Smokey Conditions and Kern River Closure Around Kernville September 28, 2021

Current Map of the Windy Fire

National Incident Information – Windy Fire –

Sequoia National Forest Facebook Page –

On a Positive Note – Crowley lake is fishing excellent! Book a trip with us on this amazing fishery!

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Fly Fish the Surf October 2, 2021 Ventura

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Can’t catch a break!!!! New Fire Alert “The Windy Fire” by Johnsondale and Giant Sequoia National Monument. Road closed on upper Kern at McNally’s Restaurant! Kernville is Smokey! Lower Kern Smallmouth fishing is good! Crowley Lake excellent!

Great website for more current information about the fire!

Lower Kern River

Guide trips for smallmouth include your own pontoon to use!

The Lower Kern Smallmouth bite is good on various streamers. We are currently booking trips on the Lower Kern for smallmouth bass. Book a trip by clicking on the link below!

Crowley Lake

Crowley Lake has been fishing excellent! Book a trip with us by clicking on the link below!

Fishing Report -Blue Skies in Kernville and Good Fishing continues on Lower Kern and Lake Crowley as Forest Service shuts down all forests in California until September 17, 2021 due to fires.

Even though the forest service has shut down all National Forests the Kern River Fly Shop guides continue to fish and guide on non federal lands including the Lower Kern river for small mouth bass and Lake Crowley for trout. Book a guided trip here

Lower Kern Small Mouth bass on the fly!
Guide Danny Housh with a nice Brown on Crowley
Guide Rob Buhler with a nice Cutty from Crowley
Guide Ryan Buhler with a nice Brown on Crowley!

More info about the French Fire 43% contained! Kernville and Wofford Heights are safe! Thank you fire fighters!!

Fishing Report for Kern River, Crowley Lake, Owens River, So Cal Surf Fly Fishing August 27, 2021 Upper Kern River is closed due to the French Fire!

Information on the French Fire can be found at the link below!

More info from the Forest Service about the closure and evacuations from the links below.