LAKE ALMANOR, CALIF: No report.
LAKE ALPINE, CALIF: No report.
BISHOP CREEK AREA, CALIF: Bishop Creek Resorts (760-873-4484) checked in and said:
Intake No. 2: Reports this week of action with Power Bait or olive Woolly Bugger flies from float tubes.
North Lake: Rainbow or yellow Power Bait worked very well with lots of reports of action with Trout Traps or Stingers.
Sabrina Lake: Starting to drop but still is very full. Fishing has been great with nightcrawlers or Power Bait.
South Lake: The top fish of the week were a 4-pound, 12-ounce Alpers Rainbow on a white Trout Trap, a 3-pound, 7-ounce Alpers, a 3-pounder and a 2 pounder, all on Power Bait.
Bishop Creek: A 2-pound, 10-ounce Alpers Rainbow on nightcrawlers.
Weir Pond: No report.
Backcountry: The colors are really starting to change at the higher elevations.
BLUE LAKES, CALIF. AREA: Dave Kirby of the Woodfords Station (530-694-2930) said it was a very quiet weekend, lots of wind and smoke from a forest fire.
He had no reports on fishing and side to continue to expect travel delays due to the on-going road construction.
BLUE LAKES, NEV: No report.
BOCA RESERVOIR, CALIF: No report.
BOULDER RESERVOIR IN NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTY: No report.
BRIDGEPORT RESERVOIR, CALIF: Susie Greilich at Kittridge Sporting Goods Store in Mammoth (760-934-7566) said to fish from a boat with Woolly Bugger flies.
BURNSIDE LAKE, CALIF: No report.
CAPLES LAKE, CALIF: No report.
CARSON RIVERS, CALIF: Dave Kirby reported a quiet weekend due to the wind and the smoke.
East Carson: Four fly fishermen spent three days fishing the trophy section with dry flies. They fished in the early mornings and the late afternoons. The three caught and released 32 rainbows, up to 3.5 pounds.
West Carson: No report.
CARSON RIVERS, NEV: No report.
CATNIP RESERVOIR IN NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTY: Closed.
CONVICT LAKE, CALIF: Susie Greilich reported:
Many fish 2-8.5 pounds on olive Matuka flies, Sierra Gold or yellow Power Bait.
CRATER LAKE, CALIF. (Near Kit Carson Pass): No report.
CROWLEY LAKE, CALIF: Susie Greilich reported that it is on fire! An abundance of 20-22 inch Kamloops and browns. Fish with Midge flies or streamers.
DAVIS CREEK POND AT DAVIS CREEK PARK IN WASHOE VALLEY: No report.
DAVIS LAKE, CALIF: No report. The Grizzly Store and Resort (530-832-0270) is now open only on Saturdays and Sundays.
DONNER LAKE, CALIF: No report.
EAGLE LAKE, CALIF: Dave Meserve of the Eagle Lake Marina reported a full moon and varying weather patterns combined to add to the challenge of catching Eagle Lake Trout this week.
While anglers continue to experience good catches, they are working harder at it.
Most fish are averaging between 2 and 3.5 pounds with some coming in at better than 4 pounds.
The area just in front of the Marina jetty, spreading north to Eagles Nest, continues to produce the best results.
FEATHER RIVER AT ORVILLE, CALIF: No report.
FORT CHURCHILL COOLING PONDS, NEV: No report.
FRENCHMAN RESERVOIR, CALIF: No report.
FROG LAKE, CALIF. (On the hiking trail into Winnemucca Lake): No report.
GREEN LAKE, CALIF: No report.
HEENAN LAKE, CALIF: No report.
HINKSON SLOUGH, NEV. (On the Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area): No report.
HOBART RESERVOIR, NEV: No report.
HOOVER WILDERNESS AREA, CALIF: No report.
