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Indian Creek Reservoir
Suggested Flies for the Indian Creek Reservoir area:
Eastern Sierra Hatch Selection

Streamer Flies:
Woolly Bugger #8-10
Marabou Muddler #6-8
Matuku #8-10

Hare's Ear Nymph #10-12
Pheasant Tail Nymph #10-12
Bird Nest #12-14
Cutter's Floating Snail #10-14

Olive Caddis #12-16
Yellow Humpy #14-16
Royal Wulff #12-14

Directions:Take Hwy 89 exit from Hwy 395 near Topaz Lake and proceed to Markleeville. Drive 2 miles north on Hwy 89 to Airport Road. Indian Creek Reservoir is located near the Markleeville Airport on Airport Road just north of the town, about 8 miles from Hwy 89.

Indian Creek Reservoir (elev. 5,600 feet) is a trophy fishery containing large Rainbows (up to 5-7 lbs.), Lahontan cutthroats, Brookies, and Kamloop Trout.Indian Creek Reservoir The trout are actively planted here along with many holdovers. The 160 acre lake is best fished from either canoe or float tube. Many will troll with bugger patterns but midging has become a popular choice in tactics. The reservoir is open year-round. Spring and Fall months are popular for fishing. Summers can get quite weedy due to the shallow nature of the lake. Winter Ice Fishing is often good.The lake has a high growth rate due to the rich forage base. Snails are especially prevalent. A damsel hatch in July can be quite good around the weedbeds that are starting to develop. There is even a good Blood Midge hatch that will allow for some dry fly action at times. The BLM maintains the surrounding area composed of Jeffrey and Pinon Pines with campsites along the western shore near the dam. Ppicnic sites are located on the southwestern side of the lake near the dam. A trailhead is located at the northern end of the lake with access to the EF Carson Wild Trout waters.

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