The East is flowing at about 243 cfs right now and is still fishing very well

East Walker River (CA) - Bridgeport, CA

by Kens Sporting Goods Staff

The East is flowing at about 243 cfs right now and is still fishing very well. The nymphing action and dry action has been very good this past week, not hearing much about streamers lately though. The dry action has been the best in the mornings and evenings with caddis dries and a few attractor dries, mostly smaller sizes though you can fish a dry/dropper rig with larger hoppers and chubby’s on top and you’ll likely get a few takes on the larger dries as well. The nymphing has been pretty good most of the day except for maybe from about noon to 4 or so, this has been the hottest part of the day and the fish seem to be a little shy during this time. Some patterns to try: chubby chernobyl, para adams, E/C caddis, elk hair caddis, tailwater tiny, silver streak, rainbow warrior, perdigon, buckskin caddis, Fox’s poopah, LaFontaine’s deep sparkle pupa, San Juan worm, squirmy wormy, worm jig. 

Also, some food for thought, in the Fish and Wildlife Departments infinite wisdom they have decided to not make barbless hooks mandatory on the East Walker, this is absolutely going to be detrimental to the life if this amazing river in the future, if you care at all about the East Walker and its sustainability, please pinch your barbs, if everyone adheres to this practice it will help the East Walker River to keep on being a world class fishery. Thanks for your consideration.  

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