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Don Q's Nevada and Northern California and Sierra fishing report for July 3-10

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, Northern California, Lake Tahoe and the Sierra. This report is for the week of July 3-10. Be sure to pack sunscreen and plenty of cold beverages.

ALMANOR LAKE, CALIF:
Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association (530-365-7500) (www.shastacascade.com) reports:

Great fishing on Lake Almanor at the moment, especially in the early morning before the bite drops off.
Fishermen have reported catching plenty of Browns, Bow, and Kings throughout the lake but especially in the Big Springs area.
Chartreuse and silver SMDs have had a lot of hook-ups. 
Courtesy of Almanor Fishing Adventures

ANGEL LAKE, ELKO COUNTY, NEV:
The Nevada Department of Wildlife (www.ndow.org) reports:
Fishing is picking up as the snowmelt subsides, though most fish are still being caught fairly deep in the water.
A few fish are being taken with small dry flies, but most anglers report having to switch to nymphs to catch them.
PT’s, blue copper Johns, olive hares ears, and olive soft hackles all should be productive.
The usual small spinners, worms and Power Bait are also very effective here for bait and spin anglers.
Start fishing off of the bottom and move up in the water column if you don’t get any hits.

BISHOP CREEK AREA, CALIF:
Rick and Patti Apted - Lake Sabrina Boat Landing (760-873-7425) (www.lakesabrinaboatlanding.com) reports:
Lake Sabrina:
Don’t forget to pick up your license before hitting the Lake.
Watch out for the Deer – they are on the move!
Well, we didn’t get the 5-feet of snow in the backcountry we hoped for – but we did get some much cooler temperatures last Monday – down to 46° with the wind chill – sure felt good – but then we were back up in to the mid to high 80s for the weekend with a couple of thunder boomers thrown in for good measure. All in all – it was a great week at the Lake which rose by about 5 inches – we’ll take what we can get – but that snow pack is looking pretty darn sparse.
The bear is on the prowl for some good grub! Hit us up again – his menu now is ice cuz that’s all we’re storing in the freezer. He’s still roaming the campgrounds and the resorts from here to Bishop Creek Lodge - So if you’re camping in the area – practice the safe bear rules!
Dorsey Hogue-Johnston caught the eagle at the back of the Lake looking for dinner – boy, did she get some nice pictures.
Catching this week is still a bit spotty – find the spot and you can do great.
Fishing the DingleBerry Inlet (back right-hand side) with Nightcrawlers, Salmon Eggs, Garlic Power Bait (color doesn’t matter) or jigs. Trolling lead core at 3-5 colors or just dragging a NightCrawler in the channels.
If your fishing from shore, take a bit of a walk and find deeper water then use either Nightcrawler or Power Bait.
DFG put in another load on Wednesday.
Had a couple of nice fish caught this week – Wayne Martin of San Bernardino landed a 4-pound beaut on a gold spoon, while 4 year old Ethan Roland Hernandez of Glendora showed the adults how it’s done bring in a 4-1/4 pounder on a Mini Jig – all by hisself!
Don’t forget the Bishop Volunteer Fire Department 4th of July Fireworks extravaganza at the Bishop Airport – support one of the many groups selling fireworks in Bishop and for $10 per carload, you can BBQ, then shoot off your own fireworks while watching everyone else shoot off their fireworks, then sit back and watch the show – it’s an AWESOME block party!
Attended Bishop Creek Lodge’s 4th Annual Luau on Saturday, June 29th – what an awesome job they did as usual – Thanks to Gary & Susie, Tina & Derick, Sammy and all the rest of the BCL crew and also Jim for bringing all the fruit – they do know how to throw a party! A GREAT time was had by all. Sure hope we see you all there next year for the 5th Annual Luau.
Massive amounts of steel were on the agenda for the Bridge this week – good thing the workers were up in the ‘cool’ temps of the mountains!
We have a chance of more thunder boomers in the forecast (so don’t forget the fly for the tent and rain gear for yourselves) with cooler temperatures toward the 4th of July weekend.
We’ll have highs in the low 80’s and those temps are forecast to drop by 10 degrees to the low 70s by Sunday. Lows this week are in the mid-50s.
You can check NOAA’s website at www.weather.gov and enter ASPENDELL, CA and it will give you a fairly good hint at the weather up at the Lake or check in with Howard at www.MammothWeather.com.
Also, check out NOAA’s Facebook page - US National Weather Service Las Vegas Nevada – the Lake was pictured in one of their posting!
Wanted to say “Thanks” to Len and Ginny for planting the flowers that so artfully decorate the deck – sure looks pretty!
Speaking of flowers, we’ve got some striking purple iris along with pink wild roses and some reddish-orange firecrackers – there’s also a lot of yellow flower and white flowers that I have no idea of their names and we can’t forget the purple penstemons (which I did forget to take a picture of).
We are now open Sunday thru Saturday from 7:00am to 7:00pm – we serve Breakfast from 7:00am to 11:00am and Lunch from 11:00am to 4:00pm – Homemade Pie and Vanilla Ice Cream from 7:00am to 6:45pm.
Thought we only had the normal size skeeters now, but every once in a while an enormous skeeter is seen lurking – so don’t forget the juice – Remember when using the bug juice and SANITIZER you need to really wash your hands before fishing - then rub some Salmon Egg juice, worm dirt or Anglers Bros Trout attractant to take that smell off.
Also, remember your polarized dark glasses and sunscreen.
And, of course, we'll have HOMEMADE pie & ice cream, sodas, beer, wine, coffee, tea and hot cocoa!


BOCA RESERVOIR, CALIF:
Mountain Hardware and Sports of Truckee (530-587-4844) (mountainhardwareandsports@gmail.com) reports:
Boca is now at 83 percent capacity and with its stocking of DFW trout this week things will pick up. If you're after the stockers I would concentrate my efforts on the shoreline up and down from the boat launch. 
Key here is to get an early start or to fish in the evening as this lake is boating and PWC madness! 
Always a sleeper of a lake that no one wants to talk about, but best action by shore fisherman has been the dam and at the deeper troughs outside the inlet, especially with the flows starting to drop coming out of the LT. 
If you pinch your barbs and fish lures only one can work the Little Truckee River that flows into Boca but be cognizant that you may be fishing besides fly fisherman. Please be courteous to each other's space. 
Also, concentrate off points as large fish will be suspended here. 
Shore fisherman can be successful by throwing all sorts of bait and lures such as large spinners and small stick baits that will imitate kokanee, rainbows, or baitfish.
This lake was stocked the week of 6/24/13! 

