Cooler Weather Spurs Trout Action At Some Locations
Trout fishing in the Eastern Sierra is rated as fair overall, but with cooling weather some waters are fishing well. With fall right around the corner anglers can expect an across the board improvement in the fishing soon.
(Bridgeport) “The West Walker is still offering excellent fishing. Spinners, bait and flies have all been good up there, this is a great time of year to be on the West in spite of the low water flows,” exclaimed Jim Reid of Ken’s Sporting Goods. “Panther Martins and Rooster Tails have been good, bait anglers are using salmon eggs, Power Eggs, Mice Tails and crawlers. Fly anglers are going with hoppers, stimulators, para adams, elk hair caddis, pt's, hare's ears, zebra midges and micro mayflies.”
“The Virginias are still fishing excellent as well, lots of nice trout are being caught form tubes and from the shore. Shore anglers are casting lures like Kastmasters and Jakes Spin A Lures in the mornings and evenings and doing well, during the day they're using Mice Tails, PowerBait and crawlers. Float tube anglers are using wooly buggers, mini leeches, matukas, soft hackles, and some are midging under indicators with rojo midges, zebra midges and chironomids.”
“The reservoir still hasn't started producing yet, the water seems to be clearing up a bit and the algae is starting to go away so we are expecting some good reports to start coming in pretty soon. We'll let you know as soon as they do so you can get out there and get your share,” quipped Reid.
(Bishop) According to The Trout Fly, the trout fishing on the Lower Owens is good at this time. The flow is a consistent 309 cfs. There has been little action on dries. Nymphs and streamers are doing the damage at this time.
At Pleasant Valley Reservoir fly guys working the stream section of the lake are hooking good numbers of trout while tossing both dry flies and nymphs. Flies in the size 16 to 20 range are doing the best business.
At Lake Crowley anglers tossing perch pattern streamers are enjoying great fishing in the McGee area. Anglers are cautioned to release hooked trout as soon as possible and refrain from taking them out of the water. The oxygen level is low and removing the trout from the water even for a few seconds could kill them.
(June Lake) “The fishing has been very good here for both trollers and bait anglers,” disclosed Judith Kemp at the June Lake Marina. “Needlefish and small Rapalas are working behind 7 to 10 colors of leadcore. Bait anglers are doing well with garlic PowerBait and Fire Bait.
Convict Lake produced trout to 3 pounds this week. PowerBait and spoons such as Kastmasters and Thomas Buoyants worked the best. Some anglers reported good success when coating their PowerBait with Lip Ripperz Hatchery Dust.Back To Reports