Roosevelt Lake was red-hot
last Sunday for cutthroat
LAKE ALMANOR, CALIF: No report.
LAKE ALPINE, CALIF: No report.
BISHOP, CALIF. AREA:
South Lake: Road is open to the lake, which is still covered by thin ice. Not recommended to venture out onto the ice. The inlet is fully open. Lots of open water by Boiler Cove and the Springs area.
North Lake: The road is still closed by snow but the lake should be open.
Intake No. 2: Ice free, full and stocked by Calif. F&G for the opener.
Sabrina Lake: No report.
Bishop Creek: Excellent access with the snow line beyond the 9,000′ level. Was stocked by Calif. F&G for the opener.
BLUE LAKES, CALIF. AREA:
Upper Blue Lake: No report.
Lower Blue Lake: No report.
Tamarack Lake: No report.
Upper and Lower Sunset Lakes: No report.
BOCA RESERVOIR, CALIF: No report.
BRIDGEPORT RESERVOIR, CALIF: Rick Giser of Ken’s Sporting Goods Store (760-932-7707) reported the fishermen got blown off Saturday by the wind but they did manage to catch quite a few German browns (2-5 pounds), mostly on Rapala lures.
BURNSIDE LAKE, CALIF: No report.
CAPLES LAKE, CALIF: No report.
West Carson (Calif.): A 3.3 pound rainbow taken on Power Bait.
East Carson (Calif.): Lots of fishermen and lots of success on Opening Day. Doug Busey of Douglas County reported catching a rainbow on his first cast of the season.
West Carson (Nev.): No report.
East Carson (Nev.): No report.
Main Carson (Nev.): No report.
CONVICT LAKE, CALIF: No report.
Convict Creek: No report.
CRATER LAKE, CALIF. (Near Kit Carson Pass): No report.
CROWLEY LAKE, CALIF: No report.
DAVIS LAKE. CALIF: No report.
FEATHER RIVER, CALIF: No report.
FORT CHURCHILL COOLING PONDS, NEV: No report.
FRENCHMAN RESERVOIR, CALIF: No report.
FROG LAKE, CALIF: No report.
HINKSON SLOUGH, NEV. (On the Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area): Rated as slow with very little fishing success.
HOBART RESERVOIR, NEV: No report.
HOOVER WILDERNESS AREA, CALIF: The Leavitt Meadows Pack Station and the Virginia lakes Pack Outfit are still closed for the winter.
INDIAN CREEK RESERVOIR. CALIF: Rainbows being caught with Power Bait from shore.
Summit Lake (above Indian Creek Reservoir): No report.
JUNE LAKE LOOP AREA, CALIF:
Grant Lake: No report.
Gull Lake: No report.
June Lake: No report.
Silver Lake: No report.
Rush Creek: No report.
KINNEY RESERVOIR, CALIF: No report.
LAHONTAN RESERVOIR, NEV: No report.
LUNDY LAKE, CALIF: No report.
MAMMOTH LAKES AREA, CALIF:
George Lake: No report.
Mamie Lake: No report.
Mary Lake: No report.
Twin Lake: No report.
Mammoth Creek: No report.
MARKLEEVILLE CREEK, CALIF: No report.
NORTH POND, NEV. (On the Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area): Rated as slow with very little fishing success.
OWENS RIVER, CALIF:
Upstream: No report.
Downstream: No report.
PYRAMID LAKE, NEV: No report.
RAYMOND LAKE, CALIF: No report.
RED LAKE, CALIF: No report.
Red Lake Creek: No report.
ROOSEVELT-LANE LAKES, CALIF: Ice free and no snow. The small streams that usually flow across the hiking trail are already bone dry. Don and Elaine Quilici of Carson City had outstanding fishing success on Sunday morning at Roosevelt Lake. They were the only fishermen at that lake. There were only two float tubers at adjoining Lane Lake. The action was hot and furious with orange/bronze, No 2 TOR-P-DO or red/white, No 1 TOR-P-DO lures. Between 9:30 a.m. and noon, they caught and released 19 cutthroat trout, up to 18 inches and 2 brook trout (13-14 inches). They were spincasting from shore on the trail side at the north end of the lake.
