East Walker River Fishing Report

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Water Conditions:  Poor-Fair

Flows is up to 72 cfs as of 9/2


Temperature readings:

On 8/4 at 1 pm the water temperature at the bridge was 74 degrees.

On 8/19 at 8:00 at the bridge 66 degrees

On 8/20 at 8:30 at the dam water 63 degrees

Fishing conditions and Hatches:Poor to ????

 Temperature readings are above under Water Conditions.

 Now things are getting really confusing. The flows are up but now the nightime temperatures have gone back up. All this might be academic with the forest closures. But that might not be as simple as it sounds. Some of the East Walker runs through forest service land but that forest is not under the same regulations as the rest of California, although there's been info saying that they may close  after all. The official list of open waters in Mono county does not contain the East Walker so I would lean towards staying away. I talked to someone at Ken's and they're also going with staying away from the Walker for now. 

DRIES:   | Mother Shucker #22-24 | E/C Caddis #14-18 | Caddis Adult Tan #14-16 | Sparkle Flag Black #20-22 | Chernobyl Ant #12-14 | Chernobyl  org/grz  #6-8

NYMPHS: Prince Nymph #12-16| Dead Drift Crayfish #8 | Bottom Roller Psycho #10-12 | Copper Zebra #16-22 | T's Stone Drummond Light #8-10 | Tung Stud Black #18-20 |  Glass Bead Micro May Olive #22-24 | S&M Nymph #20-22  | Tungsten Jig Baetis #16-20 | TTS Opal B/L #14-18

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

10:30 at the bridge and half way from bridge to Murphey's pond 63 degrees

2:00 same locations 71 degrees but at the dam it was 66 degrees

The big key is nighttime temperatures, but note the difference between 8/19 and 8/20. One more cold night and the temperature up by the dam stayed  cool for longer.

More Reports

The Trout Fitter Reports
for Thursday, September 2nd, 2021
The Trout Fitter Reports
for Friday, August 27th, 2021
San Joaquin River: San Joaquin River Report
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): Upper Owens River Report
Owens River - Lower: Lower Owens River Report
East Walker River (CA): East Walker Report


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