Kern River Fly Fishing Report April 29, 2019

Upper Kern River 20 Mile Section (north of Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year Round

We are in run off season with flows at 4600 cfs. Fishing the Upper Kern will be tough.

Upper Kern Flow Charts


Upper Kern River Wild Trout Section ( 4 miles above Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year Round – Catch and Release only!

This section is tough right now due to the higher flows!

We are now at 143% of normal snow pack for the Southern Sierra. It’s going to be a great year for fly fishing. Click on the link below for details.

Snow Pack Details!

Lake Isabella- The Tug is the Drug
Carp on the fly is HOT as the flats are here. Sight fishing for cloopers, cruisers and tailers have been very good. Slow sinking carpilicious and carp coachman are the ticket to these spooky mud marlins. Want to learn how to target these hardy fighters? Join our Carp Clinic on May 11.

Crappie and Bass are feeding heavily! Stripping streamers and jig heads have been very productive.

Lower Kern River below Isabella Lake – The Lower Kern River from Isabella dam down to democrat is flowing around 2300 cfs and remains the same as last week. The lower Kern River from Erskine Creek to Democrat Dam downstream to Hart Park is muddy.

Lower Kern Flow Charts

4 x 4 Adventure Fly Fishing Trips

These trips are filling up! If you’re thinking about getting in on one of these trips, now is the time to sign up.

Many trips have sold out so we added more dates.

For more information Click Here


 “Intermediate Fly Fishing Clinic”
Sunday May 5, 2019 8am to 3pm – Click Here!
 “Beginner Clinic #1”


Beginner Clinic #1″

“Carp Clinic”

“Fly Fishing the Surf Clinic” in Ventura

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