Bank Fishermen And Boaters Nail Trout
Written By: Cal Kellogg, August 6, 2013
Location: Bridgeport Reservoir, Convict Lake, Crowley Lake, Grant Lake, Gull Lake, June Lake, Pleasant Valley Reservoir, Silver Lake, Twin Lakes,
Anglers making the trek to the Eastern Sierras are being rewarded by trout action that ranges from good to excellent depending on the water fished and the day. Most of the traditional destinations are kicking out fish and many waters are providing limit style fishing.
(Bridgeport) “Kirman is still producing some really nice fish in spite of the warm weather. We've seen cutts up to 26 inches and brookies up to 19 inches this week,” related Jim Reid at Ken’s Sporting Goods. “Streamer patterns like mini leeches, stillwater nymphs, seal buggers and goat leeches with an AP emerger or soft hackle dropper have been doing well, also flashback scud and orange scud have been doing well.”
“The Virginias are still fishing excellent, lots of nice fish being caught up there on all three lakes. Bait anglers are using baby crawlers, PowerBait and Power Eggs, lure fishermen are going with Kastmasters and Thomas Bouyants. Fly anglers are doing well with matukas, seal buggers, soft hackles, wooly buggers, beetles and mosquitos,” tipped Reid.
“Bridgeport Reservoir is still fishing very well, not too much from the shore, but boat anglers are still doing very well. Lots of 1 to 2 pound fish with a few up to 6 pounds making a showing. Trolling has been good in the deeper water with small Rapalas, Needlefish and blades\crawlers. Bait anglers are using PowerBait, Power Eggs, mice tails and crawlers,” said Reid.
(Bishop) According to The Trout Fly, flows on the Lower Owens are locked in at 300 cfs and trout fishing is outstanding as a result. Small nymphs are the most reliable producer throughout the day, but at times dry flies in the size 16 and 18 class will draw strikes.
The Owens River Gorge has been the scene of good dry fly action for anglers working hopper imitations and other terrestrial patterns. There have been some rattlesnake sightings in the Gorge, so use caution.
At Pleasant Valley Reservoir the water level is high and as a result the trout have largely moved into the stream section of the lake. Fly guys are hooking up with a variety of different nymphs and streamers while bait anglers rely on PowerBait, Fire Bait and worms.
(June Lake) The staff at Ernie’s Sporting Goods reported that June Lake has been producing heavy rainbow and brown trout in the 1 to 3 pound range. Rapalas have been working the best, but night crawlers, PowerBait and medium size streamer flies will hook fish too.
At Silver Lake good action is reported by anglers trolling rigged ‘crawlers behind flashers.Back To Reports