As the fish now remain in shallow water and paired up for spawn this can be a very fun but also frustrating time to fish here as you can see them but they can be very tight lipped. Please avoid targeting actively spawning fish here so they can eventually establish a self-sustaining population. Best fishing during mornings and evenings as it warms to the mid 80’s by noon. Both stripping and indicator fishing here remains good and we always recommend having a variety of tackle to accommodate any situation.
9-11 Ft. 7-8 Wt. Rod with 1-3x tippet Flys: Midges, Balanced Leeches, Buggers, Beetles, Streamers in Tui Chub or Cui Ui colors. Lures: Sierra Special Spoons, Marabou or Bucktail Jigs, Rapalas, Shallow Glass Lure Spinners, Flat Fish, Lymans Plugs
*Designates best areas to go fishing now. DONNER: Shore fishing at donner slows as warmer weather sets in. best fishing at mornings and evenings here when fish are in shallow. The boat ramp is now open here and boat traffic remains light with only a hand full of people trolling. The mackinaw bite remains fair as the hang in about 40-60 feet of water. Top lining for kokanee is producing a few smaller kokes in the 10-12 inch range. 56% Of Cap. RECOMMENDED......