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Eastern Sierra reports - Jim Reid

Written By Jim Reid
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Hunewill Pond Fish Report

The pond is still fishing very well, they are diverting some irrigation water to it to keep the temperatures down during these hot months up here. Stripping leech patterns has been good as well as a little dry action and some dry/dropper action. The weeds are starting to grow so there’s no need to go too deep with your bugs. Patterns to try include: zebra midge, hare’s ear, zack attack leech, mayer’s mini leech, seal bugger, dainty damsel, stillwater nymph, elk hair caddis. 


Kirman Lake Fish Report

We’ve talked to a few anglers who have made the hike to Kirman this week, all the reports we received were that nothing was caught. The lake is very full and it sounds like the water is pretty off color and there is a lot of weed growth. If we get any positive reports we’ll be sure to let you know.


Sceirine Ranch Fish Report

We haven’t had anyone on the ranch this week but when the flows start to come down we expect the fishing to be excellent down there!


Twin Lakes Fish Report

The Twins have been a little tough with all the cold snow melt water dumping into them but we are getting some pretty good reports here and there from some anglers. There seems to be a pretty good amount of nice rainbows showing up in the 2 to 6 pound range as well as some nice young browns in the 1 to 2 pound range as well! I think as the water warms up over the next couple weeks the fishing should just keep getting better and better up there! Lures and bait to try include power bait, pinched crawlers, night crawlers, speedy shiners, thomas bouyants and Rapalas. Fly anglers are using matukas, seal buggers, Twin Lakes Specials, soft hackles, zug bugs and pheasant tails.


Virginia Lakes River Fish Report

Little Virginia has started to kick out some fish this past week, mostly smaller fish but there has been some nice hold-over fish up to around 5 pounds being caught. Big Virginia still has a good amount of ice on it but there is some fishable areas, the ice is melting fast so it should be wide open very soon. Trumbull is ice free and has been fishing pretty good for some nice brookies and rainbows. I don’t think the Trumbull campground is open yet so you’ll have to walk in to get there. 


East Walker River Fish Report

The East is running at about 1010 cfs right now, the water down there is extremely high due to the large amount of run-off water that is coming off the mountain. There are nearby areas that are experiencing flooding, and the Reservoir is getting very full so they are releasing water to keep it from overflowing. We haven’t talked to anyone who has fished the river since the flow increase though there were a couple anglers who fished with some success when it was running at about 815 cfs. Nymphs were working for them at that flow and though they were of course not able to land every fish they hooked they were able to land a few nice ones. Zebra midges, hare’s ears, copper johns, flashback emergers all did well for them. Keep looking forward to the flows coming down and a great late season!!


West Walker River Fish Report

The West is running extremely high and muddy with all the run-off. We do seem to get a report here and there by some anglers who are having some success with bait or spinners, they’re focusing on the softer water around the bends or behind structure. Be very careful up there as the current is very fast, wading is probably not recommended at this time.

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