BRIDGEPORT RESERVOIR, CALIF:
Jim Reid of Ken’s Sporting Goods Store in Bridgeport (760- 932-7707)
(www.kenssport.com) reports:
June 30, 2013
Bridgeport was a little tough the first part of the week but the last 3 days it's livened up quite a bit. Bait fishing has been the best out near Rainbow Point with crawlers, power bait and power eggs.
Lots of fish in the 1 to 2 pound range and a few in the 2 to 4 pound range making a showing. There's been a few browns being caught also, mostly in the 2 to 3 pound class.  

BRIDGEPORT RESERVOIR, CALIF:
Kent Rianda of The Trout Fly and Troutfitter (760-934-2517) (www.thetroutfitter.com) reports:
Water conditions:
At this moment, the reservoir is way lower than usual.
Fishing conditions:
Coming.

CAVE LAKE, WHITE PINE COUNTY, NEV:
The Nevada Department of Wildlife (www.ndow.org) reports:
Anglers report good catch rates of 8 to 12 inch fish.
The usual worms, small spinners and minnow imitations should work for spin fishermen.
Flyrodders should be using small Cave Lake Specials, zug bugs, prince nymphs, hares ears, PT’s, and small wooly buggers.
If there are insects hatching, most dries will work.
Especially effective here are renegades, Griffith’s gnats, blue duns, red quills, elk hair caddis and small stimulators.

CHETCO RIVER, ORE:
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (800-720-ODWF) (www.dfw.state.or.us.com) reports:
Anglers have quite a few options when it comes to fishing cutthroat in the Chetco River. The estuary usually holds larger fish, but anglers may need a boat to access this fishery.
Anglers can use bait in the estuary, but not upstream of the estuary. 
The top of the estuary is located at the Harbor Water intake structure located at the downstream end of Social Security Bar.
The upper river is more for bank anglers fishing small spinners or flies.
Anglers wanting the fish the upper river may want to pick up a Forest Service map to find all the access points.

CONVICT LAKE AND CONVICT CREEK, CALIF:
Convict Lake Resort (800-992-2260) (www.convictlake.com) reports:
Hello Convict Lake fishing report followers!  
Hot - Hot - Hot! This statement could be true about the weather and the fishing. This week we had a great variety of baits working both on the lake and at the creek. Everything from nightcrawlers, jigs (Mice Tails, Power Worms, etc),  to spinners (Panther Martin, Roostertails, etc).
Stop by the general store to get up-to-date information on what is working out on the lake and at the creek.
Tristen Mast and Zack Lopez both from Temecula, CA had abundant success at Convict Creek. They caught two quality fish using Mice Tails. They landed a 2 pound 3 ounce and a 2 pound 4 ounce rainbow. Great job!
To see more fish photos visit our 2013 Fishing Gallery.
Catch of the Week: 
Congratulations to Becky Green of Palmdale, CA who landed a 3 pound 2 ounce rainbow. This 3 pounder was the largest fish this week weighed in at the store. Becky was using nightcrawlers as her bait and was fishing at the South Shore. 
Other Notable catches this week:
Richard Raponi of Carlsbad, CA stopped by the store with a stout 2 pound 12 ounce rainbow. Richard was fishing with a black Rooster Tail at the Inlet.
Brian Ramirez caught a nice 2 pound 9 ounce rainbow. Brian hooked this nice rainbow with a garlic Power bait Worm along the South Shore.
Tactics/Bait: 
The most successful Power bait colors were yellow and salmon peach.
Choosing a garlic Power bait is always a wise decision.
Red/gold Thomas Bouyants, Rooster Tails and Gulp Pinch Crawlers were also very productive in the lake.
The Convict Creek continued to fish well this week. Try using Mice Tails, Power Worms or Sierra Slammers in the creek.
The Inlet and the South Shore were the hot spots this week.
Other locations to try are the North Shore, Jetty, Outlet, West Shore, Creek, Handicap Pier and Hangman's Tree. 
Here is a list of other baits/lures that can be productive:
Trout Teasers, green or brown Marvel Fly Lures, Panther Martin, Needlefish, Thomas Bouyants, Green Wooly Booger and Lip RIpperz Hatchery Dust on Power bait.
Other Resources: 
View our Convict Lake Fishing Map and Fishing Rig Suggestion  brochures. Both brochures are available in the General Store. 
Derby News: 
The Ambush at the Lake Fishing Derby will be starting on Monday, September 2nd for a chance to win $6,000 in Resort Prizes!
Also mark your calendars for the Morrison's Cash Bonus Weekend on November 1-3. $2000 in cash prizes.
Weather: 
Potentially record breaking heat in the sierra. The forecast for next week has the highs hovering in the low-90s. During the evenings the lows will be in the mid-50s. There will be the potential for afternoon and evening thunderstorms through next week.  Here is the National Weather Service link that is usually quite accurate 7-Day Forecast Convict Lake. 
Sunrise - Sunset: 
Sunrise this week 5:37 am - 5:40 am and Sunset 8:22 pm - 8:21 pm.
Stocking:
DFG stocked the lake on June 26th and the creek on June 19th.  

CROWLEY LAKE, CALIF:
Steve Osterman of Performance Guide Service (760-934-6101) (www.performanceanglers.com) reports:
McGee Bay is fishing well in 10 feet of water.
Stevie's Wonder gray or copper zebra midge patterns.


CROWLEY LAKE, CALIF:
Kent Rianda of The Trout Fly and Troutfitter (760-934-2517) (www.thetroutfitter.com) reports:
Water conditions:
Water temp: Water temp has soared to about 64°F on the bottom across the lake. Algae is not too bad but some stringy stuff here and there. Keep those flies clean. Some surface crud moving around daily here and there also.
Daphnia reported a few places - look for suspended fish.
WARNING-
The lake is much lower than previous years.
Watch out for Pelican Point which sticks out way into the lake.
Look for white buoys and pass to the east.
Fishing conditions:
Excellent. Fish have migrated to the cooler areas - inlets and near springs.
'Big fish spread out across McGee Bay and Big Hilton, also off the point at Little Hilton. Still holding in 13-17 ft of water. 2-3 fish 18+ daily plus a mix of all three species has been the norm for most anglers last few days.
North end has fish at Six Bays real deep and some right out in the middle in 13-14 ft. Not consistent - but can be good any day then off the next.
Watch out for daphnia and move if you see all the fish up in the water column. Fish eating midges are near the bottom.

