Kern River Fishing Report November 26, 2016

Kern River Fly Shop Gift Cards

It’s time to get that special person something for the holidays. How about a gift from our online shop or our retail store? How about a guide trip or enrollment into one of our clinics or classes? For Kern River Fly Shop Gift Cards Click Here

Click here for the next “Beginner Fly Fishing Class” – December 10th or 18th, 2016”  on the upper Kern River.

Click here for the next “Full Day Intermediate Fly Fishing Class” – December 11th or 17th 2016″ on the upper Kern River.

Click here for the next, “Fly Fishing in the Surf Clinics”- December 3rd, 2016 in Pismo Beach CA

Fishing Reports

20-Mile Section of the Kern (From Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year round!

The  20 mile stretch is fishing well from our fly shop up to the Johnsondale Bridge. The water temperature is 48 degrees near Kernville and 39 degrees up river past Fairview Campground. Check the fly fishing reports videos below.

Click here for Bead Head Soft Hackle Kern Emergers
Temperatures are dropping down to the low 40s in the evening and mid 50s throughout the day. Great hatch in the evening of very small Midges and BWO’s. Here are some great imitations to look at.

Click here for Parachute Adams size 18-22    and  Blue Wing Olive size 18 -22

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Upper Kern River Flows

4 mile Wild Trout Section  Open Year round! ( Above Johnsondale Bridge 4 miles) Special regulations- No BAIT OR BARBS on your hooks. Open Year round! Catch and Release only!


Lower Kern ( Below lake Isabella) fishing slow- Open Year round!

World Class “Forks of the Kern” Fly Fishing  Closed

South Fork of the Kern Closed!

Tributaries of the Southern Sierra – Closed

Lake Isabella- Open

Fly Fishing the Surf Clinics

Fly Fishing in the Surf Clinic -December 3, 2016 @ Pismo Beach California.

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Guy getting for the Surf Clinic in Ventura Saturday November 19th 2017

Guy getting for the Surf Clinic in Pismo Beach California Saturday December 3, 2016
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Kern River Fly Fishing Report November 17, 2017

Kern River Fly Fishing Report November 17, 2017

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20-Mile Section of the Kern (From Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year round!

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Caught in the 20 mile section recently.

Temperatures are dropping down to the low 50s in the evening and mid 60s throughout the day. Those folks only focused on hatchery planted fish aren’t doing well.  Fly fishers matching the natural aquatic insects and focusing on wild trout in the 20 mile section are doing well. Click on these links to see the flies we are using.  Rubber Leg Stimulator size 6-16, Parachute X Orange size 10, Streambank Hopper Size 10 and these droppers as well Tungsten Yellow Sallie size 10-18, Tungsten Psycho May size 16-20

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Caught in the 20 mile section recently.

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4 mile Wild Trout Section  Open Year round! ( Above Johnsondale Bridge 4 miles) Special regulations- No BAIT OR BARBS on your hooks. Open Year round! Catch and Release only

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Tyler Friend hooked up in the Wild Trout Section this week.

This section of the Kern is very popular with folks who want to have a wild trout experience. There are special regulations here and bait or barbed hooks are prohibited. Only artificial lures or flies with barbless hooks are allowed.  Many tickets are issued here to anglers who disregard the fishing regulations. The DFW does not stock the North Fork of the Kern River north of the bridge for 50 miles and those 50 miles are managed as a wild trout fishery. The fly fishing is excellent here because of these regulations. Check your regulations before fishing here!

Water temperatures are usually 5 to 10 degrees cooler here and the fish are very wary to your presence. A stealthy approach is needed to catch these fish. Fishing is excellent as of today. Dry dropper techniques are getting the grabs as the days get shorter and the water cooler. Use a orange or yellow Stimulator in sizes 6 and 8 for the top fly and a Red Kern Emerger in sizes 18,16, and 12 as the dropper. You can also use   Copper Johns sizes 18-22, Pheasant Tails sizes 16- 18, Tungsten Teddys size 12, Olive WD40’s Size  20-22.

You can also swing the  natural BH Hares Ear size 20

Kern River Fly Shop Gift Cards

It’s time to get that special person something for the holidays. How about a gift from our online shop or our retail store? How about a guide trip or enrollment into one of our clinics or classes? For Kern River Fly Shop Gift Cards Click Here

Click here for the next “Beginner Fly Fishing Classes”  on the upper Kern River.

Upper Kern River Flows

Lower Kern ( Below lake Isabella) fishing excellent- Open Year round! A bass fly anglers paradise! The lower Kern winds its way down the Kern River canyon from the Lake Isabella Dam to Oildale, approximately 80 river miles. This section has trout, bass, crappie and other species to catch on a fly. This section is fishing moderate to ok with the current cooling of water temps. Use big flies like White Jawbreakers , poppers  or various bass flies to get into these fish. Great fly rod to use on the lower Kern for bass is a 9 foot 6wt or 7wt Redington Vapen Black, Redington Behemoth 7/8 Reel and a Rio Small Mouth Bass Fly Line

Please check out the new Redington Rise Reels at our online store or up in Kernville. These reels rock.

Click here to look at the new Redington Rise Reels.

World Class “Forks of the Kern” Fly Fishing (Special Regulations-no bait fishing or barbs on your hooks) Closed until last Saturday in April.

South Fork of the Kern Closed!

Tributaries of the Southern Sierra – Closed

Lake Isabella- Open

Lake Isabella is not fishing well .

