Fish Report-Freshwater, Aug. 5

TOP NEWS: Overall, the trout fishing remains fair to good throughout the Eastern Sierra. The best fishing continues to be early and late in the day, but deep-water trollers are getting fish during the day, too, on the bigger lakes. Mosquitos are also out in force most places, so bug repellant is recommended. Top fishing spots have been the Virginia Lakes, Grant Lake, and Crowley Lake (for fly anglers since the Aug. 1 regulation change), but a lot of fish are coming out of the high elevation waters and hike-in lakes and creeks. East Walker River flows are low (34 cfs) and fishing tough. Bridgeport Reservoir, the Twin Lakes out of Bridgeport, and Convict Lake have been pretty good for anglers fishing very deep water 40 to 60 feet or more, but tough for others. Top catches this week: The best fish in the region was a 9-13 rainbow caught by Steve Felly, San Diego, landed a 9-13 rainbow out of Big Virginia, while a 9-4 rainbow was landed out of Lower Virginia Lake by Michael Barker, Brooklyn, NY, while fly-fishing. Bill Guentert, Colton, had a 7-1 rainbow from Lower Virginia on a worm. Convict Lake produced an 8-2 for Julian Sanchez, Murrieta, while Dave Schultz, Carson, had a 7-7. 

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