Fishing report for week of October 4

Big rainbows planted in Carson Rivers

LAKE ALMANOR: No report.

LAKE ALPINE: No report.

BLUE LAKES (UPPER AND LOWER): Dave Kirby of the Woodford's General Store said the two lakes are still producing good fishing. Best results for anglers using inflated nightcrawlers or Power Bait, just off the bottom. Upper Blue Lake Campground is now restricted to Day Use only.


BRIDGEPORT RESERVOIR: Jim Reid of Ken's Sporting Goods Store reported, "The reservoir is low and getting lower each day. It is very difficult to launch a boat. If you can get out on the water, the best fishing is by still fishing on the bottom from an anchored boat."

CAPLES LAKE: No report.

CARSON RIVERS (EAST AND WEST) IN CALIF.: Dave Kirby of the Woodford's Station reported plants on Friday of 500 pounds of catchable rainbows, 500 pounds of trophy rainbows (3-6 pounds) and 500 pounds of German browns in the East and West Carson Rivers and Markleeville Creek.

East Carson: Was very low and clear. The fly fishermen were doing the best. They were using dry flies in the early mornings or after the sun went down. Bait fishermen were struggling to catch any fish.

West Carson: Was very low and clear. The fly fishermen were doing the best in the mornings or after the sun went down. They were using dry flies. Bait fishermen were struggling to catch any fish.

CRATER LAKE (Near Kit Carson Pass): No report.

CONVICT LAKE AND CONVICT CREEK: David DeSurra of the Convict Lake Resort reported that Tim Alpers will be stocking 125 pounds of 5-10 pound trophy trout three times this month for a total of 375 pound of rainbows. The stocking dates are Oct. 6, 12 and 19.

Convict Lake: The largest trout were a 4.85 pound Calif. F&G rainbow taken on Zeke's Bait at the inlet, a 4.79 pound F&G rainbow caught on a nightcrawler on the south shore and a 3.72 pound rainbow on yellow Power Bait at the outlet.

Convict Creek: The largest trout was an impressive 7.07 pound rainbow caught on a nightcrawler.

CROWLEY LAKE: No report.

DAVIS LAKE: No report.

EAGLE LAKE: Dave Meserve of the Eagle Lake Marina said, "The fishing and the weather were both very good this past week. Fish were being found at many depths and most reports seem to indicate that the best catching time has been around 8:30-9 a.m. Shore fishermen are using nightcrawlers, jigs and Power Bait. Trollers are using flashers and dodgers with nightcrawlers."


FROG LAKE: No report.

HEENAN LAKE: No report.


HOOVER WILDERNESS AREA: West of Bridgeport: West Lake was reporting good fishing for mostly Eastern brook and an occasional German brown from shore with Power Bait or from float tubes or inflatable rafts with assorted flies or small lures. East Lake was also reporting good fishing. Mostly small rainbows and Eastern brook from shore with Power Bait or from float tubes or inflatable rafts with assorted flies or small lures.


Summit Lake, above Indian Creek Reservoir, reported over 30 trout caught and released by a fly fisherman using dry flies. The best time is in the early morning or late evening hours.


Grant Lake: No report.

Gull Lake: No report.

June Lake: No report.

Silver Lake: No report.

Rush Creek: No report.


KENNEY RESERVOIR: Reported good fishing for shore anglers with Power Bait.


LUNDY LAKE: No report.


George Lake: No report.

Mamie Lake: No report.

Mary Lake: No report.

Twin Lakes: No report.

Mammoth Creek: No report.


NORTH POND: No report.


Benton Crossing (Up): No report.

Benton Crossing (Down): No report.


PYRAMID LAKE: Opened on Oct. 1. Boaters did the best on the opening weekend. Best action was for those anglers jigging with different colored Maribou jigs in 40-60 feet of water. Nothing real huge, but lots of nice cutthroat were caught and released.

RED LAKE: No report.

SACRAMENTO RIVER: According to Kirk Portocarrero of Redding. Calif.,

Anderson: Anglers putting in full days but not seeing as many aggressive fish. River is at 6,500 C.F.S. Salmon are ranging in size from 18 to 40 pounds. A 52 pound salmon was caught on Oct. 1. Boaters are using Flatfish lures wrapped with sardines and bouncing roe.

Redding to Anderson: Fishing for rainbow trout is productive most days. Early mornings is the best. Anglers are catching 10-20 fish per day. Spin and fly gear being used. Glo-Bugs, Wee Warts and Flatfish lures are producing fish.

SILVER LAKE: No report.

SHASTA LAKE: No report.

SOUTH-NORTH-INTAKE 2-SABRINA-BISHOP CREEK (WEST OF BISHOP): Gary Olson of the Bishop Creek Resorts checked in with this report, "Everyone is shocked with the great weather for this time of the year. We are about 10 degrees warmer than we should be for now. The fall colors are stunning right now. Now is the time to come up."

