Lee Vinning Creek Fish Report- Update by Josh Hevron 7-4-09

Lee Vining Creek - Lee Vining, CA (Mono County)

by The Trout Fitter Staff
(800) 637-6912

Water Conditions:

The flows are at 136 cfs as of 7-4-09 and temps are holding steady at around 54 degrees

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:

Water levels have become great for fishing the lee vining area, perfect weather with no crowds. The fishing is good in the afternoon and late evenings. Midges and Caddis hatches are going off early. You would be best to throw midges and caddis around 10am to 1pm. Yellow Sallies and PMD\\\'s are the ticket for catching fish in the afternoon and evening hours. Fishing with a dry dropper rig is recommended. Flourocarbon tippet is almost a must for spooky fish. With the stable flows, fishing all the way up the creek has been great. There are some nice wild browns and rainbows up high. Make sure to wear waders for the muddy conditions.

Recommended Flies:

#18 and #20 zebra / blood midges, #18 and #20 stonefly nymphs and caddis larvae (tan or gold) #16 and #18 Elk hair caddis ( browns, yellows, and olives). Stimulators: #16 and #18 olives or yellow and E.C. Caddis #16 and #18 in olives. Outrigger Yellow Sally #16-18

Guides Hint: Concentrate on slowest slicks possible. Big dry flys with a small beadhead droppers should be the ticket. smaller 3wt rods are optimum and don\\\'t forget dry shake for the riffle water.

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