The flows have dropped but continue to fluctuate depending on storms

Kern River

The flows have dropped but continue to fluctuate depending on storms

by Chad Burton and Chris Borden

The storms have caused the Upper Kern to fluctuate and at one point got as high as 16,000CFS. The flows have dropped but continue to fluctuate depending on storms. All three sections of the Upper Kern are slated for a stocking next week by DFWL. The 20-mile stretch of the Upper Kern is loaded with trout and remains one of the best bets. Anglers are scoring fish with salmon eggs, crickets, and trout jigs. Anywhere there is easy access to the river would be a good section to fish. The Lower Kern River flows are low, and many areas are easily accessible. The DFWL was slated to stock trout in sections 1 and 2 this week. The Lower Kern bass bite is fair on crankbaits, jigs, and spinners. Catfish can be found on dip baits, nightcrawlers and cut baits. At the time of reporting, the Upper Kern River was flowing at 1308 CFS and the Lower Kern River was flowing at 302 CFS.

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