Vigrinia Lake Fish Report

Virginia Lakes - Bridgeport, CA (Mono County)

by Carolyn Webb

Hooray, summer arrived a bit late, but very welcome nevertheless. We had a week of strange weather when the sun finally hit the Sierra, and it came with a bang. The busiest weekend since we opened on the 21st of May, I could have sworn it was the 4th.

Fishing has been excellent with Blake Rupert of Santa Ana pulling out a 4lb 1 oz Alpers on Power Bait, Jeff Paggi of Monrovia caught a nice 3lb 8 oz Alpers on a lure, and Michael Losorelli of Corona caught a 3lb 15oz Alpers on power bait.

Bait getting hits are Natural Cheese power bait, chunky cheese yellow, crawlers, and salmon eggs.

Lures for the week are still red/gold Buoyant, Lil\' Jake gold/red dots, large rainbow Kastmaster, and gold hot shots.

Flies working were red throated Matuka\'s #8, brown hackle peacock #14-16, Griffith\'s Gnat, Adams #16, Light Cahill and small olive scuds. Backcountry is on fire with small dark midges (Griffith\'s Gnat, Grey Hackle Peacock #16-18 and #18 Mosquitoes). Bring plenty of bug juice or keep your head in netting or you will be eating the gnats and mosquitoes by the thousands. See you on the water!....carolyn

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.