East Walker River Report

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Flow Rates and Water Conditions:

Water Conditions: Poor - Fair

Flows are at 19 cfs as of  1/24

Fishing conditions and Hatches: Fair

If the weather stays well below freezing head elsewhere, it's not fair to the fish to lift them out of the water because of potential damage to them. Temperatures are starting to moderate, days are getting longer and we should be seeing things pick up in the next few weeks. They're calling for unsettled weather over the weekend and then drying and warmer. Fishing is okay but it's real skinny and limited to the deep holes, not something I would do very often. The midges are pretty much the only bug hatching but there are fish rising in the slower water midday, dry dropper was the most successful with a large dry and Zebra Midge dropper. 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 several weeks ago 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 Friday, January 24th, 2020
Hot Creek: Hot Creek Report
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): Upper Owens Report
Pyramid Lake: Pyramid Lake Report
Owens River - Lower: Lower Owens Report
The Trout Fitter Reports
for Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
East Walker River (CA): East Walker River Fishing Report
Owens River - Lower: Lower Owens Report
Pyramid Lake: Pyramid Lake Report
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): Upper Owens Report
Hot Creek: Hot Creek Fishing Report


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