Virginia Lakes is Good to Fair this week

Virginia Lakes - Bridgeport, CA (Mono County)

by Carolyn Webb

Mother Nature rescinded her attempt at scaring us but it turned nice again for most of last week with a few scattered thin clouds hovering today. Next Wednesday has a slight prediction of some rain, but that's a few days away and things always change.

A few Alpers are still getting caught but very sporatic. DFG stocked all 3 on the 11th. Fishing has been good and great if you know what you are doing. Night crawlers are still their main bait of choice now, with a lot of lures and flies.

Seventeen anglers were on the water yesterday and some hit hot spots and others were smelling that animal.

Dries getting takes late after as it warms up, but I would still use black gnat parachute, grey hackle yellow, olive elk hair caddis (very naked) all in the 16 to 18 range, and a Yellow Sally nymph are doing great. All rainbows with a couple nice browns I picked up just in front of the Lodge but nothing brutal (14 & 16 inches). Thunder shoulders are still keeping true to form, very early am and not as late in the evening due to their spawning instincts.

Big Fish for the Week:
Alan Scheets of Gardnerville NV, 3 lb 12 oz Alper on a Thomas Buoyant

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