Stampede, Boca and Prosser Creek Reservoirs

Truckee, California

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These three reservoirs, at 5,800 to 6,000 feet in elevation, were built for water storage on the Truckee River drainage system. They offer more bite-sized alternatives to the nearby giant, Lake Tahoe. Yearly fluctuating water levels, however, can change the fishing conditions. All three reservoirs hold some very large trout and are stocked by the California Department of Fish & Game each year. The inlets of the streams flowing into these impoundments are by far the most productive areas to fly fish, especially early and late in the season. Shallow flats and weed beds provide trout with food and cover, and should be stalked and probed. Types of Fish: All three lakes hold healthy populations of rainbow and brown trout. Boca and Stampede contain kokanee salmon. Stampede produces an occasional lake trout. This fly-fishing chapter describes the "where, when, and how" for fishing in this area. It includes a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to use, the best flies to use, season, limits, nearby accommodations, and camping.

Stampede, Boca & Prosser Creek Reservoirs Professional Review and Guide

"These three reservoirs, at 5,800 to 6,000 feet in elevation, were built for water storage on the Truckee River drainage system. They offer more bite-sized alternatives to the nearby giant, Lake Tahoe. Yearly fluctuating water levels, however, can change the fishing conditions. All three reservoirs hold some very large trout and are stocked by the California Department of Fish & Game each year. The inlets of the streams flowing into these impoundments are by far the most productive areas to fly fish, especially early and late in the season. Shallow flats and weed beds provide trout with food and cover, and should be stalked and probed. Types of Fish: All three lakes hold healthy populations of rainbow and brown trout. Boca and Stampede contain kokanee salmon. Stampede produces an occasional lake trout. This fly-fishing chapter describes the "where, when, and how" for fishing in this area. It includes a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to use, the best flies to use, season, limits, nearby accommodations, and camping."

Activity Type: Fly-Fishing
Nearby City: Truckee
Trail Type: Several options
Season & Limits: Best Fall through Spring
Local Contacts: Tahoe National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Stampede, Boca & Prosser Creek Reservoirs

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