The Fish Report - April 15, 2014

 

Typical April weather with a chance for some

showers and occasional winds and temps in the 70s.

 

Should make for a very memorble

opener if it stays like this!

 

 

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The Fish Report - April 15, 2014

We only report first-hand info from our 16 guides

(5 guides in winter) on the water daily, Bishop to Bridgeport.

 

 

Recent Photos of our Clients and Customers.

Long time Crowley addict, Jim Leonetti gets

his winter fix at Pyramid with this

10 lb beauty, one of two this month.

1

Ryan guided Emily on the Upper Owens. This was one of her first fish on a fly rod!

Ryan and Jim fished the Upper Owens together. There weren't many, but they were big...

Ryan's was bigger.

Lance Pifer sent along this pic of his wife,

Beth, who gave fly fishing a try a few

days back. One of many that she managed

and word is she is "hooked".

 

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Pyramid Lake, NV - Local Weather               NEW FEATURE! Updated March 27

Water Conditions:

Wind has diminished and fairly smooth currently..

 

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:

Week started with wind and overcast and it got wide open like 30 to 50 fish per day per angler.

Wind fell off and counts went down to 4 or 5 daily but some 10+ pounders were coming to the net.

But that is the nature of Pyramid Lake.  When the conditions are right it is truely amazing, and when you have the wrong conditions, it can get very tough. 

 

Recommended Flies:

NYMPHS:

Albino Baron, and the Silver Bead Holographic Red Baron in the smaller sizes

STREAMERS: Black or Black/Red Woolly Bugger

Guides Hint: The water conditions on Pyramid really dictate the size of your flies.  Clear water, and calm wind=small flies, off color water, and wind=large flies.

 

Mammoth Lakes Basin - Local Weather CLOSED TO ALL FISHING UNTIL APRIL 26, 2014

Water Conditions:

 

 

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Guides Hint:

 

Hot Creek - Local Weather and Flows

Water Conditions:

Flows at 27cfs as of 4/15

Water is clear.

(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:

Inconsistant

Fish are still keyed in on mayflies and Caddis. Better on the warmer days, not so good on the colder windy ones.

 

 

 

Recommended Flies:

DRIES: CDC Baetis DUN, High Vis Parachute BWO, extended body bwo, parachute adams, griffith gnat

NYMPHS: Hogan's S&M Nymph, Flashy wd40, rs2 emerger, micro mayfly, BH FB pheasant tails, miracle nymph, batwing bwo emerger, copper zebra, black beauty, disco midge, CDC Baetis Emerger

STREAMERS: Nope

Guides Hint:

 

SAN JOAQUIN RIVER         Local Weather and Flows          CLOSED TO ALL FISHING UNTIL APRIL 26, 2014

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Water Conditions:

 

 

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Guides Hint:

 

CROWLEY LAKE - Local Weather     Crowley Cam

CLOSED TO ALL FISHING UNTIL APRIL 26, 2014

Water Conditions:

The Lake is now completely ice free.

NEW FEATURE

Click Surface Elevation

Continues to hold steady at 6,763 ft versus 6,781 ft elevation at the spillway.

DWP has recently said they will continue to raise the level of the lake until Opening Day and then lower it at sometime over the summer.

(but no promises)

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:

 

Recommended Flies:

Guides Hint:

 

UPPER OWENS RIVER- Local Weather and Flows

 

Water Conditions:

Flows at 195cfs as of 4/15

Water is dirty all the way up to long ears.

 

 

 

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:

The flows are now twice as high as they were at the time of the last report. The water is dirty, even high up as they're moving water down east portal to Crowley.

Fish bigger brighter patterns for the best results.

 

 

Recommended Flies:

DRIES: CDC Baetis DUN, Parachute Adams, Stimulator, Elk Hair Caddis, CDC Baetis Emerger

NYMPHS:tungsten black beauty, zebra midge, lighting bug, red copper john, rubber leg copper john, prince nymphs, pink san juan worm, red rainbow warrior, hare's ear soft hackle, flashback hares ear, birds nest, flashback pheasant tail, s&m nymph, tungsten psycho

STREAMERS: crystal bugger, carey bugger, doc twin specials, matuka, meat whistle, double bunny

Guides Hint:

 

Water conditions: Good

Reports of flows upward of 100cfs as of 4/15 due to work on power facilities.

 

 

 

 

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:

No recent reports.

 

 

 

Recommended Flies:

DRIES: parachute adams, extended body bwo, cdc baetis dun, stimulator

NYMPHS: Hogan's S&M Nymph, Flashy PT, prince nymphs, hares ear, birds nest, wd40, zebra midge, disco midge

STREAMERS: Matuka, Goat Leech, Crystal Bugger, hornbergs

Guides Hint: OPEN YEAR ROUND!

 

Pleasant Valley Reservoir - Local Weather   

Water conditions:

Clear and cold.

Lake levels are still dropping. About an inch a day.

 

 

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:

Good

More of the same, but with the warmer days we'd get out in the tube and strip.

 

Recommended Flies:

DRIES: CDC Baetis DUN, Parachute Adams

NYMPHS: Red BH Optimidge, Mickey's Red Baron, copper johns,#18 black beauty, wd40, disco midge

STREAMERS: Docs Twin Lakes Special, Olive Matuka #10, Flahabou Buggers Olive, Rickards Seal Bugger, Big and Black Streamers

Guides Hint: 

 

Rock Creek - Local Weather and Flows CLOSED TO ALL FISHING UNTIL APRIL 26, 2014

Water conditions:

 

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Guides Hint: 

 

Rush Creek - Local Weather and Flows CLOSED TO ALL FISHING UNTIL APRIL 26, 2014

Water conditions:

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:

 

Recommended Flies:

 

Guides Hint: 

 

Lower Owens River - Local Weather and Flows

Water Conditions:

Excellent -

Flows at 143 cfs as of 4/15

 

 

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:

Great

Stable flows now for over a week have made the fishing even better! They're still munching mayfly and stone patterns. Haven't seen much in the way of surface activity.

 

 

 

 

Recommended Flies:

DRIES: CDC Baetis DUN, extended body bwo, parachute adams, stimulators, griffith gnat

NYMPH:zebra midge, Micro mayfly, flashy wd40, olive birds nest, prince nymph, Hogan's S&M Nymph, barr's flashback bwo, epoxy bwo wingcase, juju baetis, hare's ear, flashy pheasant tail, tungsten psycho

STREAMERS: Wounded Sculpin, Matuka, BH Carey Bugger, Crystal Bugger, BH Pop's Bugger, rickard's emerger bugger

Guides Hint:.

 

 Bridgeport Resevoir - Local Weather - CLOSED TO ALL FISHING UNTIL APRIL 26, 2014

Water Conditions:   

 

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Guides Hint:

 

East Walker River - Local Weather and Flows

Water Conditions: Poor

Flows at 23cfs as of 4/15

 

 

Fishing Conditions and Hatch:

No recent reports. If you really must fish here, call us at the shop for the latest information.

Flows are back down,as the flows are highly dependent on the water needs of the ranchers in Nevada. They've never given any regard to the fish or the fisherman and will change the flows as they see fit.

 

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