Kern River Fly Fishing Report June 3, 2019

Upper Kern River 20 Mile Section (north of Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year Round

We are in run off season with flows at 3000 cfs. Fishing the Upper Kern will be tough. The river will rise up to approximately 8000 CFS when the temperatures get warm. We recently had more snow in the high country of the Southern Sierra. Watch the video for tips on fishing the upper Kern at this time. Use attractor flies like the Tungsten Teddy. Click here for flies:

The Fish and Wildlife will be stocking the 20 Mile section of the Upper Kern River this week for those of you targeting hatchery fish.

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 tough right now due to the higher flows!

We are now at 188% 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.

Snow Pack Details!


Lake Isabella- The Tug is the Drug Carp on the fly is HOT as the flats are here. Sight fishing for cloopers, cruisers and tailers have been very good. Slow sinking carpilicious and carp coachman are the ticket to these spooky fish. Want to learn how to target these hardy fighters? Book a guided Carp Trip. Click Here

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Crappie and Bass are feeding heavily! Stripping streamers and jig heads have been very productive. Fish the flooded trees and you will find fish.

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Lower Kern River below Isabella Lake – The Lower Kern River from Isabella dam down to democrat is flowing around 4500 cfs and remains the same as last week. The lower Kern River from Erskine Creek to Democrat Dam downstream to Hart Park is muddy.

Lower Kern Flow Charts


The small creeks of the Southern Sierra are fishing excellent!


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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Beginner Fly Fish the Surf Clinic Saturday July 13. 2019  8am Ventura

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Guide Training School November 1- 10 , 2019

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Kern River Fly Fishing Report April 8, 2019

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Upper Kern River 20 Mile Section (north of Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year Round

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 tough right now do to the higher flows!

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.

Snow Pack Details!


Lake Isabella
Carp Fly fishing is starting as the flats are filling in. Crappie and Bass are feeding heavily! Check out the video below!

Rich W. with his first Crappie on a fly.

 


Lower Kern River below Isabella Lake – The Lower Kern River from Isabella dam down to democrat is flowing around 2200 cfs and remains the same as last week. The lower Kern River from Erskine Creek to Democrat Dam downstream to Hart Park is muddy. Check out the video below for a visual. The river is clear from Lake Isabella Dam down to Erskine Creek.

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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 “Fly Fishing the Lower Kern River and Lake Isabella for Bass / Crappie”
“Fly Fishing the Surf Clinic” in Morro Bay
“Beginner Clinic #1”
“Intermediate Fly Fishing Clinic”
“Carp Clinic”
“Fly Fishing the Surf Clinic” in Ventura

 


Get Stoneflys new CD “After the Shuck” now. – Click Here!

Now on itunes!  Listen Here!

Now on Spotify! Listen Here

Next performances are:

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

Stoneflys are:
Skabone Stan – Trombone (Pato Banton, Crucial DBC), Karl HunterSax ( Big Bad Voodoo Daddy), Dave PriceSax (Don Henley, Lion I’s, Papa Nata), Robert Rachelli – Drums (Lion I’s, Papa Nata), Guy Jeans – Vocals/Keyboards( Lion I’s, Papa Nata), Kevin Miller – Trumpet( Ska Daddyz), Fili Landeros -Keyboards( The Question, After the Smoke, Rising Son), Tk – Bass (Lion I’s), Bernie Larsen – Guitar( Melissa 
Etheridge, Jackson Browne, Rickie Lee Jones, Lucinda Williams, and Public 
Enemy) .

 

 

Kern River Fly Fishing Report April 1, 2019

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Guy Jeans


Upper Kern River 20 Mile Section (north of Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year Round

Upper Kern Flow Charts

The native Kern River Rainbow project at the Kernville Hatchery is ready to go. These are brand new round runs for the Native Kern River Rainbows coming from the high country in August 2019

These are shaded spawning runs for the females and males when it time for them to spawn.
These are brand new cement runs that are ready for the Kern River Rainbow.
This is a brand new reclamation and recycle water pump system. This keeps the water at 52 degrees year round for the fish and recycles the water. This is a great system when the river water gets too warm for trout or wells go down.
These are some newly experimental hatched rainbow trout spawned in the Kernville hatchery a few weeks ago. They are testing water and nutrients to make sure everything is good for the Kern River Rainbows coming in August 2019

Upper Kern River Wild Trout Section ( 4 miles above Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year Round – Catch and Release only!

This section is tough right now do to the higher flows! Fly anglers are catching  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.

