Virginia Lakes Fishing Report

Virginia Lakes - Bridgeport, CA (Mono County)

Alyssa Guentert Rancho Cucamonga 6lb8, 5lb4 crawlers 7-23 Big V
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Virginia Lakes Resort

by Carolyn Webb

The stock truck arrived the 8th of July and we are stocking another load if Desert Springs can work it into their schedule. The County Enhancement Program will kick in mid week. 

BAIT: Crawlers, worms, meal worms, anything alive that's legal will do the trick. Also, green garlic powerbait is catching a lot of trophy's along with Salmon Peach and Corn.  But where's the hoppers, they at lower elevations, and the baby boy hopper is everywhere. Good for fly anglers.

LURES: Red/gold Buoyant, bleeding frog Buoyant, and silver Kastmaster's. Also use small silver/red head Super Duper, Tasmanian Devil's too. Mini jigs and similar plastics.

FLY AND BUBBLE: It seems to be working when I do it, but not many are having luck.

FLY RODS: Streamers with a dropper, bring 'em all and give it a shot. Stillwater nymphs, olive elk hair caddis, tentwing caddis, X-Caddis, and BABY boy hoppers (all light tan about 3/8" long, cute as can be and they get elevation when they hop, that is the live ones).

BACKCOUNTRY: Small brooks taking flies in the upper lakes (mosquitoes, green body mosquitoes, grey hackle yellow, black gnats, grey hackle peacock, and Cowdung's), Blue lake is better at the inlet, but don't spook them by getting too close to shore when getting there.

NOTE: If the trout bleeds don’t throw it back into the lake, it will die and IT ATTRACKS BEARS. If you care about the resource please be careful when releasing fish back into the water.

Virginia Lakes Resort is located near the top of Conway Summit between Mono Lake and Bridgeport, CA. We have everything you need to enjoy the Eastern Sierra. Check out our WEBSITE.

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