This is a classic freestone small river that runs unchecked and emanates from the upper sections of the Emigrant wilderness and ultimately ends up
as a tributary into Walker Lake in Nevada. It is full of riffles, has a lot of large boulders and pools and is very open and accessible in the area
I am describing.
You can access this area by turning off Hwy.395, about 15 miles north of Bridgeport, Ca. onto Hwy. 108, Sonora Pass Road. Head 4 miles south until
you reach the Marine Corps Winter Training Facility. Use this as a marker for your next turn. Go one mile further and you will see a sign on the east or left side of the road that says Pickle Meadow Wildlife area and trout habitat. Turn here and continue a short distance until you reach a large dirt parking area. A short walk from the parking area, it will be
obvious where the river is located, will lead you to a large meadow section with the Walker running north back towards the Marine base. Fish
downstream of the parking area. This is Pickle Meadow.
You will find many trout, as well as a few whitefish in this section. I have caught brook, rainbow, and browns as well as a few small whitefish on dry flies here. Use a large dry and a bead head caddis, or bird's nest as a dropper.