Rush Creek Fish Report- Update by Dave Neal 05/28/09

Rush Creek - June Lake, CA (Mono County)


by The Trout Fitter Staff
6-5-2009
(800) 637-6912
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Water Conditions:

Runoff has seemingly subsided as of late. Above Grant the stream is around 115 cfs which is high but fish able. The flow could change too higher water levels with a warm snap as snowpack up high continues to melt.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Okay

The area below Grant Lake down under Hwy 395 is running high, but not too high for fishing in a lot of places. Today, 5/27 the flow is under 100cfs.. There is a lot of water to explore here and decent populations of wild browns and bows. The key is to keep moving and fish dry and dry/dropper rigs with attractor patterns. Please note…this area is under special regulations! Please observe our Fish & Game laws.
The area just above Grant Lake and between Grant and Silver Lakes can be a lot of fun too fish and is stocked fairly regularly. The key is to move around and hunt out the blue backs" (stockers) or be stealthy and locate the wild ones with delicate casts and approaches. This area is popular with kids and campers and is really worth exploring. There is quite a bit of fun water to be fished and a great trail for hiking along the stream, albeit may be muddy in some spots.

Recommended Flies:

General attracter dries work great: #14 yellow Humpy's,#16 Adams, and #10-14 yellow, orange and tan Stimulators. Nymphs: #18-22 Zebra Midges, #14-18 beaded PT's and Hares Ears, #14 Zug Bugs and Prince Nymphs too. #12 Stoneflies!

Guides Hint: Take a camera, the aspens are getting their green leaves!



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