Chilean Patagonia Fly Fishing — Stayed Tuned

0 February 29, 2012 in Fishing Reports by Sierra Trout Magnet

Tomorrow, March 1st  I leave for  Chilean Patagonia for another dream fly fishing trip (mouse patterns in crystal clear water for 20" + trout)... Look for my reports and photos in the next few weeks to come from the other side of the Globe! Stay Tuned!!!

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Bishop Fly Fishing : Lower Owens River – Late. Feb Early March

0 February 29, 2012 in Fishing Reports by Sierra Trout Magnet

Lowe Owen Fly Fishing, Drift fishing Lower Owens river

Beryl shows a hard-pulling pointy finned trout taken on a recent drift.

In Spite of what the CFS readout says at 255cfs the Lower Owens REMAINS low and fishable. Around 130-160 cfs is my best guess!!  We are still putting on dry flies here to fish the Lower Owens for a good part of the day. Most who come in the shop are getting into great nymphing and really enjoying the pods of dry fly action that they come across when spending the day on the Lower Owens. Fish continue eating midges and BWO's and will take Griffiths Gnats, Tricos, Thorax BWO's and various other midge and very small mayfly patters on the surface. Fish most all these in sizes #20-22. When the hatch quits nymphing small BWO and Midge emergers will get you into fish consistently. CDC BWO Emerger #18-20, PT's #18 -20 and most sorts of midge emergers #18-20 will consistently take fish under the water. Like I stated last time a Trouts metabolism operates on a lower frequency in the winter, you will find trout in the slower foam lined water.

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Mammoth Fly Fishing : Upper Owens River – Late Feb- Early March

0 February 29, 2012 in Fishing Reports by Sierra Trout Magnet

Its a great thing that the BIG fish are still to be found in the meandering bends of the Upper Owens River. Once hooked they pull hard and break the peaceful serenity of the flowing waters of the Upper Owens with leaps above the surface of the water ! These pointy finned trout continue to be caught on a variety of Attractor patterns including Nymphs and Midges, and Streamers. Variations of the Pheasant Tail (Trigger Nymphs, Emergers, Robos ect.) in sizes #16-18. Standard and Wire San Juans #16-18, and various streamer patterns dead drifted and stripped will take these world class fish. This can not go on forever so don't miss out!!

Upper Owens Fly Fishing, mammoth fly fishing, fishing the eastern sierra

Mike Mc. stuck with it and was paid off with this chrome winter Rainbow Trout.


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Bridgeport Fly Fishing : East Walker River – Late Feb. Early March

0 February 29, 2012 in Fishing Reports by Sierra Trout Magnet

The East Walker has been fishing very well. Not much has changed and the water continues  to flow at a slightly higher level of 43 cfs at this time.  Some anglers prefer not to fish the river below 20 cfs. Most have a fine time when driving the extra miles. Fish are fat and hungry for small midges. Streamer fishing has not been exceptionally great, you will take fish if you throw some rabbit fur and stick with it. A mid morning Baetis hatch will bring up some of the mid-sized and small trout providing action throughout the warmer parts of the day. #18-20 Thorax BWO's, Extended Bodies and Etha with BWO's will all take fish on the surface.  As I have said many times before in this fishery the very large fish are going to be taken on nymphs or streamers. Miracle Nymphs #18-20, Grey Biot Midges #18-20, T-Midge Poly Wings in Pearl and Olive #18-20, and WD-40's in various colours are also a good bug to have in the East Walker Box.

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Mammoth Fly Fishing : Hot Creek – Late Feb. Early March

0 February 29, 2012 in Fishing Reports by Sierra Trout Magnet

Hot Creek continues at  low winter flows with fewer weeds. Fish are throughout the system with large trout at the top. Certain holes see surface activity while other parts of the river remain quiet, on the surface anyway. Small midge patterns nymphed short and light will really get the numbers here, it will be starting starting in the morning and lasting all day.Fish the same patterns as last report.  On the surface fish will take various BWO patterns. EXt. Body BWo #18-20, Thorax BWO #20-22, and Comparadun BWo's in similar sizes. Under the water try; T-midge emergers #18-20, Poly wingemergers #18-20, Various Biot and Zebra/Tiger patters #18-20. BWO Biot Thorax BWO's, Loop Wing Emergers and Halfback Emergers all in sizes #18-20.

