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EASTERN  SIERRA

TRUCKEE RIVER

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 11/17/17


Current River Conditions: Blown Out! 747 CFS at Truckee.

Fishing is fair to good.  Fishing is done until flows get back down to around 200 cfs.​

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.  

 

EAGLE LAKE

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 11/17/17

Current Conditions: South Basin:   Water temperatures are in the low 60s. Clarity has been pretty good this week at around 10 ft at best but down to around 8 ft for the most part. 

Fishing is good:  The the fly fishing has been pretty good this week in spite of the winds and stormy conditions (which are good for fishing this lake). Rusty brown leech  and olive nymphs were the best colors along the shoreline this week.  Olive wooly buggers (#10 or 12's). 

 

LITTLE TRUCKEE RIVER

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 11/17/17


Current River Conditions: Blown Out! Flows have increased to 743 CFS due to recent heavy rain.

Fishing is poor.  

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.

 

HOT CREEK

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 11/17/17
CLOSED UNTIL THE LAST SATURDAY IN APRIL 2018


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

PYRAMID LAKE

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 11/17/17
Water Conditions: Good but rising. 
Fishing is fair.  Had reports that the best fishing is from watercraft right now.  Shore fishemen are doing best with wooly buggers and beetle patterns.  
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 - 11/17/17

Current River Conditions: Flows are 500 CFS at Delta and water is clear.  

Fishing is fair to good. Not much in the way of reports this week but we did hear that some fishermen fished the Dunsmuir section this week and did well.  River is in good shape and is in its fall mode. If you know the river well, you will probably do good.  Some large spawning Browns are scattered throughout the river.       

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

 

McCLOUD RIVER

FISHING REPORT
Updated
11/17/17
CLOSED UNTIL THE LAST SATURDAY IN APRIL 2018


Current River Conditions: Flows are around 247 CFS at Ah-d-Na and water is pretty clear.  

River is fishing is slow to fair.  Current report is that fish are working October Caddis patterns both on the surface and down below.   A few large browns are being caught by those who know how to fish the river.  Most fish that were caught this past week were on the small side but their are plenty of them.

Book a guide trip for the legendary October Caddis hatch.  Contact the shop and we can hook you up with one of our guides for a memorable trip.  

Recommended General All Around 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, Mercer's Z Wing Caddis #13 & #16

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,  PMD Parachute #16, Elk Hair Caddis #14 & #16, Parachute PMD #14 & #16, Quigley Cripple #16.

HAT CREEK

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 11/17/17
CLOSED UNTIL THE LAST SATURDAY IN APRIL 2018


Current River Conditions: downstream from  Power House #2: Flows are are about 150 CFS with good clarity.  Remember to  use a wading staff to cross the riffle.  

Fishing remain good.  Not that crowded right now, particularly during the week.  Baetis and midges are the ticket now. Try a hopper dropper with a #18 Baetis nymph or a midge pattern in the riffles. A Mercer's Micro Mayfly can be deadly.   

Recommended General All Around Patterns

Nymphs:

Bead Head Pheasant Tail #12, #14 & #16 & #18, San Juan Worm/passionate pink, Bead Head

Golden Stone Nymph #8,, #10, & #12, Copper John/red or copper #14, #16, #18, Bead Head

Prince Nymph (various sizes), Wooly Bugger/rusty, black, Black Rubber Legs #2

tungsten bead Zebra Midge/black, brown, red, Fox's Poopah #14 & #16. Scud/pink #14, Bird's Nest #14 & #16, Mercer's Micro Mayfly.

Dries:

Stimulator #2-#12, Adams Parachute #14 & #16, Elk Hair Caddis #14 & #16, .Trico Parachute #20, Parachute PMD #16, Quigley Cripple/gray #14 & #16, and #18, Elk Hair Caddis #14 & #16, Cutter's EC Caddis #16.

VALLEY TAIL WATERS

LOWER SACRAMENTO RIVER

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 11/17/17


Current River Conditions: Flows have increased to 13,000 CFS at bend bridge.

Fishing has been good to excellent depending which section of the river you are floating Just had a report from one of our guides that the fish have spread out but once you find them the fishing is excellent.  Steelhead fishing is excellent in the lower canyon.   Only a few Salmon have made it up to the Anderson/Redding area so the egg bite has been disappointing this year.  With the doubling of flows, it may take several days for things to settle down.    

Caddis (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.  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.

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 - 11/17/17


Current River Conditions: Flows are at 900 CFS in the low flow section.  Water clarity is about 3-4 feet and slightly brown.

