East Carson River Update

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

by Liz Weirauch

Flows: average 525 cfs this week, just at median flow. Above Hangman's (along hwy 89/4) It's still a little high, and slightly clearing, there was a stocking a week ago, and a few were put in, more will be in for the July 4th Holiday. . Just remember, that’s all snow melt, slow your rig down with some weight. Dry fly action... not j...u...s...t.. yet! Alpine County will most likely throw a batch in this week.. Catch & Release section (downstream at Hangman's Bridge) , Like the water above, it's running still a little high and it's cold. Rafting will start to ebb greatly. If you HAVE to fish there, Go Deep or Go Home.. long , long leaders, heavy split shots and raise that strike indicator to slow the rig down. Watch for pesky snakes with the heat in the lower sections.

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