Surf Clinics

Guy getting for the Surf Clinic in Ventura Saturday November 19th 2017
Guy getting for the Surf Clinic in Ventura Saturday November 19th 2017

Fly Fishing in the Surf Clinics November 19, 2016 in Ventura and December 3, 2016 in Pismo Beach California.

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Kern River Fly Fishing Report November 9, 2016

Kern River Fly Fishing Report 11-9-16

20-Mile Section of the Kern (From Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year round

     Do you need a fly fishing fix??? Now is the time to go fly fishing on the upper Kern River. Crowds are gone and Guy has been guiding the upper river with no other humans on the water. Weather is perfect, fish are happy, hungry and bugs are abundant on the upper Kern River 20 mile section.  Folks are wading the river and having a good time fishing the pocket water runs and riffles. Best technique to use is a dry/dropper.  Watch the videos above for more information. Temperatures are dropping down to the low 50s in the evening and mid 70s throughout the day. You will experience a 25 degrees cooler in the upper elevations. Those folks only focused on hatchery planted fish aren’t doing well.  Fly fishers matching the natural aquatic insects and focusing on wild trout in the 20 mile section are doing well. Click on these links to see the flies we are using. Fuzzy Wuzzy size 6-10,  Rubber Leg Stimulator size 6-16, Parachute X Orange size 10, Streambank Hopper Size 10 and these droppers as well Tungsten Yellow Sallie size 10-18, Tungsten Psycho May size 16-20

Kern River Fly Fishing

Caught in the 20 mile section recently!

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This 21 inch fish above was caught during the SWC Fly Fishing Tournament November 5, 2016

 

Kern River Fly Shop Gift Cards
It’s time to get that special person something for the holidays. How about a gift from our online shop or our retail store? How about a guide trip or enrollment into one of our clinics or classes? For Kern River Fly Shop Gift Cards Click Here

Click here for the next “Beginner Fly Fishing Classes”  on the upper Kern River.

Upper Kern River Flows

4 mile Wild Trout Section  ( Above Johnsondale Bridge 4 miles) Special regulations- No BAIT OR BARBS on your hooks.

Kern River Fly Fishing
Kern River Fly Fishing

This section of the Kern is very popular with folks who want to have a wild trout experience. There are special regulations here and bait or barbed hooks are prohibited. Only artificial lures or flies with barbless hooks are allowed.  Many tickets are issued here to anglers who disregard the fishing regulations. The DFW does not stock the North Fork of the Kern River north of the bridge for 50 miles and those 50 miles are managed as a wild trout fishery. The fly fishing is excellent here because of these regulations. Check your regulations before fishing here!

Water temperatures are usually 5 to 10 degrees cooler here and the fish are very wary to your presence. A stealthy approach is needed to catch these fish. Fishing is excellent as of today. Dry dropper techniques are getting the grabs as the days get shorter and the water cooler. Use a orange or yellow Stimulator in sizes 6 and 8 for the top fly and a Red Kern Emerger in sizes 18,16, and 12 as the dropper. You can also use   Copper Johns sizes 18-22, Pheasant Tails sizes 16- 18, Tungsten Teddys size 12, Olive WD40’s Size  20-22.

You can also swing the Soft Hackle PMD’s size 16 and the natural BH Hares Ear size 20

World Class “Forks of the Kern” Fly Fishing (Special Regulations-no bait fishing or barbs on your hooks)

The wild trout fly fishing here is world class and the dry fly fishing legendary. A must for the in-shape backpacker/adventurer/fly-fisher.

Here’s a secret for more catching more fish at the Forks of the Kern.

Tie on a  Rio Suppleflex 9ft 5x leader with about 3 ft of Rio SuppleFlex 6x tippet on the end. You can put on a Stalcups Hopper Tan size 10, Stalcups Cricket size 12, T-Bug Black size 12 or a T-Bug Hopper size 12.  After  you tie on one of those flies, pull out a 3 ft piece of Powerflex 7x tippet and tie it to the hook shank with a BWO Pullover size 22 or a Drymerger Baetis size 24 on the end of that. Cast those flies up stream in the pocket water, get a good drag-free drift and keep a stealthy position so they don’t see you. This should give you more success. Other great top water flies are the Para X Black size 8, Para X Peacock size 12, Para X Royal size 12, Para X Orange size 12, Para X Yellow size 6  and the Black Stimulator size 12-14

Click on any of the products or flies to see the pictures or to purchase online.

South Fork of the Kern Open!

The South Fork of the Kern River is a special fishery and is home to our states freshwater fish, the Golden Trout. It is also home to the predatory non native Brown trout who considers the small golden trout a tasty treat.

A great fly to use on the South Fork of the Kern is the Parachute Adams size 22. Please use barbless hooks on these waters.

No water in the South Fork @ Kennedy Meadows- Water re enters down stream at Trout creek.

Lower Kern ( Below lake Isabella) fishing excellent!

A bass fly anglers paradise!

Kern River Fly Fishing on the Lower Kern River

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The lower Kern winds its way down the Kern River canyon from the Lake Isabella Dam to Oildale, approximately 80 river miles. This section has trout, bass, crappie and other species to catch on a fly. This section is fishing excellent for bass right now. Use big flies like White Jawbreakers , poppers  or various bass flies to get into these fish. Guy Jeans’ guided fly fishing for bass clinics have become very popular and he does them weekly. Great fly rod to use on the lower Kern for bass is a 9 foot 6wt or 7wt Redington Vapen Black, Redington Behemoth 7/8 Reel and a Rio Small Mouth Bass Fly Line

Please check out the new Redington Rise Reels at our online store or up in Kernville. These reels rock.

