Kern River Fly Fishing Report May 25, 2018

Upper Kern holding @ 900- 1000 CFS- River Clear

Upper Kern River 20 Mile Section (north of Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge) The upper Kern is flowing between 900 to 1000 CFS and diminishing. Water temperature is 55 to 60 degrees and clear. Anglers are starting to “trunk it” as the days get warmer.  Fly Fishing is excellent as the river drops everyday and trout become very active.  Big fish have started to move into the upper river from Lake Isabella and double digit fish are being caught.  We are seeing hatches of Yellow Sallies and Pale Morning Duns and a great imitation for the Yellow Sallie is a size 16 Yellow Stimulator . You can also swing some streamers down and across and do well. All fly fishing techniques are catching fish at this time.

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Upper Kern Wild Trout Section is fishing Excellent!

Lake Isabella

Fly Fishing for Carp, Crappie and Bass in the lake at this time is very good.

Carp fly fishing is again top notch right now for those of you who love to fly fish for Carp. Check out these Carp Flies

These Clooping Carp below were taking our Ant patterns off the surface! Click the link below!


Lower Kern River below Isabella Lake – The Lower Kern River from Isabella dam down to democrat is flowing around 1000cfs. Fishing is not recommended at this time. Water temperatures down here are 60 degrees and bass are active. The lower Kern River from Democrat Dam to downstream to Hart Park is flowing at 1000 cfs as well. Be careful if you go fishing down here.

Lower Kern Flow Charts

California Creekin- The creeks of the Southern Sierra are fishing excellent at this time with dry flies. If you like catching wild trout in small streams, you might explore these beautiful waters.

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Guy Jeans


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In the video below Guy Jeans has his students in Ventura fishing the holes and structure for Surf Perch.


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