Fishing report for week of 10/06
ALPINE LAKE: No report.
BLUE LAKES (UPPER AND LOWER):
Upper Blue Lake: Reported limits of nice rainbows on either rainbow or Chartreuse Power Bait or inflated nightcrawlers. Not many fishermen, but those who did fish did very well.
Lower Blue Lake: No report.
BOCA RESERVOIR: Jigging by the dam with 2.5-3 inch Buzz Bombs at a depth of 60-70 was working. Some German browns in the 5-10 pound class were being caught. This is the last report of the season for Boca.
BRIDGEPORT RESERVOIR: No report.
CAPLES LAKE: No report.
CARSON-ICEBERG WILDERNESS AREA: No report.
CARSON RIVERS (EAST AND WEST) IN CALIF: Both reported to be slow with not much happening.
CONVICT LAKE AND CONVICT CREEK:
Convict Lake: No report.
Convict Creek: No report.
CRATER LAKE: No report.
CROWLEY LAKE: No report.
DAVIS LAKE: No report.
DESOLATION WILDERNESS AREA: No report.
EAGLE LAKE: Boat fishing was reported as “terrific.” Lots of fish were caught by trollers who were fishing 10 feet deep with a variety of lures. Bait fishermen were catching average size rainbows with nightcrawlers near the north end of the lake.
EMIGRANT LAKE: No report.
FRENCHMAN RESERVOIR: Anglers trolling green X-4 or F-1 Flatfish lures at Turkey Point were limiting out. The rainbows were 1-3 pounds. Rainbow Power Bait was working at Lunker Point for rainbows.
FROG LAKE: No report.
GREEN CREEK-DYNAMO POND: No report.
HEENAN LAKE: No report.
HOBART RESERVOIR: Closed.
HOOVER WILDERNESS AREA: No report.
INDIAN CREEK RESERVOIR: Continues to improve each week as the water clears up. Reports of small rainbows for the shore fishermen. Boaters and float tubers were catching larger trout in the deeper water of the reservoir.
JUNE LAKE LOOP (GRANT-GULL-JUNE-SILVER LAKES-RUSH CREEK):
Grant Lake: No report.
Gull Lake: No report.
June Lake: No report.
Silver Lake: No report.
Rush Creek: No report.
KINNEY RESERVOIR: No report.
KIRMAN (CARMEN) LAKE: No report.
KNOTT CREEK RESERVOIR (NORTHERN HUMBOLDT COUNTY): Was rated excellent for fly fishing fpr rainbow trout, up to 6 pounds. Using various colored midge flies. Gary Andreas, Lorrie Labate and Bob Lewis of Carson City caught and released more than 60 rainbows in two days.
LOBDELL LAKE: No report.
LUNDY LAKE: No report.
MAMMOTH LAKES AREA:
MARKLEEVILLE CREEK: No report.
MOKELUMNE WILDERNESS AREA: No report.
NORTH POND: No report.
Benton Crossing (Up):
Benton Crossing (Down):
PLEASANT VALLEY CREEK: No report.
POORE-SECRET-ROOSEVELT-LANE LAKES: No report.
PYRAMID LAKE: No report.
RAYMOND LAKE: No report.
RED LAKE: No report.
SACRAMENTO RIVER: The Balls Ferry to Ben Bridge area was reported to be loaded with big king salmon. The Corning area also had lots of salmon. Most guides were reporting 30 pounders as quite common. Lots of salmon in the 18-25 pound range. Roe anglers were doing the best.
SCOTT LAKE: No report.
SILVER LAKE: No report.
SILVER CREEK: No report.
SOUTH-NORTH-INTAKE 2-BISHOP CREEK (WEST OF BISHOP):
South Lake: Fishing was rated as fair. Thomas Buoyant lures were working best.
North Lake: Biggest trout of the entire area was a 7-pound, 27 inch rainbow taken with Sierra Gold.
Intake No. 2: Best baits were worms or salmon eggs. Great Autumn colors.
Sabrina Lake: No report.
Bishop Creek: Lots of fish were caught with worms or salmon eggs.
STAMPEDE RESERVOIR: Easy limits of Kokanee salmon up to 16 inches. Best area was from the boat ramp to the mouth of the Little Truckee River. Trolling deep and using blue/purple No. 1 Needlefish or red/white Dick Nite lures. Mature Kokanee (15-16 inches) are in their full spawning colors. This is the last report for the season for Stampede.
LAKE TAHOE – North Shore: Limits of average sized Mackinaw trout, up to 6 pounds. Fishing in 250-450 feet of water, very early in the morning, in front of Kings Beach. Trolling with Herring Dodger flasher blades with pearl-colored Apex lures, live minnows or three-inch, blue-colored, rubber minnows.
TAMARACK-SUNSET LAKES: No report.
TOPAZ LAKE: Closed.
UPPER TWIN LAKE-LOWER TWIN LAKE-ROBINSON CREEK: At Lower Twin Lake, shore fishermen and float tubers continued to do well for rainbows. the largest trout of the week were a 4-pound, 14-ounce rainbow and a 3-pound, 13-ounce rainbow. The lake was stocked last week with both Calif. F&G and Alpers rainbow trout. Another Alpers plant is scheduled for this week.
VIRGINIA LAKES AND VIRGINIA CREEK:
Virginia Lakes: No report.
Virginia Creek: No report.
WALKER LAKE: Bob Tompkins of the Gun and Tackle Store in Hawthorne reported, “Lots of big fish. Boat fishing has really kicked in and trollers are limiting out.”
The best area was from the Cliffs north to Sand Point. Boaters were trolling with silver Flatfish lures at a depth of 25-45 feet, depending on the area. Easy limits of cutthroat trout, running 4.5-6 pounds.
Shore fishing was still rated as slow.
WALKER RIVERS (EAST-WEST-LITTLE):
East Walker River: No report.
West Walker River: No report.
Little Walker River: No report.
WILDHORSE RESERVOIR: Dennis Dunn of the Wild Horse Resort reported, “The weather has been beautiful. Last weekend was the opener of deer hunting, we were jammed packed with hunters and were turning people away.”
Fishing was excellent for mostly rainbows with some German browns. The rainbows were in the 15-18 inch class with the largest running 20-21 inches. Best action was with nightcrawlers. The fish were scattered all over the reservoir. The best time of the year for the large rainbows will be from now until the reservoir ices over late next month.
WINNEMUCCA LAKE: No report.
WOODS LAKE: No report.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK: No report.