"Catch of the Day"
Fishing for Mackinaw on Donner Lake
Sierra Anglers Guide Service presents:
Fishing Reports for California's Northern Sierra waterways around Lake Tahoe
June 10, 2008 Fishing Report
- DONNER LAKE
- The bite for us has been very good this year because of the A.C. Plugs
This week alone one Big Mack weighed in at 14lb. We have caught some smaller
Macks also. The Kokanee bite is doing good, but they are not where they are
usually found. The Kokanee are on the north shoreline in about 90 feet of
water right on the bottom. Look for a large group of aspen trees on the east
side of the handicap fishing area, Out in front of them there is a big
school of them right on the bottom. They have been there all week. If you
find them you will limit out fast. The best colors are pink, and pink and
- I totally feel that the bite is because of the A.C. PLUGS that I have been
using this year. These plugs are by far the best I have used for the Big
Mack. I HAVE TO THANK A.C. PLUGS FOR SUPPORTING MY GOAL TO CATCH AND RELEASE
THESE BIG MACKS.
- Please let the Big Macks GO (fish over 10 pounds). If we don't your KIDS wont have the chance that you have to catch one of these big fish that have been in the lake for 40 years.
- The Kokanee and Mackinaw are on a good bite .The Kokes are all over the
lake . We have done good straight across from the boat ramp in about 90 feet
of water. Pink is the color. The Macks are all over the lake, so look for
them and then target them. The A.C. Plugs are doing the job for me. You can
now get them at Mountain Hardware in Truckee and Cables.
- SHASTA LAKE
- The trout are for the most part in the main part of the lake. Look for
them in 50 feet of water. The Kings are in the Dry Creek area and the dam
area. Go deep at around 150 feet. They like water temperatures that are 42
to 47 degrees.
- WHISKEYTOWN LAKE
- he Kokes are in the main part of the lake .Fish for them out in front of
the bridge and work your way to the curtain area.
- LAKE TAHOE
- The bite has been a little slow for most. I think maybe the minnows are on
there way in to shore to spawn, so the fish are right with them. Try fishing
in shallow water say 90 feet or right on the shoreline. The Rainbow Trout
and Mackinaw will be there feeding on the minnows.
- REMEMBER 500 FEET FROM ANY INLET OR YOU WILL GET A TICKET.
- EAGLE LAKE
- The bite for the start of the year has been very good. Most of the fish
are at the south end and around Eagles Nest area. Try using the Arctic Fox
flies in brown, orange and green.
- Beginning in September, the big Rainbow Trout start moving to the north end of Eagle Lake and that is when we start fishing for these monsters.
Keep it Tight,
Keith Kerrigan, Sierra Anglers Guide Service
Sierra Anglers Guide Service
P.O. Box 4127, Truckee, California 96160
Phone: (530) 414-1374