Hanging in there!

Middle Fork San Joaquin River (Mammoth Lakes) - Mammoth Lakes, CA (Madera County)

Hanging in there!
Photo Credit: Jim Elias

by Jim Elias

Flows at ~32cfs - Water temp - 62 at noon rising to 69 by 4pm.

Rod Size:  #3-#4 Weights

Tippet Size: 5-6X

Leader: 7.5ft 5X

Best Techniques: Dry, Dry Dropper

Dries: Parachute Adams #14-16, Yellow Stimulator #16, Mini Chernobyl Ant #14, Flav DUN #16, Mr Rapidan #16, Elk Hair Caddis #16, Purple Haze #16, Green Drake #12

Nymphs:  Copper John #18, Prince Nymph #18, Pheasant Tail #18-20, Fox's Poopah #14, Micromayfly #14

Streamers: N/A


Some rain the other day brought the flows back up above 40cfs again, and the waters cool til the late afternoon so the fish are happy. Not much hatching so the fish are hungry. Most of the heavily fished sections are a lot tougher, and the fish know just about every dry fly we fish up here by now so a small dropper is a necessity if you're going to fish anywhere near the campgrounds. I hiked in a bit yesterday on a rare late July day off, and got into a lot of fish on small terrestrials. 

Fish Mammoth Guides Services is located in Mammoth Lakes, CA (Mono County). Fishing Guide, Jim Elias, can take you fishing on Crowley Lake, Upper Owens, Lower Owens and East Walker River. To book your guided fishing trip with Jim Elias please all him at (760) 582-2195 and for more information please visit his WEBSITE..

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