Kern River Fish Report for 12-31-2021
Fly anglers have had solid action with nymphs and dry/dropper above Fairview
by Chad Burton and Chris Borden
Steady trout plants in the Upper Kern from DFWL over the last 4 weeks has helped the action here. The water is cold, and the fish are sluggish, but as the water warms during the early afternoon the bite improves. Anglers are scoring fish with salmon eggs, crickets, spinners, and pinched crawlers. Fly anglers have had solid action with nymphs and dry/dropper above Fairview. The Upper Kern River was stocked this week in the following sections: Section 4, Powerhouse #3 to Riverside Park in Kernville, and Section 6, Fairview Dam to Johnsondale Bridge. The Lower Kern Largemouth and smallmouth bass bite is fair to good with soft plastics and small crankbaits. At the time of reporting the Upper Kern River was flowing at 329 CFS and the Lower Kern River was flowing at 373 CFS.
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Cope's Tackle and Rod Shop Reportsfor Friday, December 31st, 2021
California Aqueduct: Fishing was amazing for aqueduct anglers last week
Castaic Lake: Continued rain filled the lake to 57 percent of capacity
Pyramid Lake, CA: Anglers braved cold weather and rain for some decent fishing
Lake Isabella: The crappie are still a good bet here
Cope's Tackle and Rod Shop Reportsfor Friday, December 24th, 2021
California Aqueduct: Striper and catfish continue to be good options for aqueduct anglers
Castaic Lake: Rose dramatically to 37 percent of capacity
Pyramid Lake, CA: Anglers reported another week of good trout fishing
Lake Isabella: The bass bite has been fair and are holding in deeper water
Kern River: The best action has been at the park in Kernville to Powerhouse #3
Lake Kaweah: Spotted bass have gone deeper in the water column
Lake Success: Most of the action has been in deeper water
River Walk Lakes: The trout fishing remains decent
Ming Lake: The crappie bite continues to be better than normal
Buena Vista Lakes: Anglers have been filling stringers with some hefty trout
Hart Park Lake: Fishing remained fair for Hart Park anglers
Lake Nacimiento: After recent heavy rains Nacimiento rose to 14 percent of capacity
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