0 July 5, 2009 in Fishing Reports by Sierra Trout Magnet
I continue to frequent this river a few times a week. Flows are cranked up to 254cfs and the water has taken on a clear tea reddish tint to it right now, which is very different from the light pea soup colour it usually flows. Caddis and Mayfly hatches come off strong in the morning and late evening, but as usual you will not land those East Walker brutes we all hunt in that river if you fish dries all day. Use small EHC and Parachute Adams style dries for the rising fish. Tiger and Disco midges in #'s 18-20 continue to pound larger fish...Down lower toward Nevada I have taken large fish on large Princes and tungsten stone patterns... San Juan worms also continue to be players here.. Streamers are not as much of a go to pattern these days but one can still have a great day with some stripping action. I still prefer something large and lighter in colour; greys,yellows and whites still trick large browns there.. Read More
0 July 5, 2009 in Fishing Reports by Sierra Trout MagnetThe Upper O is fishing fair to good.... Flows are moderate at 65cfs and hatches of small caddis continue to come off in the AM and PM..Nymphing and stripping streamers will get you the most action on this water if there is NO surface activity.. Tiger midges, small PT's, Hares ears and WD-40 type stuff are all still getting action.. Some small red Copper Johns as the top fly on the nymph string recently took some fish for me as well... Small Elk Hair Caddis and Griffith Gnat style patterns will see fish mouths when they are looking up.. For streamers one can tie on your pattern of choice and have some pretty good luck most times of the day.. Dont spook the fish with the streamers though, cast past them and have the proper set-up to get the pattern down to the fish.. Read More
This is an excellent level for floating and fishing! The mid morning- afternoons seem to be when the fish really perk up and are on the prowl for food.. Caddis are a major player right now on this river. Nymphing with baetis and caddis emerger patterns will get you fish until they start looking up. Nymphing deep will also produce! PT's, Hares Ears, z-wing caddis and the like will get you into fish.. Mid afternoon the fish start looking up and the river really becomes fun then! Elk Hair Caddis in size #16 will trick fish throughout this hatch. Comparaduns and Adams patterns will also imitate some of the mayflys that are on the water as well. Read More
The East Walker has had some decent water fluctuations since the last report.. It has gone as high as 240cfs and is now down to around 195 cfs. http://waterdata.usgs.gov/ca/nwis/uv?10293000
Fishing remains strong and I continue to do many of my guided trips here.. With the new flows fish are able to move around the entire river with some larger meat eaters ending up in some shallower riffles.. Crowds still hit the EW but only a handful on anglers has success on this technical fishery. Streamers are still working but not like they were a few weeks ago. The morning and evening seems to fish the best. Concentrate on using all sorts of midges,(tiger and zebra) WD-40's, small flashback PT's, San Juan worms, and all sorts of caddis from poopahs to sparkly pooppahs work later on in the day. I have recorded temps up to 65 degrees in the warmest part of the day.. This fishery is on fire and should not be passed up! Read More
This quick lived run of fish reminds me of a small scale salmon run! It is pretty much over now, but it was Sweet for my friends and clients that managed to get in on it! Water was up, letting in some absolute stunning fish! Like I said you fish for them like they are salmon! I will let the pics do the talking on this one..
Hot Creek Flow link.. http://wsoweb.ladwp.com/Aqueduct/realtime/lvrealtime.htm Read More
The East Walker is now up to 112cfs of pure world class fishing action. I have spent most of my guiding and fishing days up on this great piece of water.. Fishing has seemed to not slow down at all. Most days we are getting into personal best browns and bows for most of my clients! Perch and Carp fry are still in the water and the fish continue to stack thier bellies full of these thus causing their growth rate to be abnormally fast! Lighter coloured streamers fished with good action can get eaten right in front of you just under the waters surface, this leaves your heart pumping with a little shot of adreneline into your system..
Midges come off in the morning and baetis in the afternoon.. Use Tiger midges in blacks and greys and RS 2's and mercers trigger nymph from morning to afternoon.. Dont bypass any water you think is too skinny for larger fish as they have been surprising us with great appearances in this type of water.. Below the Meadows section is fishig just as good as anything.. The whole CA side of the river is wide open.. Read More