INDIAN CREEK RESERVOIR. CALIF: Dave Kirby said that the report continues to be the same: The reservoir continues in its summer mode. The water is warm and green and the fish are deep. Fishing is slow.
Summit Lake (above Indian Creek Reservoir): No report.
JUNE LAKE LOOP AREA, CALIF: Susie Greilich reported:
Grant Lake: Use black Gnat flies or Thomas Buoyant lures at the inlet.
Gull Lake: Yellow Power Bait or Power Bait Nuggets caught 3-4 pounders.
June Lake: Troll with 7-9 colors of leadcore line with red dot Needlefish lures.
Silver Lake: A 7-pound, 4-ounce rainbow caught on a fly from a float tube.
A 6-pounder caught on a nightcrawler.
A 5-pound, 12-ounce on a Kastmaster lure.
A 4-pound, 7-ounce on Power Bait.
Rush Creek: Salmon eggs.
KINNEY RESERVOIR, CALIF: No report.
LOWER KINNEY LAKE: No report.
KIRMAN (CARMEN) LAKE: No report.
LAHONTAN RESERVOIR, NEV: No report.
LEAVITT LAKE, CALIF: No report.
LIBERTY POND IN CHURCHILL COUNTY: No report.
LUNDY LAKE, CALIF: No report.
MAMMOTH LAKES AREA, CALIF: Susie Greilich reported:
George Lake: Limits on rainbow Power Bait A 4-pound rainbow on inflated nightcrawler.
Mamie Lake: Inflated nightcrawlers.
Mary Lake: Red Hot. Fish up to 4.5 pounds. Use yellow Panther/Martin lures.
Twin Lakes: Black or cinnamon Woolly Bugger flies.
Mammoth Creek: Worms.
MARKLEEVILLE CREEK, CALIF: No report.
MT. VIEW PARK POND IN YERINGTON: No report.
NORTH POND, NEV. (On the Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area): No report.
ONION VALLEY RESERVOIR, NEV: No report.
OWENS RIVER, CALIF: Susie Greilich reported:
Benton (Upstream): Grasshoppers.
Benton (Downstream): Use Power Bait or worms to Monument.
PARADISE PONDS ON NORTH EDGE OF RENO/SPARKS: No report.
PYRAMID LAKE, NEV: No report.
RAYMOND LAKE, CALIF: No report.
RANCHO SAN RAFAEL POND IN RENO: No report.
RED LAKE, CALIF: Dave Kirby reported a few limits were caught, but it was very windy and very smoky from the forest fire.
ROOSEVELT-LANE LAKES, CALIF: No report.
SACRAMENTO RIVER, CALIF: Kirk Portocarrero of Outdoor Adventures Sport Fishing in Redding (800-670-4448) sent in this report:
Anderson to Corning: Water flow is 8,500 C.F.S. Catching 20-30 pound King salmon. Four anglers with limits on most days. The Kings are in! 5,100 fish passed over the Red Bluff Diversion Dam on Sept. 14. Back trolling green/gold, T-55 Flatfish lures, wrapped with sardine wrap, and also bouncing roe.
SCOTT'S LAKE: No report.
SILVER LAKE, CALIF: No report.
SHASTA LAKE, CALIF: Kirk Portocarrero said the fishing is good to fair. Catching rainbow trout. Some days better than others. Trolling with downriggers, using Rapala or Rebel lures, 60-100 feet deep.
SOUTH FORK RESERVOIR, NEV: No report.
SPARKS MARINA (in Sparks): No report.
SPOONER LAKE, NEV: No report.
SQUAW CREEK RESERVOIR (north of Gerlach in Washoe County): No report.
STAMPEDE RESERVOIR, CALIF: No report.
LAKE TAHOE -- North Shore:
Mickey Daniels of Mickey's Big Mack Charters (800-877-1462) said: "Fishing has been fair-to-slow. We're catching our Mackinaw trout very early in the morning.
I've been tagging and releasing the smaller ones.
