East Walker River Fishing Report

The Trout Fitter Staff

Report Date:

http://www.thetroutfitter.com/fshreport.html

Flow Rates and Water Conditions

Water Conditions:  Fair

Flows are going up and down, currently at 95 cfs as of  8/20

Water temperatures up to the low 70s midday

Fishing conditions and Hatches: Fair-Good

If you want to hide from the crowds and are willing to leave early, it would be a great place to hide. Nighttime temperatures are predicted to be in the low 40's all week with a hint that late in the week there could be a cool down. Midday air temperatures are expected to be in the 80's all week. Definitely into summer mode with Tricos and big midges especially up towards the dam.  

The flows have dropped back down 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. Perch fry patterns should be working as well as daphnia patterns. Don't laugh, in the fall I've seen good BWO hatches where the fish will ignore them to eat a #32 Daphnia pattern, volume of food is the key.

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 Friday, August 28th
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 Fishing Report
Owens River - Gorge: Lower Owens Fishing Report
The Trout Fitter Reports
for Friday, August 21st
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
East Walker River (CA): East Walker River Fishing Report


ABOUT US

Fly Fishing Reports is the newest member of the SportfishingReportsTM Network of fish reports, boats, landings, guides, locations and more. We open our doors to the Fly Fishing outdoor enthusiasts who have a passion for the sport.