DAVIS LAKE, CALIF:
Don Rotsma of Fly Fish With Don (775-722-8418) (www.flyfishwithdon.comn) reports:
Lake Davis - Friday June 28th- Damsels, Hexes, Snails and more! Wow!
Hot weather with temps around 90 on the lake today. I was sure the damsel hatch would go crazy with the warming temps, but it is still only mediocre and maybe a little slower in some places.
We are still finding some damsel nymphs migrating and "some" fish working them in some areas, but it is still tough fishing.
Did experience a blanket hatch of Hexes on the lake last night with birds and even a few fish going crazy over the things. Kind of fun to see the critters on our lake, no more hour drive to Almanor for a maybe hatch.
Also, and probably more exciting to me was seeing several snails in some places on the lake! So with better damsel migrations, healthier fish (mostly), hexes, and now snails, the lake seems to be getting healthy.
Now if we can get some heavier plants like old times, Davis would return to its trophy status of old.
Took me a hour to find my old box of hexes (ironic I know!) but I will be on the water tonight to see if something besides the small planters are eating the big bugs.
Oh, fishing was generally slow last night, we did get a few fish, but not great hatches except those damn Caenis mayflies that like to hatch all over your face and body in the evening and are not liked by the fish!
Saw some fish eating small caddis and a few large midges last night.
I was taking the boat out when the Hex hatch was going and just spent some time watching things happen.
Tonight, we will be ready! My wirehair Stormy is already trying to eat every adult damsel near the boat, now she gets to deal with large mayflies tonight!

DAVIS LAKE, CALIF:
Jim and Jeanne of the J & J Grizzly Store (530-832-0270) (www.grizzlystore.portola-ca.com) report:
Lake Level is 77% full. Water temp is about 62 degrees. 
Fishing has been good. It will probably be a bit slow on Monday and Tuesday this week with the weather and full moon.
Fly Fishing –we have confirmed Hexagenia Mayflies on the lake. Check out Jon’s Blog. Fly fishing has been best on the West and Northwest sides. 
Bank has been doing well at Mallard, Fairview and Eagle Point.
Trolling above the big island.
No reports below the big island toward the dam. Usual lures, Dick Nite Copper Red Head, Red Dot Frog, Metallic Perch and Fire Tiger patterns.

DAVIS LAKE, CALIF:
Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association (530-365-7500) (www.shastacascade.com) reports:
Report similar to last week with activity on the lake being busy, and most fish having gone lower in depth due to increased surface temperature, but fishing has still been great!
Lots of caddis and midge hatches along with lots of damsels migrating through the area, so the possibility of getting a hook-up is high. It is advised to use slow retrieves right now for the best chance of catching a fish. 
Courtesy of Fly Fish with Don

DONNER LAKE, CALIF:
Mountain Hardware and Sports of Truckee (530-587-4844) (mountainhardwareandsports@gmail.com) reports: 
Donner is still fishing well after its stocking almost 2 weeks ago, but if you find the fish you will be rewarded. Get the kids out there or your buddy who has a difficult time catching fish and have a good time!  
Remember to be a steward and keep just what you can eat! No need to fill your freezer with multiple trips and leave some fish for the kids to catch! Power bait will be the primary bait one will be using along with small shiny lures such as 1/12 to 1/8 Kastmasters, Roostertails or Panther Martins.  Kokanee fishing has picked up here and one will be targeting 55 to 75 feet of water now between the area of Loch Leven and China Cove. 
Pink, Orange and Chartreuse have been the best color choices. 
Catching minnows can be deadly this time of year for the Macks as they are still within casting distance. Also, for those trolling for Macks action has been fair. Trolling the usual suspects that will imitate small Kokes and Rainbows will be the top producers. Jigging for Macks can also be effective as they will be found at depths of 75 to 100 feet.

EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR, LINCOLN COUNTY, NEV:
The Nevada Department of Wildlife (www.ndow.org) reports:
Trout fishing has been consistent with rainbows and brown trout taking Power Bait, night crawlers and marshmallows.
Anglers have reeled in many bass in the one- to three-pound range.
Crawdad fishing has been good as well. They can be attracted with a can of cat food, hotdogs, or other refrigerator leftovers.

ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR, LINCOLN COUNTY, NEV:
The Nevada Department of Wildlife (www.ndow.org) reports:
Bass fishing has been phenomenal, according to Ben Johnson, supervisor at the Spring Valley and Echo Canyon state parks.
Imitation crawdads have been the best bait with various soft plastics and night crawlers also working well.
Anglers have caught fish as large as three and four pounds.
Power Bait, nightcrawlers and marshmallows have been enticing the trout.
Crappie are hitting on Gitzit lures in root beer brown with pepper spots.

FALL RIVER, CALIF:
Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association (530-365-7500) (www.shastacascade.com) reports:
The majority of reports coming in are mixed. However, conditions should improve on the river soon, especially with Hex hatches happening during the warmer weather. PMDs are also coming off in the mornings, so the best time for fishing would be in the morning and be gone by the evening. 
 Courtesy of The Fly Shop.

FEATHER RIVER, CALIF:
Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association (530-365-7500) (www.shastacascade.com) reports:
There are only a few stripers left in the river. Not much to report. 
Courtesy of Johnsons Bait & Tackle.

FRENCHMAN RESERVOIR, CALIF:
Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association (530-365-7500) (www.shastacascade.com) reports:
While the recent weather has dampened the fishing on Frenchman’s, expect better conditions as the temperatures rise again. Most fishermen, even during the rainy weather, report a lot of successful catches using Olive Green caddis flies and trolling between Frenchman’s and Crystal. 
Courtesy of The Wiggins Trading Post.

HAT CREEK, CALIF:
Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association (530-365-7500) (www.shastacascade.com) reports:
With Callibaetis hatches usually coming off this time of year, the best times to fish on Hat Creek is in the AM hours and then near sundown. The rainbows in the area will chase after midge patterns, leeches and dry flies so it recommended to use a Power House #2. 
Courtesy of The Fly Shop.

HOT CREEK, CALIF:
Steve Osterman of Performance Guide Service (760-934-6101) (www.performanceanglers.com) reports:
Water flow is 16 CFS. Fishing is good.
Some Tricos in the am, BWO's around mid day. Best results with nymphs.  Buckskin nymphs, caddis pupa and small pheasant tails.


HOT CREEK, CALIF:
Kent Rianda of The Trout Fly and Troutfitter (760-934-2517) (www.thetroutfitter.com) reports:
Water conditions:
Super clear. Flows at 18 CFS as of 6/26.
Fishing conditions:
Good. Because of the weather (rain) water is slightly off color.
It should clear up quickly though.
Start thinking about throwing hoppers!

ILLIPAH RESERVOIR, WHITE PINE COUNTY, NEV:
The Nevada Department of Wildlife (www.ndow.org) reports:
The water level is dropping due to irrigation, but water clarity is good and Fishing has been good for 12 to 15 inch rainbows.
A few browns in the 14 to 18 inch range have appeared in the creel.
Bait anglers seem to be having good success with red and/or chartreuse Power Bait.
Fly rodders should be throwing black or olive wooly buggers, larger hares ears, prince nymphs, zug bugs or chironomid patterns.

