FISHING REPORT >>
A Guides point of view on Eastern Sierras Hot Spots
May 14th Fishing Report Lets Go Fish!!!!
WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT GUIDED TRIPS WILL
RESUME STARTING TOMORROW MAY 15TH & WE HAVE DATES AVAILABLE!!!
These Trips will be Walk & Wade Trips that will be conducted on the
year-round fisheries, which are The East-West Walker Rivers &
The Upper-Lower Owens.
These Fisheries are in amazing shape this May, and have been fishing consistent with great wading flows!
We will be limiting our Trips to a maximum of 2 anglers for now, and will follow social distancing practices. We ask that clients please bring a Buff or fishing Mask during trips. We will also be following all COVID-19 sanitization protocol.
LETS GET BACK OUT ON THE WATER AND HAVE SOME
FUN IN THE BEAUTIFUL EASTERN SIERRAS!
May 16th-20th, 22nd-31st
June 5th-15th, 21st-30th
ALSO THE MONO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS HAD A SPECIAL
MEETING TODAY MAY 14TH, DISCUSSING OPENING FISHING
SEASON BEFORE JUNE 1ST!!! MONO COUNTY WILL HAVE ANOTHER SPECIAL MEETING ON MONDAY MAY 18TH, REGARDING THE MATTER AND WILL HAVE MORE INFORMATION ON A POSSIBLE OPENING DATE.
THEY ARE DRAFTING LETTERS REGARDING OPENING EARLY AND WILL SEND THEM TO CA DFW, LA DWP & STATE GOVERNMENT.
ALPINE COUNTY WHICH WAS ALSO 1 OF 3 COUNTIES THAT REQUESTED FISHING SEASON BE POSTPONED, IS RE-OPENING FISHING SEASON BEGINNING TOMORROW MAY 15TH. LET'S HOPE WE CAN DO THE SAME IN MONO/INYO COUNTIES!
East Walker River
Flows: 150 CFS
Dries: Mercers Missing Link, Fat Albert, Sparkle PMD, Chubby Chernobyl
Nymphs: Barr BWO emerger, Radiation baetis, Mercers Poxyback baetis , GTI Caddis, Fox poppah, Split Case PMD, Squirmy Wormy, Solitude Stone, Pats Rubber Leg
Streamers: Sculpzilla, Cravens Double Gonga, Slumpbuster, Meat Whistle
The River is in phenomenal shape this May and has been providing consistent action. The Flows have been bouncing between 100-150 cfs for most of April and May, which has made for easier wading. The water clarity was very clear the past few weeks, which meant having the right fly and proper presentation was extremely crucial. The past few days have been extremely windy, which has stirred up silt from the reservoir and has made the water clarity stained the past few days. The water clarity hasn't slowed the fishing it has just meant changing techniques and presentations for success. Look for the water clarity to clean in the coming week, with less wind in the forecast. The water temps have slowly began to warm up and this has turned on the streamer fishing in the past week. There hasn't been much dry fly action, but this time of the year is known for great PMD and Caddis Hatches so make sure you have some adults to match them if the time comes. Nymphing has still provided the most success over the past weeks, with Euro-nymphing being the most productive. If you are interested in learning how to euro-nymph, we would love to teach you and have specific gear and flies for you to use. This is one of our favorite methods of fishing the river due to versatility and function. It's shaping up to be another great season on the EW!!
I am very excited and looking forward to spending another great summer on one of the best tailwater fisheries in California with you! If you haven't came and fished the east walker it is a must and will definitely have you coming back.
I will keep you updated on any information that I receive regarding the Opening of Crowley lake this season. As of now there is a possibility of opening early, but the set date is June 1st, we will have to wait to see. I am excited to get back on the lake when it opens, and find some beautiful trout!
Thanks to everyone who came out and made it another Great Season on Crowley Lake, I am looking forward to the 2020 season!
Lower Owens River
Flows: 235 cfs
Dries: Comparadun, Baetis Sparkle Dun, Sprout Baetis, Griffiths Gnat, Parachute Midge
Nymphs: Hogans S&M Nymph, Caddis Pupa, Rainbow Warrior, Caddis Larva, Cdc Pheasent Tail
Streamers: Pheasant Rump buggers, Rj Special, Zoo Cougar, Matuka, Gray/Silver Buggers
The Lower has been providing some fun spring fishing! Tight-Line Nymphing in the upper stretches of the river has been phenomenal this spring and will continue! We have been seeing great insect activity this spring, and the trout have been keying in on the hatches and feeding very well. The Nymph fishing has still been great in the early and late parts of the day prior to the big hatches. The Dry fly fishing has been best mid morning till mid afternoon and keeps you on the river without lunch until generally around 2pm. The Spring has always been my favorite time to fish the lower and it is in great shape right now!
Upper Owens River
Flows: 66 CFS Above HC Confluence
97 CFS Below HC Confluence
Dries: Parachute Midge, Mercers Missing Link, Comparadun
Nymphs: Psycho Prince , Fusion Nymph, Rainbow Warrior , Hares-ear, San juan worm, Egg-patterns
Streamers: Sam's Baitfish, Bunny Leech, Seal Buggers, Olive Zonker, Simi-Seal leeches
I haven't been spending any time on the upper o this spring, due to spawning activity.
Pyramid Lake, Nevada
Currently Closed Due to COVID-19
Flies: Balanced Leeches , Midges, Mahalo Nymph, Booby Flies, Beetles, Buggers, Game-Changer
Lets Hope that the lake re-opens before the closing date of the season, which is June 30th. This is actually a great time for a break in the fishery as many of these trout begin to spawn during the month of April. The fishery should be able to record some data about how productive the spawning can be when the lake is not fished during April, versus years when it is open and fished heavily.
Lets get out on the Lake and Search for your next Giant when the Lake Re-Opens!
If you would like to come out and experience this World Class Fishery, or have any questions regarding Trip Details or Accommodations Contact me by Phone at (951) 764-7146
Special Regulations: Barbless Artificial, Catch and Release Only. PLEASE DO NOT WADE!
Flows: 31 cfs
Dries: Hackle stacker BWO, Mercers Missing Link, Hot Creek Caddis
Nymphs: Iron Lotus, Walts Worm, Mercers Micro May, Hot Spot Scud, BTS, Zebra midge
Streamers: Muddler Minnow, Matuka, Balanced Leeches
We have started to see some spikes in the flows from snowmelt, this is a fun time to fish the creek. With the increased flows trout come out of their winter holding areas and begin to feed heavily on the tremendous hatches hot creek gets. There has been an array of insects from the trout to choose from. Caddis, Bwo's, Scuds & Midges have been the most successful imitations lately.