Big trout planted at Convict Creek
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 at the reservoir has been great for mostly rainbows and some German browns. Especially for boats still-fishing. They are floating worms or Power Bait just off the bottom. The rainbows are averaging 2-2.5 pounds and running up to almost 5 pounds."
CAPLES LAKE: Dave Kirby of the Woodfords General Store gave this weekly report, "Fishing is difficult right now and is fair at best. Calif. Fish and Game planted 32,000 Mackinaw trout fingerlings last week and the bigger trout have been feeding on them."
CARSON RIVERS (EAST AND WEST) IN CALIF.:
East Carson River: Water is clearing and level is dropping. Spring run-off appears to be over. Some nice rainbows, up to 3 pounds, in the Silver Creek area on single, red salmon eggs.
West Carson River: A good weekend. Four anglers limited out on Saturday on worms and single, red salmon eggs.
CONVICT LAKE AND CONVICT CREEK:
Convict Lake: The largest fish of the week was a 5.45 pound rainbow taken on a nightcrawler and marshmallow near the day parking area. The next largest were 4.29, 4.28 and 3.70 pound Alper's Trophy Rainbows, all caught from the north shore with nightcrawlers. The trail is now open to the upper 10 lakes that flow into the lake.
Convict Creek: A 3.07 pound rainbow on a Rapala lure and a 2.50 pound rainbow on a nightcrawler. The Calif. Dept. of Fish and Game planted 10 brooder rainbows in the creek last week. They averaged 4 pounds each.
CROWLEY LAKE: No report.
DAVIS LAKE: No report.
EAGLE LAKE: No Report.
FRENCHMAN RESERVOIR: No report.
HEENAN LAKE: Closed until the Friday before Labor Day.
HOBART RESERVOIR: No report.
INDIAN CREEK RESERVOIR: Is rated as fair at best. Water is getting mossy and full of algae. Summit Lake, above Indian Creek Reservoir, is producing in the evenings after the sun goes down. Float tubers with flies and shore fishermen with worms or Power Bait are both doing well on nice-sized brook trout.
NOTE: The Alpine County Fish and Game Commission will hold its second annual fishing derby this Saturday. It's free and offers plenty of prizes. There will also be a barbecue.
JUNE LAKE LOOP (GRANT-GULL-JUNE-SILVER LAKES-RUSH CREEK): Temperatures have been in the high 70's and low 80's. Lots of limits. Rainbow Power Bait is the big ticket item.
Grant Lake: A 5.13 pound rainbow on rainbow Power Bait.
Gull Lake: A 5.7, a 4.5 and a 2.1, all on rainbow Power Bait. One angler caught two rainbows on two consecutive casts with worms. One was 3.7 pounds and the other weighed 3.1 pounds.
June Lake: A 4.5 pound rainbow on rainbow Power Bait.
Silver Lake: No report.
Rush Creek: No report.
KIRMAN (CARMEN) LAKE: No report.
LAHONTAN RESERVOIR: No report.
LAMPE CREEK: A total of some 2,500 youngsters fished in the 11th annual Kids Fishing Derby last Saturday and Sunday at Lampe Park in Gardnerville. During the two days, they caught several thousand rainbows. The largest trout on Saturday weighed 4.7 pounds. On Sunday, the largest trout weighed 5.75 pounds.
LUNDY LAKE: No report.
MAMMOTH LAKES AREA: No report.
MARKLEEVILLE CREEK: No report.
NORTH POND: No report.
Benton Crossing (Up): No report.
Benton Crossing (Down): No report.
POORE-SECRET-ROOSEVELT-LANE LAKES: No report.
PYRAMID LAKE: No report.
RED LAKE: Was rated as "pretty decent." Not too many limits but some nice cutthroat trout, up to 26 inches. Also some average size brookies. Anglers are using either inflated nightcrawlers or Power Bait from shore.
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, "We've been catching, tagging and releasing lots of average sized Mackinaw trout. One of my tagged Macks was recently caught in front of Glenbrook. The Jake's at the Lake fishing tournament was held this last weekend. The winning trout were a 13 pound Mackinaw, a 6-pound, 10-ounce rainbow and a 1-pound, 6-ounce German brown."
LAKE TAHOE - SOUTH SHORE: Rick Mueller of the Sportsmen's Sporting Goods Store at South Lake Lake said, " The Mackinaw fishing has been fair. Probably because of all the feed coming into the lake with the spring run-off. The rainbow and German brown fishing has been fairly good along the rocky areas on the east shore. Trollers have been using silver flasher blades with worms or Rapala lures."
TOPAZ LAKE: Chuck Fields of the Topaz Marina checked in with this report, "Fishing has been slow. The water level is still coming up and the lake is almost full. Shore fishing is very slow. Lures have not been working. Trollers with silver flasher blades and nightcrawlers have been picking up a few along the southeast bank."
LOWER TWIN LAKE: No report.
UPPER TWIN LAKE: Jim Wilkins reported, "Weather has been warm, fishing has really picked up and limits are common. One angler caught four rainbows ranging in size from 4.5 pounds to 5.7 pounds. He was fishing from shore with nightcrawlers. Bonnie Macomber of Tahoe City caught a 5 pounder."
VIRGINIA LAKES AND VIRGINIA CREEK:
Virginia Lakes: No report.
Virginia Creek: No report.
WALKER LAKE: Bob Tompkins of the Walker Lake Guide Services said, "Fishing is fair at best. We've been catching some cutthroat in the 3-5 pound class. We're trolling 30-60 deep in 80 feet of water in front of "The Cliffs." We've been using Sepps Dodgers together with Sepps Side Kicks or silver Tor-P-Do lures."
WALKER RIVERS (EAST-WEST-LITTLE):
East Walker River (Nev.): Bob Tompkins of the Walker Lake Guide Services reported, "The "Elbow" area has been good for mostly planter rainbows on Panther-Martin or Roostertail lures or with nightcrawlers."
East Walker River (Calif.): Has been excellent for fly fishermen using nymphs. They are catching trout up to 24 inches. The flow is 220 C.F.S.
West Walker River (Nev.): No report.
West Walker River (Calif.): Still running high and fast. Should remain this way for about another week.
Little Walker River: Some limits of brook trout, up to 15 inches, in the area of the Obsidian Campground.
WILDHORSE RESERVOIR: Dennis Dunn of the Wildhorse Resort gave this report, "Fishing success was pretty darn good all week. We had lots of trout, up to 4 pounds. A mix of German browns, rainbows and cutbows. They are being caught on nightcrawlers, Power Bait or green/black lures. The trout are biting all over the reservoir. The perch are beginning to hit and some fishermen are bringing in buckets of them."
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK: No report.