June 26, 2003
A 7 rainbow trout while trolling
at Indian Creek Reservoir, Calif.
LAKE ALMANOR, CALIF: No report.
LAKE ALPINE, CALIF: No report.
BISHOP CREEK AREA, CALIF: No report.
BLUE LAKES, CALIF. AREA: Dave Kirby of the Woodfords Station (530-694-2930) said they still hope to have the road open to the Blue Lakes area for the Fourth of July.
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The road is currently open only to Faith Valley (Saturdays and Sundays only).
BOCA RESERVOIR, CALIF: No report.
BOULDER RESERVOIR IN NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTY: No report.
BRIDGEPORT RESERVOIR, CALIF: No report.
BURNSIDE LAKE, CALIF: No report.
CAPLES LAKE, CALIF: Doug Busey of Douglas County reported that last week, Norm Pierini of Paradise, Calif. caught an 18-pound, 2-ounce Mackinaw trout. He was trolling in the deeper part of the lake at a depth of about 25 feet with a Rebel lure.
CARSON RIVERS, CALIF: Dave Kirby said, “The West and the East Carson Rivers are both pretty decent. They are still a little high but the water is really clearing up.
East Carson River: No report.
West Carson River: Lots of fish. Not very many limits but lots of happy fishermen with 2-3 fish.
On Saturday, Kristy Garcia of Carson City caught a 4.5 pound rainbow on a Mepps spinner.
On Saturday, Luke Huff of Gardnerville caught a 3.8 pound rainbow on Salmon eggs.
CARSON RIVERS, NEV: No report.
CATNIP RESERVOIR IN NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTY: Closed.
CONVICT LAKE, CALIF: Rainbows up to 5 pounds being caught on purple or black Woolly Bugger flies, green Power Bait or nightcrawlers.
CRATER LAKE, CALIF. (Near Kit Carson Pass): No report.
CROWLEY LAKE, CALIF: Susie Greilich of Kittredge Sports in Mammoth Lakes (760-934-7566) said to try Needlefish lures, Power Bait or worms.
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 reported fishing continues good.
It has been common to see many fish weighing in at 3-4 pounds with most averaging 1.75-2.5 pounds each.
Best locations continue to include Wildcat Point, working North to Pelican Point, and from the Youth Camp south to Eagles Nest.
Trolling Needlefish, Rapalas and nightcrawlers seem to be most productive.
Most fish are being caught at depths of 30-40 feet.
FEATHER RIVER AT ORVILLE, CALIF: Kirk Portocorrero of Outdoor Adventures Sport Fishing in Redding (800-670-4448) reported: Tough weekend with the water level lowering. Still catching King Salmon on the Spring run. 10-15 pounds is average size salmon. Bright, chrome fish. Using T-50’s and t-55’s.
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.
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 reported that it has been pretty fair. It was good on Saturday for bait fishermen with Power Bait or nightcrawlers. It was slow on Sunday.
Dave Arnold of Carson City caught a 4 pounder on Saturday on an inflated worm.
Dale Dory of Carson City caught a 7.25 pound rainbow on Sunday while trolling a red/white Flatfish lure.
Summit Lake (above Indian Creek Reservoir): No report.
JUNE LAKE LOOP AREA, CALIF: Susie Greilich of Kittredge Sports reported:
Grant Lake: Water level rising. Rapala lures caught fish.
Gull Lake: Power Bait or inflated nightcrawlers.
June Lake: Thomas Buoyant lures. In evenings, use Mosquito or Gnat flies.
Silver Lake: A 4.5-pound rainbow on a worm. Troll with Woolly Bugger flies. Limits on green Power Bait.
Rush Creek: Small spinners or Salmon eggs.
KINNEY RESERVOIR, CALIF: No report.
LOWER KINNEY LAKE (A short hike from the reservoir): No report.
KIRMAN (CARMEN) LAKE: No report.
LAHONTAN RESERVOIR, NEV: No report.
LIBERTY POND IN CHURCHILL COUNTY: No report.
LUNDY LAKE, CALIF: No report.
MAMMOTH LAKES AREA, CALIF: Susie Greilich of Kittredge Sports reported:
George Lake: A lot of pan-sized rainbows. A 3.75-pound rainbow from a float tube with an olive Woolly Bugger fly.
Mary Lake: Orange Power Bait, inflated nightcrawlers, frog or watermelon-colored Thomas Buoyant lures.
Mamie Lake: Try Kastmaster lures or Triple Teasers.
Twin Lakes: Rainbow Power Bait, Thomas Buoyant lures or Copper Johns.
Mammoth Creek: Salmon eggs or 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.
OWENS RIVER, CALIF: Susie Greilich of Kittredge Sports reported:
Upstream from Benton Crossing: A little slow. Try Stimulators.
Downstream: Worms, Sierra Special or streamers.
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: No report.
ROOSEVELT-LANE LAKES, CALIF: No report.
