Stampede Reservoir Fishing Report

Stampede Reservoir - Truckee, CA (Sierra County)

by Mountain Hardware & Sports
(530) 587–4844

Lake has come down from 48% to 41% currently and has stabilized at this level as the flow going out has decreased to 45 CFS. Concrete slab for boat launch is still in the water. Launching boats should not be a problem. For the time being the flows have jumped on the LT below Stampede dam and that in turn will slow down the lake filling up. Kokanee fishing is in full swing now as they are being found in depths of 35-45 feet and later in the morning down to 45-60 feet. Anything in Pink or combos of Pink, Chartreuse, and Orange have been great in spinner, Squids and micro squids. We have Shasta tackle in stock now in Humdingers, Wiggle Hoochies, Kokanuts, and Flashers. Bite will continue even when the sun is completely on the water just fish a little deeper and with Blues or Purple or combo's of these colors! Surface temp is still okay at 72 degrees. Most Kokes are being targeted well outside the LT arm or in spots between the boat launch and the LT, and even back into the Davies Creek Arm. Mack fishing has been good also below the Kokes and around the dam in 50-75 feet. This lake has slowed down for the Kokanee fishing but they're are still some nice ones being caught in the 14-16 inch range. May have been a stocking of Cutthroats here recently as some have been pulling out a few big Cutties as of late.

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