Kern River Fly Fishing Report December 9, 2016

Kern River Fly Shop Gift CardsIt’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?

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Kern River Fly Shop Hats are in just in time for the holidays. Click here to buy hats.

18 Kern River Fly Shop Hat styles to choose from.

Click here for the next “Beginner Fly Fishing Class” -December 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.


Friday, February 3, 2017 – Sunday, February 12, 2017


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 42 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

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

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