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EAST WALKER RIVER

2/22/24:  The fishing in Nevada has been excellent over the last week or two.  If you pick up a few rocks in the riffles you will find them loaded with Skwala and Baetis nymphs.  The hatches have not been heavy enough to get the fish feeding on top just yet but next month should be outstanding.  The water is still pretty cold so most of the trout are sitting in the softer water with a bit of depth.  Try euro nymphing for some outstanding action on the resident browns and rainbows!

RECOMMENDED FLIES:  BP Weiss Nymph 18-20, Blowtorch 16-18, Frenchie 16-20, Perdigons 18-20, Jigged Magic 16-18, Rainbow Warrior 18-20, Silver Streak 18-20, WD's 18-22, Deep Blue Poison Tung 18-20, Top Secret Midge 18-22, Mercury Black Beauty 18-20, Trout Crack 18-20, Juju Baetis 18-20, Micro Mayfly 18-20, Barr's BWO Emerger 18-20, English Pheasant Tail 18-20, Darth Baetis 18-20, Mercer's Tungsten Skwala 10-12, Poxyback Stone 10-12, Rubberleg 10-12, Sprout Midge 18-22, Griffith's Gnat 18-20, Para Adams 18-22, Sparkle Dun 18-22, BWO Thorax Dun 18-22, Stimulator 10-12, Designated Hitter 10-12, MOAL 8-10, Sculpzilla 6-8, Zuddler 6.

 

HOT CREEK

2/13/24:  The road out to the creek is snow covered but passible for 4x4 vehicles.  That may change with the next few storms forecast to hit the region this week.  Insect activity has been limited to midges, BWO's and the odd caddis.  There are not many fish coming up for dries except in the Interpretive Site.  The fishing should really take off when we see our next extended warming trend.

RECOMMENDED FLIES:  Thread Frenchy 18-20, Olive Perdigon 18-20, BP Weiss Nymph 18-20, Jigged Magic 16-18, Zebra Midge 18-22, WD's 20-22, Brassie 18-22, Cardinal Midge 20-22, Graphic Caddis 18-22, Pearl Caddis 18-20, Micro Mayfly 18-20, JuJu Baetis 18-20, Galloup's BWO 18-20, CDC Baetis Emerger 20-22, Sprout Midge 18-22, Harrop's Transitional Midge 18-22, Kimball's Emerger 18-22, Stu's Midge 16-18, BWO Sparkle Dun 18-20, Brook's CDC BWO 18-20, Sprout BWO 18-20.

SAN JOAQUIN RIVER

2/1/24:  Reds Meadow Road is closed until spring.  Unfortunately, it looks like last season will repeat itself and the road down to the river will only be open on weekends and Hollidays.  The campgrounds will also be closed this summer so access will be further limited.  

UPPER OWENS

11/1/23:  Fishing on the upper river is okay.  There are some lake fish spread throughout the system but they can be tricky to fool into taking a fly.  The water below Benton Crossing closes on the 15th.

RECOMMENDED FLIES: San Juan Worm 10-12, Squirmy Wormy 10-12, Glo Bug 14-16, Zebra Midge 18-20, Deep Blue Poison Tung 18-22, Brassie 18-20, Disco Midge 18-20, Micro Mayfly 18-20, Juju Baetis 18-20, Galloup's BWO 18-22, Barr's BWO Emerger 18-20, Zuddler 6-8, Home Invader 6-8, Gonga 6-8, Mini Dungeon 8.

 

LOWER OWENS

2/22/24:  The fishing on the lower river is good even though the window for decent surface action is short lived. The best time to be on the river is 10:00-2:00 when the fish are on the look out for midges, BWO's, stoneflies and a few caddis.  The last few days have seen some trout coming up for Baetis but the hatch only lasts for about an hour if you're lucky.  As the water warms over the next month the dry fly action should really pick up. If you're not seeing fish actively feeding on the surface, try fishing nymphs under an indicator or euro style.  The best fishing of the season is right around the corner!

RECOMMENDED FLIES:   Frenchy 16-18, Perdigons 16-20, Jigged Magic 16-18, Rainbow Warrior 18-20, W.D's 18-22, Zebra Midge 18-22, Silver Streak 18-20, Top Secret Midge 18-20, Mercury Black Beauty 18-22, RS2 18-22, Darth Baetis 18-20, Micro Mayfly 18-20, Mercer's Poxyback Baetis 18-20, Juju Baetis 18-20, Galloup's BWO 18-20, Graphic Caddis 16-18, Fox's Poopah 16-18, Sprout Midge 18-22, Griffith's Gnat 16-20, Sprout BWO 18-20, BWO Sparkle Dun 18-20, Lawson's BWO Thorax Dun 18-20, Para Adams 18-22, Iris Caddis 16-18, E/C Caddis 16-18, X Caddis 16-18.

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Walker River Outfitters operates under permit with the Inyo National Forest.
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