JAKE'S/BOIES RESERVOIR, ELKO COUNTY, NEV:
The Nevada Department of Wildlife (www.ndow.org) reports:
This lake has been stocked and fishing good for trout and bass, though not many anglers target bass here.
The weeds are growing and anglers starting to have difficulty fishing from shore. Float tubes and small cartop boats are the way to go.
Small spinners and minnow imitations as well as worms and Power Bait are good for bait anglers, while the usual assortment of damselfly, prince and PT nymphs along with zug bugs, wooly buggers and crystal buggers should work for fly rodders.
On Thursday, the Jakes was stocked with a small load of 6 to 8 inch catfish, that should be catchable size by next summer.

JIGGS / ZUNINO RESERVOIR, ELKO COUNTY, NEV:
The Nevada Department of Wildlife (www.ndow.org) reports:
Unfortunately, Jiggs has dried up.

JUNE LAKE LOOP, CALIF:
Steve Osterman of Performance Guide Service (760-934-6101) (www.performanceanglers.com) reports:
Grant - Gull - June - Silver Lakes and Rush Creek:
Silver Lake still seems to be the best for float tube fly rodders fishing black or purple woolly buggers on full sink lines doing well.
Rush Creek flow is 135.
Royal coachmen, elk hair caddis, prince nymphs and copper Johns.

KIRMAN LAKE, CALIF:
Jim Reid of Ken’s Sporting Goods Store in Bridgeport (760- 932-7707) (www.kenssport.com) reports:
June 30, 2013
Still getting good reports from Kirman this week, lots of brookies up to 19" and cutts up to 26".
Leech patterns, damsel patterns and scud patterns seem to be doing the best.
Mini leeches, goat leeches, seal buggers, stillwater nymphs, dainty damsels, flashback scud, orange scud have all been doing well. 

KLAMATH RIVER, CALIF:
Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association (530-365-7500) (www.shastacascade.com) reports:
The middle of summer is not the best time for the Klamath, and this week exemplifies that. Most of the time, one should expect few hook-ups from the local rainbows and springers, although anglers might get help from Golden Stone nymphs tempting the fish for a bite.
There are very few steelhead left in the water.
For the best possible chances of catching a fish use a Salmon Fly Dry. 
Courtesy of The Fly Shop.

LAUGHTON, CLARK COUNTY, NEV:
The Nevada Department of Wildlife (www.ndow.org) reports:
Colorado River:
The striper bait is slow but rainbow trout are providing anglers with good action. A pair of anglers recently checked in with bows pushing past the four-pound threshold. Trout are biting in the Davis Camp area, along Casino Row and near Rotary Park.

LEWISTON LAKE, CALIF:
Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association (530-365-7500) (www.shastacascade.com) reports:
Callibaetis hatches and carpenter ants caught in the water have the rainbows eating all the time. Dry fly fishing has been doing great and fishing nymphs has been doing good as well. With no lack of rainbows, Lewiston is a good choice for a fishing adventure right now.  
Courtesy of The Fly Shop

MAMMOTH LAKES BASIN, CALIF:
Steve Osterman of Performance Guide Service (760-934-6101) (www.performanceanglers.com) reports:
George Lake - Mary Lake – Mamie Lake – Twin Lakes:
Middle Twin Lakes is the best bet for fly rodders.
Doc's Twin Lake Special black or brown.

MAMMOTH LAKES BASIN, CALIF:
Kent Rianda of The Trout Fly and Troutfitter (760-934-2517) (www.thetroutfitter.com) reports:
George Lake - Mary Lake – Mamie Lake – Twin Lakes:
Water conditions:

Lakes are full.
Fishing conditions:
Good- great. Depending on the weather fishing can be good.
Better early morning and later evening.

MARTIS LAKE, CALIF:
Mountain Hardware and Sports of Truckee (530-587-4844) (mountainhardwareandsports@gmail.com) reports:
Fishing has been good here but one must remember that this is a barbless artificial catch and release fishery only! 
A great place for someone who wants to learn how to fly fish or for kids who just want to catch some fish on lures.

LAKE MEAD, CLARK COUNTY, NEV:
The Nevada Department of Wildlife (www.ndow.org) reports:
With summer upon us and the waters warming, stripers are hanging in the deeper water during the day and moving into the shallows at night to feed.
Just after sunset and just before sunrise are peak times to get your line in the water. Various swimbaits have attracted the striped bass as well as cut baits and gizzard shad if you can find them.
One lucky angler reportedly reeled in a 16-pound catfish near Echo Bay over the weekend. The lake record is a 19-pound 15-ounce cat taken in 1996.
With fluctuating water levels, use extra caution and watch for emerging land masses. Conditions will change week to week.

LAKE MOHAVE, CLARK COUNTY, NEV:
The Nevada Department of Wildlife (www.ndow.org) reports:
Anglers fishing near Willow Beach between mile markers 49 and 52 have found good fishing. Allan Cole has reeled in several double-digit stripers recently while using his signature A.C. Plug fatty and minnow.
Slide Swimmer and Rago swimbaits have also produced striped bass over ten pounds.
Anglers fishing out of Cottonwood Cove have had success using anchovies to catch both stripers and catfish.
Stripers are hanging in 40 to 50 feet of water while the catfish are feeding near grass beds.

ORVILLE LAKE, CALIF:
Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association (530-365-7500) (www.shastacascade.com) reports:
Action remains steady at Lake Oroville for bass at around 30 feet using jigs, shaky head, dart head and drop shot worms. 
Courtesy of My Outdoor Buddy

OWENS RIVER, CALIF:
Steve Osterman of Performance Guide Service (760-934-6101) (www.performanceanglers.com) reports:
Upper Owens River:
Current flow is 111 CFS.The whole  river is now open. Special regulations still in effect. upstream of the Benton Crossing Bridge. Fishing is good. Try egg patterns, San Juan worms ,Prince nymphs and copper John's.
Lower Owens River:
Water flow is currently 300 CFS. Fishing is hot and so is the weather.
Nymphing is the best  bet. Try WD-40'S, pheasant tails and hares ears.

