Virginia Lakes Report

Virginia Lakes - Bridgeport, CA (Mono County)

by Carolyn Webb

Weatherwise the week was great for fishing until Friday, when the first dusting of snow hit the Sierra Crest with about 6 inches, and another 9 is expected tonight. It's snowing right now and the sun is shining so it is not sticking to the ground. Trout love this kind of weather, and they don't mind the wind. It's breezy but not enough to stop the watercraft or shore anglers.

Big Fish: John McIntosh of Gardnerville caught a nice 5lb and a 3lb Alpers on a silver prism Kastmaster, Greg Tait of San Juan Capistrano caught 2 Alpers a 2lb 3oz and a 6lb 1oz on a Hot Shot, and his Dad Dave of Mar Vista caught a 2lb 2oz Alpers on a red/gold Thomas Bouyant.

Worms, salmon eggs and marshmallows have been doing well along with pink power worms, grubs, meal worms and crickets.

Lures doing great are Hot Shots, Kastmasters, and Bouyants.

Flies bringing up fish are olive, dark rust, brown, and Black wooly buggers, light grey sowbug, for fly rodders. Bubble anglers are doing well on Grey Hackle Peacock, Black Gnat red tail, Adams female, partridge and orange and partridge and yellow.

DFG was not able to stock this past week due to an emergency at the hatchery but we are still getting fish. See you on the water

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