Fishing remains very good.  As we speak, the low flow of the Feather is fishing better than most other valley tailwaters.  Fish are in the riffles and deep runs.  Most fish are caught by swinging olive Bird's Nests, Prince Nymphs and egg patterns.  Also, our guide Brian Clemens reports that he did very well fishing in the high flow section between Thermolito afterbay and Gridley this past week, so if you are bothered by the crowds in the low flow section, the main river is a viable option.  We had a report that Steelhead are spread out down to Life Oak.  Baetis nymphs and small (#18 & smaller) PTs under an indicator will catch fish.  Now is the time to start adding egg patterns to your rig.  

If you haven't fished the Low Flow Section before, the best way to get to know the river is with a guide so if you would like to book with Brian give the shop a call and we'll let you know which dates are available. 

 

LOWER YUBA RIVER

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 11/17/17


Current River Conditions: Flows bumped up to  4,500 CFS due to recent rain storms and is blown out at the time of this update.  Flows are receding though it's best to check back and click on the the real time River Flows link shown below, before you go. 

Fishing hasn't changed much and remains Poor to fair, with your best chances from a boat. Not a lot of bugs this year due to the scouring of winter flows.  Most of the fish are small so as the bugs return, they hopefully will get fat and happy.  Salmon run has been dismal so there is not much of an egg bite.  Fish are on the move so if you are not having any luck on one section, then move on.  The river is best fished from a driftboat.

Remember that the river upstream from Hwy 20 bridge is now closed to protect spawning Salmon until December 1st.

Recommended General All Around Patterns

Nymphs:

Bead Head Pheasant Tail #12, #14 & #16, San Juan Worm/passionate pink, 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.

Mercer's Z Wing Caddis #14, bead head Bird's Nest/olive or tan. 

Dries:

Adams Parachute #14 & #16, Elk Hair Caddis #14 & #16, Stimulator #8, Fat Albert/tan #10, Hippy Stomper #10

 LOWER MOKELUMNE RIVER

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 11/17/17
CLOSED UNTIL JANUARY 1, 2018


Current River Conditions: Flows have dropped back down to 700 CFS which makes the section upstream from the park to the hatchery very wadeable again. 

Fishing  remains good.   We haven't had any reports from the wade section but one of our guides who floats the lower section has been doing very well on fish from 12" to 20".  Caddis and Mayfly dries should work fine.  Try an olive Bird's Nest with a #16 Copper John attached to the dropper.   Stripping a traditional Steelhead fly such as a Silver Hilton might get you a larger fish.  If you want to really think outside the box, how about trying a small Clouser Minnow??

PUTAH CREEK

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 11/17/17


Current River Conditions: Flows are at 74 CFS with a green tint. 

Fishing continues to be good. Putah was fortunately unaffected by the Napa fire so conditions are good.  The fish are very healthy this year and the big ones are starting to show up.  Our Putah Guide-Richard Loft 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,

 

NORTH COAST

TRINITY RIVER

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 11/17/17


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

Fishing is fair to good.  Things are finally starting to happen on the Trinity and the water around Lewiston is fishing fairly decent (though you may have a lot of company) for half-pounders and a few adults. The number of adults have increased recently. We just had a report from one of our guides that that the area around Douglas City is fishing excellent.  Our guide Brian Clemens advises that you move around, you can have good luck finding fish away from the crowds.  Salmon  are now on redds and the  Steelhead are beginning to hit on egg patterns, otherwise Stone Nymphs, big Prince Nymphs, Copper Johns, Rubber Legs, Birds Nests and Baetis patterns will get fish. 

If you would like to book a guide date with Brian, call the shop and we will let you know what dates are available.

 

KLAMATH RIVER

FISHING REPORT
Updated - 11/17/17

Current River Conditions: The river has increased to about 6,000 CFS at Orleans, about 1000 CFS at Irongate Dam.  

Fishing is very good and improving.  We are hearing that fishing has improved  a lot in the  Happy Camp are where the fish are congregating right now.  Quite a few adults have come into the system. With the Salmon in the system the Steelhead should be on to egg patterns soon.  Recent storms have helped a lot.  

Keep checking our river flows link below for up to date water temperatures and flows.  Swinging with a Silver Hilton in the riffles is catching fish.  An egg pattern behind a dark streamer such as a Wooly Bugger or bunny leach should do well.  

The best way to fish the Klamath is by boat.  Call the shop and we will hook you up with one of our guides who can get you into fish. 

Source Link:

https://www.reports.americanflyfishing.com


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