Don Q’s Fishing Report for Northern Nevada & Beyond

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Fishing Report for June 12

by Don Quilici, Special to the Carson Valley Times
BISHOP CREEK AREA, CALIF:

Rick and Patti Apted – Lake Sabrina Boat Landing (760-873-7425) (www.lakesabrinaboatlanding.com) reports:

Lake Sabrina:

6-9-14

WATCH OUT FOR DEER!

DON’T FORGET A JACKET!

The Lake is still on the rise – coming up about a foot a day, but alas, the snow is disappearing quite rapidly – may only have a couple of weeks of run-off left – it is what it is and we’re happy for what we have!

Catching was back on track, although, at times the DingleBerry Inlet was off and on. Some used Nightcrawlers and Power Bait, while others threw lures and jigs – some caught fish other didn’t – that’s fishing, but all enjoyed their time at the Lake.

Trolling picked up for dragging Nightcrawlers or lures around the shoreline.

Nightcrawlers, Power Bait and lures worked for those sitting on shore being thankful for a day on the Lake.

Tim Carnahan had the right combination picking up a 2-2/3 pounder and a 3-1/3 pounder trolling the waters with Sierra Slammers on two different days.

Molly Featheringill and son Lance Aubery, both, pulling out limits two days in a row using Thomas Buoyants.

Thanks again to DFW for the stocking on Monday.

The California High School State Rodeo finalists are in town (you’ll know them by their vests and their polite manners) – the events start June 10th and continue thru June 13th – check out the Bishop Chamber of Commerce website for more information.

You will not be disappointed in meeting these kids – come on up and support them! http://www.bishopvisitor.com/activitiesCHSRA.php.

If your 4th of July plans included Bishop – the Bishop Volunteer Fire Department’s Annual Firework Show will begin at 9 pm just after dark at the Bishop Airport. Gates open at 4 pm. $20 per car load. Food and Beverage Venders will be on site.

For more information on this event Please call (760) 873-5485.

Donations can be made to the Bishop Volunteer Fire Dept and would be greatly appreciated!

And Saturday, July 5th is FREE FISHING DAY! Don’t need a license on that day to fish, but you do need to abide by all the fishing regulations. If you’re not sure what they are, come on in and ask!

Still no sign of bears up at Lake Sabrina yet – but are around – on both sides of the canyon, so wherever you are please keep your food and trash picked-up or they may visit you next.

Still have a chance for a few thunderboomers thru Wednesday – so best pack a poncho. Had a few showers in the back country over the weekend, but nothing at the Lake.

Temps are expected to be in the mid 70s and in the high 30s. 

You can also check out http://www.weather.gov – enter Aspendell, CA (which is the little community right below Lake Sabrina) in the search field and you’ll get the forecast for the higher elevation or take a look at Howard Sheckter, our local weather ‘guesser’ report at http://www.MammothWeather.com. 

And the SKEETERS are back – the Godzilla-size skeeters – big enough to carry away your first-born – DON’T FORGET THE BUG JUICE and the sunscreen, ponchos and dark polarized glasses – the glare off the water is tough on the eyes.

And if you have allergies – PACK YOU MEDS – it’s tough breathing out there for some – what with runny noses, stuffed noses & watery eyes – believe us – we know!

We’ve gone to our summer hours, but alas, the Lake Sabrina Boat Landing Café will only serve Breakfast from 7:00am to 11:00am and Lunch until 4:00 pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Juanita, Rick, Patti, & Bryan

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BISHOP CREEK AREA, CALIF:

Jared Smith – Parchers Resort (760-873-4177) (sierrasmitty@cebridge.net):

Fish & Trail Report
Updated 6-8-14

Summary & Trail Report

High country weather just doesn’t get much better than it has been this week with daytime highs around the 70 degree mark and evening lows in the 40’s. A few scattered raindrops managed to find their way to the ground but very few, mostly just puffy clouds floating by.

Trail conditions are really improving fast with reports of folks getting over both Piute Pass & Bishop Pass this week.

Still a lot of snow on our side of Bishop Pass but people are making it over. Piute Pass has considerably less snow.

Dusy Basin still has snow banks but the trail is navigable.

Humphrey’s basin has melted out to large degree.

The Tyee Lakes are all open now with mostly clear conditions and only patchy snow.