PIT RIVER, CALIF:
Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association (530-365-7500) (www.shastacascade.com) reports:
Most reports indicate that Pit River has had fair to good fishing conditions that past few days. The best times for hook-ups are between 12:00 and 3:00 PM. Weekends are especially busy. It is advised to use a dark colored stonefly nymph or a #18 Zebra midges for better bites. 
Courtesy of The Fly Shop

PROSSER LAKE, CALIF:
Mountain Hardware and Sports of Truckee (530-587-4844) (mountainhardwareandsports@gmail.com) reports:
This Lake will be stocked this week with DFW trout and fishing should be pick up considerably. 
Trout in the 12-16 inch range have been caught on Kastmasters in 1/4 oz to 1/8 oz in Perch, Watermelon, Brook trout, and Gold early and late while Firetiger, Chrome/Blue, and Chrome have produced better during the mid-day hours.  Look for similar colors in Roostertails, Panther Martins, and Thomas bouyants. 
Power bait and worms will be the go to bait and one should concentrate on the shoreline leading into. 
Smallmouth fishing will be better this summer than trout fishing here as the water temps will be higher than most of the other regional lakes. 
For those who have more patience than me throwing nightcrawlers, Power bait, or Salmon eggs will certainly be a sure bet when the schools come by. 
Trollers should concentrate along drop offs by the shoreline and through the Prosser Creek arm with needlefish, Dick Nites, and Sierra Spinner (there just not for Kokes!) tipped with a nightcrawler.
This lake was stocked the week of 6/24/13!

RUBY LAKE NWR, WHITE PINE COUNTY, NEV:
The Nevada Department of Wildlife (www.ndow.org) reports:
It is still slow for bass as the water hasn’t warmed up enough for the bass bite to come on strong, but is getting warm enough to push trout onto the spring heads, though several anglers have reported good success for trout in the larger ponds.
If you are new to the marsh, dark colored soft plastics rigged weedless and tossed into the tules seem to work the best. Four to six inch grubs in black, oil, root beer, guacamole, watermelon and purple all seem to work well. Occasionally a contrasting color like chartreuse for a tail can work well, especially in low light.
Early in the summer, late afternoon when the water is at its warmest is the time to fish for bass. Many anglers report good success fishing the shadows of early evening. If you are lucky enough to hit the marsh on a warm still evening, poppers can be a blast, but generally later in July.
The water in the collection ditch is clear and fishing has just been fair, though many of the fish are stockers that were recently planted.
The south ponds and collection ditch have been stocked. In the ditch, damselfly, dragonfly and mayfly nymph patterns are the way to go now. If you see fish rolling, grease the nymphs and fish them in the film to top six inches, otherwise, get them all the way down to the bottom and then start working them up in the water column until you find the fish. Expect to lose some tackle.
Damselfly and dragonfly nymphs are probably the best flies to start with in the main marsh, while wooly buggers in black and olive with some flash should also be tried if they aren’t working.
The collection ditch is artificial lures only and wading is not allowed.

SACRAMENTO RIVER (LOWER), CALIF:
Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association (530-365-7500) (www.shastacascade.com) reports:
The water conditions have been steady on the river so far, meaning that fishing has been consistently good aside from a few tough days. Knowledge of where the rainbows like to eat and move around, having just come off spawn mode, is critical to getting bites.
Expect great results in August.
Courtesy of The Fly Shop

SACRAMENTO RIVER (UPPER), CALIF:
Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association (530-365-7500) (www.shastacascade.com) reports:
For the best chance of getting bites, fish the Upper Sacramento in the AM hours before the bite die downs in the afternoon. Sometime near sunset there is a window of opportunity for some dry fly fishing.
Expect caddis and callibaetis hatches in the early morning so use black midge patterns or Cutter E/C Caddis. 
Courtesy of The Fly Shop

SACRAMENTO RIVER (LOWER), CALIF:
Kirk and Lisa Portocarrero at outdooradventures@sacriverguide.com and www.sacriverguide.com (1-800-670-4448) report:
As of   June 30, 2013, water flow is currently 14,250  CFS. 
Spin fishing for Trout and Steelhead on the Sacramento River has been excellent. Our average days are 25 to 40 hook ups. We have been using roe clusters with 4 pound test, on light action rods.
Some days we have been back trolling small Flatfish and Hot shots.
These fishing trips are taken by jet boats, and can hold up to 6 people comfortably. Lots of action. Great for the kids, families, and larger groups.

SACRAMENTO RIVER (LOWER), CALIF:
Kirk and Lisa Portocarrero at outdooradventures@sacriverguide.com and www.sacriverguide.com (1-800-670-4448) report:
Fly fishing:
As of June 30, 2013, water flow is currently 14,250  CFS.
Lower Sacramento River fly fishing report, fly fishing is good. 
Early morning and late afternoons best. Catching Huge Rainbows now. 
Excellent trout fishing ! 16 to 25 inches.
Using Prince nymphs, Iron Sallies, Pheasant Tails, Poxyback PMD's, 
Black Rubber Legs and Green Gidgets.
Boat traffic is heavier from Posse Grounds to Anderson River Park.
Call or email us today. We offer daily guided fishing trips, 7 days a week. Drift  boats or Jet boats available. 
We cater to all methods of fishing.
Daily drifting Redding, California and Anderson, California. Groups and Clubs welcome, we can accommodate ANY size group.

SAN JOAQUIN/RED’S MEADOW, CALIF:
Steve Osterman of Performance Guide Service (760-934-6101) (www.performanceanglers.com) reports:
Current flow is 173 CFS. Fishing is fair and best with nymph's like pheasant tails, wd-40's and bh caddis pupas.

SAN JOAQUIN RIVER, CALIF:
Kent Rianda of The Trout Fly and Troutfitter (760-934-2517) (www.thetroutfitter.com) reports:
Water conditions:
240 CFS as of 6/26. Flows are dropping rapidl.
Fishing Conditions:
With the little bit of moisture we've been getting, the flows have dramatically increased. Water is little off color. if nymphing, use bright and shiney flies. Fish the edges along the banks. Dry fly fishing is still off the hook!!! ("off the hook"-slang term for fish'n great!!)

SHASTA LAKE, CALIF:
Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association (530-365-7500) (www.shastacascade.com) reports:
Fishing is good on Shasta Lake. Around Bridge Bay and the Dam have been the best spots! Anglers have reported catching surfacing rainbows in the mornings. Wiggle Hoochies and Hummdingers around 60 to 80 ft. are producing some Salmon bites. 
Courtesy of Sacriver Guide   
                                                                                               
SHASTA LAKE, CALIF:
Kirk and Lisa Portocarrero at outdooradventures@sacriverguide.com and www.sacriverguide.com (1-800-670-4448) report:
June 30, 2013  Northern California fishing Lake Shasta. 
We offer daily guided fishing on Lake Shasta. Lake Shasta fishing has been great !  Catching salmon and trout now,  Rainbow trout  on the surface 
and salmon, 80  feet deep.
The Dry Creek area, using Cripp Lures and Wiggle Hoochies. 
Seeing smaller fish now, really working for the bigger fish.
Lake Shasta is place to be for lots of action and great trout fishing & salmon fishing. Bass fishing continues to be great!

