Fishing on the East Walker is good to excellent, but the hatches are inconsistent

Walker River - East Fork (CA) - Bridgeport, CA (Mono County)

Photo Credit: ©Chad Woods (May 05, 2017)
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by The Trout Fitter Staff
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Water Conditions: Great flows vary on a daily basis - down to 101 cfs as of 7/11

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good to Excellent fishing on the East Walker. The Trico Spinner is best around 9am. Large Caddis hatch around 7 in the evening.

Consistancy has gone out the window this week where one day there's a sizable mayfly hatch in the morning, and some days it's in the late afternoon. One day the fishing can be great, the next it can be pretty difficult. Fish hopper patterns along the banks. Try a big Stimi or a Chernobyl. Some caddis still hanging around but later in the day after the sun goes behind the mountains.


Griffifth's Gnat #16-20, PMD Spinner #14-18, Yellow Humpy #18, Extended Body PMD #20, Hackle Stacker PMD #20, Olive PMD #18, Brook's Sprout PMD #14-16, Brook's CDC Baetis Emerger #20-22, Spent Partridge Caddis 318, Elk Hair Caddis #16-18, Grey or Olive Parachute Caddis #18, Barr's PMD Emerger #16-18, Parachute Adams #16-18, ,Parachute Kicking Hopper, Taylor's Fat Albert #10-12

NYMPHS: Pheasant Tail #16-22, Tungsten Psycho #16-20, Split Case PMD #18, Epoxy Back Baetis #20-22, Burk's Hunchback Infrequens #18, Two Bit Hooker Black #18-22, Black Flashy WD-40 #20, Black WD-40 #20, Zebra Midge Black or Copper #18, Burke's Hunchback Infrequens #18, Anderson's Bird of Prey Tan #18, Lafontaine's Sparkle Pupa #18-20, Nori's Caddis Pupa Green #18, Nitro Caddis Tan #18

STREAMERS: Black Wooly Bugger #8

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