Folks also made it up to the Treasure Lakes this week and reported fair trail conditions and the lower lakes are thawing or thawed.

Backcountry Wild Trout fishing has been reported to be excellent with spring spawning Rainbows gathering at inlet areas and wild Brook Trout aggressively feeding after the spring thaw.

Bishop Creek South Fork
The always excellent fishing was complimented by another week of excellent catching to go along with it. Chunky Rainbows to 14″ were caught by most of the folks who tried the stream this week.

The So. Fork is still running high but it hasn’t seemed to put a damper on the fishing at all. Pink Powerbait, Thomas Cyclones, and Berkley Mice Tails in Pink./White were reported to be the top producers.

Weir Pond
Pretty much the same report as the last few weeks -great fishing for those with waders – both fly and ultralight spin.

North Lake
Limit style fishing again this week. Nothing large reported but plenty of full stringers. The usual suspects were working here, Thomas Buoyants, various colors of Powerbait, Berkley Mice Tails, mini-jigs and wooly buggers.

Intake II
The early bird gets the worm…or in this case the early angler gets the hot spot at Intake. The best reports came from folks arriving early in the morning or late in the day to snag the prime spots on Intake II, most notably the northeast corner, the pipe and the dam. Some good reports from the shallower areas near the launch.

Lake Sabrina
Some folks reported wide open fishing at Sabrina this week while others struggled. Mini-jigs, nightcrawlers under a bobber, Kastmasters and Thomas Buoyants were reported to be working best.

Best fish of the week reported here at Parchers were a 2lb 4oz caught on an SS mini-jig and a 3lb 12oz Brooder caught by Tim Carnahan of Sky Valley, CA on a King Crimson Sierra Slammer worm fished on a jighead.

South Lake
A few hearty folks are still hiking down to the lake or hiking their float tube down to the water but not many are scoring more than a few smaller model Brookies, ‘Bows or Browns.

Dam releases from South Lake are still high and the reservoir level is staying more or less flat. We don’t expect any change until next spring.

Sierrally,
Jared Smith & the Parchers Resort Crew

BRIDGEPORT RESERVOIR, CALIF:

Jim Reid of Ken’s Sporting Goods Store in Bridgeport (760- 932-7707)

http://www.kenssport.com) reports:

June 08, 2014

Bridgeport is still on fire! The trollers are doing well with small rapalas, blades/crawlers and thomas bouyants. Bait anglers are doing great over near Rainbow Point with mice tails, crawlers and power bait.

Haven’t heard much from the fly anglers this week but you should be able to turn some fish with small midges like zebra midges, red-headed stepchild, soft hackles and damsel patterns.  

BRIDGEPORT RESERVOIR, CALIF:

Kent Rianda of The Trout Fly and Troutfitter (760-934-2517) (www.thetroutfitter.com) reports:

Water conditions:

Very Low Water.

Fishing conditions:

Despite low water the fishing has picked up considerably.

Don’t be afraid to fish water 4-6 ft deep.

CHETCO RIVER, ORE:

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (800-720-ODWF) (www.dfw.state.or.us.com) reports:

June is an excellent month to fish the river for cutthroat.

Anglers can easily access the river at one of the many gravel bars.

CONVICT LAKE AND CONVICT CREEK, CALIF:

Convict Lake Resort (800-992-2260) (www.convictlake.com) reports:

It was a great week of fishing at Convict Lake.

By far the hottest week of the 2014 fishing season. 

It started out with 3 and 4 pounders being weighted-in at the general store and continue throughout the week. A few dozen lunkers were brought into the store by week’s end. I want to thank all the folks who bring in their fish to be photographed and tell their story of how it was caught. This fishing report would not be possible without all of you. To see view these fish photos visit our 2014 Fishing Gallery.    

Don’t miss out and come join the fun by participating in the Round-Up at the Lake Fishing Derby. Last chance to win $6,000 in Resort Prizes is June 12th. Hangman’s Bonus Cash Weekend is going on right now, June 6-8. $2000 in cash prizes. As of Saturday morning there has been one tag fish caught. I’ll be posting the results to the derby in the upcoming week.

Catch of the Week:

Congratulations to Harley Wallace from El Cajon, CA with a beauty landed along the north side of the Inlet. He was using a Power Worm when he hooked his 6 pound 1 ounce rainbow. Way to go, Harley!