Click here to look at the new Redington Rise Reels.

Tributaries of the Southern Sierra

Open! These creeks are very low, let’s give them a break!

Lake Isabella

Lake Isabella is not fishing well .

Surf Clinics

Fly Fishing in the Surf Clinics November 19, 2016 in Ventura and December 3, 2016 in Pismo Beach California.

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Kern River Fly Fishing Report October 24, 2016

Kern River Fly Fishing Report 10-24-16

20-Mile Section of the Kern (From Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year round

     What a great time to fish! Fly fishers fishing the 20 mile section of the north fork are still doing excellent for wild fish during late evening hatches of Caddis and various Mayfly imitations. During the day use a big Attractor Dry Fly with a Tungsten nymph below. Flows are down and folks are wading the river and having a good time fishing the pocket water runs and riffles. Best to use a dry/dropper and fish further up on the 20 mile stretch. Watch the video above for more information. Temperatures are dropping down to the low 50s in the evening and mid 70s throughout the day. You will experience a 25 degrees cooler in the upper elevations. Those folks only focused on hatchery planted fish aren’t doing well. Experienced fly fishers matching the natural aquatic insects and focusing on wild trout in the 20 mile section are doing well.

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Click here for the next “Beginner Fly Fishing Classes”  on the upper Kern River.

The Kern River is  great for Tenkara fly fishing. Click on the link to find out more information. Tenkara information and gear!

Upper Kern River Flows

4 mile Wild Trout Section  ( Above Johnsondale Bridge 4 miles) Special regulations- No BAIT OR BARBS on your hooks.

Kern River Fly Fishing with Guy Jeans Kern River Fly Fishing with Guy Jeans

This section of the Kern is very popular with folks who want to have a wild trout experience. There are special regulations here and bait or barbed hooks are prohibited. Only artificial lures or flies with barbless hooks are allowed.  Many tickets are issued here to anglers who disregard the fishing regulations. The DFW does not stock the North Fork of the Kern River north of the bridge for 50 miles and those 50 miles are managed as a wild trout fishery. The fly fishing is excellent here because of these regulations. Check your regulations before fishing here!

Water temperatures are usually 5 to 10 degrees cooler here and the fish are very wary to your presence. A stealthy approach is needed to catch these fish. Fishing is excellent as of today. Dry dropper techniques are getting the grabs as the days get shorter and the water cooler. Use a orange or yellow Stimulator in sizes 6 and 8 for the top fly and a Red Kern Emerger in sizes 18,16, and 12 as the dropper. You can also use BH Chartreuse  Copper Johns in sizes 12, 14, 16, 18,  Copper Johns sizes 18-22, Pheasant Tails sizes 16- 18, Tungsten Teddys size 12, Olive WD40’s Size  20-22.

You can also swing the Soft Hackle PMD’s size 16 and the natural BH Hares Ear size 20

The biggest Stoneflies in the world reside here and fishing the flies that imitate them can get you some great fights. Click here to check them out.

World Class “Forks of the Kern” Fly Fishing (Special Regulations-no bait fishing or barbs on your hooks)

The wild trout fly fishing here is world class and the dry fly fishing legendary. A must for the in-shape backpacker/adventurer/fly-fisher.

Here’s a secret for more catching more fish at the Forks of the Kern.

Tie on a  Rio Suppleflex 9ft 5x leader with about 3 ft of Rio SuppleFlex 6x tippet on the end. You can put on a Stalcups Hopper Tan size 10, Stalcups Cricket size 12, T-Bug Black size 12 or a T-Bug Hopper size 12.  After  you tie on one of those flies, pull out a 3 ft piece of Powerflex 7x tippet and tie it to the hook shank with a BWO Pullover size 22 or a Drymerger Baetis size 24 on the end of that. Cast those flies up stream in the pocket water, get a good drag-free drift and keep a stealthy position so they don’t see you. This should give you more success. Other great top water flies are the Para X Black size 8, Para X Peacock size 12, Para X Royal size 12, Para X Orange size 12, Para X Yellow size 6  and the Black Stimulator size 12-14

Click on any of the products or flies to see the pictures or to purchase online.

Kern River Fly Fishing with Guy Jeans

 

South Fork of the Kern Open!

The South Fork of the Kern River is a special fishery and is home to our states freshwater fish, the Golden Trout. It is also home to the predatory non native Brown trout who considers the small golden trout a tasty treat.

A great fly to use on the South Fork of the Kern is the Parachute Adams size 22. Please use barbless hooks on these waters.

No water in the South Fork @ Kennedy Meadows- Water re enters down stream at Trout creek.

Lower Kern ( Below lake Isabella) fishing excellent!

A bass fly anglers paradise!

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Kern River Fly Fishing for Lower Kern Bass

Kern River Bass Fly Fishing

The lower Kern winds its way down the Kern River canyon from the Lake Isabella Dam to Oildale, approximately 80 river miles. This section has trout, bass, crappie and other species to catch on a fly. This section is fishing excellent for bass right now. Use big flies like White Jawbreakers , poppers  or various bass flies to get into these fish. Guy Jeans’ guided fly fishing for bass clinics have become very popular and he does them weekly. Great fly rod to use on the lower Kern for bass is a 9 foot 6wt or 7wt Redington Vapen Black, Redington Behemoth 7/8 Reel and a Rio Small Mouth Bass Fly Line

Please check out the new Redington Rise Reels at our online store or up in Kernville. These reels rock.

Click here to look at the new Redington Rise Reels.

Tributaries of the Southern Sierra

Open! These creeks are very low, let’s give them a break!

