Pyramid Lake cutthroat trout fishing
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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 weather continues to be great and the fall colors are peaking at the Lodge.
Intake No. 2: Still doing very good with Power Bait or worms.
North Lake: Continues to do well with white Trout Teasers or olive Matuka flies.
Sabrina Lake: had a lot of stringers coming out. Trolling very good with Rapala or Needlefish lures.
South Lake: The top fish of the week were a 7-pound, 3-ounce Alpers with a nightcrawler, fishing pretty deep, and a 3-pound, 8-ounce rainbow with a nightcrawler.
Bishop Creek: A lot of good reports in the Table Mt. area and around the beaver pond. Some good reports using Panther/Martin or small Kastmaster lures.
Weir Pond: No report.
Backcountry: No report.
BLUE LAKES, CALIF. AREA: Dave Kirby of the Woodfords Station (530-694-2930) said the road work in now complete for the year.
Upper Blue Lake: Limits from shore, but nothing big.
Lower Blue Lake: Pretty well drained down for some work on the dam. Lots of fish in a little bit of water.
Meadow Lake: Same conditions as at Lower Blue Lake.
BLUE LAKES, NEV: No report.
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: Dave Kirby said a boat fisherman reported that the Mackinaw trout are under the rainbow trout on his fish finder. He caught limits of small rainbows on Flatfish or Rapala lures.
CARSON RIVERS, CALIF: Dave Kirby said that both rivers are spotty because of the low water. A few fish being caught.
CARSON RIVERS, NEV: No report.
CATNIP RESERVOIR IN NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTY: Closed.
CONVICT LAKE, CALIF: No report.
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: Dollard’s Sierra Market in Portola (530) 832-5251 reported fishing is rated as good for bank anglers and excellent for those fishing from boats.
Trolling in the main body of the lake in 9-14 feet of water with a Needlefish lure or a cinnamon Woolly Bugger fly has produced the best results with some angler catching over 30 fish per day.
Bank fishermen have found limited success using nightcrawlers or Power Bait.
Fly fishing has been good for those fishing the west-northwest end of the lake.
The best success has been with a cinnamon or burnt orange Jay Fair Wiggly-Tail Nymph on a floating line and a slow retrieval.
DONNER LAKE, CALIF: No report.
EAGLE LAKE, CALIF: Dave Meserve of the Eagle Lake Marina said: “Early fall fishing and weather is good.
Fish are averaging 2-4 pounds with reports of fish exceeding 5 pounds, common.
Fish being caught near Eagles Nest, out from the Marina jetty, near Merrill Campground, the youth camp and the tules near Spaulding.
Early morning hours are working best.
Trollers report best results using trolling flies, nightcrawlers or Rainbow Runners.
Shore fishing continues excellent from the jetty. Use jigs, nightcrawlers, or Power Bait under bobbers.”
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 good.
Bank fishing has been especially productive with standard bait of nightcrawlers or Power Bait.
Trollers using worms and flashers between the dam and the narrows.
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.
Dave Kirby said that he has had no reports but the fishing should improve with the cooling weather.
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: No report.
Summit Lake (above Indian Creek Reservoir): Dave Kirby said that there was a report of a limit of small rainbows.
JUNE LAKE LOOP AREA, CALIF: No report.
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: No report.
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: No report.
PARADISE PONDS ON NORTH EDGE OF RENO/SPARKS: No report.
PYRAMID LAKE, NEV: Is reportedly “red hot” fishing right now for many different anglers.
Stefan at Smith’s Food and Drug Center in Carson City reported catching and releasing over 26 cutthroat, while spincasting from shore with lures.
Dave Kirby of Woodfords, Calif. said that his fishing party of three anglers, trolling in a boat, caught and released a total of 27 cutthroat trout (2-4.5 pounds) on the opening day. They were trolling at a depth of 70 feet in Anderson Bay.
Chuck Haltom of Carson City checked in and said that he caught and released 37 cutthroat on Opening Day and another 33 on the following day. They averaged 21 inches in length and he was jigging from a float tube.
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 of Outdoor Adventures Sport Fishing in Redding (800-670-4448) sent in this report:
Anderson: Water flow is 7,000 C.F.S.
Producing limits most days, other days 4-6 fish a day.
Size of salmon 25-30 pounds.
A 45 pound king was caught over the weekend.
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: No report.
SHASTA LAKE, CALIF: Kirk Portocarrero said the fishing is fair. Catching a few rainbow trout. Some days better than others. Trolling with downriggers, using Rapala or Rebel lures, 60-100 feet deep. Watch fishing to slow, here, as colder weather is on the way.
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: “It’s been up and down. One day is good. The next day isn’t. It’s just the month of October. Yesterday (Monday) was the pits. Today (Tuesday), we did very good, with three limits of Macks that were all in the 5-6 pound class.
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) has been 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 fishing is still good. The weather is cooling and the crowds are gone.
Different Power Baits, lures, even nightcrawlers with mini marshmallows are working.
Limits or close to them are the norm for those who are here.
A 5-pound rainbow on a Kastmaster lure.
Upper Twin Lake: Annett’s Mono Village (760) 9332-7071 sent in this report:
The browns are running.
A 5-pound, 3-ounce brown on a gold Kastmaster lure. Also a 5-pound, 2-ounce brown.
Most coming in on lures, but orange Power Bait or chartreuse salmon eggs are working from shore.
Robinson Creek: No report.
VIRGINIA LAKES, CALIF. AREA: No report.
VIRGINIA LAKE IN RENO: No report.
WALKER LAKE, NEV: No report.
East Walker (Calif.): 1No report.
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 is too darn hot for deer hunting, right now.
Heck, even the professional guides are having trouble seeing deer and hunting is really slow.
Fishing continues to be good for just about everything. Bass is hot, Perch is good, Trout is good and Catfish is slow.
We had a married gal and her mom check in yesterday with two limits of rainbows, plus a 12.8 pound Channel Catfish.
WILSON COMMON POND IN WASHOE VALLEY: No report.
WINNEMUCCA LAKE, CALIF: No report.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK AREA, CALIF:
Lee Vining Creek: No report.
Saddlebag Lake: No report.