East Walker River Fishing Report

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Flow Rates and Water Conditions

Water Conditions:  Dangerous but ?? 

Flows are at 447 cfs as of 8/26

Flows have dropped to around 450 cfs  Water temperatures are staying low all day.

 Well the flows are dropping into the dangerous but doable range but it's not a bad idea to keep the "you wade you die" mentality for a little longer.

Fishing conditions and Hatches: Good But Be Careful

The fish are there and with the flows dropping the presentations are getting easier. The predominate fish being caught are the 12"-15" holdover planters being sucked down out of the lake. The hatches are improving, the Trico spinner fall midmorning being the best but for the most part the fish aren't real picky and you do have a shot at some truly large fish. We are starting to see the huge (#10-12) red/orange midges being flushed out of the reservoir. Stomach samples seem to be dominated by Black Flies but there are lots of baitfish around. We are also seeing some success with large rubberlegs, kind of late for the Stoneflies but then who knows what to expect this year. Water temperature has been staying in the low 60's all day which is great news. The crowds are starting to grow so be aware of that and remain on your best behavior.

Recommended Flies

DRIES:   Caddis Adult Tan #14-16 | Chernobyl Ant #12-14 | Chernobyl  org/grz  #6-8 | Parachute Adams #16-22 | Elk Hair Caddis #12-14 | Mini Mouse #10 | Miller's Caddis #14-16

NYMPHS: Prince Nymph #12-16| Bottom Roller Psycho #10-12 | Copper Zebra #16-22 | Zebra black/silver #20-24  Zac Attack Damsel #14  | Split Case PMD #14-18 | S&M Nymph #18-22  | Tungsten Jig Baetis #18-20 | TTS Opal B/L #14-18 |  JuJu Baetis # 18-24 | V-Rib midge Claret #14-16 | Joe's Mini Crayfish #10 | Dead Drift crayfish | Pat's Rubberlegs #6-10

STREAMERS: Meat Whistle | Baby fat Minnow #8 | Belly Scratcher Minnow Chub #2 | Bank Robber Sculpin #2 | Punk Perch Light #10-14
| Rio's Brown Town Tan #4 | Hornberg #6-12

EURO Streamers: GD UV P/Jig White #12 | Kaslar M/G/S Olive #12

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