West Carson River Fishing Report

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

by Liz Weirauch

The Carson Rivers are at this time of year, considered 'irrigation canals. One week for watering for the CA side, the next week for the NV side.. with these lower flows, it certainly looks like the CA side. This was stocked pretty well last week. Walk away from your vehicle to get into some of the left-overs that haven't been taken out. Maybe even a wild or two on an ant pattern.. those little wilds are FAST! A note, if you pick up a wild trout, please let it go, If using bait, just cut the line, no longer are viable trout being stocked. Dries: Elk Hair Caddis, Stimulator , Stone, adams in a 16, Pale Morning Dun mayfly size 14. Nymphs: Hare's ear, PT, Prince nymph (always a go-to!), zebra midges, WD-40.
Flows average: 24 cfs, running about 20 cfs below normal, and should receive a bump in flows from storage above soon..