Lake Isabella

Lake Isabella is not fishing well .

Surf Clinics

Fly Fishing in the Surf Clinics November 19, 2016 in Ventura and December 3, 2016 in Pismo Beach California.

Click here for more information about the, “Fly Fishing in the Surf Clinics”.show_-surf_flyer_2016_Front

Kern River Fly Fishing Report October 9, 2016

Kern River Fly Fishing Report 10-9-16

20-Mile Section of the Kern (From Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year round

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Chad on the upper Kern River today. This rainbow was caught on a size 6 Foam Hopper.

What a great time to fish! Fly fishers fishing the 20 mile section of the north fork are still doing excellent on late evening hatches of Caddis and various Mayfly imitations. During the day use a big Attractor Dry Fly with a Tungsten nymph below. Flows are down and folks are wading the river and having a good time fishing the pocket water runs and riffles. Best to use a dry/dropper and fish further up on the 20 mile stretch. The higher you go, the cooler the water. Temperatures are dropping down to the low 50s in the evening and mid 80s throughout the day. You will experience a 25 degrees cooler in the upper elevations.

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Click here for the next “Beginner Fly Fishing Classes”  on the upper Kern River.

Upper Kern River Flows

4 mile Wild Trout Section  ( Above Johnsondale Bridge 4 miles) Special regulations- No BAIT OR BARBS on your hooks.

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This section of the Kern is very popular with folks who want to have a wild trout experience. There are special regulations here and bait or barbed hooks are prohibited. Only artificial lures or flies with barbless hooks are allowed.  Many tickets are issued here to anglers who disregard the fishing regulations. The DFW does not stock the North Fork of the Kern River north of the bridge for 50 miles and those 50 miles are managed as a wild trout fishery. The fly fishing is excellent here because of these regulations. Check your regulations before fishing here!

Water temperatures are usually 5 to 10 degrees cooler here and the fish are very wary to your presence. A stealthy approach is needed to catch these fish. Fishing is excellent as of today. Dry dropper techniques are getting the grabs as the days get shorter and the water cooler. Use a orange or yellow Stimulator in sizes 6 and 8 for the top fly and a Red Kern Emerger in sizes 18,16, and 12 as the dropper. You can also use BH Chartreuse  Copper Johns in sizes 12, 14, 16, 18,  Copper Johns sizes 18-22, Pheasant Tails sizes 16- 18, Tungsten Teddys size 12, Olive WD40’s Size  20-22.

You can also swing the Soft Hackle PMD’s size 16 and the natural BH Hares Ear size 20

The biggest Stoneflies in the world reside here and fishing the flies that imitate them can get you some great fights. Click here to check them out.

World Class “Forks of the Kern” Fly Fishing (Special Regulations-no bait fishing or barbs on your hooks)

The wild trout fly fishing here is world class and the dry fly fishing legendary. A must for the in-shape backpacker/adventurer/fly-fisher.

Here’s a secret for more catching more fish at the Forks of the Kern.

Tie on a  Rio Suppleflex 9ft 5x leader with about 3 ft of Rio SuppleFlex 6x tippet on the end. You can put on a Stalcups Hopper Tan size 10, Stalcups Cricket size 12, T-Bug Black size 12 or a T-Bug Hopper size 12.  After  you tie on one of those flies, pull out a 3 ft piece of Powerflex 7x tippet and tie it to the hook shank with a BWO Pullover size 22 or a Drymerger Baetis size 24 on the end of that. Cast those flies up stream in the pocket water, get a good drag-free drift and keep a stealthy position so they don’t see you. This should give you more success. Other great top water flies are the Para X Black size 8, Para X Peacock size 12, Para X Royal size 12, Para X Orange size 12, Para X Yellow size 6  and the Black Stimulator size 12-14

Click on any of the products or flies to see the pictures or to purchase online.

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South Fork of the Kern Open!

The South Fork of the Kern River is a special fishery and is home to our states freshwater fish, the Golden Trout. It is also home to the predatory non native Brown trout who considers the small golden trout a tasty treat.

A great fly to use on the South Fork of the Kern is the Parachute Adams size 22. Please use barbless hooks on these waters.

No water in the South Fork @ Kennedy Meadows- Water re enters down stream at Trout creek.

Lower Kern ( Below lake Isabella) fishing excellent!

Major Caddis hatch around 7 pm.

A bass fly anglers paradise!

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The lower Kern winds its way down the Kern River canyon from the Lake Isabella Dam to Oildale, approximately 80 river miles. This section has trout, bass, crappie and other species to catch on a fly. This section is fishing excellent for bass right now. Use big flies like White Jawbreakers , poppers  or various bass flies to get into these fish. Guy Jeans’ guided fly fishing for bass clinics have become very popular and he does them weekly. Great fly rod to use on the lower Kern for bass is a 9 foot 6wt or 7wt Redington Vapen Black, Redington Behemoth 7/8 Reel and a Rio Small Mouth Bass Fly Line

Please check out the new Redington Rise Reels at our online store or up in Kernville. These reels rock.

Click here to look at the new Redington Rise Reels.

Tributaries of the Southern Sierra

Open!

The small creeks are great for Tenkara fly fishing. Click on the link to find out more information. Tenkara information and gear!

Lake Isabella

Lake Isabella is not fishing well with the warmer temps and algae bloom. Stay out of this water till lake water temperatures drop.

Surf Clinics

Fly Fishing in the Surf Clinics November 19, 2016 in Ventura and December 3, 2016 in Pismo Beach California.

