Carson River Fly Fishing

Carson River Fork East And West

The Carson river starts by the town of Genoa where the East and West fork meet. Early pioneer anglers originally fished for Lahontan cutthroat trout, during the Comstock era the river was diverted and pretty much depleted the cutthroat. The river stocks rainbow, channel catfish, bullhead catfish, large and small mouth bass, white mountain fish and the Lahontan cutthroat is making somewhat of a comeback.

The Nevada State health has issued a warning not to consume the fish from Dayton to Lahontan Lake do to the high level of Methylmercury. Fishing is allowed all year round, there’s a limit make sure to check with the Nevada wildlife division.

Some of the best fishing is early morning and evening, the river is fairly shallow with pocket pools for some good fly fishing. Access from hwy 50 at the east end of Carson City, turn south on Deer Run Road and travel approximately one mile to access Deer Run Bridge. Drive downstream (about a mile) on a gravel road to reach Spring Hole.

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