Hatch Report for Eastern Sierra, California Trout Fly Fishing Guide Pat Jaeger based out of Bishop and Mammoth Lakes

Eastern Sierra fly-fishing guide Pat Jaeger Hatch Report
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Pat Jaeger Fly-Fishing Guide

A unique way to get away from weekend crowds and explore new, trout infested water is to go by boat. Since most of the Lower Owens River below the Wild Trout Area is not easily accessible by foot, drifting is the best way to get around. My 15-foot Hyde drift boat will accommodate two anglers in style. I chose this boat for its state-of-the-art profile, excellent draft in shallow water, and hull construction that keeps it warm in winter, cool in summer and quiet always. It is the finest drift boat in the Owens Valley. During our drift trips, I teach and refine techniques such as nymph fishing with and without indicators, using streamers with sinking lines, and long- and short-line trout hunting with dry flies. Drift-boat fishing can accommodate anglers of all kinds. It’s perfect for the beginner - advanced, the wader or non-wader, and the young to young at heart. 8 Hour Drift Trip Include: Flies, Complete Wading Gear, Rod/Reel, Terminal Tackle, Lunch and Beverages. FULLDAY- 1 or 2 Anglers $425.00 HALFDAY- 1 or 2 Anglers $325.00

Necessity is truly the mother of invention. My objective as a guide is to teach the art of a drag-free drift and the comprehension and ease of proper fly rigging. Once these concepts are achieved, nymph fishing becomes truly NOT FAIR for catching trout. The spin on this product is the two-tone color and its ability to show you when flies are directly under the indicator; or as we refer to -- when flies are HUNTING for trout. Our color choices are Jose Feliciano Green, new to 2014, Stevie Wonder Red (you can even see it if you can't see) and White (the ultimate camo, water foam). They are highly visible to an angler but invisible to fish. Another twist is the plastic pin we use. It doesn't get water logged and DOES NOT slip, even using the smallest section of leader or tippet. The kit comes in a water tight plastic container with a dozen indicators, three different sizes, small, medium and large, extra pins and rubber bands for those of you that prefer different attachment techniques. I will be selling FISHBALLS at your favorite fly shop, for now available at the Trout Fly/Troutfitter in Mammoth Lakes, Bob Marriott’s, Fisherman’s Spot, SoCal Flyshop and Reagans Sporting Goods in Bishop or on my shopping page in this site. $11.95 for complete kit and FREE SHIPPING --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Lower Owens River blog
Open year-round November 16th 2015..…notice the clarity of the water; it is as clear as a spring creek. Distance and depth is your friend. We are seeing a killer BWO hatch midday and this bug loves weather- wind-rain and snow. A matter of fact; you will find the fish keying on duns the best under cloud cover, so don’t worry about winter weather. We are fishing only half-days, truly easy 9-10am meets and fish till 2-3 pm…..our days are compressed but truly worth it.

Hot Creek
..Text written by Kevin Peterson Hot Creek Ranch. . Closed for the season, but public section is open year round.Pray for snow

Crowley lake
Report written by Kent Rianda Troutfitter Mammoth Lakes ...CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

Upper Owens River
Water above Benton crossing is the only water open for anglers,zero limit barbless only... November 17th 2015. Some big fish are in the system

East Walker River Blog 2014
Open year-round...Fish report written by Ken's Sporting Goods in Bridgeport; November 15, 2015 The East is running at around 20 cfs still, there hasn't been a lot of traffic down there lately and it seems like the fishing is a little hit and miss. We've had some good reports from the mile section as well as down below the bridge but we've also had some pretty poor reports as well. There has been a few anglers having some success with lures like Rapalas and Panther Martins. Fly anglers have been doing the best with small midge patterns and some streamers, flashback emergers, micro mayflies, san juan worm, zebra midge, wd-40, jj special, zuddler and wooly buggers have been producing some fish. The water is of course very low so try to be sneaky when approaching and focus on the deeper pools and runs where the fish will be likely to be hanging out. Tomorrow is the beginning of the "Winter Season" for the EW so the regulations are the same except that there will be a zero limit for the winter, catch and release only.

The San Joaquin River

McCloud, Upper Sacramento and Pit River Trip June of 2016
The Magic of the McCloud River Experience fishing one of California’s finest trout waters Intermediate to Advanced Anglers* In the spring of 1995, I served an internship in Northern California under Dick Galland and the guides of the Clearwater House on Hat Creek. During this Ivy-League education in guiding, I fell in love with the waters of the area and vowed never to go long without spending time on them. One of these waters is the McCloud River – a 6-hour drive plus a bumpy, 30-minute, dirt road away from Mammoth Lakes. This river starts as a spring-fed creek, then dumps into the McCloud Reservoir. We fish the milky cobalt blue tailwater out of McCloud Dam, its source ancient glaciers high atop Mount Shasta. The river’s edge is surrounded by old growth pine giants that have seen hundreds of years of Native Americans, pioneers, and fishermen. My daily goals are to teach the art of fishing a river. You might think of it as of to draw a parallel between being an accomplished golfer and accomplished angler; the drive, the approach and the putt are essential to having a complete game. I will teach classic puff-ball rigging and techniques for fishing the big, deep, slower pools that the Mac is famous for (the drive.) Then, shorten up our system to fish the tail-outs and deep structure (the approach shot.) Then, lose the indicator all together and hit the fast water (the putt.) That’s where I teach my spin on Czech nymphing or Northern California tight line high sticking. After dinner we ditch the spit-shot all together and hunt fish until dark using the dry fly. Generally, we fish with four or five wt. fly rods with floating lines. The bug hatches you can expect this time of year are Pale Morning Duns, Pale Evening Duns, Green Drakes, Caddis and Giant Salmonfly. We camp streamside and enjoy the feeling of being in the middle of the land that time forgot (but with flushing toilets.) Our mornings begin with coffee at 8 am as we discuss the complexities of the day- whether to fish up river or down. We usually fish water about a stone’s throw from camp, or travel by car 15 minutes to the McCloud Nature Conservancy, where only ten anglers are allowed to fish per day. If camping isn’t your bag, then the charming little city of Mount Shasta is only 45 minutes away, offering excellent accommodations and restaurants. If you’re traveling light, I recommend a flight to Redding and a one hour drive by rental car to Shasta City. I am also permitted to guide the Upper Sacramento and the Pit River, all in striking distance from the Mac. Available dates: June-early July FULL DAY ONE OR TWO ANGLERS - $ 425.00 ADD EXTRA ANGLERS - $ 125.00 per person HALF DAY ONE OR TWO ANGLERS - $ 325.00 ADD EXTRA ANGLERS - $ 75.00 per person *I recommend that anglers have good wading skills and some type of camping background for this trip. I welcome you to bring your own gear and favorite flies, but our trips include any gear and flies you will need for the day.

Pat Jaeger (760) 872-7770

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