6/19/20: The river is currently running around 110 cfs. Unfortunately, we just didn't get much snow last winter and we're seeing the results of a meager snowpack. The Miracle Mile has been pretty slow so most anglers are fishing further downstream with decent results. Water temps continue to be good so the fish are strong and healthy with most trout coming on nymphs fished along the bottom. A dry/dropper rig will also get some action. You'll find the usual midges, caddis and mayflies with the trout concentrating on PMD's in the late morning through early afternoon.
RECOMMENDED FLIES: Blowtorch 14-16, Red Dart 14-18, Thread Frenchie 14-16, Perdigon 14-18, Rainbow Warrior 14-16, Sexy Walt 12-14, GTI Caddis 12-14, Squirmy Wormy 10-12, W.D.'s 20-22, Juju Midge 18-22, HBI 14-16, Poxyback PMD 16-18, Darth Baetis 18-20, Slim Shady 18-20, JuJu Baetis 18-20, Mercer's Poxyback Baetis 18-20, Graphic Caddis 16-18, Caddistrophic Pupa 14-16, Sprout Baetis 16-18, Para Adams 16-18, Thorax Dun 16-18, Sparkle Dun 16-18, E/C Caddis 16-18, Missing Link 14-18, Chubby Chernobyl 10-12, Stimulator 10-12, Sculpzilla 6-10, MOAL 6-10, Zuddler 6-12.
6/19/20: The Ranch is fishing better than anywhere else on the river! All techniques will get the attention of the trout so pick your poison and go get 'em. You will find fish sitting in the pools, along drop-offs and in the pocket water.
RECOMMENDED FLIES: Sexy Walt 12-18, Blowtorch 14-16, Frenchie 14-18, Perdigon 16-18, Rainbow Warrior 14-16, GTI Caddis 12-14, Rubberleg 8, Poxyback Golden Stone 8, Squirmy Wormy 10-12, W.D's 18-22, Zebra Midge 18-20, Juju Baetis 18-20, Loopwing CDC Emerger 18-20, Mercer's Poxyback Baetis 18-20, Slim Shady 18-20, HBI 14-16, Fox's Poopah 16-18, Sparkle Pupa 16-18, Graphic Caddis 16-18, Caddistrophic Pupa 16-18, Rogue Foam Golden Stone 8, Chubby Chernobyl 8, Para Adams 16-18, BWO Sparkle Dun 16-18, E/C Caddis 16-18, Missing Link 14-18, Sculpzilla 6-10, MOAL 6-10, Home Invader 8-10.
4/13/20: We haven't had a chance to get on the pond this spring but it should be open and fishing great. Contact Ken's Sporting Goods for the latest info and to book a day.
6/19/20: Hot Creek is fishing great for most anglers. This bug factory is kicking out some of the best PMD activity we've seen in years as well as caddis, little yellow stones and BWO's. We're also starting to see a few hoppers along the stream so it won't be long before the trout get on 'em. Your best bet is to fish a dry/dropper/dropper in the AM until you start to see consistent feeding on top, then you can cut off the nymphs if you want. The PMD's get going around mid morning and last for about two hours and can get some nice fish feeding on the surface. Afternoons are all about the caddis and little yellow stones.
RECOMMENDED FLIES: Perdigon 16-18, Thread Frenchie 16-18, Peaches n' Cream 14-16, Duracell 14-18, GTI Caddis 14-16, Sexy Walt 14-16, W.D.'s 18-22, Juju Midge 18-22, Zebra Midge 18-20, Micro Mayfly 16-18, Juju Baetis 16-18, Slim Sady 18-20, HBI 16-18, Fox's Poopah 16-18, Graphic Caddis 16-18, Caddistrophic Pupa 16-18, Poxyback Little Stone 14-16, PMD Sparkle Dun 14-16, X Caddis 18-20, E/C Caddis 18-20, Lawson's Yellow Sally 14-16, Yellow Stimulator 14-16.
6/23/20: Devil's Postpone National Monument just announced the Reds Meadow road will open 6/26. The shuttles will not run this summer so anyone can drive down to the river. However, the rangers will be limiting the number of cars allowed down the road. Once the parking lots are full no-one else will be able to drive down.
6/19/20: The Upper river is fishing well but mostly for smaller fish. The big Rainbows and Cutthroat have moved back to the lake so it's really just resident trout that are left. With that said, it looks like this summer is shaping up to be another banner hopper season. Walking the river will kick up tons of baby hoppers and some of the fish are already on 'em! July and August should be outstanding. Until then, fish are eating caddis, mayflies and Little Yellow Stones.
RECOMMENDED FLIES: San Juan Worm 12-14, W.D.'s 18-22, Micro Mayfly 18-20, Bird's Nest 16-20, Juju Baetis 18-20, Poxyback Baetis 18-20, Graphic Caddis 16-18, Fox's Poopah 16-18, Sparkle Pupa Emerger 16-18, Morrish Hopper 12-16, Parachute Hopper 12-14, Parachute Adams 16-18, Sparkle Dun 16-18, Missing Link 16-18, E/C Caddis 16-18, Meat Whistle 6-8, Double Bunny 6-8.
6/19/20: The Lower river is running around 325 cfs. Fishing continues to be good. However, the wading is now quite a bit tougher due to the higher flows and the best conditions will be found near the dam above the county campground. You'll find fish eating midges, caddis and mayflies. Your best bet is to nymph Euro style or under an indicator because there isn't a whole lot of surface activity. Wet wading is the way to go, just be sure to keep an eye out for the stinging nettle!
RECOMMENDED FLIES: Sexy Walt 12-14, Duracell 14-16, Thread Frenchie 14-16, Rainbow Warrior 14-18, Perdigon 16-18, GTI Caddis 12-14, Juju Midge 18-22, W.D's 18-22, Zebra Midge 18-22, BTS 18-20, Radiation Baetis 18-20, Micro Mayfly 18-20, Graphic Caddis 16-18, Fox's Poopah 16-18, Caddistrophic Pupa 16-18, Stimulator 16-18, PMD Sparkle Dun 14-16, Para Adams 16-18, BWO Sparkle Dun 16-18, E/C Caddis 16-18, Missing Link 16-18.