The water conditions at the San Joaquin River are perfect for wading & the wild fish are hungry

San Joaquin River - Stockton, CA

by Tom Loe

Very good fly fishing conditions currently. Water levels are just about perfect for wading all areas. The wild fish are "opportunistic" critters and will take most attractor or dry fly adult patterns in the #14-18 range. I prefer hi-vis or parachute mayfly & caddis imitations; however most profiles will get grabs if presented properly. Avoid conventional positioning and work from the tailout of a run, incrementally moving upstream and hitting the shadows and pocket water in each run. Don't leave food in your cars-the bears are on the look out for donuts and french fries!

If you would like to go fly fishing with Sierra Drifters give them a call at (760) 935 4250 and for more information visit their website

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