Click here for more information about the, “Fly Fishing in the Surf Clinics”.

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Kern River Fly Fishing Report 9/23/16

Kern River Fly Fishing Report 09-23-16

20-Mile Section of the Kern (From Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge)


Crowds are gone!!!

What a great time to fish! Fly fishers fishing the 20 mile section of the north fork are still doing excellent on late evening hatches of Caddis and various Mayfly imitations. During the day use a big Attractor Dry Fly with a Tungsten nymph below. Flows are down and folks are wading the river and having a good time fishing the pocket water runs and riffles. Best to use a dry/dropper and fish further up on the 20 mile stretch. The higher you go, the cooler the water. Temperatures are dropping down to the low 50s in the evening and mid 80s throughout the day. You will experience a 25 degrees cooler in the upper elevations. Feels like we are getting ready for our Fall fishing season! Very exciting.

Click here for the next “Beginner Fly Fishing Classes”  on the upper.

Upper Kern River Flows

4 mile Wild Trout Section  ( Above Johnsondale Bridge 4 miles) Special regulations- No BAIT OR BARBS on your hooks.

This section of the Kern is very popular with folks who want to have a wild trout experience. There are special regulations here and bait or barbed hooks are prohibited. Only artificial lures or flies with barbless hooks are allowed.  Many tickets are issued here to anglers who disregard the fishing regulations. The DFW does not stock the North Fork of the Kern River north of the bridge for 50 miles and those 50 miles are managed as a wild trout fishery. The fly fishing is excellent here because of these regulations. Check your regulations before fishing here!

Water temperatures are usually 5 to 10 degrees cooler here and the fish are very wary to your presence. A stealthy approach is needed to catch these fish. Fishing is excellent as of today. Dry dropper techniques are getting the grabs as the days get shorter and the water cooler. Use a orange or yellow Stimulator in sizes 6 and 8 for the top fly and a Red Kern Emerger in sizes 18,16, and 12 as the dropper. You can also use BH Chartreuse  Copper Johns in sizes 12, 14, 16, 18,  Copper Johns sizes 18-22, Pheasant Tails sizes 16- 18, Tungsten Teddys size 12, Olive WD40’s Size  20-22.

You can also swing the Soft Hackle PMD’s size 16 and the natural BH Hares Ear size 20

The biggest Stoneflies in the world reside here and fishing the flies that imitate them can get you some great fights. Click here to check them out.

World Class “Forks of the Kern” Fly Fishing (Special Regulations-no bait fishing or barbs on your hooks)

The wild trout fly fishing here is world class and the dry fly fishing legendary. A must for the in-shape backpacker/adventurer/fly-fisher.

Here’s a secret for more catching more fish at the Forks of the Kern.

Tie on a  Rio Suppleflex 9ft 5x leader with about 3 ft of Rio SuppleFlex 6x tippet on the end. You can put on a Stalcups Hopper Tan size 10, Stalcups Cricket size 12, T-Bug Black size 12 or a T-Bug Hopper size 12.  After  you tie on one of those flies, pull out a 3 ft piece of Powerflex 7x tippet and tie it to the hook shank with a BWO Pullover size 22 or a Drymerger Baetis size 24 on the end of that. Cast those flies up stream in the pocket water, get a good drag-free drift and keep a stealthy position so they don’t see you. This should give you more success. Other great top water flies are the Para X Black size 8, Para X Peacock size 12, Para X Royal size 12, Para X Orange size 12, Para X Yellow size 6  and the Black Stimulator size 12-14

Click on any of the products or flies to see the pictures or to purchase online.

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South Fork of the Kern Open!

The South Fork of the Kern River is a special fishery and is home to our states freshwater fish, the Golden Trout. It is also home to the predatory non native Brown trout who considers the small golden trout a tasty treat.

A great fly to use on the South Fork of the Kern is the Parachute Adams size 22. Check out these videos from a few days ago. Please use barbless hooks on these waters.

Lower Kern ( Below lake Isabella) fishing excellent!

 

Major Caddis hatch around 7 pm. A bass fly anglers paradise! The lower Kern winds its way down the Kern River canyon from the Lake Isabella Dam to Oildale, approximately 80 river miles. This section has trout, bass, crappie and other species to catch on a fly. This section is fishing excellent for bass right now. Use big flies like White Jawbreakers , poppers  or various bass flies to get into these fish. Guy Jeans’ guided fly fishing for bass clinics have become very popular and he does them weekly. Great fly rod to use on the lower Kern for bass is a 9 foot 6wt or 7wt Redington Vapen Black, Redington Behemoth 7/8 Reel and a Rio Small Mouth Bass Fly Line

Please check out the new Redington Rise Reels at our online store or up in Kernville. These reels rock.

Click here to look at the new Redington Rise Reels.

Please click here for Guy Jeans’ Evening Bass Clinics on the Lower Kern River. October 1 2016

The September 17th Bass Clinic is sold out, but there are other dates available. Please click on the link above.

Tributaries of the Southern Sierra

Open!

The small creeks are great for Tenkara fly fishing. Click on the link to find out more information. Tenkara information and gear!

Lake Isabella

Lake Isabella is not fishing well with the warmer temps and algae bloom. Stay out of this water till lake water temperatures drop.

Stoneflys are coming to Bakersfield Sunday September 25th @ the Kern County Fair ! See the Stoneflys perform @ 9:30pm

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Kern River Fly Fishing Report

Kern River Fly Fishing Report 09/11/2016

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20-Mile Section of the Kern

(From Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge)

Crowds are gone!!!

