The Fish Report - May 25, 2017

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Great memorial day weekend weather ahead for a change!

Flows on the rivers are on the rise, so be careful when you venture out.

Crowley is about as good as it gets right now!

We're are on Summer hours 6am - 8pm

 

Recent Photos of our Clients and Customers.

Bryant Hebner with a nice brown he caught with Jim on Tuesday.

 

Mike's client Tom Hampton with a nice Rainbow.

Here's another of Mike's clients Brynna Barbour with a buttery brown.

 

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The Fish Report - May 25, 2017

We only report first-hand info from our 16 guides

on the water daily , Bishop to Bridgeport.

Consult the DFG Regulations for specifics.

 

Mammoth Lakes Basin - Local Weather  

Water Conditions:

Frozen with 6-8ft of snow on top.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:

 

Recommended Flies:

 

Guides Hint:

 

Water Conditions: Fair

Flows at 182CFS as of 5/25

Runoff is affecting water clarity, and probably will for the next several weeks.

(Note flows include water from the springs, not just the gauging station at the highway so this is what is really flowing through the canyon)

Fishing conditions and Hatches:Fair

Warm weather has kicked off the runoff and the creek is flowing dirty. Fish the brightest patterns in your box.

 

Recommended Flies:

DRIES:Nope

NYMPHS: San Juan Worm Red #14, Western Coachman #14, Prince Nymph #14, Red Copper John #14, Nitro Caddis #14

STREAMERS: Conehead double bunny white/olive, Dirty Hippy Rainbow, Slump Busters

Guides Hint:

 

SAN JOAQUIN RIVER         Local Weather and Flows  
Visitor Center Info (760) 924-5500

Water Conditions:

The road is closed with upwards of 20ft of snow on it still.

 

 

Fishing conditions and Hatches:

 

Recommended Flies:

Dries:


Nymphs:

Guides Hint:

 

CROWLEY LAKE -   Local Weather    Fish Camp Cam  Crowley Cam     Surface Elevation

 

Water Conditions: Clear

Temps on the bottom around 54 degrees mid day.

 

 

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:

Things were on fire the other day with several triple hookups! Fish are still in Christmas, Alligator, and inside of Sandy in around 18ft of water. The midges are HUGE! So don't be using the size you were using last season, go big or go home! Don't neglect the twitch either, most of the big fish we've been catching have been right after the twitch.

Just a reminder that the moving water on Crooked Creek BELOW 395 is ALWAYS closed to all fishing.

 

 

 

Recommended Flies:

Dries: Nope.

 

Nymphs: Dubbed Head Grey Optimidge #16, Olive Dubbed Head Optimidge #16,Dubbed Head Read Optimidge #16, Copper Tiger Large, Albino Large, Super Fly Large, Shaft Emerger Large.

Streamers: Hale Bop Leech Brown, Wine, and Black.

Guides Hint:

 

UPPER OWENS RIVER- Local Weather and Flows

 

Water Conditions:Fair


Flows are at 124cfs as of 5/25

Things are starting to dry up finally, but there are still some pockets of standing water. Be careful if you don't have 4WD.

Water is dirty above and below the confluence.

 

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Fair

The spring cutthroat run is just getting started. A lot of these fish are still mostly hanging in the lake waiting as the water is cold and dirty below the confluence. Much clearer above. There are some resident fish and some rainbows that waited out the harsh winter to spawn with the cutthroat this year, but they're up high and in the deeper water.

Please don't fish for cutthroat in 6" of water, or for any of them that are paired up. These fish are spawning, not staging at this point and are extremely vulnerable. Snagging these fish off their redds is very unethical and only serves to reduce their populations in the long run. Stick to the deeper bends as the fish in the deeper water are usually just therefor the free egg meal floating down river. If you're wading, don't walk in the shallow gravel beds, try to walk across in sections that are at least knee deep.

 

Recommended Flies:


DRIES: Don't bother.

NYMPHS: #12-16 Bead Head Prince Nymph, #16-18 Pheasant Tail, Flashback Hares Ear #14-16, Red Copper John #12-14, Western Coachmen #12-16, San Juan Worms #12, Egg patterns any size, Zebra Midge #18, Copper Tiger Midge, Maribou leeches.


STREAMERS: Double Bunny, Ruby Eye Leech, Goat Leech, Maribou Leech.

Guides Hint:

 

Lower Owens River - Local Weather and Flows

Water Conditions:Good

Flows are at 759 cfs as of 5/25

Dangerously high water conditions for the forseeable future. For your safety please don't fish here!

 

 

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:

The Owens river claimed a life last week down below Tinemah. Fishing is NOT worth your life. This is not a safe place to be fishing right now.

Recommended Flies:


DRIES:Nope

NYMPH:

STREAMERS:

Guides Hint:

 

East Walker River - Local Weather and Flows

Water Conditions: Fair

Flows are at 800 cfs as of 5/25

 

 

 

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:

Haven't spoken to anyone who's fished it since the flows went way up. Can't imagine it being any good though.

RECOMMENDED FLIES:


DRIES: Extended Body BWO #18-22
NYMPHS: Zebra Midges #18-20, Pocket Water Baetis #16, Hogan's S&M Nymph #16, Tungsten Psycho #16
STREAMERS:Black Wooly Bugger #8-12, any perch pattern #12 .

The weather moved some large rocks off the hill side and into the water giving these fish some more cover below the bridge!

 

Pyramid Lake, NV   - Report Courtesy of Chris Wharton Call 775-851-1558 for more info or bookings.

Water conditions:

N/A

 

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:

N/A

Recommended Flies:

N/A

Guides Hint:

I have fished world famous Pyramid lake with Stillwater Guide Service owner Chris Wharton

and would recommend him for guide trips to this water, he has over 33 yrs. experience on this stillwater. - Kent

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