East Walker tough, West better

Walker River - East Fork (CA) - Bridgeport, CA (Mono County)

Photo Credit: ┬ęChad Woods (May 05, 2017)
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by Jim Reid

The East is flowing at about 60 cfs right now and has been there for 5 or 6 days now. The fishing is pretty tough overall but there are some anglers reporting some nice fish in the 18 to 22 inch range. The water temps are good and the fish are healthy, the cooler weather and thunderstorms we've been getting the last couple weeks have helped out quite a bit. The best times to fish are in the mornings and evenings with the mid day (from about 11 to 4) being the toughest. Patterns to try include: trico's, flashback emerger, pmd emerger, rainbow warrior, silver streak, san juan worm, miracle midge, mercury midge, zebra midge, white zebra midge, dark lord, copper john, buckskin caddis, fox's poopah, z-wing caddis, black ant, chubby chernobyl, para hopper and stimulator. The West has been a little high and muddy lately with all the thunderstorms we've been getting, that has made it a bit tough up there. It looks like the weather has changed to the warmer and less rainy now though so the fishing on the West should improve dramatically. I'd suggest trying panther martins and mepps spinners for lures, salmon eggs, crawlers and power eggs for bait and for fly anglers go with humpy's, stimulators, ants, hoppers, prince nymphs, pheasant tails and hare's ears. www.kenssport.com (760) 932-7707

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