Pleasant Valley Reservoir Fishing Report

Pleasant Valley Reservoir - Bishop, CA (Inyo County)

Jeff Hudson used a para hi-vis BWO with an Assassin dropper to get into some nice browns in the river section that leads into PVR. This “two pronged” technique is deadly for shallow riffle water, and fishing pockets behind large mid-stream boulders.
Photo Credit: Sierra Drifters

by Tom Loe
11-17-2016
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Fishing has been slow due to lack of stocking. The reservoir level is up close to the tree line, making access difficult in the transition section. The small river section can kick out fair numbers of hold over trout using dry/dropper rigs, & streamers. Flows have dropped, & this fertile little river can be really fun if you work the harder to reach brush areas accessible when the powerhouse is not generating. I like dry/dropper combos like Stimulators, hi-vis mayfly, or caddis as the upper. Use smaller Assassins, FB PT’s, or crystal tiger midges as the nymphs. Tubers can get into some fish around the boat launch ramp towards the inlet. Use full sinking; or heavy sink tips to get down ten feet quickly. Loebergs, Crystal Leeches, Agent Orange, Spruce-A-Bu’s, & Punk Perch will get you grabs.

This fishery is open year around.

If you would like to go fly fishing with Sierra Drifters give them a call at (760) 935 4250 and for more information visit their website www.sierradriters.com.



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