Fishing Season: April 24 - November 15, 2021

East Walker River - CA

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:


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Map of East Walker River

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

5-Day Outlook as of 9/10/21


Techniques & Tips as of 9/10/21

Nymphing & Streamers

Current Conditions as of 9/10/21


Local Species Available April 24 - November 15, 2021

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    Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout.

The Trout Fly's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Bead Head Hare's Ear Nymph N/A 16
Bead Head Brassie™ N/A 18
Tunghead Pheasant Tail N/A 18
Lightning Bug N/A 16
tungsten black beauty black 20
Tungsten Psycho olive 16
Tunghead Hot Spot Pheasant Tail Jig N/A 16-20
Schmidt's Junk Yard Dog N/A 4
Two Bit Hooker black 18
Radiation Baetis N/A 18

Bead Head Hare's Ear Nymph

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The Trout Fly's Recommended Gear

Description: About East Walker River

Tailwater of the Bridgeport Res. Along HWY182 toward Yerington

Nearest Airport:

Bryant Field Airport - Bridgeport, CA


Fishing conditions and Hatches:Poor to ???? Temperature readings are above under Water Conditions. Now things are getting really confusing. The flows are up but now the nightime temperatures have gone back up. All this might be academic with the forest closures. But that might not be as simple as it sounds. Some of the East Walker runs through forest service land but that forest is not under the same regulations as the rest of California, although there's been info saying that they may close after all. The official list of open waters in Mono county does not contain the East Walker so I would lean towards staying away. I talked to someone at Ken's and they're also going with staying away from the Walker for now.

Best Time to Fish:

Early Morning - Evening

Best Stretch:

Below the bridge

Best Access:

Off Hwy 182