The entire Wallace clan were hooking up left and right! They caught around ten rainbows ranging from 3.13 to 4.11 pounds plus the largest fish of the week. Gerritt and Glen with a 3 pound 13 ounce, 3 pound 9 ounce and 4 pound 8 ounce landed by the Inlet on Power Worms. Gerritt also caught one the tagged derby cash fish.

Other notable catches this week:

Jeff Lococo, Jeff Rollins and Anthony Poyner from San Diego, CA with 5 nice rainbows caught at the Inlet. They were using rainbow Kastmasters when they scored their quintet. The three largest rainbows were 4 pound 9 ounce, 5 pound 6 ounce and 5 pound 8 ounce.

Vil Chanthavisouk from Fresno, CA hooked a 4 pound and 7 ounce rainbow. Vil was using garlic Power bait and was fishing at the South Shore. 

John Quam with an excellent catch while fishing at the South Shore. John landed a 4 pound 7 ounce rainbow using a Silver Kastmaster.

Christine Villapando from Victorville, CA representing for the lady anglers. Christine’s fish was a beautiful 4 pound 8 ounce rainbow caught at the South Shore with a Berkley Mice Tail.

Madelyn McLeran of Fullerton, CA caught a nice 14 inch rainbow from the creek. She was using a Salmon Eggs. Way to go…Madleyn!

Tactics/Bait:

Same as last week, one of the hottest lures was a Power Worms or Mice Tails. I suggest going with pink, red or orange colors. Set up your rig with a large clear bubble, about a three foot leader and a single hook.

I like using a Owner Mosquito Hook in either a size 8 or 6.

Kastmasters were also knocking them dead out at the lake. Rainbow and silver colors produced some quality fish.

 In the creek use Salmon Eggs and give small spinners like a Panther Martins a try. The most successful Power bait colors were peach and yellow.

The Inlet, North and South Shore were the hottest spots this week.

Other locations fishing well were the Jetty and Hangman’s Tree. 

Here is a list of other baits/lures that can be productive:

Sierra Slammers, Tasmanian Devil, Green or brown Marvel Fly Lures, Trout Teasers, Panther Martin, Needlefish, Rooster Tails, and Bite-on Fury Shad or Lip Ripperz Hatchery Dust on Power bait.

Here is a list of recommended flies:
Dry Flies:

Adams, Female Adams, Cutter’s Caddis, Elk Hair Caddis, Stimulators, Black/Red Ants, Sierra Bright Dot, Royal Coachman and Hoppers.
Streamers:

Wooly Bugger (black, brown, olive, or green), Mutuka (black, brown, olive, or green), Hornberg, and Muddler Minnows.
Wet Flies (Nymphs):

Prince Nymph, Flashback Pheasant Tail, Hare’s Ear, Zebra Midge (red and black), Copper John (red and copper) and San Juan Worm (brown or red).

Other Resources:

View our Convict Lake Fishing Map and Fishing Rig Suggestion brochures.

Both brochures are available in the General Store.

Derby News: 

Happening right now is the Hangman’s Bonus Cash Weekend on June 6-8. $2000 in cash prizes. 

The Round-Up at the Lake Fishing Derby is winding down.

The last chance to get in the raffle for $6,000 in Resort Prizes is June 12th. 

 Weather: 

Next week’s forecast looks to be another beautiful summer week in the High Sierra. Highs are going to be in the mid 70’s and the lows in the highs 40’s. There will be chances of thunderstorms throughout the week. Here is the National Weather Service link that is usually quite accurate: 7-Day Forecast Convict Lake.

Sunrise – Sunset:

Sunrise this week 5:35 am – 5:34 am and Sunset 8:15 pm – 8:18pm.

Stocking: 

DGF planted at the lake and creek the on June 5th. The Convict Lake Resort stocked the lake with 400 pounds of trophy trout also on June 5th.

CROWLEY LAKE, CALIF:

Steve Osterman of Performance Guide Service (760-934-6101) (www.performanceanglers.com) reports:

The bulk of the fish seem to be in around 20’+ of water.

Better fishing at Sandy Point and Crooked Creek.

Try a black/red zebra midge or Stevie’s Wonder black/silver

CROWLEY LAKE, CALIF:

Kent Rianda of The Trout Fly and Troutfitter (760-934-2517) (www.thetroutfitter.com) reports:

Water conditions:

Holding steady for the last six weeks. Now at 6,765 ft versus 6,781 ft elevation at the spillway.

