grabs too.  Try a size #8 Stimulator in the slicks.   

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.  Give us a call if you would like to book some time on the water.

Recommended General Patterns

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. 

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

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