Lee Vinning Creek Fish Report- Update by Tom Jones 8-25-09

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


by The Trout Fitter Staff
8-25-2009
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Water Conditions:

The flows are at 35 cfs as of 8/25 and temps are holding steady at around 55 degrees

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:

Flows are fairly low and went down a little from last report and the water is still quite clear.The fishing is good from mid morning and into the afternoon, then wait till late evenings. Midges and Caddis hatches are going off early. You would be best to throw midges and caddis around 9am 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. Fluorocarbon 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.

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 dryshake for the riffle water.



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