Snow Pack Details!


Lake Isabella
Water level in the lake is at 138,170 acre feet.  Carp Fly fishing is starting as the flats are filling in. Crappie and Bass are feeding heavily! Check out the videos below!

 

 


Lower Kern River below Isabella Lake – The Lower Kern River from Isabella dam down to democrat is flowing around 1200 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.

For more information Click Here


 


“Just Added” “Beginner Clinic #1”
“Just Added” “Intermediate Clinic”
Sunday April 7, 2019 8am to 3pm – Click Here!
“Fly Fishing the Lower Kern River and Lake Isabella for Bass / Crappie”
“Fly Fishing the Surf Clinic” in Morro Bay
“Beginner Clinic #1”
“Intermediate Fly Fishing Clinic”
“Carp Clinic”
“Fly Fishing the Surf Clinic” in Ventura

 


 

Now on itunes!  Listen Here!

Now on Spotify! Listen Here

Next performances are:

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

Stoneflys are:
Skabone Stan – Trombone (Pato Banton, Crucial DBC), Karl HunterSax ( Big Bad Voodoo Daddy), Dave PriceSax (Don Henley, Lion I’s, Papa Nata), Robert Rachelli – Drums (Lion I’s, Papa Nata), Guy Jeans – Vocals/Keyboards( Lion I’s, Papa Nata), Kevin Miller – Trumpet( Ska Daddyz), Fili Landeros -Keyboards( The Question, After the Smoke, Rising Son), Tk – Bass (Lion I’s), Bernie Larsen – Guitar( Melissa 
Etheridge, Jackson Browne, Rickie Lee Jones, Lucinda Williams, and Public 
Enemy) .

 

 

Come see us at the “Fred Hall Shows” for great deals on rods and other merchandise: 

Long Beach March 6, 2019 through March 10, 2019

Bakersfield March 15, 2019 through March 17, 2019

Upper Kern River 20 Mile Section (north of Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year Round

The 20 mile section is blown out until further notice.

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.

Snow Pack Details!

Upper Kern Flow Charts

Upper Kern River Wild Trout Section ( 4 miles above Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year Round – Catch and Release only!

The Wild Trout Section is blown out until further notice!


Lake Isabella
Water level in the lake is at 138,170 acre feet.  Fishing has been slow for most.

 


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.

For more information Click Here


 


Intermediate Fly Fishing Clinic

Sunday, March 24, 2019| 8AM- 3pm | Kernville, CA

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Beginner Clinic #1

Saturday March 23, 2019 / 8AM – 12PM / Kernville CA

or Saturday March 23, 2019 / 1PM – 5PM / Kernville CA

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Fly Fish the Surf Clinic – Morro Bay

Saturday April 20, 2019 / 8AM – 11AM / Morro Bay CA

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April 5 -14, 2019

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Guy Jeans Speaking Engagements Fred Hall Long Beach:

Wednesday March 6, 2019 through Sunday March 10, 2019  – Mammoth Mountain Stage – Check times!

 


Next performances are:

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

Stoneflys are:
Skabone Stan – Trombone (Pato Banton, Crucial DBC), Karl HunterSax ( Big Bad Voodoo Daddy), Dave PriceSax (Don Henley, Lion I’s, Papa Nata), Robert Rachelli – Drums (Lion I’s, Papa Nata), Guy Jeans – Vocals/Keyboards( Lion I’s, Papa Nata), Kevin Miller – Trumpet( Ska Daddyz), Fili Landeros -Keyboards( The Question, After the Smoke, Rising Son), Tk – Bass (Lion I’s), Bernie Larsen – Guitar( Melissa 
Etheridge, Jackson Browne, Rickie Lee Jones, Lucinda Williams, and Public 
Enemy) .

 


Kern River Fly Fishing Report February 6, 2019

 

The view this afternoon from my deck looking south towards Lake Isabella.

Upper Kern River 20 Mile Section (north of Kern River Fly Shop to Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year Round

The 20 mile section is fishing poor with the recent rain and runoff causing the river to cloud up a bit. The upper river is starting to clear as I write. Check out the video above from today on the river. Water temperature above town is 38 degrees and flows are around 500 cfs. We are at 130% of normal snowpack already. It’s gonna be a great year.

Upper Kern Flow Charts

Upper Kern River Wild Trout Section ( 4 miles above Johnsondale Bridge) Open Year Round – Catch and Release only!

No reports this week on this section. Most anglers are fishing the 20 mile section!


