Below is a sample of the waters that we provide services on.
~Pleasant Valley Fly Fishing
Preserve, Private Water~
Pleasant Valley Fly Fishing
Preserve was established in 1982 to provide discriminating and novice
angler's the opportunity to catch quality fish in pristine waters of the
Eastern Sierra. This catch and release fishery has not disappointed
in fact if you want to witness fish behavior there's no place in the
Eastern Sierra that's better!
preserve is located on a working cattle ranch 35 miles from South Lake
Tahoe and occupies over 900 acres of spectacular California Alps mountain
range. The approximately 3 1/2 miles of stream offer you everything
from meandering meadow easy walking fishing to more challenging pocket
water action in the lower stretches.
Reservations are required to fish the
preserve and it may be reserved for guided or un-guided outings. Rod
spaces are kept to a minimum to insure that your day at the preserve does
not turn into a competition for fishing space.
Call early to reserve your time on the
~East Carson River Wild Trout Section~
The State of California has
designated a section of the East fork of the Carson River extending down
stream from Hangman's Bridge, just South of Markleville, CA to the Nevada
state line as a catch and release wild trout fishery.
The benefits of being designated as a
catch and release water are obvious. The fish get bigger!
This section of the river has become
quite popular and may require that you put in that extra effort of getting
further away from your bumper but the reward can be quite exciting!
~East Carson River Public
Bridge to the highway 4 bridge has come to be known as "The Public
Section". It's not really clear how it got that name as the whole
river is open to the public and is located on US Forest Service land.
Never the less, this section of the river is regularly stocked by the
California Department of Fish & Game and those stockings are then
augmented by Alpine County.
The plus of all the stockings can result
in some spectacular fishing if you hit it right and know the holes to
fish. Alpine County has been known to stock with exceptional fish
that can run you downstream into your backing in the blink of an eye.
The river has also received designation
by the State of California as a Wild & Scenic River and is a free flowing
un-impounded river. Even during fall low flows you may find yourself
hooked into a pig making a lightning down stream run that leaves you
~West Carson River~
Flowing through Hope Valley and along
highway 88 the West Fork of the Carson River can offer exciting fishing
opportunities especially for the beginning fly-fisher. Stocked
with Rainbow Trout the river also supports a nice wild trout population if
you're willing to brave the less accessible portions of the river to find
them. We at Alpine Fly Fishing strongly encourage catch and release
fishing and request that all wild trout be released un-harmed back to the
~Indian Creek Reservoir~
way between Woodfords, CA and Markleville, CA is Indian Creek Reservoir.
This still water fishery has been known to produce some trophy catches
particularly in the spring and fall times of the year. The reservoir
is now receiving stockings of Heenan Lake, Lahontan Cutthroat brood stock
once a year and is also stocked with Rainbow Trout from the state of
California as well as from Alpine County.