East Walker River Fish Report- Open year round for catch and release fishing only.

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

Photo Credit: ©Chad Woods (May 05, 2017)
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by Tom Loe

- Water Conditions:

Water flows have been at 28 CFS for lthe last week as of 11/26. This is close to minimum flow of 25 CFS.

Water temps have dropped! Late morning and afternoon fishing will be the best.

- Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good

Cold mornings and warm days continue to be the order of the day and fishing is generally good. Evenings may slow a little when it gets cold after the sun goes down. On warmer days there may still be a bite in the p.m.

Recommended Flies:

Dry Flies: Not much dry fly action but try fishing dry/droppers with the lower fall flow regime. Try adult caddis or hopper dries and caddis emergers, midges or small bwo mayfly patterns below.

Nymphs: Midges are a really important food source as we go from fall into winter. Keep changing your patterns to find what they want. A good selection of WD-40's #20-24 in black, grey and olive are essential. Zebra Midges, small baetis imitations, flashback emergers.

Streamers: White/ Grey Zonkers and Double Bunny streamers fished on the swing and dead drifted and pulled.Big and ugly is working.

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.