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.
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
Crappie and Bass are feeding heavily! Stripping streamers and jig heads have been very productive. Fish the flooded trees and you will find fish.
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
Guide Training School November 1- 10 , 2019