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

The Kern River has been fair for wild and holdover fish above Kernville in the bigger pools for bait anglers (crickets and salmon eggs) or flies. Most fly anglers are fishing dry-dropper rigs and have reported rainbows to 20 inches this week. The first DFW trout plant of the season is slated for next week in Section 4 (Kernville). Flows remain about 80 cfs coming into Isabella and from 180 to 120 cfs below the dam. In the lower river the bass and catfish bites are both fair with the bass on plastic worms and nightcrawlers, while the cats are best on clams or nightcrawlers, and all the action is 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: 71-80 F

The Kern River has been very slow for trout. No plants for over a month, and no more plants are on the schedule until later this fall or winter. For fly anglers, the bite is fair on wild fish, especially in the upper river near Johnsondale Bridge. Flows remain about 80 cfs coming into Isabella and from 180 to 120 cfs below the dam. In the lower river the bass and catfish bites are both fair with the bass on plastic worms and nightcrawlers, while the cats are best on clams or nightcrawlers. 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: 81-90 F

The Kern River has stayed fair for trout. No plants for over a month, and no more plants are on the schedule. Best bite on the holdover planted trout has been crickets and salmon eggs, but this action is pretty slow. For fly anglers, the bite is fair to good, especially in the upper river near Johnsondale Bridge for wild fish. Lots of different surface action and hatches now. Flows are about 130 cfs coming into Isabella and around 360 cfs below the dam. In the lower river the bass and catfish bites are both fair with the bass on spinners while the cats are best on clams. Information: Kern River Fly Shop 760-376-2040 (or www.kernriverflyfishing.com) or Gateway Market 760-376-2424.

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