Virginia Lake Fishing Report

Virginia Lakes - Bridgeport, CA (Mono County)

by Carolyn Webb

Incredible week of fishing but the catching was even better. Weather was terrific, no wind, and temps climbed back to more than normal. The next week is expected to be in the normal range meaning in the low 70's and it has been that most of the week with zero precipitation. Some cloud cover moved in for a couple days, just the fluffy marshmallow type giving the fish a bit of security while providing the angler a huge advantage. Cooling should start around Sunday.

DFG stocked 500lbs and we also did it, both on a weekly basis, but the hawgs are finally showing up on the board. But some folks seem pretty happy as we got more fish this week than any week during this summer. BFEF (Bridgeport Fish Enhancement Foundation) stocked 400 lbs. of rainbows on Thursday up to 1   lbs, it was a nice surprise.

Lures for the week: Red/Gold and Gold Buoyants, black buoyant, gold Kastmasters, Gold Hot Shots with red stripe, and Super Dupers.

Bait for the week: Marshmallows with an egg and a pinch of power bait (Christmas Tree) Crawlers (big and little), Chartreuse/red Power Worms, Chartreuse powerbait, rainbow powerbait, and salmon peach powerbait were on the menu with grasshoppers as dessert.

Flies for the fly rodders: Olive crystal wooly buggers, purple wooly buggers, Red Throated Matukas, custom tied jobbies in olive and black, rust Twin Lakes Special, Adams female, Griffith's Gnats, naked Grey Hackle Yellow, Black ants, Black gnats, and a BH soft hackle/orange or yellow, naked Caddis.

Big Fish for the week -Big Virginia
Deanna Tschidca of Sacramento 4lb7oz Alper on gold Kastmaster out of Big Virginia
Jason Grunwald of Whittier caught a 5lb 8oz Alper on Rainbow powerbait on 9.4.10 out of Big V
Wanda Grunwald of Whittier caught a 2lb 4oz Alper on rainbow powerbait on 9.4.10 out of Big V

Big Fish for the week - Little Virginia
Amando Velasco of Upland 5lb 1oz Alper on power bait 8.31.10 LV
Bryan Takeshita age 7 of Laguna Niguel on power worms 4lb 13oz, 3lb 3oz and 2lb 5oz 9.1.10 LV
Shelly Takekshita of Laguna Niguel 4lb 6oz on power worms 9.2.10 LV
Roger Kobata of Cerritos a 4/10oz and 5lb 11oz on power worms 9.2.10 LV
Rex Blackmon of San Diego caught a 3lb 2oz, 4lb 8oz and 5lb 10oz Alpers on crawler/powerbait combo 9.2.10
Anne McKay of Reno caught a 4lb 3oz on a crawler 9.4.10 LV
Kevin Been of Bakersfield caught a 2lb 4oz Alper on chartreuse power bait, 9.4.10 LV

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