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  • Fishing Report for Week of 6/19/2017

    The Trout Spot - Fishing Reports Jul 26, 2017 | 10:06 am

    Flows still remain high on the North Fork of the Stanislaus river, but with all of the heat this week melting the snow up top, flows should start to come down soon.  Lake alpine is now completely thawed out and fish are being caught using Wooly Buggers and other streamers.  Access to the East end of the lake is still closed.  Beaver Creek has been producing some fish in the Big Trees State Park and there are still some fish being caught out of White Pines lake over the weekend.  Prince nymphs have been working well.  While with all the water, we are getting a late start, as flows continue to improve, it should be great for fishing this summer and fall.  Make sure to check with the Forestry service for road closures as there are still many that remained closed.

  • Fishing Report week of 6/26/2017

    The Trout Spot - Fishing Reports Jul 26, 2017 | 10:00 am

    Flows on the North Fork of the Stanislaus are still running high from all the snow melt due to the heat wave last week, they had been dropping but have spiked back up.  The North Fork is scheduled to be planted this week.  If you can find some pockets of slower water, you may be able to entice a nice hungry trout.  When the flows drop, it should make some great fishing for the later part of the summer and the fall.Some great news is that the road to Spicer Reservoir will be open on 6/28 at noon.  This will open some fishing areas that have not been available and should help relieve the pressure on the other lakes.  It also looks like the pass may be opening soon.Lake Alpine has been producing some good numbers in the last week and is also scheduled to be planted this week.  Olive Wooly Buggers are doing the trick.  Don't forget that the kids fishing derby is coming up on Saturday July 15th, they are scheduled to plant 1800 pounds for the derby, with half of them being in the trophy size.  This is a great way to get the kids out and[…]

  • Fishing Report for 7/5/2017

    The Trout Spot - Fishing Reports Jul 26, 2017 | 10:00 am

    What a difference a week makes.  Not only is Ebbetts pass open, but the road to Spicer Reservoir is now open as well.  The flows are falling on the North Fork of the Stanislaus and many of the areas that have not been fishable are now beginning to turn on.  Good hatches of PMD’s and Caddis are happening as the flows recede and the water temperature rises.Good numbers of quality fish are being caught at Spicer Reservoir, fish are down around 20 feet, but are looking up for bug hatches. Sinking line and stripping streamers is the way to go and rubber legs with a small trailer fly are also producing.Lake Alpine is also producing some nice fish in good numbers, both at the dam and on the east end of the lake as well.  Streamers in Black or Olive are doing the trick.   Many of your usual spots may have changed a bit do to all the water this spring, so you may need to scout out some new spots to fish, but that is half of the fun and a big reason to go out and fish.  This is what we have been waiting for all spring, while things are[…]

  • The Lower Sac is on Fire

    The Trout Spot - Fishing Reports May 23, 2017 | 09:25 am

    The Lower Sac is on Fire If your looking for a great day of fishing, Contact Guide Chris Gearhart from Bent Rod Fly Fishing Adventures for a great day of guided fishing on the lower Sac.  The bit has been fantastic, with great numbers and large fish.  Give Chris a call at 650-400-3738 for more information or check them out on the Web at bentrodflyfishing.com

  • North Fork of the Stanislaus fishing Report 5/22/2017

    The Trout Spot - Fishing Reports May 22, 2017 | 10:53 am

    Flows remain high on the North Fork of the Stanislaus, but a few fish are being caught with nymphs down deep.  Beaver Creek flows are starting to improve with a few fish now being caught, Red copper johns are the go to fly right now.  White Pines Lake is still producing good fish, Wiggle tails and Olive nymphs are the go to flies.  Fish plants are scheduled for this week for Angels Creek, Beaver Creek, White Pines lake and all forks of the Stanislaus.  The weather is warming up and the water is cold, but fishing is improving, so got out there and wet a fly.

  • Fishing Report for Week of 5/15/2017

    The Trout Spot - Fishing Reports May 15, 2017 | 10:51 am

    There are still plenty of fish to be caught on White Pines Lake.  Wiggle Tail Nymphs and Buggers are working well.  The flows remain high on the North Fork of The Stanislaus as well as Beaver Creek.  Both have been planted twice this year, and the bait guys are pulling some fish out of Sour grass.  Tough fishing for us Fly Guys, but heavy nymphs and large streamers should work if you can get them down to the fish.  Make sure to check with the forest service before you head out as many roads are closed due to all of the rain this winter.  Remember all of that water is good for the river and the fish in the long run...

  • Fishing Report 4/30/2017

    The Trout Spot - Fishing Reports Apr 30, 2017 | 16:52 pm

    White Pines lake was planted this week and there are plenty of fish to be had on the fly.  Go to patterns are Black & Olive buggers and Sparrow nymphs.  Trailing a small olive nymph behind your lead fly is working as well.  most of the streams are running high do to all of the snow pack this year.  Keep checking back for more reports...

  • Fishing Report for October 8th

    The Trout Spot - Fishing Reports Oct 8, 2016 | 12:34 pm

    As the season winds down, fishing is still good in Calaveras & Alpine counties.  Heenan Lake is still fishing great as well as Lake Alpine.  The fish are trying to fatten up before winter.  Prince Nymphs, Copper Johns and Buggers are working on either lake.  Make sure to bring plenty of warm clothing as it is cold in the mornings.Still good numbers of fish being caught on the Stanislaus River on dries and dry droppers.  Wait for it to warm up in the afternoons and the bite is on!The East Fork of the Carson has been planted pretty heavily in the last couple of weeks, plenty of fish still to be caught, stripping streamers and on hopper patterns.

  • Fishing Report 9/17/2016

    The Trout Spot - Fishing Reports Sep 17, 2016 | 11:24 am

    Fishing Report 9/17/2016 Now that the summer crowds are gone, it's time to get up to Calaveras & Alpine counties to go fishing.  It's just getting good!!!!Cooler evenings have really got the fish biting up here.The North Fork of the Stanislaus is picking up with some larger fish being caught.  Check out the pictures below of a nice Rainbow & Brown caught in the last week by one of our local Guides Trevor Stewart.  It’s not too late to book a trip with Neil or Trevor with Western Hatch Guide service.  They can be reached by calling 760-709-2971 or by emailing .   Fishing in Heenan lake has been pretty consistent, with fish being caught on buggers and midge patterns using intermediate and sinking lines.  Heenan is open Fridays through Sundays until the end of OctoberThe East Fork of the Carson is still producing good numbers and some large fish.Now is also the time to hit Lake Alpine as the fish are moving into the shallows and fattening up for the coming winter.There are also some nice fish being caught at Indian Creek Reservoir, near Markleeville.   Make it a couple of days trip and you can fish Indian Springs, East Fork of the Carson and[…]

  • Local Area Fishing Report July 11, 2015

    The Trout Spot - Fishing Reports Sep 27, 2015 | 13:31 pm

    Guide  Mark Cottrell has been fishing up the Hwy 108 and Hwy 4 corridors and reports that Kennedy Meadows is fishing good with PT's 14 and 16 and Hare ear's 14 and 16.  Boards Crossing is fishing good with the same fly's and some Golden Stone coming off as well as Grasshoppers.  The West Fork of the Carson was planted this week by DFG.Guide Chris Gearhart has been fishing the Mokelumne River below Comanche Reserivoir and is reporting flows of 250 with lots of fish being caught in the 10 to 15 inch range using Wooly Buggers.