East Walker River Fish Report for 7-17-2023
East Walker River Fishing Report
by The Trout Fitter Staff
Water Conditions: Dangerous but ??
Flows are at 565 cfs as of 7/17
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Down almost 100 cfs since yesterday, big but getting closer to normal. Yes the flows have dropped but that means the water is still ripping... it's just not over the banks as much.
I'm leaving the following warning up but with the flows down below 1,000 fishing and access has improved. WATER IS UP TO ABOUT 3'+ OF CLARITY. WARNING, AT THESE FLOWS WADERS ARE FOR GETTING TO THE RIVER. GETTING IN THE RIVER IS MORE LIKE A SUICIDE PACT. Well the flows are dropping into the dangerous but doable range but it's not a bad idea to keep the "you wade you die" mentality for a little longer.
Fishing conditions and Hatches: Good But Be Careful
READ THE WATER CONDITION DESCRIPTION, THEN READ IT AGAIN. WE ARE NOT KIDDING. IT SOUNDS EXCITING BUT IT CAN GO FROM EXCITING TO OVER IN A MOMENT. FISH REPORTS AREN'T JUST ABOUT THE FISHING THEY'RE ALSO ABOUT REMINDING YOU THAT THE GUY ON THE INTERNET BRAGGING ABOUT THE FISHING IS QUITE LIKELY MORE CONCERNED ABOUT HIS EGO THAN YOUR SAFETY.
The fish are there and with the flows dropping the presentations are getting easier. The predominate fish being caught are the 12"-15" holdover planters being sucked down out of the lake. No great hatches but lots of food so the fish aren't real picky and you do have a shot at some truly large fish. We are starting to see the huge (#10-12) red/orange midges being flushed out of the reservoir. The hatches are still weak but there are lots of baitfish around.
DRIES: Caddis Adult Tan #14-16 | Chernobyl Ant #12-14 | Chernobyl org/grz #6-8 | Parachute Adams #16-22 | Elk Hair Caddis #12-14 | Mini Mouse #10 | Miller's Caddis #14-16
NYMPHS: Prince Nymph #12-16| Bottom Roller Psycho #10-12 | Copper Zebra #16-22 | Zebra black/silver #20-24 Zac Attack Damsel #14 | Split Case PMD #14-18 | S&M Nymph #18-22 | Tungsten Jig Baetis #18-20 | TTS Opal B/L #14-18 | JuJu Baetis # 18-24 | V-Rib midge Claret #14-16 | Joe's Mini Crayfish #10 | Dead Drift crayfish
STREAMERS: Meat Whistle | Baby fat Minnow #8 | Belly Scratcher Minnow Chub #2 | Bank Robber Sculpin #2 | Punk Perch Light #10-14
| Rio's Brown Town Tan #4 | Hornberg #6-12
EURO Streamers: GD UV P/Jig White #12 | Kaslar M/G/S Olive #1
The Trout Fitter Reportsfor Monday, July 17th
Hot Creek: Hot Creek Fishing Report
Crowley Lake: Crowley Lake Fishing Report
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): Upper Owens River Fishing Report
Owens River - Lower: Lower Owens River Fishing Report
The Trout Fitter Reportsfor Thursday, June 29th
Hot Creek: As long as Mammoth Creek stays relatively clear the creek should be worth fishing
Owens River - Section 3 - Upper (above Crowley): With the cooler weather the river has cleared up considerably but still very high
Owens River - Lower: The flows are unknown but very high and going higher
East Walker River (CA): Flows are at 1280 cfs as of 6/17
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