This week the flows in the Upper Kern have nearly doubled

Kern River

This week the flows in the Upper Kern have nearly doubled

by Chad Burton and Chris Borden

This week the flows in the Upper Kern have nearly doubled. It remains very fishable, and the trout action has been very good. The Upper Kern was scheduled to be stocked this week in Section 4, Powerhouse #3 to Riverside Park in Kernville. Anglers fishing the 20-mile stretch had success with salmon eggs, minijigs and worms. Fly anglers have done very well later in the day with Nymphs and Steamers. In the Lower Kern, trout fishing has improved after the recent plants. Over the past two weeks the Lower Kern was stocked in all three sections from the mouth of the Canyon to Isabella Dam. Trout have been coming on salmon eggs, pinched crawlers, garlic doused Powerbait and minijigs. The Lower Kern bass bite has improved this week 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 917 CFS and the Lower Kern River was flowing at 415 CFS.

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