Virginia Lakes Weekly Fishing Report

Virginia Lakes - Bridgeport, CA (Mono County)

by Carolyn Webb

Starting temperature was warm with some slight cloud cover. Bring mosquito repellent, they're hungry and it's been a lean 18 months. Everyone in the county has been very grateful for the high elevation thunderstorms as it has put more water into the ground and the lakes, reservoirs, and streams. Hopefully it's enough to deter any possible fires.

The stock truck arrived again yesterday, that's 4 weeks in a row. I'm blown away with 600 lbs, it's like 1990 all over again. The parking lot was full by 7:30am and the lake was a flotilla of cheerios.

BAIT:. Night crawlers, power worms, powerbait, micetails and pinched crawlers.

LURES:. Red/gold Buoyant, Yellow/red dot Panther Martin, silver/blue Kastmaster, black yellow dots Panther Martin, Silver Super Duper 501, O gold Mepps, bleeding frog Buoyant and Taz Devil.

FLY AND BUBBLE: Green body mosquitoes the number one fly for over a week, prince nymph, black gnat parachute, Griffith's Gnat, Adams female, grey hackle yellow, and grey hackle peacock.

FLY RODS: Streamers, dark and blue adult damsels , hoppers, prince nymph, and emergers. Great hatches the last few days, dark mayflies (duns), blue damsels, with Thursday's midges overwhelming the area. June bugs are out and hissing. Also try the X-Caddis without a dropper, even some flash tri-color buggers, and crystal flashes. Bring it all, close your eyes and pick something. Tie it on and you'll probably do well. You will not have a problem catching, although it may be small, it's a trout, and it's a heck of a lot of fun.

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.

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