East Walker River Fishing Report

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Flow Rates and Water Conditions

Water Conditions:  Fair-Good

Flows seem to be holding steady at 40 cfs as of  10/9 

Water temperatures are dropping, we may have seen the last of the high temperatures.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches

Fishing conditions and Hatches: Good

 Nighttime temperatures are in the 20's all week.  Midday air temperatures are expected to be in the upper 60's to low 70's so water temperatures are good all day. Also leave the fish in the water if you're taking pictures.  

 Both the mayflies and the midges are extremely small. Not a lot of surface activity, but early morning crane fly action can be good. 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. The perch fly patterns can be stripped or dead drifted under an indicator. If under the indicator and you're not getting grabs try lifting and dropping the indicator to give the streamer movement. Outside of the midges most of the hatches are at night so the fish aren't being picky, it's all about the presentation.

Recommended Flies

 DRIES:   REALLY big Chernobylly Mousey looking stuff | Mother Shucker #22-24 | E/C Caddis #14-18 | Banshee Caddis #16-18 | Sparkle Flag Black #20-22 | Para Crane Fly #14-16

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 | JuJu Baetis #22-24 | Para Cranefly #14-16 | Pheasant Tail Midge Pupa #12-14 | Blood Midge #12-16 | Barr's Trico Emerger #20-22

STREAMERS: Meat Whistle | Sculpzilla | Hornberg #10-14 | Belly Scratcher Minnow Chub #2 | Bank Robber Sculpin #2 | Punk Perch Light #10-14

Playbate Chartreuse #1/0

More Reports

The Trout Fitter Reports
for Friday, October 9th, 2020
Hot Creek: Hot Creek 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 River Report
The Trout Fitter Reports
for Thursday, October 1st, 2020
Hot Creek: There are Still a Few PMDs Around
San Joaquin River: San Joaquin River Fishing Report
Crowley Lake: Fishing Has Been Very Good
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): Water Temps Are Dropping Fast
East Walker River (CA): East Walker River Fishing Report


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