All Kern Valley wildfires are out, evacuations have been lifted, campgrounds are open for overnight occupancy and the kids are in school! What a great time to fish! Fly fishers fishing the 20 mile section of the north fork are still doing excellent on late evening hatches of Caddis and various Mayfly imitations. During the day use a big Attractor Dry Fly with a Tungsten nymph below. Flows are down and folks are wading the river and having a good time fishing the pocket water runs and riffles. Best to use a dry/dropper and fish further up on the 20 mile stretch. The higher you go, the cooler the water. Temperatures are dropping down to the low 50s in the evening and mid 80s throughout the day. You will experience a 25 degrees cooler in the upper elevations. Feels like we are getting ready for our Fall fishing season! Very exciting.

Click here for the next “Beginner Fly Fishing Classes”  on the upper.

 

Upper Kern River Flows

4 mile Wild Trout Section  ( Above Johnsondale Bridge 4 miles)

This section of the Kern is very popular with folks who want to have a wild trout experience. There are special regulations here and bait or barbed hooks are prohibited. Only artificial lures or flies with barbless hooks are allowed.  Many tickets are issued here to anglers who disregard the fishing regulations. The DFW does not stock the North Fork of the Kern River north of the bridge for 50 miles and those 50 miles are managed as a wild trout fishery. The fly fishing is excellent here because of these regulations. Check your regulations before fishing here!

Water temperatures are usually 5 to 10 degrees cooler here and the fish are very wary to your presence. A stealthy approach is needed to catch these fish. Fishing is excellent as of today. Dry dropper techniques are getting the grabs as the days get shorter and the water cooler. Use a orange or yellow Stimulator in sizes 6 and 8 for the top fly and a Red Kern Emerger in sizes 18,16, and 12 as the dropper. You can also use BH Chartreuse  Copper Johns in sizes 12, 14, 16, 18,  Copper Johns sizes 18-22, Pheasant Tails sizes 16- 18, Tungsten Teddys size 12, Olive WD40’s Size  20-22.

You can also swing the Soft Hackle PMD’s size 16 and the natural BH Hares Ear size 20

The biggest Stoneflies in the world reside here and fishing the flies that imitate them can get you some great fights. Click here to check them out.

World Class “Forks of the Kern” Fly Fishing (Special Regulations-no bait fishing or barbs on your hooks)

The wild trout fly fishing here is world class and the dry fly fishing legendary. A must for the in-shape backpacker/adventurer/fly-fisher.

Here’s a secret for more catching more fish at the Forks of the Kern.

Tie on a  Rio Suppleflex 9ft 5x leader with about 3 ft of Rio SuppleFlex 6x tippet on the end. You can put on a Stalcups Hopper Tan size 10, Stalcups Cricket size 12, T-Bug Black size 12 or a T-Bug Hopper size 12.  After  you tie on one of those flies, pull out a 3 ft piece of Powerflex 7x tippet and tie it to the hook shank with a BWO Pullover size 22 or a Drymerger Baetis size 24 on the end of that. Cast those flies up stream in the pocket water, get a good drag-free drift and keep a stealthy position so they don’t see you. This should give you more success. Other great top water flies are the Para X Black size 8, Para X Peacock size 12, Para X Royal size 12, Para X Orange size 12, Para X Yellow size 6  and the Black Stimulator size 12-14

Click on any of the products or flies to see the pictures or to purchase online.

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South Fork of the Kern Open!

The South Fork of the Kern River is a special fishery and is home to our states freshwater fish, the Golden Trout. It is also home to the predatory non native Brown trout who considers the small golden trout a tasty treat.

A great fly to use on the South Fork of the Kern is the Parachute Adams size 22. Check out these videos from a few days ago. Please use barbless hooks on these waters.

 

Lower Kern ( Below lake Isabella) fishing excellent!

Major Caddis hatch around 7 pm. A bass fly anglers paradise! The lower Kern winds its way down the Kern River canyon from the Lake Isabella Dam to Oildale, approximately 80 river miles. This section has trout, bass, crappie and other species to catch on a fly. This section is fishing excellent for bass right now. Use big flies like White Jawbreakers , poppers  or various bass flies to get into these fish. Guy Jeans’ guided fly fishing for bass clinics have become very popular and he does them weekly. Great fly rod to use on the lower Kern for bass is a 9 foot 6wt or 7wt Redington Vapen Black, Redington Behemoth 7/8 Reel and a Rio Small Mouth Bass Fly Line

Please check out the new Redington Rise Reels at our online store or up in Kernville. These reels rock.

Click here to look at the new Redington Rise Reels.

Please click here for Guy Jeans’ Evening Bass Clinics on the Lower Kern River.

The September 17th Bass Clinic is sold out, but there are other dates available. Please click on the link above.

Tributaries of the Southern Sierra

Open!

The small creeks are great for Tenkara fly fishing. Click on the link to find out more information. Tenkara information and gear!

Lake Isabella

Lake Isabella is not fishing well with the warmer temps and algae bloom. Stay out of this water till lake water temperatures drop.

Stoneflys are coming to Bakersfield Sunday September 25th @ the Kern County Fair ! See the Stoneflys perform @ 9pm

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Kern River Fly Fishing Report

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Kern River Fly Fishing Report 8-28-16

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20 Mile Section of the Kern

(From Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge)

Crowds are gone!!!

