“Here we go, finally,” said Guy Jeans of Kern River Fly Shop in , but it’s dropping at a rapid rate and is down now to 1,800 cfs. Big and catch-able size rainbows have moved into this section during the high flows and are now being caught all the way up to the Fairview Dam.”
Jeans recommended targeting the new eddies that have been created along the banks for these fish, and he said there is no need to wade at this time. Jeans added the water temp in the upper river is a “perfect” 59 degrees, while air temperatures are still going over 100.
Conditions are not ideal, but the river has been blown out for so long, it’s nice to see it trending in the right direction and some fish caught on the long rod. For the latest on conditions and fly recommendations, visit or call Kern River Fly Shop in Kernville at (760) 376-2040 and visit KernRiverFlyFishing.com.
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