Upper Kern River 20 Mile Section (north of Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year Round
I put some other graphs of the upper Kern on here to show you the different flows in these 3 different sections in the 20 mile section. About 15 miles up from Kernville, there is a dam or intake for Powerhouse #3 in Kernville. They sometimes take water out , pump it through the mountain and put the water back in down at the powerhouse in Kernville. The flows in this 15 mile section can be lower if they are taking water out. Right now the flows in this section from the Fairview dam downstream are only 560 cfs. Very fun and fishable water in this section. The DFW also stocked this section yesterday for those interested in catching hatchery fish. The section below the powerhouse in Kernville where they are putting water back in is around 1700 cfs. A big difference. Fly anglers have been doing ok on the Tungsten Teddy and various attractor nymphs fished under an indicator. Check out the video below.
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 fishing excellent at this time! Fly anglers are catching lots of fish in this section on stonefly nymphs.
We are now at 149% 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.
Water level in the lake is at 138,170 acre feet. Carp Fly fishing is starting as the flats are filling in.
Lower Kern River below Isabella Lake – The Lower Kern River from Isabella dam down to democrat is flowing around 500 cfs and remains the same as last week. This is the best fishing water in the valley right now. Water temperatures down here are 48 degrees. Smallies and Largemouth are not biting at this time! Trout fly fishing is slow. The lower Kern River from Democrat Dam to downstream to Hart Park is muddy. Check out the video below for a visual.
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.
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Intermediate Fly Fishing Clinic
Sunday, May 5, 2019| 8AM- 3pm | Kernville, CA
Beginner Clinic #1
Saturday May 4, 2019 / 8AM – 12PM / Kernville CA
or Saturday May 4, 2019 / 1PM – 5PM / Kernville CA
Carp Clinic – Lake Isabella
Saturday May 11, 2019 / 8am -11am Kernville
Fly Fish the Surf Clinic – Morro Bay
Saturday April 20, 2019 / 8AM – 11AM / Morro Bay CA
April 5 -14, 2019
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Friday April 19, 2019 in Morro Bay, CA @ 8pm The Siren w Ska Legends “Let’s GO Bowling”.
Saturday April 20, 2019 in Bakersfield @ 4pm 4/20 Hops and Vibes Festival with Dub Seeds – Stramler Park
Saturday April 20, 2019 in Tehachapi CA @ 9pm @ The Shed – Stoneflys CD Release Party