Water temperature is a perfect 56°-57°F (on the bottom) uniformly most places on the lake.

Fishing conditions:

Hilton Bay has continued to be so-so but an occasional big one.

Stormy Flats (west of Sandy Point, 200-300 yds) has slowed some but still some big ones in the mix.

Sandy Point has fish are in 20-22 ft. right off the north side of the bank.

Fish are showing up in McGee Bay from just inside the floating bathroom all the way to the middle of the bay all at about 20 feet in depth. Bite is fairly late, like 9:30am.

Leighton, Crooked Creek and along Six Bays and Green Banks also has fish but kind of spread out.

EAGLE LAKE, CALIF:

Tom Loe of the Sierra Drifters Guide Service (760-935-4250) (www.sierradrifters.com) reports:

Howdy friends from beautiful Eagle Lake CA where I am guiding all of June.Having some fun up here catching the hard pulling rainbows that are native to the lake. I am fully booked currently, but will post any cancellations I get if they arise. Hope the summer is starting off well & you all have plans to visit us here in the Sierra.

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR, LINCOLN COUNTY, NEV:

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (www.ndow.org) reports:

Fishing continues to be good for rainbow, brown and tiger trout.

The fish are taking Mepps spinners in red, gold or silver colors, as well as orange Power Bait.

This past week a four-pound largemouth bass came out of the lake. The park is requesting that anglers please practice catch and release with the largemouth bass as these fish are not stocked in the lake but are there through natural reproduction.

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR, LINCOLN COUNTY, NEV:

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (www.ndow.org) reports:

Fishing has been very good for some anglers.

Crappie are being caught in most areas of the lake, but are more prevalent in the canyon area.

Rainbow trout are taking orange Power Bait and small lures, especially along the dam.

Law enforcement officers are finding some people with too many fish and issuing citations for the violation.

Be sure to check the limit before fishing any Nevada water.

By definition, a limit includes fish you have in possession, including those in your cooler back at camp as well as those in your refrigerator or freezer at home. Nevada does not have a daily limit, only a limit.

HEENAN LAKE, CALIF:

Closed until the Friday before Labor Day, 2014.

HOT CREEK, CALIF:

Steve Osterman of Performance Guide Service (760-934-6101) (www.performanceanglers.com) reports:

Water flow is  up to 18 CFS. Dry fly fishing is  tough on the sunny days and better with some cloud cover. Sparkle dun’s and para Adams. Nymph fishing is the best bet. Try WD-40’s, green rock worms and scuds.

HOT CREEK, CALIF:

Kent Rianda of The Trout Fly and Troutfitter (760-934-2517) (www.thetroutfitter.com) reports:

Water conditions:

Flows at 28 CFS as of 6/6. Water is clear.

(Note flows include water from the springs, not just the gauging station at the highway so this is what is really flowing through the canyon)

Fishing conditions:

Midges early with BWO’s midday, and caddis pupa/larvae/adults in the afternoon.  Scuds should do well all day.

Fishing between the weed lines and the deeper water.

Well the weeds have taken over making it difficult to nymph all but the deepest pools. Stick to a dry dropper in the shallower water and nymph the deeper pools. Flipped over some rocks and found tons of scuds so make sure you try them.

JIGGS / ZUNINO RESERVOIR, ELKO COUNTY, NEV:

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (www.ndow.org) reports:

Unfortunately, Jiggs has dried up.

JUNE LAKE LOOP, CALIF:

Steve Osterman of Performance Guide Service (760-934-6101) (www.performanceanglers.com) reports:

Rush Creek flow is 121 CFS.  Fishing is good. Try a humpie or stimulator with  a hares ear or pheasant tail dropper.

KIRMAN LAKE, CALIF:

Jim Reid of Ken’s Sporting Goods Store in Bridgeport (760- 932-7707) (www.kenssport.com) reports:

June 08, 2014

Kirman is still hanging in there as well, mostly leech patterns like seal buggers and mini leeches, as well as dainty damsels and stillwater nymphs have been working. Drop a soft hackle of ap emerger off the back for added success. We’ve also been getting some good reports from anglers using scud patterns like flashback scud, orange scud or green scud.      

