Kern River Fish Report for 10-21-2022
The 20-mile stretch of the Upper Kern continues to kick out holdovers and wild trout
by Chad Burton and Chris Borden
The 20-mile stretch of the Upper Kern continues to kick out holdovers and wild trout, but anglers are having to work at it. Persistence and moving around has been key to finding fish. Small grubs, trout worms and salmon eggs have scored fish in the upper stretch. Fly rodders have fared a little better with dry-dropper rigs with a Yellow Sallie nymph on the bottom. In the Lower Kern, Bass have been coming on a variety of offerings. Anglers are still catching both largemouth and smallmouth bass. They are finding them in slower pockets with soft plastics and spinners. The bass and catfish are being caught along access points as the river makes its way into Bakersfield. Catfish can be caught with Get Bent Baits, clams, and worms. Bluegill have been coming on live worms. At the time of reporting, the Upper Kern River at Kernville was flowing at 102 CFS and the Lower Kern River was flowing at 131 CFS.
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Cope's Tackle and Rod Shop Reportsfor Friday, October 21st, 2022
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