Kern River Fish Report for 1-7-2022
The river is loaded with trout and the fishing has been very good
by Chad Burton and Chris Borden
This week the Upper Kern River was stocked in all three sections of the 20-mile stretch. Section 4, Powerhouse #3 to Riverside Park in Kernville, and Section 5, Fairview Dam to Lazy River Lodge. Anywhere there is easy access to the river would be a good section to fish. The river is loaded with trout and the fishing has been very good. On Thursday, one of our local contacts excellent fishing with him and his son scoring limits above Kernville. The water is very clear, and anglers are finding fish with slow retrieves on salmon eggs, worms and crickets. The following areas were stocked this week, Section 4, Powerhouse #3 to Riverside Park in Kernville; Section 5, Fairview Dam to Lazy River Lodge; Section 6, Fairview Dam to Johnsondale Bridge. The Lower Kern Largemouth and smallmouth bass bite is fair to good with soft plastics, jigs, and small crankbaits. On Sunday Anthony Rollins of Bakersfield landed a 10-pound largemouth bass with a jig in the Lower Kern River. At the time of reporting the Upper Kern River was flowing at 302 CFS and the Lower Kern River was flowing at 140 CFS.
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Cope's Tackle and Rod Shop Reportsfor Friday, January 7th
California Aqueduct: Striper anglers had another good week of fishing in the aqueduct
Castaic Lake: Due to poor conditions, there were few reports last week
Pyramid Lake, CA: Striper have been biting well for anglers soaking cut baits near the marina
Lake Isabella: The lake is holding at 9 percent of capacity and French Gulch remains the only open boat launch
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
Kern River: Fly anglers have had solid action with nymphs and dry/dropper above Fairview
Lake Kaweah: The lake rose to 13 percent of capacity, and fishing has been fair
Lake Success: The rapid increase in water levels did not help an already tough bite
River Walk Lakes: The trout fishing has slowed a bit
Ming Lake: Ming Lake Fishing Report
Buena Vista Lakes: Fishing was excellent early this week
Hart Park Lake: Fishing has been fair at Hart Park
Lake Nacimiento: Lake Nacimiento continued to rise, and it’s currently sitting near 17 percent of capacity
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