SOUTH FORK RESERVOIR, ELKO COUNTY, NEV:
The Nevada Department of Wildlife (www.ndow.org) reports:
Fishing for trout has been variable depending upon the day, while fishing for bass and catfish has been good, and fishing for wipers has been fair to good.
Trout and bass are still being caught from the main boat ramp to the dam and in Tomera Cove, though anglers are having to get their presentations out deeper for trout. Most of the bass are being caught in 10 to 15 feet of water.
When it isn’t windy, float tubes and boats have a definite advantage.
The mud flats at the south end are producing bass for both fly fishermen in float tubes and bass anglers in boats and one angler reports several good days of fishing for trout south of the buoy line.
Elko angler Joe Gates said he spent a lot of time searching for the trout, but once he found them he was able to land quite a few at the south end using a coffee and black verigated wooly bugger with bead chain eyes.
In many of the areas, anglers are catching the trout off of the points.
For fly rodders, chironomid fishing is slowing down and while they still catch a few fish, hares ears, PT Nymphs, damsel fly nymphs and buggers are all working. Of course other flies, such as wooly buggers, leeches, and seal buggers, can be productive.
Anglers continue to catch black bass using crankbaits, soft plastics, and wooly buggers. With the surface water temperatures hitting the 70’s, the bass are have moved into their spawning habitat, so please give the bass on the beds a break.
All black bass (smallmouth and largemouth) must be returned immediately to the water at the location they were caught until Monday, July 1.
Catfish are also being caught, with the best time being late in the evening or early in the morning.

STAMPEDE RESERVOIR, CALIF:
Mountain Hardware and Sports of Truckee (530-587-4844) (mountainhardwareandsports@gmail.com) reports:
Doing well after its first stock of fish almost 2 weeks ago! 
Power bait has been the go to bait here and working the shoreline up and down from the boat launch is your best bet early and late in the day.
Mack fishing has slowed a touch here but that doesn't mean that you won't hang one. Fish under or around schools of Kokes if you're targeting Macks.  
Word is from Keith Zenker that the Koke bite is great and that you'll be fishing 40 to 70 feet down for them and that the larger ones are being taken by bumping the bottom in about 60 to 70 feet of water. 
Pink, Chartreuse, and Orange in hoochies and squids have been go to's. 
Spinners will also work in these colors so don't dismay if these lures are your go to's. 20 to 40 fish days for the Kokes are here for some! 
The average size though has been 10-12 inches, but they are everywhere! 
See Mr Z at our store or give him a call to find out the latest news. He's got us stocked with some great Kokanee gear!
For the shore fisherman spoons, spinners, and stick baits will work and of course if you're throwing bait nothing beats an inflated nightcrawler drenched in your favorite scent.
This lake was stocked the week of 6/10/2013! 

LAKE TAHOE:
Bryan Roccucci of Big Daddy's Guide Service (530-283-4103) (www.bigdaddyfishing.com) reports:
Fishing Report June 25, 2013
2013 marks the return Big Daddy's Guide Service to the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. It has been a while since I have seriously fished this breathtakingly beautiful lake and I am excited to be back.
I have been quietly making a few trips to Tahoe over the last few months fine tuning my gear and presentations and now summer is here and so are the clients. The fishing has been great on the lake, over the course of the last two weeks we have had limits to near limits for larger groups of Tahoe's famous Mackinaw and in the last few trips the Kokanee have started to bite.
Last week I helped out my good friend Rick Kennedy of Tight Lines Guide Service, who is just about to take delivery of a beautiful new boat.
He had a wedding party booked and needed a ride.
We picked up the group at Cave Rock and then headed over to Camp Richardson for some "Red Hot", "Wide Open", "(Insert your own choice of descriptive words here)" Kokanee action.
In just about 2 hours of fishing the group hooked a staggering 40 fish.
More than once Rick and I found ourselves both at the back of the boat, each with a net in our hands  scooping multiple fish at a time.
We kept the nicer grade of fish running a fat and healthy 13 to 14 inches with a few pushing into the 15 inch range and released the others for 5 nice limits of Kokes.
The last couple days I have been running combo trips featuring some early morning Mack action, then following a short ride over to the west shore, topping off the day with Kokanee. The combo trips offer not only a variety of fish, but scenery as well.

TRINITY LAKE, CALIF:
Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association (530-365-7500) (www.shastacascade.com) reports:
No current fishing report, however good news: March through June are the favorite months for experienced bass anglers there. The lake has good populations of both largemouth and smallmouth bass. It also holds the California record for small mouth bass! A dredger piles at the head of the lake, as well as other structures found in the coves and points throughout the lake provide excellent bass fishing for most of the year. Spring always provides the hottest action, as both species move into the shoreline to spawn.
Courtesy of Fish Trinity Lake

TRINITY RIVER, CALIF:
Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association (530-365-7500) (www.shastacascade.com) reports:
While not fantastic, fishing has been fairly consistent on the Trinity, especially with small steelhead and brown trout.
Water conditions are tolerable and there is little to no traffic. 
Courtesy of The Fly Shop.

TRINITY RIVER, CALIF:
Kirk and Lisa Portocarrero at outdooradventures@sacriverguide.com and www.sacriverguide.com (1-800-670-4448) report:
July 1, 2013 Fishing report
Currently, Water is at 450 CFS.
Trinity River Salmon fishing and steelhead fishing has begun! 
There are a few fish being caught, we will see number increase as the
weeks go on. Methods of fishing will be bouncing roe and pulling plugs. Today, seeing lots of fish rolling and hooked 4 already before noon, 
landing 2 nice salmon, using roe. 
The months of June and July, produce bright , chrome King salmon.
Lots of steelhead are also picked up during the month of July.
Please give us a call to reserve your day on the water. 
Book early, Record numbers of salmon will be in the system this year. 
Trinity River fishing is conveniently located 40 minutes West of Redding, Calif.,  fishing from the town of Weaverville, Calif.