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0 February 7, 2012 in Fishing Reports by Sierra Trout Magnet

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Bishop Fly Fishing : Lower Owens River – Early February 2012

0 February 3, 2012 in Fishing Reports by Sierra Trout Magnet

Lower Owens Fly Fishing, Bishop Ca Fly Fishing

Kern River Fly Fisher Sharon R. gets Double Digits on Lower Owens - Winter 2012


The long awaited dry fly action is finally here with fish responding heavily to millions of midges over the water! For the last two days we have been fishing the Lower Owens without putting on a nymph! Fish are vigoursly eating midges and will take Griffiths Gnats, Tricos, Thorax BWO's and various other midge and very small mayfly patters. Fish most all these in sizes #20-22. When the hatch quits nymphing small BWO and Midge emergers will get you into fish consistently. CDC BWO Emerger #18-20, PT's #18 -20 and most sorts of midge emergers #18-20 will consistently take fish under the water. Trouts metabolism operates on a lower frequency in the winter, you will find trout in the slower foam lined water. Look for this action to go on for the next month or two!



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Mammoth Fly Fishing : Upper Owens River – Early February 2012

0 February 3, 2012 in Fishing Reports by Sierra Trout Magnet
Upper Owens Winter Fly Fishing, Mammoth Fly Fishing,

Eastern Sierra Winter Fly Fishing 2012

The Upper Owens has still been showing us Steelhead looking winter trout to most all who put their time in. Spread throughout the entire upper river system these fish are wild and willing to take. Once hooked they pull hard and dart for the dark bank even if it is 70' away! Be prepared to run!The only momentary setback was the quick two feet of snow that was dumped and is now almost gone. Caution is advised when crossing possible snowy/muddy areas, even in 4-wheel drive. Sometimes walking a few more minutes in necessary. These fill finned trout can be caught on a variety of Attractor patternes including Nymphs and Midges. Variations of the Pheasant Tail (Trigger Nymphs, Emergers, Robos ect.) in sizes #16-18. Standard and Wire San Juans #16-18, and various streamer patterns dead drifted and stripped will take these world class fish. This is too close to home not to miss out on!!

Upper Owens Winter Fly Fishing, Mammoth Lakes Fly Fishing

Solitude and Snow with Big Fish - Winter 2012

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Bridgeport Fly Fishing : East Walker River – Early February 2012

0 February 3, 2012 in Fishing Reports by Sierra Trout Magnet
Fly Fishing Bridgeport California East Walker River

Typical Wild East Walker Brown Trout - February 2012

In spite of its low flows the East Walker is fishing very well. Fish are fat and hungry for small midges and some baetis. Streamer fishing has not been exceptionally great, although, if you stick with it all day you will see some large fish responding to your tugged bug throughout the day. A mid morning Baetis hatch will bring up some of the mid-sized and small trout providing action throughout the day. #18-20 Thorax BWO's, Extended Bodies and Etha with BWO's will all take fish on the surface.  As stated before in the fishery the very large fish are going to be taken on nymphs or streamers. Miracle Nymphs #18-20, Grey Biot Midges #18-20, T-Midge Poly Wings in Pearl and Olive #18-20, and WD-40's in various colours are also a good bug to have in the East Walker Box.

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Mammoth Fly Fishing : Hot Creek – Early February 2012

0 February 2, 2012 in Fishing Reports by Sierra Trout Magnet

Hot Creek is at low winter flows with a lower weed level. Fish are throughout the system with many large trout at the top of the two public areas. Certain holes see surface activity while other parts of the river remain quiet, on the surface anyway. Small midge patterns nymphed short and light will really get the numbers here, it will be starting starting in the morning and lasting all day. On the surface fish will take various BWO patterns. EXt. Body BWo #18-20, Thorax BWO #20-22, and Comparadun BWo's in similar sizes. Under the water try; T-midge emergers #18-20, Poly wingemergers #18-20, Various Biot and Zebra/Tiger patters #18-20. BWO Biot Thorax BWO's, Loop Wing Emergers and Halfback Emergers all in sizes #18-20.


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