LAUGHTON, CLARK COUNTY, NEV:

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (www.ndow.org) reports:

Colorado River:

Action has slowed on this stretch of the river, but anglers who make it out are still catching fish.

Most of the striped bass are between one to three pounds with a few near ten pounds in the mix.

Anchovies have been the top bait of choice, but other top-water reaction baits are also drawing strikes from the stripers.

MAMMOTH LAKES BASIN, CALIF:

Steve Osterman of Performance Guide Service (760-934-6101) (www.performanceanglers.com) reports:

George Lake – Mary Lake – Mamie Lake – Twin Lakes:

Upper Twin Lake is best for fly rodders with Doc’s Twin Lake Special in black or olive.

MAMMOTH LAKES BASIN, CALIF:

Kent Rianda of The Trout Fly and Troutfitter (760-934-2517) (www.thetroutfitter.com) reports:

George Lake – Mary Lake – Mamie Lake – Twin Lakes:

Water conditions:

All the lakes in the Basin are now ice free. All the roads are open as well.

Fishing conditions:

Upper Twin by the Falls is best and Lake Mamie near the outlet.

MARLETTE LAKE, CARSON CITY & WASHOE COUNTIES, NEV:

Closed until July 15, 2014.

LAKE MEAD, CLARK COUNTY, NEV:

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (www.ndow.org) reports:

It’s been a relatively quiet week on the lake, with rising daytime temperatures an obvious factor.

Those anglers making it out have found fair success. The best time for netting shad has been the early morning hours before sunrise. Stripers are generally in the one- to three-pound range. Smallmouth and largemouth bass have been providing anglers with good fishing north of Callville Bay.

LAKE MOHAVE, CLARK COUNTY, NEV:

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (www.ndow.org) reports:

The action for smallmouth bass remains good, with anglers fishing from shore even having moderate success. The various coves with established habitat structures are often well populated with fish and nightcrawlers and plastics are drawing bites.

Catfish have been very active at night and are hitting on anchovies, hot dogs or stink baits in the backs of coves.

OREGON PACIFIC OCEAN AND BEACHES, ORE:

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (800-720-ODWF) (www.dfw.state.or.us.com) reports:

Recreational Dungeness crabbing is open in the ocean.

Fishing for bottom fish including rockfish, and lingcod is now closed outside of the 30-fathom curve until the end of September.

Fishing for bottom fish has been good when the ocean has been calm enough to get out. The marine fish daily bag limit is seven fish and a separate daily limit for lingcod (two).

Retention of cabezon is not allowed until July 1.

Salmon season (except for coho) is open in the ocean through Oct. 31.

The selective coho (fin-clipped) season from Cape Falcon to OR/CA Border will open on June 21.

Some chinook salmon have been caught lately between Bandon and Charleston but overall the recreational catch of salmon has been slow on the south coast.

The next open Central Coast All-Depth Halibut fishing dates are June 5-7. The nearshore Halibut season does not begin until July 1.

Anglers are starting to pick up a few surf perch. Fishing is usually best on the incoming tide. Anglers have good success using sand shrimp or sand worms for catching surf perch.

OWENS RIVER, CALIF:

Steve Osterman of Performance Guide Service (760-934-6101) (www.performanceanglers.com) reports:

Upper Owens River:

Flow has dropped to 64 CFS. Still a good number of lake fish present but fishing  is tougher with the lower flow.

Try caddis pupa, San Juan worms and egg patterns.

Lower Owens River:

Water flow 228 CFS. Fishing is good  and crowds are low.

Not much surface action  but nymph fishing is great.

WD40’s , rainbow warriors, baetis emergers.

OWENS RIVER, CALIF:

Kent Rianda of The Trout Fly and Troutfitter (760-934-2517) (www.thetroutfitter.com) reports:

Upper Owens River:

Water conditions:

Flows down to 94 CFS Above the Hot Creek Confluence. as of 6/6.

Water pretty clear above Hot Creek confluence, off color below.

Fishing conditions:

Same as last week for the most part, keep moving to find the fish though as they are moving daily.

Some rather large cutthroat on the move right now. These fish are actively spawning, so please be respectful of these fish if you encounter them. The ones that aren’t will eat a fly but the drift needs to be perfect!

Pleasant Valley Reservoir:

Water conditions:

Clear and cold. Water levels are on the rise, slowly.

Fishing conditions:

Good. Since opening weekend the crowds have not been bad.

