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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 22, 2017

The East is running at about 115 cfs today and the fishing has been pretty good on both sides of the state line. The streamer action seems to be the best but there’s also some good nymphing going on. There are lots of nice browns and rainbows being caught with some going just over 20 inches or so. Patterns to try: zuddlers, zonkers, double bunnies, sculpzilla, simi seal leeches, seal buggers, silver streaks, rainbow warriors, copper johns, zebra midges and pheasant tails. 


SCEIRINE RANCH             October 22, 2017 

The ranch is fishing very well lately with most anglers reporting good numbers of fish with some 18 to 22 inchers thrown into the mix. Streamers seem to be the best bet down here and there’s been some nice fish caught on nymphs as well. The same patterns that have been working on the California side of the river are good to use on the ranch. 


HUNEWILL POND              October 22, 2017

The pond is fishing excellent right now! We’ve had several anglers out there the last couple days and they’ve done very well. There are a couple patches of weeds here and there but there’s plenty of weed free water to fish. There are lots of fish in the 10 to 15 inch range as well as some going up to around 20. Leech patterns, nymphs and dry/dropper rigs have all been doing well. Patterns to try include: simi seal leech, mayers mini leech, solitude mini leech, soft hackle, stimulator, prince nymph and pheasant tail. 


BRIDGEPORT RESERVOIR              October 22, 2017

The reservoir is still fishing very well with lots of nice rainbows being caught as well as a few browns. Trolling has been good with mainly Rapalas, bait anglers are using crawlers, pinched crawlers and mice tails. Fly anglers are stripping streamers like seal buggers, wooly buggers and simi seal leeches with a soft hackle or pheasant tail dropper. 


KIRMAN LAKE                           October 22, 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 22, 2017

The Twins are fishing well both trolling and bait fishing, the Upper Twin kicked out a 10 lb 6 oz brown this weekend as well! Trollers are using Rapalas, Thomas bouyants and kastmasters. Bait anglers are using pinched crawlers, night crawlers and power bait. We haven’t had any fly angler reports but stripping streamers with soft hackle or zug bug droppers should produce some fish.  


WEST WALKER RIVER                          October 22, 2017 

The West is still fishing well in both the canyon and Pickle Meadows sections. The weather has warmed up again so fly anglers can go back to dry/dropper rigs with hoppers or stimulators on top and a prince nymph or pheasant tail underneath. Bait anglers are using night crawlers and salmon eggs and lure anglers are going with panther martins and rooster tails. 


VIRGINIA LAKES                     October 22, 2017 

The Virginias are still producing some nice brookies and rainbows every day and the pressure is pretty light this time of year. Lure anglers are using kastmasters, panther martins and thomas bouyants, bait anglers are going with pinched crawlers and night crawlers. Fly anglers are pulling streamers like seal buggers, matukas and mini leeches. 


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