Location

CA
United States
35° 45' 27.0648" N, 118° 25' 17.0976" W

Fishing Reports

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 81-90 F

     KERN RIVER: The lower river is very low (200 cfs), but the bite on largemouth bass has been very good with fish to four pounds, especially in the stretch behind Hart Park and Ming Lakes. The bite has been best on small reaction baits, plastics, and nightcrawlers. Also some smallmouth in this bite. The catfish are fair to good in the bigger pools, mostly on clams. Slow to fair trout action in the upper river with no recent trout plants and none slated. A few holdover hatchery rainbows are showing on salmon eggs and crickets, while the wild trout are showing in decent numbers for fly anglers, especially in the upper river from the Johnsondale Bridge upstream. Rains colored up the upper river and made the bite even tougher over the weekend and into this week. Information: Kern River Fly Shop 760-376-2040 (or www.kernriverflyfishing.com) or Gateway Market 760-376-2424.

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 71-80 F

     KERN RIVER: Fair to good trout action in the upper river with plants last week in sections 4, 5, and 6. No plants slated for this week. The hatchery rainbows are best on salmon eggs and crickets, while the wild trout are showing in decent numbers for fly anglers, especially in the upper river. About 230 cfs flows in the upper river and coming out of Isabella. The lower river is very low but the bite broke wide open on the largemouth bass with fish to four pounds reported. The bite has been best on small reaction baits, plastics, and nightcrawlers. A few catfish are showing in the bigger pools. Information: Kern River Fly Shop 760-376-2040 (or www.kernriverflyfishing.com) or Gateway Market 760-376-2424.

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F

Fair to good trout action in the upper river with plants last week and again this week in sections 4, 5, and 6. No news on if these will continue weekly. The Kern is not on next week’s plant list. The hatchery rainbows are best on salmon eggs and crickets, while the wild trout are showing in decent numbers for fly anglers, especially in the upper river. About 230 cfs flows in the upper river and coming out of Isabella. The lower river is very low but the bite broke wide open on the largemouth bass with fish to four pounds reported. The bite has been best on small reaction baits, plastics, and nightcrawlers. A few catfish are showing in the bigger pools. Information: Kern River Fly Shop 760-376-2040 (or www.kernriverflyfishing.com) or Gateway Market 760-376-2424

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