The Upper Kern Has Been Closed Due to The French Fire

Kern River

by Chad Burton and Chris Borden

The Upper Kern has been closed due to the French Fire. The Lower Kern is open, and the Bass action has been excellent. Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass have been going for Get Bent Baits, Roostertails and small crankbaits. Catfish are being caught with worms, chicken liver and cutbait. At the time of reporting, the Upper Kern River at Kernville was flowing at 70 CFS and the Lower Kern River was flowing at 99 CFS.

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