California Creekin– The season for Creekin in the Southern Sierra is now closed. The small creeks will reopen on the last Saturday of April.


Lake Isabella
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. Fishing has been slow for most.


Lower Kern River below Isabella Lake – The Lower Kern River from Isabella dam down to democrat is flowing around 100 cfs. Water temperatures down here are 45 degrees. Smallies and Largemouth are not biting at this time! The lower Kern River from Democrat Dam to downstream to Hart Park is flowing around 120 cfs. Check out the video above for a visual.

Lower Kern Flow Charts


4 x 4 Adventure Fly Fishing Trips

For more information Click Here


 


Intermediate Fly Fishing Clinic

Monday, February 18, 2019| 8AM- 3pm | Kernville, CA

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Beginner Clinic #1

Sunday , February 17, 2019 / 8AM – 12PM / Kernville, CA

or Saturday March 23, 2019 / 8AM – 12PM / Kernville CA

or Saturday March 23, 2019 / 1PM – 5PM / Kernville CA

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Fly Fish the Surf Clinic – Ventura

Saturday March 2, 2019 / 8AM – 11AM / Ventura, CA

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April 5 -14, 2019

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Guy Jeans Speaking Engagements on the Kern River:

Wednesday February 27, 2019  7pm – Deep Creek Fly Fishers in Riverside CA

Thursday February 28, 2019  7pm – Long Beach Casting Club in Long Beach CA


Next performances are:

Friday March 1, 2019 in Ojai , CA @7pm  Ojai Underground Exchange

Friday April 19, 2019 in Morro Bay, CA @ 8pm The Siren w Ska Legends “Let’s GO Bowling”.

Stoneflys are:
Skabone Stan – Trombone (Pato Banton, Crucial DBC), Karl HunterSax ( Big Bad Voodoo Daddy), Dave PriceSax (Don Henley, Lion I’s, Papa Nata), Robert Rachelli – Drums (Lion I’s, Papa Nata), Guy Jeans – Vocals/Keyboards( Lion I’s, Papa Nata), Kevin Miller – Trumpet( Ska Daddyz), Fili Landeros -Keyboards( After the Smoke, Rising Son), Tk – Bass (Lion I’s), Bernie Larsen – Guitar( Jackson Brown, Mellisa Ethridge) .

 



Kern River Fly Fishing Report February 27, 2018

Upper Kern Cold Fishing Best Mid Day, Lower Kern the Place To Be!

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Upper Kern 20 Mile Section (north of Kern River Fly Shop)The upper Kern River from Lake Isabella north to 4 miles past the Johnsondale bridge( wild trout section) remains open to fly fishing all year. The river is down to 270 cfs and clear. Fishing on the upper Kern is ok at this time from the Powerhouse down to the lake, and a few local anglers are doing well on wild fish above this area. Water temps dropped to 34-36 degrees and this means that trout get lethargic and harder to catch. The Fish and Wild Life stocked hatchery fish in section #5, #4, and #3 last week for Whiskey Flats days and will continue the following week for those of you chasing hatchery fish.

 

Lower Kern River below Isabella Lake – Blue Wing olive hatch around 2pm and fish are coming up in certain sections of the lower Kern. Water temperatures down here are 5 to 10 degrees warmer than the upper. The DFW stocked the lower river last week and this week and fly fishers have been doing well on hatchery fish in this section. The lower kern from Democrat Dam to downstream to the next powerhouse is muddy. The lower Kern has been fishing slow for bass at this time from lake Isabella dam to Bakersfield/Oildale.


Lake Isabella

New 4 x 4 Adventure Trip Dates – Click Here!

South Fork Kern River

 

Book a guide trip- Click here!


Clinics

Beginner Clinic #1 – Saturday March 24, 2018

Click here to register for the Clinic #1 only! $75.00

Click here for Clinic #1  Fly Rod Combo =$220.00 + Free Clinic

Intermediate Fly Fishing Clinic – Sunday March 25, 2018

Click here for the full day Intermediate Clinic $225.00

Beginner Clinic #1 Students Saturday February 24. 2018
8 year old Addison is going to be someone to watch in the future fly fishing world!

The next “Fly Fishing the Surf Clinics”  Morro Bay and Ventura

Saturday March 17, 2018 Morro Bay

Saturday March 31, 2018 Ventura

Click here to register for the clinic $75.00


We will be at the Fred Hall Shows in Bakersfield March 2-4, 2018

and Long Beach March 7- 11, 2018 Come see us for some special deals on rods!

