Fishing Season: April 30 2022 - November 15 2022

East Walker River - CA

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:


Jim Elias's Tip of the Week

Look for faster moving water with lots of bubbles, that's where the fish are likely to be with the lower flows. I wouldn't even bother with the really deep stuff right now.

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Map of East Walker River

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

5-Day Outlook as of 8/12/22

The fishing has definitely been improving with all the rain we got last week. The town of Mammoth Lakes got around 2 inches of precipitation, and much more higher up in the mountains. Flows on some river flows were as much as 10 times higher after heavy rain fell last week. Crowley has started to turn around, with water temps coming down bringing more productive hatches and active fish. Temps expected to be in the upper 70s to low 80s for the coming week. Monsoon moisture returns on Tuesday, hopefully bringing us even more rain with a chance at afternoon thunderstorms the rest of the week.

Techniques & Tips as of 8/12/22

Nymphing and streamers. Might try skating a bigger caddis dry.

Local Species Available April 30 2022 - November 15 2022

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    Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout.

Jim Elias's Recommended Fly Patterns

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

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Elk Wing Caddis Tan 16
Chernobyl Ant N/A 12
Adams N/A 16-20
Bead Head Prince N/A 16-18
Hornberg N/A 10-12
Micromayfly Olive 16-18
Bead Head Hare's Ear Nymph N/A 16-20
Higa's S.O.S. N/A 16-18
Sculpzilla N/A 10
Punk Perch Light 10

Elk Wing Caddis

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Jim Elias's Recommended Gear

Description: About East Walker River

Tailwater of the Bridgeport Res. Along HWY182 toward Yerington

Nearest Airport:

Bryant Field Airport - Bridgeport, CA


No recent reports unfortunately. Flows have dropped back down to 70cfs, and I'm sure the temperatures are on the rise once again, so bring your thermometers and try to be done by lunchtime.

Best Time to Fish:

Early Morning

Best Access:

Below the dam