Sierra County, Northern California

Stampede Reservoir Fishing

Fishing at Stampede Reservoir


Stampede Reservoir is where anglers head when they have their minds set on kokanee salmon. Fishing is also great for brown, rainbow, and mackinaw trout. Surprising to some, there is a popular of smallmouth bass in the lake too.

Where to Fish on Stampede Reservoir


Stampede Reservoir has great fly fishing around the creek mouths and off the points. For those trolling, the mouth of Sage Hen Creek or the Little Truckee River inlet are good places to start. The area around the islands near Captain Roberts Boat Ramp and by the dam are other good fishing ground. Up toward Hoke Valley and the Sardine Valley Creek inlet can be rewarding fishing spots.

Ten to fourteen inch kokanee are common, usually hooked at depths anywhere from 15 feet early in the summer to 50 feet when the water warms. Rainbow trout are often up to 15 inches.

Don't forget ice fishing on Stampede Reservoir in the winter.

Much More Below

Which Baits and Lures Work the Best?

Stampede Reservoir Fishing Guide Services

Stampede Reservoir Fishing Supplies





Map of Stampede Reservoir

DFG Fish Planting

Nearby Boca Reservoir was planted with trout by the DFG the week of July 1, 2012.

Which Baits and Lures Are Catching Fish on Stampede Reservoir?


Trout and Salmon: Plugs, Cripplures, Father Murphy's Kokanee Bugs, Rapalas, Hum Dingers, PowerBait, Salmon Eggs


Stampede Reservoir Guide Services

Fish Tales Guide Service
(530) 559-7175
Website: Fish Tales Guide Service
Ed Fisk guides fishing trips in his fully outfitted 19-foot Jetcraft. He has experience fishing in Northern California lakes from Eagle Lake to Stampede Reservoir.

The Leader Fly Fishing Guide Service
Truckee, CA
Website: TW Fishing Guide Service
Fly Fishing guide service




Tight Lines Guide Service
Grass Valley, CA
(888) 975-0990
Website: Tight Lines Guide Service
Rick and Tresa Kennedy have been fishing area lakes long before they opened their guide service in 1996. Rick is heard regularly on radio fishing reports and his articles have appeared in numerous fishing journals and websites.

Four Seasons Fly Fishing
Truckee, CA
(530) 386-0525
Website: Four Seasons Fly Fishing
Fly fishing guide Brian Slusser.



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Stampede Reservoir Area
Fishing Tackle and Bait


Mountain Hardware and Sports
11320 Donner Pass Rd., Truckee, CA
(530) 587-4844
Website: Mountain Hardware and Sports
Fishing tackle

Truckee River Outfitters and Fly Shop
10200 Donner Pass Rd., Truckee, CA
(530) 582-0909

Reel Anglers Fly Shop
760 S. Auburn St.
Grass Valley, CA
(530) 477-5397
Reel Anglers Fly Shop

Cabela's
8650 Boomtown Rd., Verdi, NV
(775) 829-4100
Website: Cabela's
Huge store opened in 2007

SPD Market
735 Zion St., Nevada City, CA
(530) 265-4596
A Large Selection of Fishing Gear

Chuck's Bait, Tackle, and Guide Service
28545 N. Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, CA
(530) 546-8425

Swigard's True Value Hardware
200 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-3738

Bass Pro Shops
1356 Bass Pro Drive, Manteca, CA
(209) 825-8400
Huge new store

Bass Pro Shops

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