Virginia Lakes Report

Virginia Lakes - Bridgeport, CA (Mono County)

by Carolyn Webb

It's into the top of the 7th and the score is tied for the season. Looks like another winner for the Eastern Sierra as far as weather goes, with some high clouding in the morning, but clears by early afternoon making it a great week for those waiting to head back to reality for the winter. Had a 2 day cooling after some good winds early this week, but it has returned to sleeveless tops and shorts, for how long guess it's up to Mother Nature.

I did well on barbless flies last night during the twilight time, which is my favorite time to fish. Inflated crawlers, Captain America, Fluorescent Red Candy Power Bait and salmon eggs were the top catchers for the week.

Lures taking limits were #502 Silver Prism Super Duper, red/gold Thomas Bouyant, and fire stripe Hot Shot. I did well on the Lil Jake Black/yellow spots, it's a great lure for backcountry fishing.

Flies for the "long rod" guys were the double dry, stimulator and small Blue Dun #20-22 during a good ripple or over by the weeds. Blue Damsel's are hitting the shoreline near any weedy area, as well as small Olive Elk Hair Caddis #18.

No big fish this week, guess they are laying low during this heat. Maybe when things cool down a bit they will start to surface again. It's kind of been a pattern this summer.

See you on the waterĶ

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