Bridgeport Reservoir Fish Report

Bridgeport Reservoir - Bridgeport, CA (Mono County)

by Tom Loe

It has been a few seasons since the Bridge has had this much water. The fly fishing is very good in the Robinson and Buckeye Creek channels located in Buckeye Bay, and the Walker River channel near the landing strip. Still water nymphing and casting damsel fly and callibaetis nymphs in 4-8 feet in these areas is paying off with plenty of opportunities early in the morning and then again after the west wind picks up mid-day.

Chironomids, callibaetis, damsel flies, and small perch fry are on the menu right now. The key to getting on fish is just as it is on Crowley; locate the defined creek channels and weed free zones and concentrate your efforts here. I had a hard time deciding what the best still water pattern was this week. If you hang a tiger midge, the entire broke back midge arsenal if it's windy, or flashback PT's and killa baetis in the 14-18 range, you will get grabs. Our Loeberg's and Punk Perch #10-14 are great choices with slow to moderate sink tips. The mornings will have a good number of boats anchored along the channels edge and it will be tough to troll streamers at this time. Rent a boat for the afternoon for Buckeye; you can kick or row out from shore to the Walker if you can handle heavy weeds. The best bite is well after lunch. Jeffery has our new flies in stock, go say hi and watch him swim with his horse "Handy".

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