East Carson River Fish Report

Carson River - East Fork (CA) - Markleeville, CA (Alpine County)

by Liz Weirauch

Flows: average 129 cfs this week, just a little below median flow. above Hangman's (along hwy 89/4) Buggers in olive or black, Caddis are hatching, PMD's and BWO's of course the hoppers are all over the place and also the ants. I'd certainly skate a stimulator in yellow or orange. Para-madam X in yellow or chartreuse. Nymphing: micro mayfly, EC caddis, PT, hare's ear, little yellow stone, caddis pupa, san Juan's. Catch & Release section (downstream at Hangman's Bridge) , Like the water above, it's good flows. The reports that we've gotten is that it's slow.. it's not that the fish aren't biting, it's just that there aren't a hell of a lot of fish there! Start watching for the snakes trying to cool off in the water Same bug patterns as above.