Fishing Reports

EAST WALKER RIVER       October 21, 2018

The flows on the East are about 68 cfs right now. The fishing has been tough on the river lately, though there are some fish being caught. It seems like the reports coming in from the Nevada side have been better than from the California side lately. Some of the Nevada anglers are reporting 15 to 20 fish per day while on the California side it’s more like 4 or 5. The traffic is light this time of the year so that’s a plus for most anglers. It’s getting pretty cold in the mornings so there’s not too much need to get out early, 8 or 9 should be good. Most of the action is still coming on small nymphs and there’s still some decent streamer action as well. 

Recommended Flies:

WD-40,  zebra midge, flashback emerger, radiation baetis, military mayfly, dark lord, silver streak, rainbow warrior, sculpzilla, dead drift crayfish, Dali lama, moal leech, zuddler, San Juan worms, squirmy wormy’s, JJ special. 

SCEIRINE RANCH                  October 21, 2018

The ranch fished very well this week, the anglers we spoke with that were down there caught most of their fish on squirmy wormy’s, stonefly nymphs and dead drift crayfish. The action was good throughout the day down there. We have quite a few reservations coming up for the ranch so if you want to get on the water down there be sure to call ahead. 

HUNEWILL POND                   October 21, 2018

We didn’t get any reports from the pond this week, we’ll let you know how things are going when we find anything out. 

BRIDGEPORT RESERVOIR                    October 21, 2018

Bridgeport has been a bit hit and miss lately, there have been some good days as well as some not so good days. There are a few fish starting to be caught from the shore down at the North end of the lake but by no means is it red hot. The trolling has been fair with some nice 1 to 2 pound browns as well as some 1 to 3 pound rainbows making a showing. There’s been a few fish in the 5 and 6 pound range coming in but most are in the 1 to 3 pound class. Bait fishing from boats has also been fair with anglers reporting having some success with pinched crawlers, inflated crawlers and power bait.  We haven’t had any reports on fly fishing lately but typically this time of the year stripping streamers would be a good call, wither near the inlets or down near the dam. 

KIRMAN LAKE                               October 21, 2018

No new news from Kirman this week, we’ll let you know as info comes in. 

TWIN LAKES                         October 21, 2018

Like Bridgeport the Twins have been a little tough lately, but there’s always at least some fish being caught. There’s been some success bait fishing with mice tails, crawlers and pinched crawlers as well as some limited success trolling with Rapalas, Thomas Bouyants and needlefish. A lot of fish still seem to be pretty deep up there so they’re a little difficult to get to. We still think that as the water temps drop the fishing will get better and better for the end of the season. 

WEST WALKER RIVER                              October 21, 2018

We haven’t had many reports from the west lately but based on the few we’ve had it sounds like the Pickle Meadows are has been producing some fish on spinners and bait. The water of course is very low and clear this time of year so it’s important to be sneaky up there so you don’t spook the fish. I would imagine that fly anglers should also be able to pull some fish with small attractor nymphs like prince nymphs, pheasant tails and soft hackles. We did hear that there was a load of brown trout put in the river by the DFW earlier this week, they were put in near the day use area on the way to the Marine Base and down near the town of Walker. We understand they were around half pound fish. These two areas are good spots to put the fish and assuming they make it through the winter they should make for some good action next season!

VIRGINIA LAKES                          October 21, 2018

The brook trout up on the Virginias have been pretty active lately with some good reports coming in from anglers fishing bait and lures from the shore with light tackle doing well up there. For some reason the rainbows have still been a bit shy though. Small panther martins and kastmasters have been producing some fish as well as mini crawlers and mice tails. The action hasn’t been red hot but there are some fish to be caught. 

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