East Walker RIver Fly Report

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

Quality is the game now on the East Walker. All the way from Norway, Oivind Haugen got into some large trophy browns using his hand tied tung head nymphs in the deeper pocket water.
Photo Credit: Sierra Drifters

by Tom Loe

The EW is showing signs of life after a tough couple of years. The flows are now down to an ideal 170cfs. There remain issues with aquatic weeds in the slower sections. Focus on the pocket water; or riffles for more consistent action. Heavily weighted nymph rigs fished in the faster riffle water downstream will get you a shot at a larger browns. Strong caddis, midge, mayfly, & damsel fly hatches are going off. Try larger Assassins, FB PT’s. and damsel nymphs. Hi-vis caddis, and hoppers are targets for surface feeders. Lob some Loebergs, Punk Perch, or damsel nymph streamers for a shot at bad LeRoy brown during low light periods.

This fishery is open year around below the Bridgeport Reservoir dam to Nevada State line. Open year a in Nevada also.

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