East low, West Walker good

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

by Jim Reid

Flow on the East has dropped down to 38 cfs this week. We haven't had many reports from the river since the flows dropped but it sounds like the water temps are still good and the fish that are being caught are still healthy. It seems as though a dry/dropper rig has been producing the best. You'll need to be fairly stealthy and search out the deeper pools and runs where fish will be hiding. The area below the bridge on hwy 182 and the Nevada side have been producing the best. Patterns to try include: chubby chernobyl, stimulator, fat albert, fox's poopah, buckskin caddis, dark lord, wd-40, silver streak, rainbow warrior. The West is fishing very well with some nice fish in the 6 to 7 pound class being caught. The Pickel Meadows area and the canyon section along hwy 395 have both been producing well. The water is clear so you'll need to be sneaky so as not to spook the fish. Night crawlers, salmon eggs, power eggs, panther martins and rooster tails have been doing well for the spin anglers. Fly anglers have been doing well with dries and dry/dropper rigs, patterns to try include: para hopper, fat albert, stimulator, beetle, black ant, elk hair caddis, pheasant tail, zug bug and hares ear. www.kenssport.com (760) 932-7707

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