Kern River Fly Fishing Report January 23, 2018

Upper Kern River continues to fish slow while the Lower Kern River remains hot!

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Upper Kern 20 Mile Section (north of Kern River Fly Shop)The upper Kern River from Lake Isabella north to 4 miles past the Johnsondale bridge( wild trout section) remains open to fly fishing all year. Water temperatures have dropped down to 36 degrees in the morning and warming up to 40 degrees in the afternoon. The river is down to 350 cfs and clear. Fishing on the upper Kern is slow at this time, but the Fish and Wild Life did stock hatchery fish in section #3 3 weeks ago for those anglers targeting stocked fish.

Lower Kern River below Isabella Lake – Blue Wing olive hatch around 2pm and fish are coming up in certain sections of the lower Kern. Water temperatures down here are 5 to 10 degrees warmer. The DFW stocked the lower river recently and fly fishers have been doing well on hatchery fish in this section. The lower Kern has been fishing slow for bass at this time from lake Isabella dam to Bakersfield/Oildale.

These are pictures from the Lower Kern Fly Fishing Clinic held on Sunday January 21, 2018

 

Lower Kern DVD- Back in Stock

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Lake Isabella – Ok for Trout, fishing slow for bass and carp


4 Mile Wild Trout Section above Johnsondale Bridge is open year round- Fishing has been poor in this section. On November 15, the wild trout section became catch and release only with barbless hooks. No bait is allowed in this section all year long.


South Fork of the Kern is closed until the last Saturday in April
All tributaries in Tulare County are closed until the last Saturday in April.


Upcoming Clinics


Fly Fishing the Surf Clinics

Intro to Fly Fishing the Surf Clinic in Ventura Saturday February 3, 2018 / 8am to 11am

Intro to Fly Fishing the Surf in Pismo – Sunday February 11, 2018 / 8am to 11am

https://kernriverflyshop.com/t/fly-fishing-in-the-surf-clinics

Private Guided Fly Fishing in the Surf

https://kernriverflyshop.com/products/private-guided-fly-fishing-in-the-surf-half-day


Click here for more info!


Guide Deal 2018

The deal you have all been waiting for! Buy Now – Schedule Later! Purchase a Full-Day Guide Trip for 2018, enter Promo Code “GUIDEDEAL2018” upon checkout and receive $100 OFF! Only 25 “Guide Deal Specials” available to purchase! Hurry before they are gone! (3 Guide deals left)

Offer valid until January 26th! Tell a friend!

$100.00 off Full Day Guide Trip

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Kern River Fly Fishing Report January 9, 2018

Upper Kern River fishing slow- Lower Kern River fishing good!

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Guy Jeans




 

Upper Kern 20 Mile Section (north of Kern River Fly Shop)The upper Kern River from Lake Isabella north to 4 miles past the Johnsondale bridge( wild trout section) remains open to fly fishing all year. Water temperatures have dropped down to 38 degrees in the morning and warming up to 40 degrees in the afternoon. The river has raised up to 1000 cfs and is now down to 700 cfs and a little murky. Fishing on the upper Kern is slow at this time, but the Fish and Wild Life did stock hatchery fish in section #3 last week for those anglers targeting stocked fish.

Lower Kern River below Isabella Lake – Water temperatures down here are 5 to 10 degrees warmer The DFW stocked the lower river recently and fly fishers have been doing well on hatchery fish in this section. The lower Kern has been fishing slow for bass at this time from lake Isabella dam to Bakersfield/Oildale.

Lower Kern Fish caught on Saturday January 6, 2017 by the Southern Sierra Fly Fishers Club

Lower Kern DVD- Back in Stock

Click here for Lower Kern DVD


Lake Isabella – Ok for Trout, fishing slow for bass and carp


4 Mile Wild Trout Section above Johnsondale Bridge is open year round- Fishing has been poor in this section. On November 15, the wild trout section became catch and release only with barbless hooks. No bait is allowed in this section all year long.


South Fork of the Kern is closed until the last Saturday in April
All tributaries in Tulare County are closed until the last Saturday in April.


