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Lower Kern River below Isabella Lake – Blue Wing olive hatch around 2pm and fish are coming up in certain sections of the lower Kern. Water temperatures down here are 5 to 10 degrees warmer. The DFW stocked the lower river recently and fly fishers have been doing well on hatchery fish in this section. The lower Kern has been fishing slow for bass at this time from lake Isabella dam to Bakersfield/Oildale.
Below are some BWO’s from a stomach pump on the lower Kern
Lower Kern DVD- Back in Stock
Lake Isabella – Ok for Trout, fishing slow for bass and carp
4 Mile Wild Trout Section above Johnsondale Bridge is open year round- Fishing has been poor in this section. On November 15, the wild trout section became catch and release only with barbless hooks. No bait is allowed in this section all year long.
South Fork of the Kern is closed until the last Saturday in April
All tributaries in Tulare County are closed until the last Saturday in April.
Fly Fishing the Surf Clinics
Intro to Fly Fishing the Surf Clinic in Ventura Saturday February 3, 2018 / 8am to 11am
Intro to Fly Fishing the Surf in Pismo – Sunday February 11, 2018 / 8am to 11am