Virginia Lakes Sportfishing Report

Virginia Lakes - Bridgeport, CA (Mono County)

by Carolyn Webb

Another great week of fishing at Virginia Lakes, you can count the cars in the parking lot on a daily basis and know that the fishing is good. Especially those that get here before 7am. We had another great week of warm fishing weather, which probably contributes to the numbers of anglers on and around the water.

Night Crawlers are still holding at number one with pink power worms, then salmon eggs coming around the stretch. Some lures are doing well, red/gold Thomas Bouyant and the small gold Kastmaster. Float tubers hit an all time high on the lake yesterday at 24 with 1 boat. Fortunately there were not that many shore anglers to collide with.

On September 27, Riley Cotton, age 6 of Nevada City caught a nice 2lb 9oz Alpers on salmon eggs, was he ever happy, maybe not as much as his Dad. He was all grins. Also Giovanni Moreno, age 10 of Hawthorne CA caught a nice 2lb 8oz Alpers on rainbow glitter Power Bait, and this was his first time fishing and he caught all the fish. Andrew Gibbons of Highland caught a 4lb 3oz alpers on Zeke's Pink and Ellen Yano of Castro Valley caught a 3lb 3oz on a fly with 5x tippet and she landed it herself.

Aspens are now in their "golden" stage and will soon be heading for the auburns, rusts and gold, which should happen within a week, for those who want to take some photos in between their fishing.

Flies for the week were olive wooly buggers, green/orange emerging nymph, sowbug, light brown RS2, black beetles, black ants, Black Gnats/red tail and the grey hackle peacock. Dragonfly nymphs, blue damsel, tan hoppers (everywhere) and loads of dry action. Spider columns are starting to come off the pines which means that Fall is seriously here and next week soft hackle march browns in orange and yellow will be hitting anywhere there are pines close to the water.

The weather is supposed to change starting Sunday with some light wind to gusts and probably moisture on Monday with very unsettled weather for a couple days then returning to the warming of fall. See you on the water.

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