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  • Fishing Report for October 8th

    The Trout Spot - Fishing Reports Oct 8, 2016 | 17:34 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.

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  • Fishing Report 9/17/2016

    The Trout Spot - Fishing Reports Sep 17, 2016 | 16:24 pm

    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[…]

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  • Stanislaus River Fishing Report

    The Trout Spot - Fishing Reports Sep 27, 2015 | 18:32 pm

    The fishing has been great on the Stanislaus this week, Guide Mark Cotrell our resident guide fished on Thursday afternoon and picked up a bunch of fish in a few hours in the 12 to 14 inch range.  The fish were rising for dries, but the the nymphs were what they are hitting, size 14 Birds Nests and size 16 Pheasant tails are the ticket.  Orange Stimulator are also working well.

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  • Calaveras & Alpine County Fish Plants for week of 6/7/2015

    The Trout Spot - Fishing Reports Sep 27, 2015 | 18:31 pm

    California Fish & Game planted most of the local waters in the area this week including , White Pines Lake, North Fork and Clarks Fork of the Stanislaus, Angels Creek, Carson East Fork and Union Lake. Fishing is excellent!

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  • Local Area Fishing Report July 11, 2015

    The Trout Spot - Fishing Reports Sep 27, 2015 | 18:31 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.  

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  • The Lower Sac is on fire

    The Trout Spot - Fishing Reports Sep 27, 2015 | 18:30 pm

    Big numbers of trout are being caught on the Lower Sac.  Looking to book a trip contact guide Chris Gearhart at BentRodFlyfishing.com  We highly recommend Chris for a great fishing trip.

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  • Pictures of Browns caught opening day on the Stan

    The Trout Spot - Fishing Reports Sep 20, 2015 | 21:24 pm

    Pictures of Browns caught opening day on the Stan Early season Stanislaus brownies. Opening weekend.  Sent in by Graeme Thompson

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  • White Pines Lake

    The Trout Spot - Fishing Reports Sep 20, 2015 | 21:18 pm

    White Pines lake is fishing pretty well.  I managed to catch a couple of nice trout and saw a few more being landed as well.  If you can keep the Bluegill, Crappie and Bass off of you fly you can pick up some nice Trout.  Nothing wrong with the other fish and they keep you setting the hook.

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  • Lower Mokelumne River Reports

    The Trout Spot - Fishing Reports May 26, 2015 | 17:26 pm

    The lower Mokelumne River is fishing well.  Guide Chris Gearhart of Bent Rod Fly fishing fished the river this week end and said that there were plenty of fish being caught in the 10 inch to 15 inch range.  Nothing larger but tons of fish.  Wooly Buggers are the way to go

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  • North Fork Stanislaus River (Sour Grass) Fishing Report

    The Trout Spot - Fishing Reports May 5, 2015 | 16:20 pm

    Guide Mark Cottrell fished the Sour Grass area of the North Fork of the Stan and pulled out 8 fish in a couple of hours ranging in size from 8 to 12 inches.  He was using A size 14 Yellow Humphy with a size 16 prince nymph as a dropper.

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