Upper Kern goes up to @ 1200 CFS- River Clear
Upper Kern River 20 Mile Section (north of Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge) The upper Kern is flowing between 1200 to 1300 CFS. Water temperature is 60 degrees and clear. Anglers are starting to “trunk it” as the days get warmer. Fly Fishing is still excellent and trout have become very active. Big fish have started to move into the upper river from Lake Isabella and double digit fish are being caught. We are seeing hatches of Yellow Sallies and Pale Morning Duns and a great imitation for the Yellow Sallie is a size 16 Yellow Stimulator . You can also swing some streamers down and across and do well. All fly fishing techniques are catching fish at this time.
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Upper Kern Wild Trout Section is fishing Excellent!
Fly Fishing for Carp, Crappie and Bass in the lake at this time is very good.Carp fly fishing is again top notch right now for those of you who love to fly fish for Carp. Check out these Carp Flies https://kernriverflyshop.com/t/carp-flies
Lower Kern River below Isabella Lake – The Lower Kern River from Isabella dam down to democrat is flowing around 1800cfs. Fishing is not recommended at this time. Water temperatures down here are 60 degrees and bass are active. The lower Kern River from Democrat Dam to downstream to Hart Park is flowing at 1800 cfs as well. Be careful if you go fishing down here.
Lower Kern Flow Charts
California Creekin- The creeks of the Southern Sierra are fishing excellent at this time with dry flies. If you like catching wild trout in small streams, you might explore these beautiful waters.
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