Walker River - East Fork (CA) Fish Report for 11-13-2008
East Walker River Fish Report
Walker River - East Fork (CA) - Bridgeport, CA (Mono County)
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by The Trout Fitter Staff
As of 11/7/08 Water flows are holding
at 36 c.f.s.
Water temps have dropped! Morning and afternoon fishing will be the best. Evenings may slow a little when it gets cold after the sun goes down. On warmerdays there may still be a bite in the p.m.
Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Fair
Fall going to winter is definitely here. We have
experienced quite a bit of snowfall, lately, in the high
country. Nighttime temps have dropped below freezing
in a lot of areas and daytime temps have been
noticeably colder. It is REALLY cold on the EW in the
With the lower winter flow regime now in play there may not be a whole lotta water to fish. Look for the typical deeper slots, holes and runs. A trip into Nevada may be worth it as the ranches do have a bit more water flowing into the river down there.
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, #20 Hare's Ears, #20-22 Barr's BWO Emergers 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‚Ä¶after they see the "trick" a few times the novelty wears off.
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