No concern as of right now for residents of Kernville as the smoke has cleared from the Cedar fire that seems to be moving northwest. Fly fishers fishing the 20 mile section of the north fork are doing good on late evening hatches of Caddis and various Mayfly imitations. During the day use a big Atrractor Dry Fly with a Tungsten nymph below. Flows are down and folks are wading the river and having a good time fishing the pocket water runs and riffles. The forest service has closed camping in the forest service dispersed and maintained campgrounds along the upper Kern 20 mile section so the crowds are gone and the fly fishing excellent. Temperatures have dropped down into the low 90’s and are about 25 degrees cooler in the upper elevations.

Students learning to cast in the “Beginner Fly Fishing Class” today 8-28-16 on the upper Kern next to the Kern River Fly Shop.

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Upper Kern River Flows

4 mile Wild Trout Section  ( Above Johnsondale Bridge 4 miles)

This section of the Kern is very popular with folks who want to have a wild trout experience. There are special regulations here and bait or barbed hooks are prohibited. Only artificial lures or flies with barbless hooks are allowed.  Many tickets are issued here to anglers who disregard the fishing regulations. The DFW does not stock the North Fork of the Kern River north of the bridge for 50 miles and those 50 miles are managed as a wild trout fishery. The fly fishing is excellent here because of these regulations. Check your regulations before fishing here!

Water temperatures are usually 5 to 10 degrees cooler here and the fish are very wary to your presence. A stealthy approach is needed to catch these fish. Fishing is excellent as of today. Dry dropper techniques and nymphing are getting the grabs. The biggest Stoneflies in the world reside here and fishing the flies that imitate them can get you some great fights. Click here to check them out.

World Class “Forks of the Kern” Fly Fishing (Special Regulations-no bait fishing or barbs on your hooks)

The wild trout fly fishing here is world class and the dry fly fishing legendary. A must for the in-shape backpacker/adventurer/fly-fisher.

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Lower Kern ( Below lake Isabella) fishing excellent!

Major Caddis hatch around 7 pm. A bass fly anglers paradise! The lower Kern winds its way down the Kern River canyon from the Lake Isabella Dam to Oildale, approximately 80 river miles. This section has trout, bass, crappie and other species to catch on a fly. This section is fishing excellent for bass right now.Use big flies like White Jawbreakers , poppers  or various bass flies to get into these fish. Guy Jeans’ guided fly fishing for bass trips have become very popular and he does them weekly. Great fly rod to use on the lower Kern for bass is a 9 foot 6wt or 7wt Redington Vapen Black, Redington Behemoth 7/8 Reel and a Rio Small Mouth Bass Fly Line

Pictures from the “Lower Kern River Bass Class” last night. They didn’t catch any big ones, but had a blast with these on poppers and various bass streamers.

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South Fork of the Kern

Open!

Our state fish jewel “Golden Trout” caught by Geoff, on the South Fork Kern River 8-23-16

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The South Fork of the Kern River is a special fishery and is home to our states freshwater fish, the Golden Trout. It is also home to the predatory non native Brown trout who considers the small golden trout a tasty treat.

Tributaries of the Southern Sierra

Open!

The small creeks are great for Tenkara fly fishing. Click on the link to find out more information. Tenkara information and gear!

Lake Isabella

Lake Isabella is not fishing well with the warmer temps and algae bloom. Stay out of this water till lake water temperatures drop.

Stoneflys are coming to Kernville on September 3rd @ 7pm!

Fishstock Music Festival Tickets or Donations Click Here

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See the Stoneflys perform on September 3, 2016 at the Fishstock Music Festival in Kernville Ca @ 7pm
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Kern River Fly Fishing Report 8-22-16

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For Guide Service and Fly Fishing School Click Here

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20 Mile Section of the Kern

(From Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge)

The 20 mile section of the Kern from our shop to the Johnsondale bridge is the most heavily fished section of the Kern because of the roadside access and heavily planted areas of Triploid trout ( trout that cannot reproduce). This section is also home to wild (not native) rainbow and brown trout. Water temperature @ 7am this morning were 60 degrees. This section is fishing very well with big rainbows still being caught throughout the whole section. River flows in this section are around 135 cfs which are perfect for wading. They recently did an un-publicized stocking of 5-10 pound trophy trout and catchables around 12 inches on 8-15-16.  Best flies to use are attractor flies like the Bead Head Kern Emerger  and the Bead Head Royal Flush. There are hatches coming mid day like  Hoppers and  late like  Caddis and  Midges. Are the fish looking up and eating on the surface? Yes, also in the evening around 7pm till dark Caddis hatch. Fishing late until dark is best  Water temperatures are 60 degrees in the morning at 5:30 am and 65 degrees by mid day.  Good techniques to use are nymphing under an indicator, dry dropper or stripping streamers. If you want to have good fishing on the 20 mile section of the Kern, now is the time!

Upper Kern River Flows

4 mile Wild Trout Section  ( Above Johnsondale Bridge 4 miles)

This section of the Kern is very popular with folks who want to have a wild trout experience. There are special regulations here and bait or barbed hooks are prohibited. Only artificial lures or flies with barbless hooks are allowed.  Many tickets are issued here to anglers who disregard the fishing regulations. The DFW does not stock the North Fork of the Kern River north of the bridge for 50 miles and those 50 miles are managed as a wild trout fishery. The fly fishing is excellent here because of these regulations. Check your regulations before fishing here!

Water temperatures are usually 5 to 10 degrees cooler here and the fish are very wary to your presence. A stealthy approach is needed to catch these fish. Fishing is excellent as of today. Dry dropper techniques and nymphing are getting the grabs. The biggest Stoneflies in the world reside here and fishing the flies that imitate them can get you some great fights. Click here to check them out.

