Conditions have turned for the worse on the East Walker recently

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

by Tom Loe

Flows are up to 130cfs-this is a good thing for the fish during the warmer days of summer. The weed growth and warmer water have really slowed the "catching" down. You can still do ok in the deeper pools and runs, but keeping your fly clean during this period will be the key to getting grabs. Fish the early morn before it gets too hot, then well after the sun goes behind the canyon walls. The fish are lethargic here this time of year during the middle of the day.

****I am advising all anglers that fish the EW currently to please take extra care in practicing proper catch and release here. With the low flows, warm water temps, etc... comes additional stresses on the fish. Ya really need to be gentle on them right now gang.

The DFG has planted some sub-catchable browns from the hatchery in Fillmore recently. They have been put in Bridgeport as well.

Above Photo: The East Walker still kicking out some nice fish as Chris "Linkcredible" shows us a quality brown
Photo #1: Serge Maguire with a pretty EW brownie. Way to spank them buddy!
Photo #2: Jim Maguire hit the EW on a nice day and was rewarded with many fine fish while nymphing and casting terrestrials

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