Fishing continues to be good
LAKE ALMANOR, CALIF: No report.
LAKE ALPINE, CALIF: No report.
BISHOP CREEK AREA, CALIF: Bishop Creek Resorts (760-873-4484) checked in and said the fall colors are spectacular, right now. They are bright and vibrant.
Intake No. 2: Nice results coming in with Power Bait or nightcrawlers. Float tubing with olive Matuka flies or casting Thomas Buoyant lures.
North Lake: Fishing is great with the fall colors fantastic. Olive Matuka flies have been doing very well and yellow/white Stingers.
Sabrina Lake: Was great this week. Nightcrawlers or Rapala lures very good. Some good action with salmon eggs in the back of the lake.
South Lake: The top fish of the week were a 6-pound, 8-ounce Alpers Trophy Rainbow Trout on a Rapala lure and a 5-pound, 2-ounce Alpers Trophy Rainbow on a Panther/Martin lure.
Bishop Creek: Top fish was a 5-pound, 4-ounce Alpers on a Thomas Buoyant lure.
Weir Pond: No report.
Backcountry: No report.
BLUE LAKES, CALIF. AREA: Dave Kirby of the Woodfords Station (530-694-2930) said to continue to expect travel delays due to the on-going road construction.
Lower Blue Lake: Limits of small rainbows from shore with Power Bait.
Meadow Lake: A fly fisherman caught and released more than 15 cutthroat trout on Friday afternoon.
BLUE LAKES, NEV: No report.
BOCA RESERVOIR, CALIF: No report.
BOULDER RESERVOIR IN NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTY: No report.
BRIDGEPORT RESERVOIR, CALIF: Suzie Greilich reported it is best to boat fish with worms or Power Bait.
BURNSIDE LAKE, CALIF: No report.
CAPLES LAKE, CALIF: Good action on Saturday, topped by a 7-pound rainbow taken while trolling a Rapala lures.
Very smoky on Sunday. Some fishermen. Limited success from shore with Power Bait.
CARSON RIVERS, CALIF: Dave Kirby said that it was a very quiet weekend with lots of motorcycles.
East Carson: Doug Busey reported that Bob Foote (hometown unknown) caught a 7.8 pound rainbow on Salmon eggs.
West Carson: Al Gherardi of Minden caught a 5-pound, 3-ounce rainbow on Power Bait on the 27th.
CARSON RIVERS, NEV: No report.
CATNIP RESERVOIR IN NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTY: Closed.
CONVICT LAKE, CALIF: Suzie Greilich of the Kittredge Sporting Goods Store in Mammoth (760-934-7566) reported a lot of nice rainbows, up to 5 pounds, on Power Bait or inflated nightcrawlers.
CRATER LAKE, CALIF. (Near Kit Carson Pass): No report.
CROWLEY LAKE, CALIF: No report.
DAVIS CREEK POND AT DAVIS CREEK PARK IN WASHOE VALLEY: No report.
DAVIS LAKE, CALIF: No report.
DONNER LAKE, CALIF: No report.
EAGLE LAKE, CALIF: Dave Meserve of the Eagle Lake Marina said: “Fishing continues to be good. We are hearing reports of trout being caught near the Tules near Spaulding and near the Youth Camp.
Fish are averaging between 2 and 4 pounds each.
The largest fish weighed in at the Marina last week was on Saturday at 5-pounds, 12-ounces. It was caught while trolling a nightcrawler behind a flasher.
Shore fishing as also been excellent from the Marina Jetty this past week.
From shore, nightcrawlers and Power Bait are working best.”
FEATHER RIVER AT ORVILLE, CALIF: No report.
FORT CHURCHILL COOLING PONDS, NEV: Closed.
FRENCHMAN RESERVOIR, CALIF: Wiggin’s Trading Post at Chilcoot (530-993-4683) sent in this report:
Fishing continues to be pretty good.
Lunker Point, Crystal Point and Turkey Point have been popular spots to try nightcrawlers and various colors of Power Bait are also working well.
This Saturday is the opener of the deer hunting season for this area.
FROG LAKE, CALIF. (On the hiking trail into Winnemucca Lake): No report.
GREEN LAKE, CALIF: No report.
HEENAN LAKE, CALIF: Will close on the last Sunday in October.
HINKSON SLOUGH, NEV. (On the Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area): Closed.
HOBART RESERVOIR, NEV: Closed.
HOOVER WILDERNESS AREA, CALIF: No report.
INDIAN CREEK RESERVOIR. CALIF: Dave Kirby reported that it was very quiet over the weekend with lots of deer hunters camped in the campground.
Summit Lake (above Indian Creek Reservoir): No report.
