Kern River Fly Fishing Report March 14, 2018

Upper Kern Comes Alive and Lower Kern Remains Excellent!

Upper Kern 20 Mile Section (north of Kern River Fly Shop)The upper Kern River from Lake Isabella north to 4 miles past the Johnsondale bridge( wild trout section) remains open to fly fishing all year. The river came up to 750 cfs and is now on its way back down from the recent rains . Fishing on the upper Kern has turned on with the water temps at 46 degrees. Wild fish continue to produce in the 20 mile section. The Fish and Wild Life stocked 850 pounds of hatchery fish along the upper Kern in section #6 #5, #4, today for those of you chasing hatchery fish. Trophy fish were also stocked!

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 47-48 degrees.  The lower kern from Democrat Dam to downstream to the next powerhouse is muddy. The lower Kern has been fishing slow for bass at this time from lake Isabella dam to Bakersfield/Oildale but should pick up as soon as it gets warm.

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