Pleasant Valley Reservoir is also improving after having very high levels

Pleasant Valley Reservoir - Bishop, CA (Inyo County)

by Tom Loe

Give it another couple weeks if the trend continues and we will have excellent fishing in the inlet and short but sweet river section. Once again, I like a dry/dropper combo for the transition area and river that emanates from the powerhouse. Tubing the Rez proper near the inlet and boat ramp (they plant fish here) is also a good call. Troll full sinking lines using Loebergs, Punk Perch, crystal leeches, agent orange, & Spruce-A-Bu's. You can also still water nymph Ala Crowley style, I suggest you have some mayfly imitations like assassins and flashback pt's as there are plenty of mayflies here. The usual chironomid patterns will also get take down your Under-cator. Tiger midges are hard to beat here. Crystal emergers & pupa are great as uppers. Fish the steep drop-offs on the west shoreline to avoid conflicts with shore fishers.

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