May 2017 Fishing Report
Game on! The fishing opener has passed, the snow is meting rapidly, and new waters are going to be accessible everyday. The winter of 2017 will not be forgotten and hopefully for Eastern Sierra fly anglers the summer will be amazing as well. Everything is setting up perfectly for one of the longest fishing seasons we have enjoyed in a while.
We have had some good runoff but the “Big Melt” should arrive the last week of May. Some all time flow records will be broken and our streams will be in perfect shape for quite some time. The high waters won’t last long and everything should be fishable by the 4th of July. There will be plenty of water to fish around and I have heard The Lower Owens flows will be finally coming down soon. Can’t wait to see what that river is going to look like after this massive flush!
Most of my early season days have been spent on Hot Creek Ranch. Holy moly there are some hogs around right now. Not sure where the quantity of fish are but there are more big fish around than I’ve seen in years. I think some of our carnivorous trout have been feasting this winter. It should be an amazing dry fly season on all of Hot Creek this year.
There will really be no bad time to fish for the rest of the season, like it’s ever bad fishing The Sierras. All of our local moving waters should just keep getting better and better all the way into late fall and winter. Hope to fish with and teach you soon!