Location

CA
United States
35° 45' 27.0648" N, 118° 25' 17.0976" W
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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F

There has been very light fishing pressure because of high flows. The lower Kern is unfishable through the canyon with flows over 4,000 cfs below Isabella and over 5,000 cfs into Bakersfield. The upper river flows are in the 4,500 cfs range at Kernville this week, nearly double last week’s flow due to increasing runoff. Only a few wild and holdover fish being caught in the upper river. A few bass are being caught right in Bakersfield where the river is running through town. Tough fishing conditions everywhere. 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

In spite of weather, there has been very light fishing pressures. The lower Kern is unfishable through the canyon with flows over 4,000 cfs below Isabella. The upper river is more fishable with flows in the 1,500 cfs range at Kernville this week. Only a few wild and holdover fish being caught in the upper river. A few bass are being caught right in Bakersfield where the river is running through town. 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

Very light fishing pressure, but the flows have come down enough for conditions to be fishable. There have been no recent trout plants, however. Flows in the upper Kern River at Kernville about 1,750 on Wednesday this week, about half of what they were this time last week. The South Fork of the Kern flow was 280 cfs on Tuesday, down from 665 cfs a week ago. The release out of Isabella is 4,000 cfs, and the flow in Kern River canyon has been 4,900 below the powerhouse diversion. The river continues to flow bank to bank all the way through Bakersfield. Information: Kern River Fly Shop 760-376-2040 or (www.kernriverflyfishing.com) or Gateway Market 760-376-2424.

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