Upper Kern River 20 Mile Section (north of Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge)
The 20 mile section has been fishing well in this cooler Fall weather. Fly anglers have been doing well nymphing deep with dry droppers or under an indicator. Water temps are at 50-55°F and this section is running at 190 cfs and very clear. Smaller Psycho Mays, WD-40’s and Soft Hackle Kern Emergers have been very productive. 6x-7x tippet is advised.
Upper Kern Flow Charts
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Upper Kern River Wild Trout Section (above Johnsondale Bridge)
Anglers are reporting doing well nymphing deep under an indicator and using size 18-20 Pheasant Tail variations and size 20-22 WD-40’s. Stripping olive wooley buggers have also been productive.
California Creekin– The season for Creekin in the Southern Sierra is slowly coming to a close.
Top water bass fishing is solid on poppers in the morning and evening. Water level in the lake is at 83,200 acre feet, the ideal Low Pool level by the Army Corps for dam repairs and will remain at this level until next year.
Lower Kern River below Isabella Lake – The Lower Kern River from Isabella dam down to democrat is flowing around 190cfs. Water temperatures down here are 70 degrees. Smallies and Largemouth are solid! The lower Kern River from Democrat Dam to downstream to Hart Park is flowing around 230 cfs.
Lower Kern Flow Charts
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