Upcoming Clinics

Beginner Clinic #1 “Trout Tactics” Saturday January 20, 2018

https://kernriverflyshop.com/t/beginner-clinics

Lower Kern River “Trout” Clinic – Sunday January 21, 2018- (2 spots left)

Click here for Lower Kern Clinic

Fly Casting Clinic Ventura Sunday January 14 , 2018  / 9am to 11am

Click here to register for a Fly Casting Clinic


Fly Fishing the Surf Clinics

Intro to Fly Fishing the Surf Clinic in Ventura Saturday January 13, 2018 / 8am to 11am

Intro to Fly Fishing the Surf in Pismo – Sunday February 11, 2018 / 8am to 11am

https://kernriverflyshop.com/t/fly-fishing-in-the-surf-clinics


Click here for more info!


Guide Deal 2018

The deal you have all been waiting for! Buy Now – Schedule Later! Purchase a Full-Day Guide Trip for 2018, enter Promo Code “GUIDEDEAL2018” upon checkout and receive $100 OFF! Only 25 “Guide Deal Specials” available to purchase! Hurry before they are gone! (7 Guide deals left)

Offer valid until January 26th! Tell a friend!

$100.00 off Full Day Guide Trip

Click here to purchase!


Kern River Fly Fishing Report October 10, 2017

 

Upper Kern 20 Mile Section

Flows on the 20 mile section are around 250 cfs and the river continues to fish world class as many rainbow are being caught up and down in this section. Water temps are starting around 45 degrees and warming up to about 52 degrees in the afternoon. Rainbows are very active in the afternoon. There is a  BWO hatch at 1pm ish. Streamers are working well casting down and across and stripping back up stream in the seams. Below are some clients this week and some of their catches. A lot of first time fly fishers catching their first fish on a fly. Woo hoo!!!

Below are some links to flies we are using at this time on the upper Kern.

20 Mile Section Nymph Package

20 Mile Section Dry Fly Package

20 Mile Mega Fly Selection

Lake Isabella – Fishing good for bass from the shore. Poppers!

Lower Kern River below Isabella Lake – Fishing excellent for bass at this time.

4 Mile Wild Trout Section above Johnsondale Bridge- Fishing good!

South Fork of the Kern Some sections are fishing fantastic and some aren’t fishing very well.

Beginner Class #1 learning to fly cast for the first time.

Upcoming Clinics

Beginner Fly fishing in the Surf Clinic – Saturday November, 25, 2017

Click here for “Beginner Fly Fishing the Surf Clinic Packages”

Stoneflys Musical Events

Rockin River Beer and Music Festival Benefit Saturday October 21, 2017 Noon to 5pm@ Rivernook Campground Kernville CA – Flys go on @ 4pm https://www.kernvillebeerfest.com/

Discovery -Ventura Friday November 24, 2017 @7pm

 

 

 

Kern River Fly Fishing Report September 27, 2017

Upper Kern 20 Mile Section

Flows on the 20 mile section are around 400 cfs and the river continues to fish world class as many rainbow are being caught up and down in this section. This is the time to start fly fishing this section as water temps are holding around 52 degrees and rainbows are very active. There is a major Dragonfly hatch around 1pm and a BWO hatch at the same time. Rainbows are becoming very active at this time. Streamers are working well casting down and across and stripping back up stream in the seams.

Barbara with her first fish on a fly.
The 20 mile section looks amazing and healthy. This section is fishing excellent!
Jim with a nice rainbow caught yesterday!

The CA Open was amazing!

More photos here! CA Open Photos and Videos

Here are the official results from the 1st Annual California Fly Fishing Open. 1st Place Deep Creek-NuCast Team, 2nd: Team Simms, 3rd: Southern Sierra Fly Fishers. The biggest fish was a 19 inch rainbow expertly caught by Dustin Sergent. It was a beautiful day as check in started at the Kern River Fly Shop at 8:00 After Team & group pictures, the participants were on their way. The river was in prime shape with flows at 420 cfs – perfect! Lots of trout were caught during the day with the above top 3 teams accounting for 83 trout. There were 13 teams participating and we had approx. 140 people attend the afternoon festivities. 15 vendors and Par Avion and the Stoneflys bands rocked the crowd. People enjoyed the fine BBQ and beverages. Thank you to everyone who attended.

Below are some links to flies we are using at this time.

20 Mile Section Nymph Package

20 Mile Section Dry Fly Package

20 Mile Mega Fly Selection

Lake Isabella – Fishing good for bass from the shore.

Elli Jeans throwing poppers on Lake Isabella and hooking up!
Lower Kern River below Isabella Lake – Fishing excellent for bass at this time.

4 Mile Wild Trout Section above Johnsondale Bridge- Fishing good!

Southfork of the Kern Some sections are fishing fantastic and some aren’t fishing very well.