Great weather and good fishing at many locations
BLUE LAKES (UPPER AND LOWER):
Upper Blue Lake: No report.
Lower Blue Lake: No report.
BOCA RESERVOIR: No report.
BRIDGEPORT RESERVOIR: Andrew Sears of Ken's Sporting Goods Store reported, "Fishing is fair and sporadic. Most of the trout are on the bottom. Trollers are having to use downriggers or leadcore line to reach them. They are trolling with silver flasher blades and nightcrawlers or Needlefish lures. Shore fishing has been best off the Marina with inflated nightcrawlers."
CAPLES LAKE: No report.
CARSON RIVERS (EAST AND WEST) IN CALIF.:
East Carson River: No report.
West Carson River: Two anglers limited out both days of the weekend with 1-pound rainbows. They were using red salmon eggs or Power Bait in the area between Crystal and Snowshoe Campgrounds.
CONVICT LAKE AND CONVICT CREEK: Will be planted with Alper's Trophy Rainbow Trout for the Memorial Day weekend.
Convict Lake: A 6.93 pound and a 6.41 pound Alper's Rainbow were taken on a black/white Trout Teaser lure. They were both caught near the north shore by the same fisherman.
Convict Creek: A 5.53 pound Alper's Rainbow on a nightcrawler and Power Bait.
CROWLEY LAKE: Reported great fishing. Perch were biting at McGee Bay and Beaver Cove. Bait fishing was best with nightcrawlers, Power Bait or marshmallows. Trollers were using 3-4 colors of leadcore line with bikini, perch or red/brass Needlefish lures, off Sandy Beach. Fly fishermen were scoring with No. 16 or 18 Midge Emergers.
DAVIS LAKE: No report.
EAGLE LAKE: Opening Day is Saturday.
FRENCHMAN RESERVOIR: Boaters are doing great. They are trolling deep with F-5 Frog lures or nightcrawlers. Two anglers had an 8-pound stringer on Monday. Last Chance Creek produced two nice German browns in the 1-2 pound class.
HEENAN LAKE: Closed until the Friday before Labor Day.
HOBART RESERVOIR: No report.
INDIAN CREEK RESERVOIR: Had a good weekend. The campground was full. Some limits of average-sized rainbows, with one 3.0 pound rainbow reported. Summit Lake, above Indian Creek Reservoir, was rated good for fly fishermen in the late afternoons.
JUNE LAKE LOOP (GRANT-GULL-JUNE-SILVER LAKES-RUSH CREEK): The lakes reported nothing big, but lots of limits of nice 1-2 pound rainbows. June and Grant Lakes have been the most productive. Both the shore fishermen and the boaters have been doing very well. The lakes will be planted with Alper's Trophy Rainbow Trout for the Memorial Day weekend.
Rush Creek: No report.
KIRMAN (CARMEN) LAKE: No report.
LAHONTAN RESERVOIR: Don Hettrick of Carson City and his fishing partner trolled with yellow Roostertail lures. They caught one 4-pound Wiper and 5 white bass. In addition, they caught a 6-pound carp in the dorsal fin on an ultra-light rod and reel.
LUNDY LAKE: No report.
MAMMOTH LAKES AREA:
George Lake: No report.
Mamie Lake: Best action on inflated nightcrawlers or Power Bait.
Mary Lake: Best action on inflated nightcrawlers or Power Bait.
Twin Lakes: Best action on inflated nightcrawlers or Power Bait.
Mammoth Creek: Good results by drifting a red salmon egg.
NORTH POND: No report.
Benton Crossing (Up): No report.
Benton Crossing (Down): No report.
POORE-SECRET-ROOSEVELT-LANE LAKES: No report.
PYRAMID LAKE: The Gilly Sporting Goods Store provided this update, "
RED LAKE: Dave Kirby of the Woodford's General Store said, "Great weather this last weekend. Calif. Fish and Game stocked the lake last week with brooder stock cutthroat from Heenan Lake. Some of those big Cutts are being caught, together with a few brookies. Two cutthroat (3.0 and 2.8 pounds) were caught near the dam with inflated worms.
SACRAMENTO RIVER: No report.
SILVER LAKE: No report.
SOUTH-NORTH-INTAKE 2-BISHOP CREEK (WEST OF BISHOP):
South Lake: No report.
North Lake: No report.
Intake No. 2: No report.
Sabrina Lake: No report.
Bishop Creek: No report.
STAMPEDE RESERVOIR: No report.
LAKE TAHOE - North Shore: Mickey Daniels of Mickey's Big Mack Charters reported, "Limits of average sized Mackinaw trout, up to 6 pounds. We're fishing in 250-450 feet of water, very early in the morning, in front of the Carnelian Bay-King's Beach area. We are trolling with Herring Dodger flasher blades, together with pearl-colored Apex lures or live minnows."
LAKE TAHOE - SOUTH SHORE: Jack Martin of the Sportsmen's Sporting Goods Store at South Lake Lake said, "
TOPAZ LAKE: Linda Fields of the Topaz Marina checked in with this report, "It's not too bad. Most of the action is by boaters. They are concentrating on the south end of the lake. A lot of them are switching from trolling to still-fishing. They are using worms or Power Bait and catching average-sized rainbows."
LOWER TWIN LAKE: Dan Beltran of the Lower Twin Lake Resort said, "Snow hammered Twin Lakes on Tuesday and now the temperatures are into the 70's and 80's. Anglers have been bagging their limits from shore near the Marina with Sierra Gold or orange-glitter Power Bait. The trout include a 3-pound, 5-ounce and three 3-pound, 3-ounce rainbows. Lower Twin will be planted this week for the Memorial Day weekend."
UPPER TWIN LAKE: Jim Wilkins reported, "
VIRGINIA LAKES AND VIRGINIA CREEK:
Virginia Lakes: No report.
Virginia Creek: No report.
WALKER LAKE: Bob Tompkins of the Walker Lake Guides Services reported, "Great weather. The trout are scattered all over the lake. The boaters are having a hard time trying to find them. Shore fishermen using Power Bait are doing very well, all up and down the highway side of the lake. They are catching Cutts up to 4-6 pounds. The Tui Chub are in huge schools and kids are having a ball catching them on Panther-Martin or Roostertail lures. "
WALKER RIVERS (EAST-WEST-LITTLE):
East Walker River (Nevada Section): Reported gret action for average-sized rainbows on Panther-Martin or Roostertail lures or with worms.
East Walker River (California Section): Flowing at 190 C.F.S. Fly fishermen were using Prince Nymphs, streamers and various dry flies.
West Walker River (California Section): High, off-color and fishing was slow due to the run-off.
Little Walker River: Don and Jim Quilici of Carson City caught and released a total of 24 Eastern brook trout in the Hoover Wilderness area of the river. They were using barbless hooks and worms.
WILDHORSE RESERVOIR: Dennis Dunn of the Wildhorse Resort gave this report, "The weather is nice and warm. We have a group of 30 fishermen here on their annual outing. They have been having a ball, limiting out every day. We've cooked and served lots of trout for them. They have been catching mostly rainbows with a scattering of German browns. The best success has been with nightcrawlers and party-sized marshmallows, green/black dot spoons or green/black dot Panther-Martin lures. The trout are gorging themselves on perch fry."
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK: No report.