Conditions are ideal

Kern River

by Chad Burton and Chris Borden

There are no trout plants scheduled for the Upper Kern, but conditions are ideal. Fly anglers have done well with midges, streamers and attractor nymphs. When the temps rise a bit in the afternoon, dry-droppers have been the go-to. The Lower Kern Largemouth and smallmouth bass bite is fair with the cooler water temps. Plastics fished in the slower water are getting some bites. Carolina rigged 4” curly tail worms bounced along the bottom in slower current and eddies are getting a few takers too. At the time of reporting the Upper Kern River was flowing at 123 CFS and the Lower Kern River was flowing at 155 CFS.

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