Fishing Reports

EAST WALKER RIVER       August 12, 2018

The flows on the East are at about 158 right now, the river is still in good shape and the fish are still happy and healthy. We’ve been getting some cooler night time temperatures so this is helping the water temps and keeping th efish in good shape. It’s still mostly a morning thing down there and we’ve been suggesting that anglers focus on the mornings from about 7am to 11am or so for the best fishing as well as the best time for releasing healthy fish. There has been some good streamer action lately , mostly with crawdad patterns like a dead drift crayfish, also, in addition to the standard nymphing under an indicator we’ve still been getting some good reports on dry/dropper rigs. Droppers have been working best about 2 feet below your dry. 

Recommended Flies:

Buckskin caddis, Fox’s poopah, LaFontaine’s deep sparkle pupa, 3 wire caddis, rainbow warrior, san juan worm, flashback emerger,  WD-40, disco midge, top secret midge, radiation baetis, dead drift crayfish, para hopper, chubby chernobyl, daves hopper, dead drift crayfish, dark lord, silver streak, stimulator, madam X. 

WE ARE NOW ONLINE WITH OUR NEVADA LICENSE TERMINAL!!! However, there does seem to be some glitches with their new computer system so sometimes it’s difficult to get licenses out in a timely manner, because of this I would still advise getting your Nevada licenses online ahead of time to get you on the water sooner! 

SCEIRINE RANCH                   August 12, 2018

The Sceirine is fishing excellent as well right now, lots of nice fish up to around 24 or 25 inches are being caught down there. Like the California side, it’s best to book just a half day in the AM for the best action as well as the safest time for the fish. Drifting a dead drift crayfish has been very good down there as well as nymphing with san juan worms, dark lords, soft hackles, copper johns, etc. Fishing a hopper/dropper rig has also been getting some good action as well. 

HUNEWILL POND                    August 12, 2018

We didn’t have any clients on the pond this week but considering the weather lately, with the cooler mornings, things should be pretty good out there still. There is plenty of availability for the coming week(s) so if you want to get some good float tubing in just give us a call!

BRIDGEPORT RESERVOIR                    August 12, 2018

Bridgeport has been a little bit hit and miss lately with some very good reports coming in as well as some slow reports. There are still good numbers of very nice fish in the 2 to 6 pound range being caught both in the Buckeye Bay channels as well as off of Rainbow Point. There’s also been a little trolling going on from Rainbow Point on over to Paradise Shores. We’ve also been getting some good reports of some nice perch being caught, some of them tipping the scales at nearly 3 pounds. For trolling go with night crawlers, needlefish, thomas bouyants and Rapalas, bait anglers are using pinched crawlers, inflated crawlers, powerbait and mice tails. 

KIRMAN LAKE                                August 12, 2018

Unfortunately we didn’t get any more news from Kirman this week, if we talk to any anglers who’ve been up there we’ll pass along the info.

TWIN LAKES                         August 12, 2018

The Twins are still producing some nice fish lately, mice tails seem to be the best bait going up there and the fly anglers fishing sinking lines with wooly buggers and matukas are also doing well. The trolling has been a little tough but there are some good fish being caught with small Rapalas, needlefish and thomas bouyants. The trolling seems to be the best fairly close to the shoreline as opposed to out in the middle. Shore fishing is best near the inlets on both lakes.  

WEST WALKER RIVER                               August 12, 2018

The West is fishing well for both fly and spin anglers right now, the water is low and clear so try to be sneaky when approaching the water so you don’t spook the fish. Bait anglers are using eggs and crawlers, lure anglers are going with rooster tails and panther martins. Fly anglers are doing the best with dry/dropper rigs including hoppers, beetles, ants, humpy’s, stimulators, soft hackles, prince nymphs and copper johns. 

VIRGINIA LAKES                           August 12, 2018

The Virginias are kicking out good numbers of fish these days, especially for anglers getting out in kayaks or tubes to get away from the shore a little. Fly anglers are stripping matukas, wooly buggers and leech patterns as well as picking up a few fish on top with beetles and ants. Bait anglers are doing the best with pinched crawlers and mice tails. Lure anglers are doing the best early and late in the day with Thomas Bouyants and panther martins. 

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