SACRAMENTO RIVER. CALIF: Kirk Portocarrero said, “Flows at 11,500 CFS. Redding to Anderson: Rainbow trout fishing is fair. Great weather bringing on a fantastic bug hatch. Using spinning gear with Glo-Bugs, crickets and Flatfish lures. Fly fishing with indicators, using olive and brown, No. 14 & 15, PT’s.”
King Salmon fishing will open on July 16.
SCOTT’S LAKE: No report.
SILVER LAKE, CALIF: No report.
SHASTA LAKE, CALIF: Kirk Portocorrero reported, “Catching limits of rainbow trout and landlocked King Salmon. Fishing is great and also catching some nice brown trout. Fishing around the Dry Creek area. Using downriggers with Rapalas and Rebels, 60-100 feet deep. “
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: “Its been very, very good for limits of Mackinaw trout, very early in the morning.
Some of the larger Macks are going up to about 10-11 pounds. I’ve been 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 silver, Herring Dodger flasher blades with live minnows or large Apex lures.
Last Saturday afternoon, I had a group of 14 folks from the Internet website ModernSportsman. com on a sightseeing trip on the north end of the lake.”
LAKE TAHOE — North Shore:
Gene St. Denis of Tahoe Trophy Trout at South Lake Tahoe, Calif. (530-544-6552) said, “Mackinaw fishing is even better than it was last week. It is going right off the charts. We are catching 10-26 Macks per trip and they are stuffed with Kokanee salmon and shrimp. The Mackinaw are running from 4 to 17 pounds. The two largest were 17 pounds (36 inches) and 15 pounds (33.5 inches). The other day, we lost one in the 20-25 pound class about 8-10 feet behind the boat. We’ve been trolling 200-280 feet deep with large, silver, Herring Dodger flasher blades and live minnows. My trolling areas are Cal-Neva Point, Agate Bay, Dollar Point and in front of Sunnyside. My clients are limiting out in 1-3 hours, even with catch and release fishing.”
LAKE TAHOE — South Shore: Gene St. Denis said the fishing is still holding up for 2-5 pound Macks, off Ski Run Blvd. and Camp Richardson. Either location is best for jigging with a white Star Jig, tipped with a minnow, or trolling 160-240′ with flashers and a minnow.
LAKE TAHOE — East Shore: Gene St. Denis said toplining along the shoreline is best when the sun first comes up. Trolling between Deadman’s Point and Skunk Harbor in water 6-15 feet deep with 2-3 inch Rapala lures. Watch out for the rocks, just under the surface.
TOPAZ LAKE: Chuck Fields of the Topaz Marina (775-266-3550) reported the lake is all the way up and “maxed” out for high water level.
There have been lots of limits on the far south end and up in the mouth of the West Walker River.
The boaters are anchored and stillfishing with Power Bait or nightcrawlers on the bottom.
They are limiting out in about a half-day with rainbows in the 2-pound class.
The largest this week was 3-pounds, 2-ounces.
The trollers are trolling at a depth of about 15 feet but not as successful as the anchored boats.
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 at Lower Twin Lake reported lots of limits to 2 pounds.
Power Bait, nightcrawlers, eggs and lures in different types are working.
A 6-pound, 15-ounce rainbow on a bubble and fly, a 4.5 pound German brown on a Rapala lure and a 3-pound, 11-ounce rainbow on a Panther/Martin lure.
Upper Twin Lake: Annett’s Mono Village ((760) 932-7468) reported a 6-pound rainbow on a gray Crappie Jig and a 2-pound brown on red/white/blue Power Bait. Lots of limits of pan-sized rainbows from boats and shore with all kinds of Power Bait or nightcrawlers.
VIRGINIA LAKES, CALIF. AREA: No report.
VIRGINIA LAKE IN RENO: No report.
WALKER LAKE, NEV: No report.
East Walker (Calif.): No report.
West Walker (Calif.): No report.
East Walker (Nev.): No report.
West Walker (Nev.): No report.
Little Walker (Calif.): Best fishing is in the Willow Flat area with worms or salmon eggs for small rainbows or brookies.
WASHOE LAKE, NEV: No report.
WEBER RESERVOIR, NEV: No report.
WILDHORSE RESERVOIR NEV: Steve Epling of the Wild Horse Resort (775-758-6472) reported: “The reservoir is holding at about 1,800 surface acres and the fishing is still good.
Perch fishing is red-hot with white jigs tipped with a piece of worm or mealworm.
Channel Cat fishing is best at south end in shallow water or at the Hendricks Creek Arm.
Trout fishing is holding steady.
The fishermen are trolling with worms or rainbow Power Bait or fishing from shore with nighcrawlers.
Bass are hitting well.
We are giving 20 percent discount on our rooms and a free glass of champagne with your meal.”
WILSON COMMON POND IN WASHOE VALLEY: No report.
WINNEMUCCA LAKE, CALIF: No report.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK AREA, CALIF: Susie Greilich of Kittredge Sports reported:
Lee Vining Creek: Try Roostertail lures.
Saddlebag Lake: Still partly frozen. Thawing quickly. Try Needlefish lures or Trout Teasers.
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