I troll 250-550 feet deep in the deep-water area in front of Carnelian Bay and King's Beach.
We are using silver, Herring Dodger flasher blades with live minnows or large Apex lures."
LAKE TAHOE -- North Shore:
Gene St. Denis of Tahoe Trophy Trout at South Lake Tahoe, Calif. (530-544-6552) reported, "Mackinaw fishing is OK, nothing special, early in the morning.
I've been trolling 130-220' deep, in a figure eight pattern, with large, silver, Herring Dodger flasher blades and live minnows. My trolling areas are Cal-Neva Point, Carnelian Bay and Dollar Point.
This is also a good time to jig for the Macks if you don't know how to troll for them. Just use your fish finder to locate the schools and then jig with a White Star jig, tipped with a live minnow."
LAKE TAHOE -- South Shore: Gene St. Denis said that the Kokanee salmon are schooling in front of Camp Richardson at a depth of 80-100 feet in water that is 300-600 feet deep.
LAKE TAHOE -- East Shore: No report.
TOPAZ LAKE: Will close to 2003 fishing on Sept. 30. Fishing action is quiet which is normal for this time of the year. Not a lot of people anymore. A few fishermen are picking up a few fish from shore.
Little Truckee River, Calif: No report.
Truckee River, Calif: No report.
Truckee River, Nev: No report.
Truckee Canal, Nev: No report.
TWIN LAKES, CALIF. AREA:
Lower Twin Lake: Cary Blue of the Twin Lakes Resort (760-932-7751) reported that "The fishing is still excellent and the weather is perfect. There is a slight lack of people, so you could fish almost wherever you want."
Jeff Van Nest of Minden caught a 5-pound, 7-ounce rainbow on a Wedding Ring lure.
Other top fish were a 3-pound, 7-ounce rainbow and a 2-pound, 10-ounce rainbow.
Upper Twin Lake: Annett's Mono Village (760-932-7071) reported Gary Atherton of Hawthorne used a green Woolly Bugger fly for a 5-pound, 7-ounce rainbow.
Another top fish was a 4-pound, 12-ounce rainbow on a spoon.
Stringers of 1.5-2 pounders coming in, either trolling with Thomas Buoyant lures or still fishing with nightcrawlers.
Robinson Creek: The Sierra Trout Foundation will be planting a total of about 3,000 pounds of rainbow trout (average size of 1 pound) during the next three weeks.
This is in addition to the normal DF&G planting schedule.
VIRGINIA LAKES, CALIF. AREA: No report.
VIRGINIA LAKE IN RENO: No report.
WALKER LAKE, NEV: No report.
East Walker (Calif.): Susie Greilich Kittridge Sporting Goods Store in Mammoth (760-934-7566) said to use Zebra Midge flies, although the fishing is tough.
West Walker (Calif.): No report.
East Walker (Nev.): No report.
West Walker (Nev.): No report.
Little Walker (Calif.): No report.
WASHOE LAKE, NEV: No report.
WEBER RESERVOIR, NEV: No report.
WILDHORSE RESERVOIR NEV: Dennis Dunn at the Wild Horse Resort (775-758-6472) said the weather has really cooled off, with the temperature dropping to 18 degrees, the other night.
Bass fishing is very good, right now. Jerel Carr from the Resort has been catching bass every day from shore. He is using rubber worms and bouncing them along the bottom.
Fishing is still red hot for perch, up to 12 inches. They are using small, leadhead jigs with a tiny piece of worm on the hook.
There were some nice trout caught over the weekend, with three in the 3-4 pound class. One was caught while trolling and the other two were caught from shore.
WILSON COMMON POND IN WASHOE VALLEY: No report.
WINNEMUCCA LAKE, CALIF: No report.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK AREA, CALIF: Susie Greilich reported:
Lee Vining Creek: Salmon eggs.
Saddlebag Lake: Power Bait from shore near the outlet.