If you are a dry fly fisherman you may want to consider fishing the San Joaquin

San Joaquin River - Stockton, CA

by Tom Loe

Flows here resemble late September, not early August. All sections are very accessible and if you are willing to hike away from the campgrounds. The dry fly fishing is very good using small mayfly or caddis imitations. Wade along the banks always casting upstream and focusing on the fish closer to you at the back of a pool. The pocket water and riffles are tough, just not deep enough in many of the normal locations.

Pictured Above;
What they lack in size is more than made up for in beauty on the SJ.
Photo #1: Josh D. using some stealth to get on the wild fish of the SJ
Photo #2: These fish are so beautiful. Nice Josh!

< Previous Report Next Report >

< Previous Report Next Report >

Perhaps the most consistent fishery in the area currently. Although the lake is extremely low, the launch ramp is...... Read More