Forks of the Kern (Special Regulations) Lloyd Meadow road is closed at this time.

Fly fishing here is world class and the dry fly fishing legendary.

Lower Kern ( Below lake Isabella)

A bass fly anglers paradise! The lower Kern winds its way down the Kern River canyon from the Lake Isabella Dam to Oildale, approximately 80 river miles. This section has trout, bass, crappie and other species to catch on a fly. This section is fishing excellent for bass right now.Use big flies like White Jawbreakers or poppers to get into these fish. Guy Jeans’ guided fly fishing for bass trips have become very popular and he does them weekly. Great fly rod to use on the lower Kern for bass is a 9 foot 6wt or 7wt Redington Vapen Black, Redington Behemoth 7/8 Reel and a Rio Small Mouth Bass Fly Line

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South Fork of the Kern

Open!

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The South Fork of the Kern River is a special fishery and is home to our states freshwater fish, the Golden Trout. It is also home to the predatory non native Brown trout who considers the small golden trout a tasty treat.

Can you catch a Golden Trout here? Yes you can, and it will count towards your “Wild Heritage Trout Program”.

Tributaries of the Southern Sierra

Open!

Can you catch a Little Kern Golden Trout here? Yes you can, and it will count towards your “Wild Heritage Trout Program”.

The small creeks are great for Tenkara fly fishing. Click on the link to find out more information. Tenkara information and gear!

Lake Isabella

Lake Isabella is not fishing well with the warmer temps and algae bloom.

Stoneflys are coming to Kernville on September 3rd @ 7pm!

 Fishstock Music Festival Tickets or Donations Click Here

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See the Stoneflys perform on September 3, 2016 at the Fishstock Music Festival in Kernville Ca @ 7pm
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Kern River Fly Fishing Report 8-8-16

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Enter Online Fly Shop Here

For Guide Service and Fly Fishing School Click Here

 Kern River Fly Fishing Report 8-8-16

20 Mile Section of the Kern

(From Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge)

The 20 mile section of the Kern from our shop to the Johnsondale bridge is the most heavily fished section of the Kern because of the roadside access and heavily planted areas of Triploid trout ( trout that cannot reproduce). This section is also home to wild (not native) rainbow and brown trout. Water temperature @ 7am this morning were 60 degrees. This section is fishing very well with big rainbows still being caught throughout the whole section. River flows in this section are around 165 cfs which are perfect for wading.  Best flies to use are attractor flies like the Bead Head Kern Emerger  and the Bead Head Royal Flush. There are hatches coming mid day like  Hoppers and  late like PED,  Caddis and  Midges. Are the fish looking up and eating on the surface? Yes, also in the evening around 7pm till dark Caddis hatch.  Water temperatures are starting to rise in this section and are reaching 65 degrees around 2pm. Good techniques to use are nymphing under an indicator, dry dropper or stripping streamers. If you want to have good fishing on the 20 mile section of the Kern, now is the time! Check out the recent catches below.

The new generation of fly fishers coming up. Connor and Logan Lawless on the upper Kern today.

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4 mile Wild Trout Section  ( Above Johnsondale Bridge 4 miles)

This section of the Kern is very popular with folks who want to have a wild trout experience. There are special regulations here and bait or barbed hooks are prohibited. Only artificial lures or flies with barbless hooks are allowed.  Many tickets are issued here to anglers who disregard the fishing regulations. The DFW does not stock the North Fork of the Kern River north of the bridge for 50 miles and those 50 miles are managed as a wild trout fishery. The fly fishing is excellent here because of these regulations. Check your regulations before fishing here!

Water temperatures are usually 5 to 10 degrees cooler here and the fish are very wary to your presence. A stealthy approach is needed to catch these fish. Fishing is excellent as of today. Dry dropper techniques and nymphing are getting the grabs. The biggest Stoneflies in the world reside here and fishing the flies that imitate them can get you some great fights. Click here to check them out.

Forks of the Kern (Special Regulations)

Fly fishing here is world class and the dry fly fishing legendary.

Lower Kern ( Below lake Isabella)

A bass fly anglers paradise! The lower Kern winds its way down the Kern River canyon from the Lake Isabella Dam to Oildale, approximately 80 river miles. This section has trout, bass, crappie and other species to catch on a fly. This section is fishing excellent for bass right now.Use big flies like White Jawbreakers or poppers to get into these fish. Guy Jeans’ guided fly fishing for bass trips have become very popular and he does them weekly. Great fly rod to use on the lower Kern for bass is a 9 foot 6wt or 7wt Redington Vapen Black, Redington Behemoth 7/8 Reel and a Rio Small Mouth Bass Fly Line

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South Fork of the Kern

Watch out for Bigfoot! Many sightings have occurred here.

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Open!

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The South Fork of the Kern River is a special fishery and is home to our states freshwater fish, the Golden Trout. It is also home to the predatory non native Brown trout who considers the small golden trout a tasty treat. Consider using flies that replicate small golden trout next time you fish the South fork of the Kern or use a mouse fly in the late evening.

Can you catch a Golden Trout here? Yes you can, and it will count towards your “Wild Heritage Trout Program”.

Tributaries of the Southern Sierra

Open!

Can you catch a Little Kern Golden Trout here? Yes you can, and it will count towards your “Wild Heritage Trout Program”.

The small creeks are great for Tenkara fly fishing. Click on the link to find out more information. Tenkara information and gear!

Lake Isabella

Lake Isabella is fishing well for Crappie, Bass and Carp on the fly! Carp have moved into the shallows as the lake fills up.

Stoneflys are coming to Ventura!

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