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Ken's Sporting Goods Fish Report

Ken's Sporting Goods

Gateway to the east walker river

PO Box 544 / 258 Main St.
Bridgeport, CA 93517
Phone - (760) 932-7707
Fax - (760) 932-7631

Fishing Reports

By Jim Reid

EAST WALKER RIVER         October 15, 2017

The East is down to 159 cfs right now and is fishing pretty well. Most of the action seems to be on streamers though there is still some good nymphing going on, no dry action that we’ve heard. Both the California and Nevada sides are fishing about the same though there is usually a bit less pressure on the Nevada side. There are lots of nice rainbows showing in the upper mile section and mostly browns on the lower section between the bridge and Murphy’s Pond as well as in Nevada. Patterns to try: dead drift crayfish, zuddler, moal leech, sculpzilla, jj special, silver streak, san juan worm, wd-40, pheasant tail, copper John, flashback emerger. 


SCEIRINE RANCH             October 15, 2017 

The ranch is fishing very well lately with most anglers reporting good numbers of fish with some 18 to 24 inchers thrown into the mix. Streamers seem to be the best bet down here as well though we did have one angler who caught a couple fish running a dry/dropper rig. The ranch is getting booked up a couple weekends in advance lately so if you want some time on this stretch give us a call ahead of time. 


HUNEWILL POND              October 15, 2017

We haven’t had anyone on the pond this past week but we do have a couple reservations coming up. The weeds should be starting to die off with the colder water so the fishing should start picking up pretty good now. If you do book some time on the pond the weeds can be a little bit of a problem but as they go away with the cold things will be getting better and better. 


BRIDGEPORT RESERVOIR              October 15, 2017

The reservoir is still fishing very well with some nice fish up to 5 or 6 pounds being caught lately. We’ve started getting some good reports from the shore down near the dam and we’re starting to hear of a few browns making a showing. Trolling has been good with Rapalas, Thomas Bouyants, speedy shiners and nightcrawlers. Bait anglers are using mice tails, pinched crawlers, inflated nightcrawlers and powerbait. The anglers fishing from shore are also using the same baits as the boat anglers. Fly anglers should go with leech patterns, wooly buggers, matukas and drop a soft hackle or prince nymph. 


KIRMAN LAKE                           October 15, 2017

No reports from Kirman this week, if you have any information from up there and want to pass it on it would be appreciated! 


TWIN LAKES                      October 15, 2017

The Twins are producing some very nice fish up to around 5 pounds or so, we haven’t seen any big browns yet but they should start getting more active with the colder weather. Trolling has been good with Rapalas, Kastmasters and Thomas Bouyants. Bait fishing has been good with pinched crawlers, mice tails and powerbait. Fly anglers are using streamers like wooly buggers, Twin Lakes Specials, seal buggers and simi seal leeches.   


WEST WALKER RIVER                          October 15, 2017 

The West is fishing very well for both spin and fly anglers lately. Fly anglers are using small streamers and nymphs in the early part of the day and switching to dry/dropper rigs in the afternoons when the day warms up. Wooly buggers, prince nymphs, pheasant tails, matukas, hare’s ears, hoppers and stimulators are all doing well. Bait anglers are using salmon eggs and nightcrawlers and doing well. For lures you can go with Panther Martins and Roostertails. 


VIRGINIA LAKES                     October 15, 2017 

The Virginias are kicking out some very nice fish still as well, for bait you can go with mice tails, crawlers and pinched crawlers, for lures try Thomas Bouyants, roostertails and kastmasters. For flies you can go with simi seal leeches, mini leeches, matukas and wooly buggers. 


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