Just returned from from a few days in the eastern Sierra's. Weather was fantastic, coudn't ask for better. Fishing wasn't wide open by any means but I learned alot about the area and caught plenty of fish. I'm already putting together another trip soon. Flows were up with dirty water present in some areas, high clear water in others. Really depends on the water shed. My best fishing was in off colored water swinging bulky flies. I caught fish on dries every day but I had to work for them and they wanted very small bugs.
I went hwy 120 through Yosemite and the Brookie fishing was wide open just about every place I stopped. We are lucky to have such increadible places so close to home.
do people really need to be told that snow on a roof might actually fall off? Ha!
Crowly Lake Sacramento Perch
A nice bow from a small tributary of the Walker River near Bridgport
Dirty water spring creek...it wasn't running real high but it was pushing dirty water off the Mtns. Stay low with soft steps and you were good to go. They could feel you and would bolt if they caught your profile. No trail and didn't look like it had much if any foot traffic.
The fish were hunkered down on the under cut on the far side. Especially if there was over hang willows. It went on till I called it quits and had to go. Cast up stream and swing the sreamer as tight to the bank as possible w/ slight bumps to get there attention. If there was a fish there..they would eat. This went on for more than dozen rainbows and one brown on about a 150 yard stretch. Browns and olive #6 crystal buggers.