SACRAMENTO RIVER, CALIF: Kirk Portocarrero of Outdoor Adventures Sport Fishing in Redding, Calif. (800) 670-4448: Redding to Anderson: The rainbow trout fishing is up and down. Slowed down with the full moon. River is at 8,000 C.F.S. Fishing with spinning gear with Flatfish lures and Glo-Bugs. Fly fishing with Nymphs and Pheasant Tails. Working the area from the Posse Grounds to Anderson River Park.
SILVER LAKE, CALIF: No report.
SHASTA LAKE, CALIF: Kirk Portocarrero: Trolling, picking up many King Salmon in the Dry Creek Arm. Fishing is great! Landlocked Kings at 10-18 inches. Lots of small salmon. A few rainbows. Using Shad pattern lures.
STAMPEDE RESERVOIR, CALIF: No report.
LAKE TAHOE, CALIF. – North Shore:
Mickey Daniels of Mickey’s Big Mack Charters (800-877-1462): No report.
Gene St. Denis of Tahoe Trophy Trout at South Lake Tahoe, Calif. (530-544-6552): No report.
LAKE TAHOE, CALIF. – South Shore: Gene St. Denis: No report.
LAKE TAHOE, NEV. — East Shore: Gene St. Denis: No report.
TOPAZ LAKE, CALIF. AND NEV.) Linda Fields of the Topaz Lake Marina (775-266-3550) reported, “The boaters have been doing very well on the south end of the lake, when the wind is not blowing. They are anchored and stillfishing on the bottom with nightcrawlers. Nothing real huge but the fish are all nice-sized. The shore fishermen have also been doing best on the south end. They are using Power Bait or nightcrawlers.
Topaz Canal, Nev: Average size rainbow trout being caught on the far end.
Little Truckee River, Calif: No report.
Truckee River, Calif: No report.
Truckee River, Nev: No report.
TWIN LAKES, CALIF. AREA:
LOWER TWIN LAKE: Steve Marti of the Twin Lake Resort (760-932-7751) sent in this report: Strong winds on Opening Day. Sunday morning was near perfect. Lots of fish were caught, many from shore. The big fish on opening day was a 7-pound, 6-ounce German brown caught with a rainbow-colored, Tail Dancer, Rapala lure. Other big trout were a 6-pound, 14-ounce rainbow on a black/gold Rapala, a 5-pound, 11-ounce rainbow on a Rapala and a 5-pound, 5-ounce rainbow on a Rapala.
UPPER TWIN LAKE: Dick Christianson of Mono Village (760-932-7071) sent in this report: Great catches coming out of Upper Twin. Limits were the rule in spite of the poor weather. The first German brown of the season was a 2-pound, 14-ounce on a silver Kastmaster lure. The biggest trout were a 5-pound, 7-ounce rainbow on red/white Power Bait and a 4-pound, 6-ounce rainbow. Jedi Bennett (4 years old) caught his first-ever fish on peach Power Bait. It was a 3-pound, 7-ounce rainbow.
ROBINSON CREEK: No report.
VIRGINIA LAKES, CALIF. AREA: No report.
WALKER LAKE, NEV: Rated as slow for boats, better for shore fishermen. The shore fisherman in the Sportsman’s Beach and the Sand Point areas were scoring with various colors of Power Bait. Boaters working hard to catch any trout. Best success was by trolling at depths of 15 feet, with silver Kastmaster, rainbow No. 2 TOR-P-DO and black/silver Rapala lures in the Sand Point area.
East Walker (Calif.): Rick Giser of Ken’s Sporting Goods Store (760-932-7707) reported: the fly fishermen did much better than the spincasters. They were using WD-40 flies.
West Walker (Calif.): No report, very few fishermen over the weekend.
East Walker (Nev.): Water was very clear. Fishing was slow. Some average-size rainbows and German browns were being caught with either small, white lures or nightcrawlers.
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 of the Wild Horse Resort (775-758-6472) gave this report: “Beautiful weather, 40 degrees and sunny. The fishing has been very good. Richard Newman of Silver Peak and his partner limited out on 15-inch rainbows, by the Native American boat dock. They were using various colors of Power Bait, floated one foot off the bottom. A boater reported good fishing on the south end of the reservoir with red Roostertail lures. Ron Woodrich of Elko caught a 8-pound Channel Catfish on nightcrawlers. He had two other, large catfish break his line.”
WINNEMUCCA LAKE, CALIF: No report.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF: No report.