Looking to get outdoors and test your fishing skills this summer? Indian Creek Reservoir is a great place to do that near Tahoe! The reservoir is popular for fly fishing, but many come to spin fish as well. It’s a 160 acre reservoir located near Markleeville, a short drive from Lake Tahoe. The reservoir has an elevation of 5,650 feet above sea level and is stocked with rainbow and brown trout. While the reservoir does not allow swimming, there are two camping sites in the area, but without hookups or reservations.
My buddy, Jeremy and I went spin fishing here just this past weekend. It was a gorgeous, sunny day, about 75 degrees with a slight breeze. The lake is in a very open area, so the breeze was helpful. We spent the morning fishing with worms and kastmasters. We had the best luck with the silver kastmasters and while we only caught a few rainbow trout, it was a beautiful day. We spent the first part of the morning along the rocks near the dam and slowly continued our way down shore. Below is a short video of some of our time there. Enjoy!
Below are some more pictures of the day! There is a really cool bald eagle that hangs out in the area that you saw in the video along with airplanes that dip low near the lake flying into and out of Alpine County Airport.
To get to Indian Creek Reservoir from South Lake Tahoe, you’ll drive towards Echo Summit and make a left at CA-89 South/Luther Pass. Follow that until the “T” where you’ll make a left at CA-88 East/Carson Pass Highway. Then turn right onto CA-89 South and left onto Airport Road. From there you can follow signs for Indian Creek Reservoir.
Two local shops near the Reservoir to find more information or equipment are: Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters in South Lake Tahoe, CA and The Angler’s Edge in Minden, NV. For local fishing reports, try this blog. If you’re looking for a relaxing day around the water, try spending some time fishing at Indian Creek Reservoir. I know I’ll be back this summer for some fly or spin fishing. If you’ve fished Indian Creek Reservoir or have any other favorite places to fish, leave a comment below. Also, follow me on twitter @sberei!