Aug 7-13, 2022 Virginia Lakes Resort Fish Report

Virginia Lakes - Bridgeport, CA (Mono County)

Uran Wu LA 4lb14 Mtail Aug 10 BigV

by Carolyn Webb

Monsoons/heat hit Eastern Sierra Early August and starting to warm up again. NOTE: Monday the 8th it only sprinkled, Tuesday is supposed to be 40%, it figures as I'm heading into the backcountry for a fish/hike. Oh well, if I get wet, that's just the way it is. It's a day off, woohoo! Did well, 14 beauties all natives, Van got 18 and I got 14, he's still in the lead.

BAIT: Worms, power worms, powerbait, micetails and pinched crawlers doing a great job.

LURES: Red/gold Buoyant, silver/blue Kastmaster, black yellow dots Panther Martin, Silver Super Duper 501, O gold Mepps, bleeding frog Buoyant and Taz Devil.

FLY AND BUBBLE: Black gnat parachute, olive elk hair caddis, Adams parachute, grey hackle yellow and Griffith's Gnat, small dark flies

FLY RODS: Early in the week streamers, dark and blue adult damsels , hoppers, prince nymph, and emergers. Great hatches the last few days before the rain, and dark mayflies (duns), blue damsels are hiding out until the rain stops. Matuka's, black crystal buggers produced during the rain but no one tried midges. Also try midges or even some flashy buggers and leeches. Lots of different flies have been working and getting the info out of the "fly" guys is tough.

BACKCOUNTRY: Not much news this week probably due to the rain.

NOTE: If the trout bleeds don’t throw it back into the lake, it will die. If you care about the resource please be careful when releasing fish back into the water and IT ATTRACKS BEARS.

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