Water temperatures are already in the upper 50s and the flows are ideal

The Trout Fitter Staff

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Flow Rates and Water Conditions

Water Conditions:  222 cfs as of 6/9 - High for this time of year, but a welcome level.

Fishing conditions and Hatches: Good

Just to clear something up, they do not stock Rainbows in the East Walker. There are some wild fish that will reproduce, but the stockers you see are fish being flushed through the pipe out of the lake. 

Nothing really new to talk about besides starting to head elsewhere because of the crowds.

Water temperatures are already in the upper 50s and the flows are ideal. The water is starting to green up, especially up by the dam. Fishing was very good over the weekend but the crowds were HUGE. With the pressure being what it is fishing has gotten a lot more inconsistent. We're already seeing the fish in the miracle mile getting pickier and quicker to spit. The primary hatches have been Baetis and midges with some big mayflies (#10-12). Black flies, Daphnia, and big orange lake midges(#10-12) are working up by the dam. We are also starting to see the Trico emergence first thing, with the spinner-fall mid-morning. Late afternoon caddis and mayflies are making it prudent to stick around for the later bite. As can be expected, streamer fishing has been very good, with streamers up to 6", but that will slow down soon when the fish start wising up.


Recommended Flies

DRIES:   Caddis Adult Tan #14-16 | Chernobyl  org/grz  #6-8 | Parachute Adams #16-22 | Elk Hair Caddis #12-14 

NYMPHS: Prince Nymph #12-16| Bottom Roller Psycho #10-12 | Copper Zebra #16-22 | Zebra black/silver #20-24 | 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

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

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