Lake Tahoe fly fishing guide, Pleasant Valley and Carson River.
Lake Tahoe Fly Fishing
Carson River and Pleasant Valley Fly Fishing Preserve - Private Water
Alpine Fly Fishing featuring Pleasant Valley Fly Fishing Preserve is your one stop Lake Tahoe Fly Fishing Guide Service for the Lake Tahoe / Eastern Sierra region. Our staff of knowledgeable guides and permitted waters cover literally hundreds if not thousands of square miles of the Eastern Sierra mountain range, stretching from South Lake Tahoe to the East Walker River in Northern Nevada.
Your guide trip takes place under permit by the U.S. Forest Service when on Humboldt – Toiyabe National Forest lands.
Pleasant Valley Fly Fishing Preserve
Nestled under its Golden Trout headwater lake in nearby Mokelumne Wilderness Area, and the Wild Trout Section of the East Carson River, lies Pleasant Valley. Pleasant Valley is only 35 scenic miles from South Lake Tahoe in Alpine County, California’s least populated county.
Stream side at Pleasant ValleyA Private Water fishery, Pleasant Valley is one of the most beautiful locations in the Eastern Sierra, it is referred to as "Little Yosemite" by visitors. Flowing through this alpine valley, Pleasant Valley Creek fly fishing offers casting for trout in the meandering meadows while the lower stretch serves up some excellent pocket water action. Over three miles of mountain streams are available on the 900 + acre preserve.
Start your day gearing up and lining out at a working cattle ranch. Talk to your guide about the day ahead under the whispering ponderosa pines and the sounds of the creek where your quarry awaits and then be prepared to be yanked outta your boots! Also be rest assured that your day at Pleasant Valley Fly Fishing Preserve will be an experience that you will carry with you for the rest or your days.
Pleasant Valley Fly Fishing Preserve is available for guided or non-guided outings and space is limited to enhance your experience.
Tahoe Area Fly Fishing Guide Service
Jim Crouse has thirty plus years experience guiding on Tahoe area fly fishing waters . His knowledge of the area is unmatched. Jim insures that your licensed Tahoe fly fishing guide is knowledgeable and experienced in fly selection as well as the most effective presentations.
If it is basic skills you would like to improve, or just get a jump on the local conditions, a day with a guide should enhance your talents while increasing your chance of catching fish. Whether beginner or seasoned angler, we can provide a trip to suit your needs and leave you with the tools that give you the best chances at getting into fish.
Check out our Services and Staff pages to find out more about our Guide's, the services we offer and the locations we fish. Most of all, check out the fish.... After all, that's what it's all about!
Tahoe Fly Fishing Lessons
Lessons take place on streams in a scenic environment. Emphasis is on personal instruction, with a maximum of two persons per guide/instructor.
Beginning lessons include the following as time allows:
- basics of casting
- line handling
- essential tackle and its care
- flies and fly selection
- reading water
- safe wading techniques
- fishing strategy
- hooking, playing fish
- safe release of fish
- Beverages and flies provided
- For full days, group rates and special programs - call for details
- Streamside lunch is provided on all full day outings
Tahoe Fly Fishing Guide Trips
All Guide Trips are combo walk & wade trips with emphasis on continuing education in fly fishing and catching fish.... Of Course!
In order to provide you with the best experience possible our guide trips are limited to a maximum of 2 angler's per guide on all trips.
Half Day guide trips
Full Day guide trips
Corporate and group trips
Lunch and beverages are provided on all Full Day guide trips.
Your guides work hard at trying to insure that your experience is both entertaining and educational. Gratuities are always welcome and appreciated
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!
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 river.
Indian Creek Reservoir
Half 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.