East Walker River Fishing Report

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Water Conditions: Poor - Fair

Flows are at 20 cfs as of 12/26

Fishing conditions and Hatches: Fair-?

The temperatures have been very low and with the low flows we're waiting for things to warm a little before we fish again.With the cold temperatures the algae is gone, that combined with the flows dropping has made the fish a lot spookier. The midges are pretty much the only bug hatching but the perch fry are still getting flushed through the pipe so make sure you have light colored streamers ready. By now the fish are educated to perch imitations so you need to figure out how to present a dying perch realistically. A couple of our guides were up there last Friday (warmest day of the week) and their observation was "bigger is better". It seems that the trout's feeling is "if I'm going to put out the effort it better be worth it"

Recommended Flies

 DRIES:   REALLY big Chernobylly Mousey looking stuff

NYMPHS: Prince Nymph #12-16| Dead Drift Crayfish #8 | Bottom Roller Psycho #10-12 | Copper Tiger #16-18

STREAMERS: Meat Whistle | Sculpzilla | Hornberg #8-12 | Flashabugger White #10-12 | F/T Clouser blk/prpl 1/0 |

Playbate Chartreuse #1/0

Guides Hint: Don't be in a hurry to get up there, night time temperatures in the teens are not conducive to early feeding.

More Reports

The Trout Fitter Reports
for Thursday, December 26th, 2019
Owens River - Lower: Lower Owens Fishing Report
Pyramid Lake: Prime Time of Year For Double-Digit Fish
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): Upper Owens River Fishing Report
Hot Creek: Hot Creek Fishing Report
The Trout Fitter Reports
for Friday, December 20th, 2019
East Walker River (CA): East Walker River Fishing Report
Owens River - Lower: Fishing Has Been Good on The Lower Owens
Pyramid Lake: Fish Are Strong Right Now!
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): It's All Good Fishing Going On
Hot Creek: Hot Creek Fishing Report


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