Sunday, June 24, 2018

Fuller Lake, Tahoe National Forest

 

Thought I would share a fishing trip my son Jason made a couple of days ago fishing Fuller Lake located in the Tahoe National Forest near Nevada California. The lake is one of many small lakes located in the Tahoe National Forest.



The Game and Fish Division stocks the lake with rainbow, browns and it also has a population of wild trout. Water flows into the lake on the north end through underground pipes from Bowman Lake, which provides a decent current flow for a lake that is roughly 80 areas in size.
Numerous rainbows landed during the 4 hour trip fishing 6 to 7 feet deep in the super clear 54 degree water.
Jason’s Hobie kayak is the perfect vessel to navigate the lake, mainly because of the quietness of the fiberglass hull. He has it equipped with all the latest accessories that make fishing from it a breeze. The last accessory added were the wheels.
Beautiful rainbow taken within 5 feet of the Kayak; it was assumed the trout was thinking the kayak was a large floating log.

  The Wiggle Tail Tungsten bead head was the fly pattern that got all the attention for the afternoon. Jason retrieving the Wiggle Tail slowly with short jerks was the action the trout wanted. Lot of fun using his 5 weight spooled with a sink-tip line.

I’ve already put in my request for a guided trip in the near future!!!
 




 





 



 



 



 



 






14 comments:

THE RIVER DAMSEL said...

I love the Tahoe area! It is soooo beautiful. You must have had a great time! Nice looking trout too. =)

Brk Trt said...

Bill what a beautiful lake.
Jason had the right fly selection and presented just the way the 'bows liked it.

Well done Jason.

Mark Kautz said...

First, a Hello to Jason. I've not fished Fuller, but another great Sierra Lake by the looks of it. Jay Fair's Wiggle Tail has always been awesome for trout. Don't know why I don't use it more except mine aren't bead head. Probably the reason.

Bill Trussell said...

Emily
I wish I had been there, hopefully I will get to make it out there next year. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
Jason said he could see trout at least 16 to 18" near his kayak in the super clear water. He said he and his friend will be back in a couple of weeks and hopefully will be able to land the bigger bows. He said the Wiggle tail was recommended to him by a guy at the Orvis Fly Shop. I will tell him you said hello--thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
The sink tip was the perfect line selection to fish this lake. The trout there are deep according to Jason. Thanks for the comment

Ralph Long said...

Great area. Looks like more than just fish got caught. :)

THE RIVER DAMSEL said...

We will meet up someday! Let me know when you come out West again!

Becks and Brown Trout North Yorkshire said...


Must be wonderful to have so much water so freely accessible . Over here access to lakes and especially trout streams is mostly strictly controlled . I have just gained access to a club controlling a local trout stream after been on the waiting list for 8 years . The fishing and surroundings so good and the costs so small that no leaves unless its dead mans shoes....

Tight lines

Bill Trussell said...

Ralph
Jason said the scenery on surrounding the lake he fishes is awesome. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Emily
I hope we can make it happen for next year somewhere out west---thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Becks
I can't imagine not having access to a lot of the lakes and streams we fish here in the U.S. We as U.S. citizens' are so fortunate to be living in the greatest country in world. Thanks much for sharing ------really enjoyed following your blog

Howard Levett said...

Good for Jason! That looks like a lovely lake.

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
A lot of fun fishing with Jason---yes this lake is probably one of the most picturesque lakes in the U.S. Thanks for the comment