Virginia Lakes Fish Reports

Virginia Lakes - Bridgeport, CA (Mono County)

by Carolyn Webb

Summer showers started the weekend with a bang clearing the waters leaving only the die hards to catch the ravenous trout. Little Virginia turned in a few nice numbers from 2 lbs up to 3.5 lbs. We were fortunate to get Alpers infamous beauties for both Big and Little Virginia last week along with a nice plant from Fish and Game for both lakes.

Unfortunately the campground gate was locked and didn't get any fish. It's hard on a lake to drain the resource when it won't be replenished due to the concessionaire running the local campgrounds. Forest Service did manage to get both the uppper and lower creek dispersed camping areas open for this weekend, and it was appreciated for all those that brought up their RV's especially since gas is down by $1.50 from the same time last year. This summer is starting out great, and hopefully it will continue.

Worms were the main entre, with lots of lures, Bouyants red/gold and black, along with chartreuse power bait and black woolly buggers with a small emerger to bring up some nice fish. All watercraft did exceptionally well today using bug and bubble, lures or their favorite flies. There were 15 tubers and 2 boats with 1 rubber raft, looked like something you might have for breakfast.

Blue Lake is ice free, Cooney Lake is 1/4 thawed and the frogs were not even close to thawing. Summit Pass will require snowshoes or skies to get over and the water is raging down the creeks. East Walker is running at 1420cfs, and the West Walker was 238 as of last night.

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