Hello fellow anglers.
Welcome to our fourth of July weekend. As of July 1, fire restrictions in the Carson ranger district and as well as the California sierras are in full swing.
There are no campfires allowed outside of a designated campground.
Before having a campfire or using a camp stove you must obtain a permit to do so.
In California you can get a permit in Lake Tahoe at the forestry department on Emerald Bay Road or in Markleeville, Calif., check with the chamber of commerce.
In Nevada you can get your permit at the forestry service in Carson City across from Lowe's on South Carson Street.
Let's play by the rules people. How about we let our firefighters enjoy this holiday with their families? Now let's check out our local fishing area.
LAKE TAHOE: Mackinaw report from Gene St. Denis: Camp Richardson and the Ski Run Shelf have been producing some nice fish. Trolling dodgers and a minnow or bomber long-a lures in 40 to 260 feet of water, keeping it right on the bottom. Gene has averaged 1- to 8-pound fish, but the action has been hot and cold lately.
Also caught last week was a 6-pound brown trout. For more information, call Blue Ribbon Charters at (530) 544-6552.
UPPER TRUCKEE, TAYLOR CREEK, TROUT CREEK: All on the south end of Lake Tahoe opened to fishing July 1. Please try to catch and release these fish as this is the life stream of Tahoe. You can always go to the Carson rivers to catch and clean.
CAPLES LAKE: Fishing has picked up at the higher lakes, Grace Perini Steblay caught a nice 13.6-pound mackinaw trout. It was caught on a pretty little plastic fish lure. Other anglers have also had good luck for brookies, rainbows and large
browns. For more information, call the Caples Lake Resort and Marina at (209) 258-8888.
CARSON RIVERS: The waters are perfect, and the Alpine County Fish Commission is planning to do a great plant this week. Jeff Furry from Folsom caught a nice 3.10-pound rainbow on pink powerbait. Chad recommends to fish near the bank and not in the middle. For more information, call the Carson River Resort at (866) 694-2229.
INDIAN CREEK RESERVOIR: The algea has started along some of the banks, it is still very fishable around the dam area. Report from Don Quilici of an angler catching two 3-pound rainbows. I myself had good success on an olive wooly bugger and a copper johns fly last week.
TOPAZ LAKE: Linda Fields reports Larry and Bruce from Stockton caught their limits of nice rainbows still fishing from a boat on the south end. Anglers that get out early or stay real late have caught some nice fish. Again mainly on the south end. For more information on fishing or boat rentals, call the Topaz Marina at (775) 266-3550.
ALPINE COUNTY FISH PLANTS: Blue Lakes upper and lower, Caples Lake, Mosquito Lake upper and lower Alpine lake. These are scheduled plants. problems due to road weather or water may postpone any of these plants.
Please be safe on this holiday. Leave the drinking for the campground and the fire works home. If you have any questions in our fishing world call the Naw Line at 267-9722. Get a photo of your catch drop it off at The Record-Courier. Good fishin' and tight lines.