TRUCKEE RIVER, BIG:
Mountain Hardware and Sports of Truckee (530-587-4844) (mountainhardwareandsports@gmail.com) reports:
California:
Flows have come up a bit through town but with water being drawn off the top of Tahoe water temps have risen. 
Caddis hatches have stabilized now on the Big T.  Unlike Mayflies, one should skate or dance there Caddis dries a bit as Caddis flies are fast emergers. With the windy conditions over the past week or so it seems surface action has been minimal. 
Other hatches include PMD's in the late mornings, Little Yellow Stones, PED's and the occasional Green Drake emergence in the evenings with the Caddis. Throwing Green Drake nymphs an hour or two before sunset will work and a brief emergence of adults in the last half hour of dusk can yield some nice results. Rolling big Stoneflies during the day with imitations of Mayfly crawlers and Caddis Pupa behind them can be effective. 
Look to fish the pocketwater and riffles more now and utilize your high sticking technique. 
The flying Carpenter ants have gone for the time being but there is a lot of ant activity along the river's edge, so don't discount the use of these patterns. 
Crashing one of these tasty morsels over an area that is seeing a lot of ant activity can bring on a splashy rise that will get your pulse up! 
To have success on our rivers one should note that it's necessary to have good repeated drifts! Nymphing will consist of large primary flies such as Pat's Rubberlegs, Buggers, large Copper Johns(reds!), Prince Nymphs, large Caddis pupa and Stonefly imitations trailed behind 16-18 inches with Caddis, PMD, PED, Midge and General nymphs such as Copper Johns, Pheasant Tails, Hares Ears, and Bird's Nests in sizes 14-18. 
Also, streamer fishing is a good option now. Sculpin imitations have been the best. Streamer fishing will be best in the wee hours of morning now or into dusk. Soft hackle imitations of Caddis and Mayfly's work well when fish are feeding just under the surface. 
Nevada:
If the California side of the Truckee is getting you flustered maybe a trip to the Nevada side will turn your luck around.  
Caution!  If you do fish the Truckee in Nevada please be aware that New Zealand Mudsnails have been found in sections of water there so please clean your shoes and gear accordingly to avoid aquatic hitch hikers! 
Study the water and turn rocks and see what is going on, also seine for what is in the drift. Little things like this and slowing your approach to the river’s edge will greatly increase your chances of being successful. 
Again, make sure your box is stocked with every conceivable stage of bugs that are present now!  (x) = drawer number.

TRUCKEE RIVER, LITTLE, CALIF:
Mountain Hardware and Sports of Truckee (530-587-4844) (mountainhardwareandsports@gmail.com) reports:
Fishing through the Perazzo Meadows for Brookies has been decent and some nice Rainbows being caught below Weber Falls. Won't last long as these fish get taken out as this section is under general regs!

TWIN LAKES, CALIF:
Judy Allen at Annett's Mono Village (760- 932-7071) (www.monovillage.com) reports:
Upper Twin Lake:
Hello Don,
Our Fishing Derby started Saturday, June 29th and will run through Sunday, July 7th.  Largest fish will take home $150.00
The big fish of the past week was a 2 pound 12 ounce rainbow hooked by 9 year old Makenna Royer from Fullerton using nightcrawlers.
This week's weekly planting was  800 pounds.
Our water level remains high and the temperature is 60 degrees.
Regards,
Judy Allen 

TWIN LAKES, CALIF:
Jim Reid of Ken’s Sporting Goods Store in Bridgeport (760- 932-7707) ( HYPERLINK "http://www.kenssport.com" www.kenssport.com) reports:
June 23, 2013
The Twins are doing well for lots of nice fish from 1 to 3 pounds, seems like the boat anglers are doing the best as opposed to fishing from the shore.
Bait anglers are using power bait and crawlers, trollers are going with needlefish, small rapalas and thomas bouyants.  

VIRGINIA LAKES, CALIF:
Jim Reid of Ken’s Sporting Goods Store in Bridgeport (760- 932-7707) (www.kenssport.com) reports:
June 30, 2013
The Virginias are still fishing great, for lures try kastmasters and thomas bouyants, for bait go with power eggs, mice tails and crawlers and for flies try matukas, soft hackles, zug bugs, aggravator prince, wooly buggers and seal buggers.   

WALKER LAKE, MINERAL COUNTY, NEV:
The Nevada Department of Wildlife (www.ndow.org) reports:
No new updates. No Lahontan cutthroat have been reported or seen at Walker Lakes since 2009.
Launching is not possible right now.

WALKER RIVER, EAST, CALIF:
Jim Reid of Ken’s Sporting Goods Store in Bridgeport (760- 932-7707) (www.kenssport.com) reports:
East Walker River:
June 30, 2013 
The East is running at 76 CFS right now.
The fishing is still hanging in there, we've been getting some minor thunder showers in the late afternoons the last couple days so that's keeping the temps down a little bit.
There's lots of caddis and midges hatching and there's also some cicadas starting to buzz around.
Dry/dropper rigs have been pretty successful, as well as nymphing with small midge patterns and caddis nymphs.
Fish are biting pretty good until around 11am then from 11 to 5 or so it's a little tough, then it livens up again in the evening.
The Rosachi section in Nevada is also fishing really well, we've had some very good reports from down there.
Patterns to try include: mercury midge, flashback emerger, micro mayfly, top secret midge, silver streak, rainbow warrior, fox's poopah, lafontaines deep sparkle pupa, 3-wire caddis, buckskin caddis, e/c caddis, elk hair caddis, para adams, chernobyl ant, stimulator.   
Sceirine Ranch:
June 30, 2013 
The ranch is fishing very well also, most of the same patterns that are fishing well on the Cali side of the river will also be successful on the ranch.
We also had some good reports on stonefly patterns like a rubber leg stone or a micro stone. 
Hunewill Pond:
June 30, 2013
The pond is fishing ok this past week, seems it's been better in the afternoons than in the mornings which is a bit unusual.
We haven't been getting any wind in the afternoon and the damsels are hatching pretty good out there after 11 or 12 so that's probably why.
Stillwater nymphs, goat leeches, mini leeches, dainty damsels and the like are the best way to go right now.  

WALKER RIVER, EAST, CALIF:
Steve Osterman of Performance Guide Service (760-934-6101) (www.performanceanglers.com) reports:
Water flow has been up and down and is currently 78 CFS.
Fishing  has been good. Midge patterns, baetis emergers and pheasant tails.

WALKER RIVER, EAST, CALIF:
Kent Rianda of The Trout Fly and Troutfitter (760-934-2517) (www.thetroutfitter.com) reports:
Water conditions:
Flows up to 76 CFS as of 6/26.
Fishing conditions:
Hopper time!!
Once again the water level is changing every week. make sure to check flows. with the warm weather the fishing might start slowing down. water temp will start increasing throughout the day.
Early morning and evening might be better for ya'll conscious anglers'.

WALKER RIVER, WEST, CALIF:
Jim Reid of Ken’s Sporting Goods Store in Bridgeport (760- 932-7707) (www.kenssport.com) reports:
June 30, 2013
The West is fishing excellent now that the flows are down and the water is clear. Bait anglers are using eggs and crawlers, lure anglers are using panther martins, rooster tails and mepps. Fly anglers are doing very well with hopper/dropper rigs, attractor dries and some nymphing.
Flies to try include: schroeders hopper, stacker hopper, stimulator, rubber leg stimulator, prince nymph, pheasant tail, hares ear, humpy, royal wulff and royal coachman.  

