East Walker River Fish Report

Walker River - East Fork (CA) - Bridgeport, CA (Mono County)

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Water Conditions:
As of 10/12/08 the river is flowing at 67 c.f.s. Always check the flow report (link on this page).
Water temps have dropped into the prime seasonal fall range! Morning and afternoon fishing will be the best. Evenings may slow a little when it gets cold after the sun goes down. On warmer fall days there may still be a bite in the p.m.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:
This last weekend snow has once again visited the Eastern Sierra. Nighttime temps have dropped below freezing in a lot of areas and daytime temps haven't been much warmer. With the seasonal colder nights and water temperatures dropping, the bigger fish are really on the hunt. NOW is the time to fish the big nasty streamers, like big ugly white/grey double bunnies and rabbit strip streamers. When the river is flowing below 100 c.f.s. it can seem a bit skinny and there are fewer places too fish when crowded. The fish will hide in either deeper water…or in the really shallow stuff most people walk right past or wade right through!!!

Recommended Flies:

Dry Flies:
May not be great dry fly fishing right now. But try fishing dry/droppers with the lower fall flow regime. Try adult caddis or hopper dries and caddis emergers, midges or small bwo mayfly patterns below.
Midges are a really important food source as we go from fall into winter. Keep changing your patterns to find what they want. A good selection of WD-40's #20-24 in black, grey and olive are essential. Zebra Midges, Disco Midges and glass bead sparkle midges. #20 Micro Mayfly #22 Pheasant Tails and Olive Surface Emergers.
White/ Grey Zonkers and Double Bunny streamers fished on the swing and dead drifted and pulled.

Guides Hint: Pulling streamers during the non hatch periods may produce some monsters. Cover water…after they see the "trick" a few times the novelty wears off.

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