June 30, 2006
Howdy friends and Sierra Drifters. Best fishes to all for this Independence Day 2006 fish report from the Eastern High Sierra.
The run-off continues to be the big news up here in regards to many fisheries. Most of the freestone creeks are running very high and off color with cooler than normal water temperatures due to all the snow melting. In addition the premier tail water fisheries of the East Walker River and the Lower Owens River continue to be very high and difficult to wade and fly fish. The spring creeks are your best bet for moving water and if you are fortunate enough to be on the water during a cool cycle you may have an excellent day on Hot Creek or the Upper Owens River. The word from the hydrologists around here says we still have a ways to go before the run off begins to recede. Overall conditions are beginning to improve and with most of the upper elevation lakes becoming open it will only be short time before we will have optimum fly fishing conditions here in most areas of the Eastern High Sierra. Stick to the stillwaters for the most consistent fly fishing opportunities. The