Fishing has been good on Pleasant Valley Reservoir

Tom Loe

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This is the only year around still water open in Inyo or Mono Counties. Levels here have got more friendly to fish the transition section near the inlet; however they remain on the high side for good access. The short creek section is fishing very well for numbers in the deeper pools with some decent dry fly action occurring after lunch. Midge patterns and smaller mayflies are good choices for nymphing or dry/dropper combos in both areas. Tubing has also been very good overall with consistent action on larger rainbows here as well. The mild weather has kept the chironomids coming off on the warmer days and still water nymphing can be very productive along the drop-offs on the west side in 9-12 feet. Tiger midges, gillies, crystal pupa and emergers are hard to beat here fished below an Under-cator. If the wind picks up use a broken back tiger as the lower. Small Assassin birds nest work well for imitating the mayfly nymphs, use these under a stimulator or hi-vis para Bwo as your indicator. Streamer tuggers have a full sinking or heavy sink tip line. Loebergs, Agent Orange, & Spruce-A-Bu's will get you grabs near the inlet and launch ramp areas.

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