East Walker River Fishing Report

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Flow Rates and Water Conditions

Water Conditions:  Fair

Flows are back up to 140 cfs as of  7/30

Water temperatures mid to upper 60s midday

Fishing conditions and Hatches: Fair-Good

Yesterday evening temperatures at the dam was 67 which is a good sign and night time temperatures are predicted to be in the high 30's-low 40's all next week so early morning water temperatures have will be down in the mid 60's. Midday temperatures are expected to be in the 90's so the earlier the better. Definitely into summer mode with Tricos and big midges especially up towards the dam. The flows have come back up so the faster water should be more oxygenated but the water temperatures have gone up so take lots of temperature readings and be aware of the fish's speed of recovery. Also leave the fish in the water if you're taking pictures.  The hatches have been sporadic with midges and Tricos being the strongest but also Caddis. Not a lot of surface activity, the best being the last couple of hours of light. I repeat the evenings are worth a try. Shouldn't be too long before the Perch fry start getting flushed into the river.

Recommended Flies

 DRIES:   REALLY big Chernobylly Mousey looking stuff | Mother Shucker #22-24 | Brite Wing PMD #16-18 | E/C Caddis #14-18 | Sloan's Outrigger Caddis #14 | Sparkle Flag Black #20-22

NYMPHS: Prince Nymph #12-16| Dead Drift Crayfish #8 | Bottom Roller Psycho #10-12 | Copper Zebra #16-18 | T's Stone Drummond Light #8-10 | T J Hooker #6-10 | Newbury's Alt Rocker #16-18 | Flashback Barr's Emerger #16-18 | Pheasant Tail Midge Pupa #12-14 | Blood Midge #12-16 | Barr's Trico Emerger #20-22

STREAMERS: Meat Whistle | Sculpzilla | Hornberg #6-8 | Belly Scratcher Minnow Chub #2 | Bank Robber Sculpin #2 |

Playbate Chartreuse #1/0

More Reports

The Trout Fitter Reports
for Thursday, July 30th
Mammoth Lakes Basin: Mammoth Lakes Basin Fishing Report
Hot Creek: Hot Creek Fishing Report
San Joaquin River: San Joaquin River Fishing Report
Crowley Lake: Crowley Lake Fishing Report
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): Upper Owens River Fishing Report
Owens River - Lower: Lower Owens Fishing Report
The Trout Fitter Reports
for Saturday, July 25th
Hot Creek: Hot Creek Fishing Report
San Joaquin River: Road is Open and The Crowds Are Horrendous
Crowley Lake: Perch Fry are Starting to Show!!!
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): Upper Owens River Report
Owens River - Lower: Lower Owens River Report
East Walker River (CA): East Walker River Fishing Report


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