JUNE LAKE LOOP AREA, CALIF: Suzie Greilich reported:
Grant Lake: Great fishing for cutthroats and rainbows. Troll Rapala lures.
Gull Lake: Worms or shinny Thomas Buoyant lures.
June Lake: Nice cutthroats. Troll 6-9 colors of leadcore line with red dot or frog Needlefish lures.
Silver Lake: Thomas Buoyant lures or Woolly Bugger, Hornberg or Matuka flies.
Rush Creek: Salmon eggs or worms.
KINNEY RESERVOIR, CALIF: Doug Busey reported that Cody Moore (hometown unknown) caught a limit of 5 rainbows.
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: Suzie Greilich reported:
George Lake: Trout Teasers or Power Worms.
Mamie Lake: Inflated nightcrawlers.
Mary Lake: Good fishing near Crystal Crag Lodge with Kastmaster lures, Thomas Buoyant lures or Power Eggs.
Twin Lakes: Yellow Power Bait. Slow at mid-day.
Mammoth Creek: Salmon eggs or Parachute Adams flies.
MARKLEEVILLE CREEK, CALIF: No report.
MT. VIEW PARK POND IN YERINGTON: No report.
NORTH POND, NEV. (On the Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area): Closed.
ONION VALLEY RESERVOIR, NEV: No report.
OWENS RIVER, CALIF: Suzie Greilich reported:
Benton Crossing (Upstream): Grasshoppers or black ant flies.
Benton Crossing (Downstream): Streamers or black Woolly Bugger flies.
PARADISE PONDS ON NORTH EDGE OF RENO/SPARKS: No report.
PYRAMID LAKE, NEV: Opened on Oct. 1.
RAYMOND LAKE, CALIF: No report.
RANCHO SAN RAFAEL POND IN RENO: No report.
RED LAKE, CALIF: Full of water and very smoky on Sunday.
Some fishermen had limited success on Power Bait from shore.
Doug Busey reported that Jake Foster and son (hometown unknown) caught 7 brook trout on gold Kastmaster lures, and Very Silman (hometown unknown) caught a 2-pound cutthroat on a Panther/Martin lure.
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: Water flow is 7,000 C.F.S.
Some days producing limits, other days 4-6 fish per day.
Techniques being used include bouncing roe and back-trolling, green and chrome Flatfish lures.
Watch for larger, brighter salmon to appear in Nov. and Dec.
Salmon season will remain open until Jan. 14, 2004.
SCOTT’S LAKE: No report.
SILVER LAKE, CALIF: Dave Kirby reported good action with limits of rainbows on Friday. Using small rainbow-colored Kastmaster and Rapala lures.
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 a little on the slow side.
We’re catching our Mackinaw trout very early in the morning.
Our biggest the other day was only about 5 pounds.
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) is currently on an extended backpacking trip on the John Muir Trail in California.
LAKE TAHOE — South Shore: No report.
LAKE TAHOE — East Shore: No report.
TOPAZ LAKE: Closed.
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 the weather is perfect and so is the fishing.
Everyone is catching fish and even some 2-3 pounders.
Everything is working at one time or the other including nightcrawlers with marshmallows.
Tubing with flies is doing well also. Black woolly worms, egg-sucking leeches and dries are the choices.
Upper Twin Lake: Annett’s Mono Village (760-932-7071) reported the browns are moving up.
A 5.75 pound brown on a trolled, brown woolly bugger fly, a 5-pound, 5-ounce brown on orange Power Bait, a 5-pound, 4-ounce brown on green salmon eggs and a 4-pound, 4-ounce brown on rainbow Power Bait.
Robinson Creek: The Sierra Trout Foundation is continuing to stock Robinson Creek and other areas in Mono County with their Super Stockers.
VIRGINIA LAKES, CALIF. AREA: No report.
VIRGINIA LAKE IN RENO: No report.
WALKER LAKE, NEV: No report.
WALKER RIVERS: Suzie Greilich reported:
East Walker (Calif.): 125 C.F.S.
West Walker (Calif.): Prince Nymphs, Hare’s Ears or grasshopper flies.
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 is “too” beautiful.
It’s getting up to 75-80 in the daytime and then dropping off to as low as 25 at night.
Fishing has been good for just about everything.
Bass is hot.
Perch is good.
Trout is good,
Catfish is slow.
WILSON COMMON POND IN WASHOE VALLEY: No report.
WINNEMUCCA LAKE, CALIF: No report.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK AREA, CALIF: Suzie Greilich reported:
Lee Vining Creek: Panther/Martin lures or worms.
Saddlebag Lake: Troll Needlefish lures.