With power generation ending Pleasant Valley Ressrvoir will be an excellent choice for fly fishers

Pleasant Valley Reservoir - Bishop, CA (Inyo County)

by Tom Loe

Dry/dropper bead head combos in the inlet section are deadly using Assassin birds nest and tiger midges beneath our patented Under-Cator, hi-vis para BWO, or Stimulator. The reservoir level is high for fishing the transition section currently; however the short but sweet creek is special during off generation cycles this time of year. Tubing the launch ramp area is a slam dunk for stockers right now. The DFG has been planting catchable rainbows by the truck load here on a regular basis. Most streamer patterns in the #10-14 range will get results when used with a full or moderate sinking tip line. The Gorge is also fishing well; however you will still face some thick brush and brambles down here until the willows and rose hips lose their foliage. I like a dry/dry or dry/ dropper bead head combos using primarily mayfly and caddis imitations. My crystal olive caddis larva spanks them down here #16-18.

If you would like to go fly fishing with Sierra Drifters give them a call at (760) 935 4250 and for more information visit their website www.sierradriters.com.

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