Conditions Improving

San Joaquin River - Middle Fork (Mammoth Lakes) - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Madera County)

The run-off is over and conditions are great on the San Joaquin.
Photo Credit: Sierra Drifters

by Tom Loe
7-25-2016
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Conditions have greatly improved here and the SJ is in good shape. I like to fish hi-vis mayfly; or caddis patterns with a bead head dropper nymph like an Assassin, FB PT, or tiger midge. The riffles are best fished with high riding dries like stimulators, parachute ant patterns, foam beetles, & attractor adults. I suggest you have a stout wading staff even though the flows are down. The skeeters are ravenous down here this summer, don’t forget then deet.

*Tom Loe is under permit from the Inyo National Forest Service to guide the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River.


This fishery opens last Saturday in April & closes November 15th. Access is prone to weather/road closures, & may not allow entry during open periods of the season.

If you would like to go fly fishing with Sierra Drifters give them a call at (760) 935 4250 and for more information visit their website www.sierradriters.com.



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