Kern River Fish Report for 6-17-2022
The fishing has been solid throughout this area
by Chad Burton and Chris Borden
The Upper Kern has been stocked by DFW regularly between Riverside Park and Johnsondale Bridge. The fishing has been solid throughout this area for both stockers and wild trout. Anglers have been scoring fish with light spinning gear and split-shotted salmon eggs, crickets, or panther martins. Fly fishers are using attractor nymphs, streamers, and dry flies in the late afternoon hatches. This week the Upper Kern was stocked in section 4, Riverside Park in Kernville to Powerhouse #3. Next week, Sections 5 and 6 of the Upper Kern are slated for a stocking. In the Lower Kern, the multiple trout plants in May have kept a steady bite going. Trout continue to be caught split-shotted salmon eggs, Chartreuse garlic Powerbait and spinners. Bass can be found in the Lower Kern with soft plastics, jigs, and small crankbaits. Catfish are going for cut baits and nightcrawlers. At the time of reporting, the Upper Kern River was flowing at 338 CFS and the Lower Kern River was flowing at 485 CFS.
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Cope's Tackle and Rod Shop Reportsfor Friday, June 17th
California Aqueduct: Fishing was good in the southern aqueduct last week
Castaic Lake: Bite hasn’t been wide open
Pyramid Lake, CA: The bass bite at Pyramid is starting to pick up
Lake Isabella: Fishing has been solid for multiple species
Cope's Tackle and Rod Shop Reportsfor Friday, June 10th
California Aqueduct: The striper bite has been decent
Castaic Lake: Fishing has been good at Castaic
Pyramid Lake, CA: The lake held near max capacity, and fishing has been good
Lake Isabella: The largemouth bass action has really improved
Kern River: The trout bite throughout the 20-mile stretch of the Upper Kern remains solid
Lake Kaweah: The striper bite has been decent
Lake Success: Many of the bigger bass moved into deeper water
River Walk Lakes: Bass can be found in both lakes
Ming Lake: At Ming the Bass action is steady
Buena Vista Lakes: Anglers reported good fishing at Buena Vista Lakes
Hart Park Lake: Hart Park Lake Fishing Report
Truxtun Lake: Largemouth are still biting at Truxtun lake
Lake Nacimiento: Topwater has been effective in the mornings
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