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Suggested Flies for the Union Valley Reservoir area:
Sierra Tahoe Hatch Selection

Other Local Favorites:

Stillwater Flies:
Woolly Bugger #4-10
Krystal Buggers #4-10
Clouser Minnow #4-10
Marabou Muddler #4-10

Gold Ribbed Hares Ear
Birds Nest
A.P. Nymph #10-16
Caddis Emerger
Pheasant Tail Nymph #14-16
Little Yellow Stone Nymph
Callibaetis Cripple
Parachute Adams
Elk Hair Caddis #12-16
Yellow Humpy #14-16
Golden Stimulator # 6-10

Union Reservoir:From Pollack Pines, go on Highway 50 east for 42 miles to Spicer Reservoir Road (USFS Road 7N01). Turn South and go 8 miles (across the NF of Stanislaus River) to Utica Reservoir turnoff (USFS Road 7N75). Turn north and go .5 miles bearing right at fork, go .5 miles to reservoir.
Ice House Reservoir: From Pollack Pines on Highway 50, go East for 9 miles to Ice House Road near Riverton. Turn North on Ice House Road toward Crystal Basin and go 10.5 miles to Ice House Reservoir turn-off. 1) Turn East and go 1.5 miles to Ice House Reservoir 2) Stay on Ice House Road and go 5.5 miles farther. Turn West and go 1.5 miles to Union Valley Reservoir. 3) Continue on Ice House Road and go 13 miles farther to Loon Lake Road. Turn East and go 5 miles to fork in road, then turn East to lake.
Wright's Lake can be reached from Kyburz on Hwy 50. Go East for 5 miles to Wright's Lake Road. Then, turn north and go 8 miles to campground.

Notes:Union Valley Reservoir
Union Valley Reservoir is over 2500 acres. It is best known for it's Kokanee cutthroats but also has good numbers of Rainbows and Brown Trout. A number of creeks enter the lake and each of their inlets is a good location for flyfishing. Wright's Lake is 64 acres and has both Rainbows and some very large Browns. Excellent Float-tubing lake. Silver Creek has fair fishing with Rainbows, Browns, and Brookies. Ice House Reservoir is nearly 700 acres and is usually good fishing for Brooks, Browns, and Rainbows. Try the area where Silver Creek enters the east end of the reservoir.

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