The smoke has been gone now for two weeks and
the fishing on the Highway 4 corridor is
excellent. Trout plants for this week are the East
and West Fork of the Carson River.
Lake Alpine was planted this past week by Alpine
County. Make sure to obtain a fire permit and call
the Forestry Dept. at 209-795-1381 for up to date
fire restrictions as we are still in a dangerous
fire time. Make sure to check the weather before
heading to the high country, as it can change
quickly at this time of year. Deer season for D-6
opened this past weekend and D-5 opens this
upcoming weekend, September 28. Good luck to all
Lake Alpine: If you are launching a boat at Lake
Alpine, make sure the ramp has enough water as
there is a sharp drop-off at the end. Trollers
should try using Glitter Bugs, Wedding Rings,
Needlefish, Thomas Speedy Shiner, and Triple
Teazers behind your favorite flasher or dodger and
tipped with a night-crawler. Bait casters should
try using Berkley Garlic Power Bait, Mice Tails,
Gulp Eggs, Garlic Power Eggs, Gulp Garlic Power
Bait, Power Bait, Salmon Peach, and night-crawlers
on a sliding sinker rig with a 30" leader. Fly
fishermen should try using sparrow nymphs, woolly
buggers, bead head nymphs, adams, BWO, parachute
adams, female adams, mosquitos, royal wulff, and
caddis flies. Lure fishermen should try Panther
Martin spinners, Kastmasters, Rooster Tails,
Mepps, and Thomas Bouyants.
Spicer: The ramp at Spicer is now about 30
feet out of the water so be careful while
launching. Trollers should try Glitter Bugs,
Wedding Rings, Apex, Needlefish, and Triple
Teazers, behind a flasher or dodger tipped with a
night-crawler, or a Berkley Trout Worm. Bait
fishermen should try Berkley Garlic Power Bait,
Garlic Power Eggs, Gulp Eggs, Mice Tails, Salmon
Paech, Power Bait, and night-crawlers using a
sliding sinker rig with a 30" leader. Lure
casters should try using Panther Martin spinners,
Rooster Tails, Mepps, Vibrax Bullet Fly, and
Thomas Bouyants. Fly fishermen should try using
sparrow nymphs, woolly buggers, ants, gnats, midge
flies, bead head nymphs, mosquitos, caddis,
hoppers, BWO, and PMD flies.
White Pines Lake: Has not been planted for a while
and the water level is low, and it has been
warm so fishing is tough. You can still fish off
the dam. There is still a lot of bluegill in the
lake which is fun for kids. Come by and I will
show you how to catch these amazing fighting small
The North Fork of the Stanislaus: The fishing is
still great especially for the fly fishermen.
There has been little pressure on the river due to
the smoke conditions these past few weeks.
Fly fishermen should try woolly buggers, nymphs,
bead head nymphs, October caddis, adams,
parachute adams, female adams, blue dun, BWO, PMD,
caddis, ants, and hoppers. Lure fishermen should
try throwing Rapala's, Panther Martin spinners,
Rooster Tails, Vibrax Bullet Fly, and Mepps. Bait
casters should try Garlic Power Eggs, Gulp Eggs,
crickets, and night crawlers on a split-shot rig
with a 16" leader.
Beaver Creek: Low water conditions make it tough
to fish for bait fishermen but fly fishermen and
lure fishermen can still catch fish. The best
place to fish Beaver is in Big Trees State Park.
Union Res: Union has not had any recent trout
plants but can still be great fishing. Bait
fishermen should try using Berkley Garlic Power
Bait, Salmon Peach, Garlic Power Eggs, Gulp Garlic
Power Bait, Mice Tails, night-crawlers, and
crickets. Lure fishermen should try Panther Martin
spinners, Mepps, Vibrax Bullet Fly, and Rooster
Tails. Fly fishermen should try ants, mosquitos,
bead head nymphs, caddis, hoppers, mcginty bees,
crickets, adams, royal wulff, and midge flies.
We are looking forward to a great season and appreciate your patronage. We will
see you soon.
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