Rock Creek:

Water conditions:

Flows at 62 CFS as of 5/29. Creek is clear and cold.

Fishing conditions:

Fishing is OK in the creek, the fish are spooky so walk lightly. 

A small dry dropper setup is your best bet.

Rush Creek:

Water conditions:

Flows above Grant Lake are 124 CFS and 35 CFS below as of 6/6.

Water is clear and cold.

Fishing conditions:

The section from Silver to Grant is fishing really well. 

A dry dropper setup will be the most productive.

Lower Owens River:

Water conditions:

Good. Flows at 230 CFS as of 6/6. Water is off color.

Fishing conditions:

Good. Midges and Tricos early. BWO’s starting about 11am with Caddis starting up mid afternoon.

With the water back down to a more wadable flow the fishing has improved some, so has the water clarity.

Still stick to something larger and brighter for more attention.

PAHRANAGAT WILDLIFE REFUGE, LINCOLN COUNTY, NEV:

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (www.ndow.org) reports:

Anglers are finding some success at the upper marsh for panfish and catfish.

Mealworms or nightcrawlers below a bobber will catch fish.

PYRAMID LAKE, WASHOE COUNTY, NEV:

Valarie Taylor at Crosby Lodge at Sutcliffe (775-476-0400) (www.crosbylodge.net) reports:

We only had (2) fish weigh in this last week:

6/4/14 – Chris Blumen of Reno, NV brought in a 15 lb 8.8oz 32in fishing from boat at Windless using a bleeding frog flatfish.

6/5/14 – Paige Parker of Janesville, CA weighed in at 16 lbs 3.2oz and 32in fishing Red Bay using a Lindy Lu.

Take care,
Valarie Taylor – Crosby Lodge

SACRAMENTO RIVER, CALIF:

Kirk and Lisa Portocarrero at outdooradventures@sacriverguide.com and http://www.sacriverguide.com (1-800-670-4448) report:

King Salmon:

Opens on Wednesday, July 16.

SACRAMENTO RIVER, CALIF:

Kirk and Lisa Portocarrero at outdooradventures@sacriverguide.com and http://www.sacriverguide.com (1-800-670-4448) report:

Fly fishing:

As of June 9, 2014 water flow is currently 8,000 CFS.
Lower Sacramento River fly fishing report, fly fishing is excellent.

Weather is warming, great bug hatch. 

Trout fishing Redding area, fishing is great. Rainbow Trout fishing, 18 in to 26 inches, from 20 plus hook ups.

Trout fishing through the town of Redding has been excellent.
Fishing Keswick Dam to Balls Ferry ramp.

Using PMD’s, Black Caddis, Prince Nymphs,  Pheasant Tails,
Brown Micro Mays,  & Yellow Sucker Spawn.
For those of you who are not fly fisherman, we offer spin fishing trips on the Sacramento River are available.
Drift  boats or Jet boats available. We cater to all levels of anglers.

Daily drifting Redding, California and Anderson, California.
Groups and Clubs welcome, we can accommodate ANY size group
.

SAN JOAQUIN RIVER/RED’S MEADOW, CALIF:

Steve Osterman of Performance Guide Service (760-934-6101) (www.performanceanglers.com) reports:

Flow is now down to 148 CFS and fishing is good. Try an attractor like a stimulator or a coachman with a para Adams as a dropper.

SAN JOAQUIN RIVER, CALIF:

Kent Rianda of The Trout Fly and Troutfitter (760-934-2517) (www.thetroutfitter.com) reports:

Water conditions:

Good. Water is clear and cold. Flows start higher in the morning but bottom out in the afternoon before rising again overnight.

Flows topping out during the day at 167 CFS as of 6/6.

Fishing conditions:

Good. Slow start to the mornings as the water hovers around 44 degrees.

It gets better in the late morning to early afternoon as the water warms up.

No need to get here early…

At the rate the flows are dropping day over day, this water won’t last long so get here soon before the fish are in pools of standing water.

SHASTA LAKE, CALIF:

Kirk and Lisa Portocarrero at outdooradventures@sacriverguide.com and http://www.sacriverguide.com (1-800-670-4448) report:

June 9, 2014  Shasta Lake guided fishing

Northern California fishing Lake Shasta.  We offer daily guided fishing on Lake Shasta.
Shasta Lake King salmon fishing is excellent. 5 -12 salmon being caught a day, between 3 -5 pound range.

