If you want to fish the East Walker fish were the water temps are the coldest

Jim Reid

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The East is running at 75 cfs today but is still fishing ok, not as good as we've ever seen it but if you head down there in the early part of the morning and fish until around noon you should have some success.

There's a lot of algae coming through the dam on the reservoir so the water is very off color and a lot of the algae is dying off and decaying so that's producing a kind of nasty smell in the air depending on which way the wind is blowing. The farther you go towards Nevada the better the water quality and air quality get. Also, the fishing on the Nevada side has been pretty good. Water is still coming out of the dam at about 65 degrees in the mornings due mainly to the cooler night time temperatures we've been getting, most every night for the last couple weeks has been from 30 to 37 degrees, this is helping to keep the water temps down which is a really good thing for this time of year.

Dry dropper rigs have been working in the mornings as well as straight dries or nymphing. Patterns to try include hoppers, beetles, humpies, stimulators, flashback emerger, zebra midge, wd-40, top secret midge, mercury midge, fox's poopah, buckskin caddis, rainbow warrior, 3-wire caddis, elk hair caddis, parachute adams, e/c caddis.

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