Kern River Fly Fishing Report May 2, 2018

Upper Kern Down to 1100 cfs with Colder Weather

Upper Kern River 20 Mile Section (north of Kern River Fly Shop) The upper Kern is fl;owing at 1100/1200 CFS Water temperature is 55 to 60 degrees.For those of you targeting hatchery fish, the DFW stocked 3 to 6 pound rainbows in the upper Kern twenty mile section this week. Should be a fun time for kids and their families this spring. Fish are hitting streamers casting down stream and across and then stripping them back. They are also hitting BH Flashback Peasant Tail Nymphs size 18/20 Look for Yellow Sallies to be hatching around 2pm

Check out the upper Kern 20 mile section fly packages- Click Here

Lake Isabella

There are some SERIOUS numbers of Trout in the lake! The Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce stocked around 10,000 pounds of Trout . Department of Fish and Wildlife stocked another 5,000 pounds  AND….5000lbs of Nebraska Tailwalkers ranging from 5-15 lbs are officially IN THE LAKE…!!!! Those that aren’t caught go up the river!

Fly Fishing for Crappie in the lake at this time is very good. I believe a world record Crappie on the fly will come out of the lake this year. All we have to beat is 14 inches and Ive seen many over that over the years. Tony Click has a 17 inch Crappie mounted in his office from the lake.

Carp fly fishing is again top notch right now for those of you who love to fly fish for Carp. Dont forget about the Fly Fishing Carp Fest May 19 and registering at the website below.

Register here.

Lower Kern River below Isabella Lake – The Lower Kern River from Isabella dam down to democrat is fishing good. Water temperatures down here are 60 degrees and bass are getting active. The lower Kern River from Democrat Dam to downstream to Hart Park is fishing better now.

Lower Kern Flow Charts

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Guy Jeans



Beginner Clinic #1 Sunday May 20, 2018/ 8am/ Kernville  Register Here
Learn how to fly fish for “Carp Clinic”  Saturday May 5, 2018 / 8am/ Kern River Fly Shop Register Here
The next “Fly Fishing the Surf Clinic” Saturday May 12, 2018 Ventura CA

Click here to register for the clinic $75.00

In the video below Guy Jeans talks about surf structure and where to find fish in the surf.


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