Selective Anglers Hook Trout
Trout fishing in the Eastern Sierra isn’t red hot at this time. In fact, the fishing at some destinations is down right lukewarm. Patient anglers that do their homework and travel to destinations that are producing trout have been scoring well.
(Bridgeport) “The Twins are still fishing pretty well in the mornings and evenings, lots of half pound to pound and a half fish being caught daily with a few in the 2 to 4 pound range as well,” disclosed Jim Reid at Ken’s Sporting Goods. “Drift trolling with crawlers, Needlefish and Thomas Buoyants has been effective, as well as bait fishing with PowerBait and crawlers. Fly anglers have been doing well with buggers, matukas, stillwater nymphs and soft hackles. In the evenings spin anglers can also go with a fly/bubble rig with those same patterns.”
The Virginias are also fishing excellent lately, lots of nice Alpers fish showing up up there. PowerBait, Power Eggs, crawlers, Kastmasters, Thomas Bouyants, Panther Martins and Jakes have all been doing well for the spin anglers and for the fly anglers go with wooly buggers, seal buggers, stillwater nymphs, soft hackles, beetles, para adams and extended body bwo's,” tipped Reid.
“Bridgeport Reservoir has been pretty tough this past week, it seems that most of the regulars that fish Bridgeport all the time have been fishing up at the Twins lately. With the cooler night time temps we've been getting hopefully the water temps will drop and the algae will die off soon, when this happens the fishing should get back to normal,” added Reid.
(Bishop) The Trout Fly describes trout fishing on the Lower Owens as “consistent” with a flow of 313 cfs. Both dry flies and nymphs are hooking trout. To insure having the right fly selection it pays to drop into a Bishop fly shop prior to hitting the water to get the latest info and appropriate flies.
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) Silver Lake is the scene of steady trout action on the June Lake Loop. A lot of the trout being caught are pan size, but plenty of 2 to 4 ponders are showing up too.
Power Bait has been a top producer recently as have Thomas Buoyants. With steady plants and cooling weather, the action at Silver Lake should explode soon.
At June Lake, trollers are scoring while pulling rigged ‘crawlers behind flashers. Bank anglers are using standard dough baits and Pautzke salmon eggs.Back To Reports