East Walker River, California Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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East Walker River, California Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing East Walker River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 20 CFS

Visibility: 10 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 57 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Early Morning - Evening

Best stretch: Below the bridge

Best access point: Off Hwy 182

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Fishing conditions and Hatches: Poor-Fair I'll be checking it out next monday. I've been hearing reports of fishing picking up but still not convinced it's a good idea. I drove by on Wednesday and there is some ice along the edges but clear otherwise. When the flows get this low and cold it's better to hold off for warmer weather. At the very least make sure to leave the fish in the water and forgo the "glory shot". So much for the warming trend, between the drop in flows and the weather forecast all bets are off. Both the mayflies and the midges are extremely small. Perch fry patterns are losing their appeal, fish are getting a little wary of them. The perch fly patterns can be stripped or dead drifted under an indicator. If under the indicator and you're not getting grabs, try lifting and dropping the indicator to give the streamer movement. Attractor patterns are working including worms and slush eggs. Mainly small mayfly nymphs but larger nymphs like Pheasant Tails that also imitate caddis larva are working also.

Fish species: Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout.

Fishing season: Year round

Nearest airport: Bryant Field Airport - Bridgeport, CA

Person Fishing in a stream

East Walker River Description

East Walker River below Bridgeport Reservoir.

Techniques & Tips

Nymphing & Streamers

7-Day Forecast

Dropping flows, better clarity.


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