WILDHORSE RESERVOIR, ELKO COUNTY, NEV:
The Nevada Department of Wildlife (www.ndow.org) reports:
With the lake level just above 30% and still dropping, fishing is still good here as both boaters and shore anglers alike, with a bit of work and patience, have been catching limits of fish.
While the lake level is still dropping, downstream users say they will cut the outflow around July 1.
There doesn’t seem to be any pattern as to where fishing is better or what types of presentations are working.
Boaters fishing the open water are having luck with everything from trolling to dunking bait.
Shore anglers are also having their fair share of luck, mostly with garlic flavored Power Bait, but also with worms and spinners.
The average fish is coming in between 15 and 20 inches with a fair number pushing in the 20’s. One angler reported a six to seven pound bowcutt!
For fly rodders will have their best luck with hares ears, PT Nymphs, damsel fly nymphs and wooly buggers.
A few wipers are being caught in the mouths of the arms on the east side of the lake and in the open water, with several being caught from shore using Power Bait!
Smallmouth fishing is good with most fish being caught with soft plastics.
You may keep one wiper (white bass x striped bass hybrid) over 15”, but you may not keep any black bass (smallmouth) and they must be returned to the water as soon as they are caught until Monday, July 1st.
Wild Horse Reservoir may have a rough summer due to low lake levels, but fishing should be good for another week or so.
The dock is no longer in the water due to the low levels, and there is only about 8 feet of concrete in the water, so launching larger boats may be a bit of a chore, but the bottom below the concrete appears to be fairly solid.
There is no limit in place on trout, but limits on all other species apply and all fishing regulations must still be followed including methods of fishing.

WILLOW BEACH, CLARK COUNTY, NEV:
The Nevada Department of Wildlife (www.ndow.org) reports:
Anglers are finding good action for large stripers. The fish are biting A.C. Plugs and other trout-imitating swimbaits. Three fish weighing in at 16.16 pounds, 17 pounds and 27.76 pounds came in during the past week. Rainbow trout continue to hit small spinners and other traditional trout baits following the weekly plants on Fridays.

WILLOW CREEK RESERVOIR NEV:
The Nevada Department of Wildlife (www.ndow.org) reports:
The road from Tuscarora is also in good shape and crappie fishing has been good with the advent of warmer weather. Some of the best areas for crappie are the backs of the coves on the north side of the lake. Anglers are encouraged to keep all fish up to the legal limit due to low water conditions.

WILSON RESERVOIR, ELKO COUNTY, NEV:
The Nevada Department of Wildlife (www.ndow.org) reports:
The reservoir is in good shape, still around 90% of capacity, and fishing has been fair to good this summer for trout.
Bass fishing is picking up, though many are small.
Fishing has been good for trout with fish averaging 12 to 15 inches, with anglers doing fair along the shorelines near the boat ramp and good along the shoreline by the cabin on the north side of the lake.
The same presentations and techniques that would work at South Fork should work here.
Bass fishing has been good and anglers report fair to good success for bass using green soft plastics hitting the willows near the inlet and along the western shore.
The road to the lake has been graded.

WHISKEYTOWN LAKE, CALIF:
Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association (530-365-7500) (www.shastacascade.com) reports:
No real changes, conditions are still improving.
Expect more reports as the summer months continue. 
Courtesy of Mike’s Fishing Guide Service

— Don Quilici is the Outdoor editor for Carson Now and www.SouthTahoeNow.com. He can be reached at donquilici@hotmail.com


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Nevada's initial August unemployment claims fell 15.4 percent over July of this year, but are up 1.6 percent compared to 2013 figures for the month.

Initial claims have fallen compared to the previous year in 53 of the past 57 months, and August’s level, at 13,063 claims, is the fifth lowest for any month since the end of the recession, said Bill Anderson, chief economist for Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

The Carson City Board of Supervisors meet today beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Sierra Room at the Carson City Community Center, 851 East William Street. Go here for the agenda and go here to watch it live.

Two CASI events coming up. First is the third annual Carson Animal Services Initiative's 5K9 fun run/walk at Riverview Park on East Fifth Street in Carson City on Saturday, Sept. 20. The following week is the Pooch Plunge.

Saturday's K9 Walk/Run fundraising event is a great way for families to show off their pets while giving them some exercise too. Awards will be given to the 1st place male and female K9 finishers. Every participant receives a free gift.

Several dozen area residents turned out Wednesday to take a close look at the Nevada Department of Transportation’s plans for the final stretch of the Carson freeway with most saying they just wish it could get finished faster and with the full interchange at U.S. 395 south.

Six years after the collapse of financial firm Lehman Brothers, Nevada has recouped a $50 million investment it made with the now-bankrupt investor. For Treasurer Kate Marshall, the road to recovering the money has not been easy.
Marshall was treasurer when Nevada purchased $50 million worth of A-rated bonds from Lehman in 2007.

A 53-year-old Carson City woman was arrested Tuesday on four misdemeanor charges, including DUI, destruction of private property, driving on a suspended license and resisting arrest after she drove her vehicle into a building, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said.

The incident happened in the 3300 block of Highway 50 East at 10:41 a.m. Officers arrived and found the woman had driven a white Toyota pickup into the north side of a business. The vehicle was running and still in drive gear, with the engine revving at a high rpm, according to the arrest report.

The University of Nevada, Reno’s newest mountaintop camera at Lake Tahoe has just been installed, and has been tracking the smoke from the King Fire in El Dorado County, Calif., which has been inundating the Lake Tahoe Basin, Carson City and Reno areas with smoke in the afternoons.

Carson City Transportation Manager Patrick Pittenger said the downtown Carson Street makeover isn’t reinventing the wheel and will gain acceptance once finished.

With a packed house and lots of questions, Carson City residents had a chance Tuesday to see what enhanced downtown landscaping, street and sidewalk improvements would look like in a planned redesign of downtown.

The Carson Street improvement project is part of an overall plan to revitalize the commercial corridors throughout Carson City. The improvements, made public during two workshops at the Carson City Community Center, will be funded through sales tax revenues, one-eighth of a cent, approved earlier this by the Carson City Board of Supervisors.

Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada and Northern California. This report is for the week of Sept. 17-23, 2014.

Food and restaurant inspections are made weekly by the Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division. The 10 inspections listed here were made through Sept. 15, 2014.

Inspections include several school cafeterias, a bakery, caterer, a church, the Carson City Senior Center, a bar and lounge and a retail food producer.

See the full report below.

Nordyke Ranch House in Lyon County, south of Yerington, was listed in the Nevada State Register of Historic Places on Sept. 12, 2014. As one of the few remaining buildings of the small ranching community of Nordyke, the ranch house stands as a visible reminder of Mason Valley’s agricultural development in the early 20th century.

September marks the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, legislation that protected more than 9 million acres of federal land. Marge Sill, considered by some to be the "mother of Nevada wilderness" will help the Nevada State Museum celebrate the occasion from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25.