North and Intake No. 2 Lakes: Several large Alpers were reported caught at North Lake. They came out with nightcrawlers or Trout Trap lures.

Sabrina Lake: Fishing was great with nightcrawlers or salmon eggs. The colors are great and the lake was like glass. It makes a great backdrop for pictures.

South Lake: Almost everyone is catching their limits with a lot of German browns. The lake is being stocked with Alpers every Friday with fish ranging from 6 up to 11 pounds. Close to the dam with worms or Kastmaster lures has been very good fishing. Several Alper's have come from in front of the island.

Bishop Creek: Calif. F&G stocked again and Alpers trophy trout were stocked on Friday. All anglers have been doing well and everyone is enjoying the fall scenery. A lot of nice fish came out. A nice 4-pound, 11-ounce Alpers came out on Saturday on nightcrawlers.

STAMPEDE RESERVOIR: Dick "Father" Murphy of "Fishing with Father Murphy" advised fishermen to troll at a depth of 40-50 feet from the boat ramp to the "big island" early in the morning and then later, to move to the front of the dam. The Kokanee salmon are running 1-1.5 pounds in the 15-16 inch class.

LAKE TAHOE - North Shore: Mickey Daniels of Mickey's Big Mack Charters reported, "We're catching mostly Mackinaw trout with an occasional rainbow. The Macks are running up to about 10 pounds. We are tagging and releasing the smaller ones. We've been trolling 250-550 feet deep in the area in front of Carnelian Bay and King's Beach. We are using Herring Dodger flasher blades with either live minnows or pearl Apex lures."

LAKE TAHOE - SOUTH SHORE: Jack Martin of the Sportsmen's Sporting Goods Store at South Lake Tahoe said, "Fishermen are catching lots of Kokanee salmon right now. They are catching and releasing them because the Kokanee now have their red spawning colors. The salmon are schooled up in front of the mouth of Taylor Creek. They are being caught by jigging with 2-ounce Crippled Herring or Buzz Bomb lures. Early morning hours are the best, before the wind comes up.

Mackinaw fishing has been good for Macks. The best place is in front of Ski Run, at a depth of 80-140 feet with M-2 Flatfish or J-Plug lures."

TOPAZ LAKE: Closed until Jan. 1.

LOWER TWIN LAKE: This past week was very fruitful, especially in the mornings until about 11 a.m. Anglers using lures were very successful in catching nice sized rainbows. The prize catch was a 7-pound, 4-ounce rainbow caught on a Kastmaster lure. A 5-pound, 4-ounce rainbow was taken with a red/gold Thomas Buoyant lure and a 2-pound, 14-ounce rainbow was also caught on a red/gold Thomas Buoyant.

UPPER TWIN LAKE: Jim Wilkins reported, "Mono Village has released over 250 pond-raised German browns weighing 2-pound, 8-ounces to 7 pounds over the last three weeks. This is in addition to a load of Alpers trophy trout and the usual plants by Calif. F&G. The top trout was a


Virginia Lakes: No report.

Virginia Creek: No report.

WALKER LAKE: Bob Tompkins of the Walker Lake Guide Services said, "Fishing is real good right now. Especially for boaters trolling down toward The Cliff House. They are trolling about 25-30 feet deep in 50 feet of water. They are using green Tor-P-Do lures to catch lots of cutthroat, up to about 3 pounds."


East Walker River (Nev.): Bob Tompkins of the Walker Lake Guide Services reported, "The "Elbow" area continues to produce rainbows and an occasional German brown on Panther-Martin or Roostertail lures or with Power Eggs or nightcrawlers."

East Walker River (Calif.): Continues to be great. Flowing at 150 C.F.S. Best for "Fly Guys" using Nymphs or streamers.

West Walker River (Nev.): No report.

West Walker River (Calif.): Low and clear. Continues to be good for bait fishermen, spincasters and flycasters. Lots of average sized trout. Best with salmon eggs, nightcrawlers,small spinners, mosquitoes.

Little Walker River: Low and clear. Good fishing for small rainbows and brookies on worms near the U.S.F.S. Obsidian Campground.

WEBER RESERVOIR: Bob Tompkins of the Walker Lake Guide Services reported, "Access to the reservoir is now open but check on current fishing conditions at the Schurz Smoke Shop."

WILDHORSE RESERVOIR: Good fishing for rainbow trout, up to 18 inches and perch, up to about 11 inches. Best trout action was for boaters trolling in 15-25 feet of water with silver flasher blades and nightcrawlers or with black/gold or Fire Tiger, floating, No. 5 Rapala lures. Very windy all day Saturday. Many antelope spotted along the edge of the reservoir.




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