Virginia Lake Fish Report

Virginia Lakes - Bridgeport, CA (Mono County)


by Carolyn Webb
8-17-2009
Website

The weather has been cooperating with the exception for one day, and fishing slowed up a bit until the DFG truck arrived, as always. We are still getting 350 pounds of trout every week and have not been missed all summer. DFG is formulating their air-stocking into the back country and that obviously will be on my priority list for future fish trips. DFG put in some nice fatties a pound and better. I fished Little Virginia a couple times this past week and did great, but I'm strictly a dry fly addict and can do better than most anglers of other methods in the evening.

Crawlers, baby and big are still the main entrée for this week, but salmon eggs along with power worms are getting hits if they are rigged up right. Lures have slowed down since the Alpers were stocked, but a few Thomas Buoyants red/gold have done ok. Flies for the week were mostly dry, the Green Body Mosquito #16, Grey Hackle Yellow #14, fur or foam body black ants (sit and twitch), or tug some yellow soft hackles or black/olive woollies, dark burgundy or black/grizzly.

Looks like another good week of weather heading our way but you never know at this elevation. A few aspen leaves are already yellow in several places on the Virginia Lakes Road, and watch out for the hunters, archery season started today. 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.


Next Report >




Next Report >


More Reports

8-8-2009
Snow, can you believe it, the 6th of August marks the 3rd time I've seen snow in August in my 34 years. But after 4 days of wind it was the staccato for the week. Fishing was good, but like I always say, catching is more important and it had slowed to a crawl during the high winds. It turned around when DFG and Alpers stocked the same week, and everyone has been catching a lot of fish. Brent Brown of Hemet took a 2lb...... Read More

7-11-2009
Another great week of breezy days, one day of wind, a full moon, and loads of bugs blowing into the water making it a virtual buffet for trout. Some high clouds moved through today and fishing was terrific, but catching slowed to a crawl unless you used your best method for inflated crawlers or pink power worms with a pinch of power bait on the eye of the hook. The Hong group did well from a boat this afternoon and even caught a couple of the elusive browns that...... Read More