The East is running at about 117 cfs today, it sat at about 130 for most of the last week but dropped a little yesterday. The fishing down there has been pretty good with lots of anglers coming in reporting 15 to 20 fish days. The dry action has slowed up quite a bit from previous weeks but the nymphing is still good and we’ve started to get some pretty good streamer reports lately. The cold weather this past week has kept the water temps down and the fish are very happy and healthy right now. There are lots of 10 to 16 inch fish being caught throughout the river as well as some fish going from 18 to 2 inches. There is a fair amount of pressure down there and the fish seem to be a bit picky so be sure to get your drifts dead and your bugs near the bottom. Don’t be afraid to change flies up often until you find out what they really want to eat.
Patterns to try: Rainbow warrior, silver streak, san juan worm, squirmy wormy, micro mayflies, top secret midge, darth baetis, buckskin caddis, LaFontaines deep sparkle pupa, z-wing caddis, Fox’s poopah, sculpzilla, zuddler, moal leech, JJ special, dead drift crayfish.
EAST WALKER RIVER The East is running at about 117 cfs today, it sat at about 130......