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hemicuda
07-31-2017, 11:57 AM
Hello all. long time lurker with one previous post years back. looking for some knowledge fishing "off the beaten path" in the South Tahoe area. In the past I would usually fish the Carson Rivers and nearby lakes. Any info about day hike trips to quality fish would be awesome. I lure fish and C&R everything.

This trip we are planning to fish... Crowley, Laurel Lakes (if the drive can be made) , most drive to lakes in the June Lake Loop, Parker, Walker, Gardisky, East Walker river, Bridgeport Reservoir, Lane, Roosevelt, Secret, Poore, West Walker River and the Carsons. I will report back with condition updates and hopefully some success catching fish.

chubbswheeler
07-31-2017, 01:07 PM
Check out round lake. It's a nice little hike in from big meadow trail and once there you can catch nice cutthroats up to 23". Almost any one of the lakes in desolation provide decent fishing. Gilmore Heather and Suzy are all good choices. Really any lake around here other than the ones I fish regularly are gonna be filled with fish.

TRoutaholic
07-31-2017, 02:08 PM
I second Gilmore Lake. It's about 5 miles from Fallen Leaf trailhead to the Desolation wilderness, and just below Mt Tallac

Captain Compassion
07-31-2017, 02:31 PM
Love your itinerary hemicuda. Twin Lakes out of Bridgeport have been fishing well. Virginia Lakes area is good as well.

CC

hemicuda
08-01-2017, 04:43 PM
thanks for the info! Will let ya know how the fish is along the way.

hemicuda
08-03-2017, 08:59 AM
Tuesday.... Walker lake and West Walker. Landed six total, 2 browns 4 bows. Missed a bite in Walker lake throwing a 6 inch swim bait... grrr.

West Walker is raging. Landed one and lost a huge one down the falls. Both hooked in the first big pull out below the 395 bridge.

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Prettyman01
08-03-2017, 11:07 AM
Nice fish! Looks like they grow fast in there! Never been to Walker. Always wanted to fish it.

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hemicuda
08-03-2017, 04:33 PM
Hiked in to Round Lake today... zip, nada zilch. No bites and saw nothing feeding on the surface.

Also want to pass some info about Laurel Lakes. No more 4x4 access past the meadow, you will have to hike in. The forest service blocked the road because someone drove off the Trail and died last year.

chubbswheeler
08-03-2017, 05:17 PM
[QUOTE=hemicuda;1128984]Hiked in to Round Lake today... zip, nada zilch. No bites and saw nothing feeding on the surface.



Dangit.

hemicuda
08-08-2017, 01:58 PM
To summarize the remainder of the trip... fished the Carsons with minimal effort and landed a few dinks between us. Hit lower Twin and the East Walker. My buddy had nice rainbow come undone on the Walker and nothing else. Hiked into Gardisky for good action on brookies to 12" then went back to Walker Lake for a few nice brownies and brookies. Also Fished June and Parker which were slow overall. All rivers still blown out and tough to fish. looking forward to fall.

hemicuda
08-08-2017, 02:01 PM
To summarize the remainder of the trip... fished the Carsons with minimal effort and landed a few dinks between us. Hit lower Twin and the East Walker. My buddy had nice rainbow come undone on the Walker and nothing else. Hiked into Gardisky for good action on brookies to 12" then went back to Walker Lake for a few nice brownies and brookies. Also fished June and Parker which were slow overall. All rivers still blown out and tough to fish. looking forward to fall.

AnglingWes
08-09-2017, 08:22 AM
Awesome stuff. I'm going to use one of your pics in the next issue.


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hemicuda
08-09-2017, 04:36 PM
Awesome stuff. I'm going to use one of your pics in the next issue.


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Wow... cool! I feel honored.