The Castle fire is 12% contained and continues @107,101+ Acres. A major portion of the Golden Trout Wilderness has burned , including The Little Kern River Drainage, Forks of the Kern all the way up to Kern Lakes on the upper Kern River. The Sequoia National Forest and Sequioa National Park is closed at this time. Fishing is open from Kernville upstream to Riverkern and the Forest Service boundry. In Kernville, the smoke is very bad at this time. The smoke usually blows out in the afternoon.

We are having really good fishing in other areas. Please see the “Premium Report” for details.

We are currently guiding for trout and bass in non National Forest waters. To book a trip, go to our booking site at:

Smallmouth on the Lower Kern River
Dane with a smallmouth on the Lower Kern River
Now is the time to book a trip with us for smallmouth on the Lower Kern River