Catching BIG salmon 100-120 ft deep, trolling, shad pattern lures. Areas fishing, Mouth of Sac Arm & McCloud Arm.
Rainbow trout and Brown trout fishing on Lake Shasta is great. Fishing 30 to 75 ft deep. Trout are very large now, due to the large bait fish in the area.  Fishing best around the Pit Arm and Jones Valley area.
Shasta Lake Spotted Bass & Small Mouth Bass fishing has been excellent. Limits daily. Catching 20 to 50 fish per day, bigger fish are being caught 25 -30 ft deep. Larger numbers of smaller bass being caught on the top water using spinner baits and tube worms.

LAKE TAHOE:

A report of average sized Mackinaw Trout being caught on silver flasher blades and minnows on the west side of the lake near Homewood.

TWIN LAKES, CALIF:

Jim Reid of Ken’s Sporting Goods Store in Bridgeport (760- 932-7707) (www.kenssport.com) reports:

June 08, 2014

The Twins fished well this week from boats and shore. Lots of nice 3 to 5 pound rainbows made a showing. Mice tails, power bait and crawlers seemed to do the trick from the shore and the trollers did well with needlefish, rapalas and kastmasters. 

VIRGINIA LAKES, CALIF:

Jim Reid of Ken’s Sporting Goods Store in Bridgeport (760- 932-7707) (www.kenssport.com) reports:

June 08, 2014

The Virginias are also fishing excellent lately, bait anglers are using mice tails, power bait and crawlers. Lure anglers are using Thomas bouyants, kastmasters and mini jigs. Fly anglers are having success with beetles, soft hackles, wooly buggers, matukas and zug bugs. 

WALKER LAKE, MINERAL COUNTY, NEV:

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (www.ndow.org) reports:

No new updates. No Lahontan cutthroat have been reported or seen at Walker Lakes since 2009.

Launching is not possible right now.

WALKER RIVER, EAST, CALIF:

Jim Reid of Ken’s Sporting Goods Store in Bridgeport (760- 932-7707) (www.kenssport.com) reports:

East Walker River:

June 08, 2014 

The flow on the East was bumped up to 71 CFS yesterday, the fishing has been a little tough but if you keep at it you should be able to bag some fish.

The lower stretch, from the bridge to Murphy’s Pond and then down on the Nevada side of the border have been the most productive.

The dry fly action has been a little slow but the nymphing has been good and we’ve had some reports on streamers as well.

Patterns to try include e/c caddis, elk hair caddis, mercury midge, wd-40, zebra midge, san juan worm, flashback emerger, top secret midge, zuddler and dead drift crayfish.            

Sceirine Ranch:   

June 08, 2014

The ranch has been fishing pretty well this week and with the slightly higher flow it should hang in there for the next week.

The same patterns that have been working on the California side are also working on the Sceirine.

Give us a call if you want to book some time on the ranch.   

Hunewill Pond:

June 08, 2014

The pond is still fishing pretty well, the weeds haven’t grown up too much yet and the fish are pretty hungry!

Seal buggers, stillwater nymphs, small matukas, soft hackles, ap emergers have all been working sub-surface and on top we’ve had some good action with para adams, griffiths gnat and yellow sallies. 

WALKER RIVER, EAST, CALIF:

Steve Osterman of Performance Guide Service (760-934-6101) (www.performanceanglers.com) reports:

Water flow has again bumped up 71 CFS.  This up and down pattern is likely to continue through the summer.

WALKER RIVER, EAST, CALIF:

Kent Rianda of The Trout Fly and Troutfitter (760-934-2517) (www.thetroutfitter.com) reports:

Water conditions:

Fair. Flows at 50 CFS as of 6/6.

Fishing conditions:

Fishing is a little slow in the Miracle Mile but better below the bridge and into Nevada.

WALKER RIVER, WEST, CALIF:

Jim Reid of Ken’s Sporting Goods Store in Bridgeport (760- 932-7707) (www.kenssport.com) reports:

June 08, 2014

The West has come down a bit and is pretty clear now, the fishing has been pretty good too. Spin anglers are using Mepps and panther martins, salmon eggs, power eggs and crawlers. Fly anglers are using hoppers, hopper/dropper rigs, prince nymphs, pheasant tails, beetles and ants.

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