East Walker River Fish Report

Walker River - East Fork (CA) - Bridgeport, CA (Mono County)

Photo Credit: ©Chad Woods (May 05, 2017)
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by Tom Loe

I suggest you check out the flows prior to fishing here for sure. They will fluctuate greatly here this time of year and have a tendency to trend upward especially if the weather gets hot. At 250cfs and below the EW fishes great. The fish will move out of the large pools and spread over the flats and riffles. Above 350cfs the EW becomes a different animal and may not be your cup of tea- although I know several hard core EW addicts that love the big water and the challenges it presents.

Caddis, PMD's, damsels, chubs, perch fry, and terrestrials especially if the water is on the rise. The rising water will wash the beetles, crickets, hoppers, ants, etc... off the once dry brush and you can have some exciting opportunities to fish larger patterns during rising flows.

The late afternoons will give you a look at what is holding in the large pools and eddies. There can be some spectacular dry fly fishing when the shadows drape over the water.

Skeeters down here as well, and one report of a rattlesnake below the first bridge.

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