Virginia Lakes Fishing Report

Virginia Lakes - Bridgeport, CA (Mono County)

by Carolyn Webb

The Heat hit Eastern Sierra early June and starting to return to normal. NOTE: It sprinkled around 3:30am the 9th, (I knew I should not have washed/waxed my car). We are supposed to get sprinkles, it figures as I was thinking about heading into the backcountry for a fish/hike. Oh well, if I get wet, that's just the way it is.

 BAIT: Mice tails, 3" power worms, rainbow glitter, garlic, and yellow glitter powerbait, along with pinched crawlers were the top menu items on the buffet.

LURES: 1/6oz Red/gold Buoyant, silver/blue Kastmaster, black yellow dots Panther Martin, Silver Super Duper 501, O gold Mepps and  a few bleeding frog Buoyants. Stay on the small size for most lures, the fishing has been sensational. One cast/one fish just about every time.

FLY AND BUBBLE: Black gnat parachute, olive elk hair caddis, Adams parachute, grey hackle yellow and Griffith's Gnat and small dark flies. But not many using this method this week.

FLY RODS: Early in the week streamers were doing their job, and some emergers were popping up. Great hatches on the Little V the last couple evenings last few days before the early am rain, and Matuka's, black crystal buggers produced but no one tried midges.  Still early in the season, but the fishing has been great!

BACKCOUNTRY: No news this week probably due to the fishing being caught roadside.

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. More bears are NOT what we need.

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