Stanislaus River

Fishing Report week of 6/26/2017

June 28, 2017 0 Comments

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 catch some fish.  For more information, you can call 530-694-2475.

White Pines lake is still producing some fish due to recent planting.  Wooly buggers and Prince Nymphs have been working well.

There are still fish to be caught in some of the smaller creeks in the area , nothing large but if you like to catch wild fish....

The lower Mokelumne River was scouted out by Guide Chris Gearhart from Bent Rod Fly Fishing Adventures on Sunday.  He reported that most of the weed beds had been thinned out from all the high flows and the river is looking great. They didn't fish a bunch, but they did manage to hook up with a few fish.  Flows are still a bit high, but should be coming down and this river can produce some great fishing in the summer.  If you’re looking to do a guided trip, contact Chris at 650-400-3738.

Make sure to check with the Forest Service for road closures as many remain closed.