Kens Sporting Goods Fishing Report

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Kens Sporting Goods

by Kens Sporting Goods Staff

East Walker River
The East is running at a whopping 765 cfs right now which has made the fishing pretty tough. We have had a couple anglers report catching a couple fish in spite of the high water though. Most anglers are not having very much success though. With this kind of high water you really need to add enough weight to get your streamers or nymphs down to the bottom where the fish are. You also should use heavier leaders and tippets so if and when you do hook up a fish you’ll have a chance of landing it. The Miracle Mile section is probably going to be a bit easier to fish than the lower section below the bridge as it runs a little lazier there.

Recommended Flies:
Dead drift crayfish, sculpzilla, double bunny, peanut envy, slump buster, moal leech, zuddler, Hell razor craw, prince, radiation baetis, demon midge, blow torch, darth baetis, pheasant tail, rainbow warrior, rainbow assassin, wd-40, flashback emerger, San Juan worm, squirmy wormy, silver streak, prince nymph, soft hackle, pheasant tail.

Sceirine Ranch

We haven’t had anyone on the ranch since the flows went up, unfortunately this section will probably be extremely difficult to fish with this flow. If we get any reports from the ranch section we’ll pass them on.

Hunewill Pond

We didn’t have anyone on the pond this past week but the upcoming week is book pretty solid so we should have some reports coming up.

Bridgeport Reservoir

Bridgeport has still kicking out some good fish, some up to around 8 pounds. It doesn’t seem like the numbers are super high but the quality is there. Trollers have been successful with needlefish, crawlers, Thomas Bouyants and Rapalas, bait anglers have been doing well with pinched crawlers, inflated crawlers, powerbait and mice tails. There has still been some success from the shore as well down near the dam with anglers reporting some fish being caught with bait down there. Haven’t heard much from the fly anglers lately but stripping streamers or crawfish patterns should produce some fish either down near the dam or out in front of the marina. Also, the Bridgeport Fish Enhancement Foundation is having their annual derby on June 22, great fun for the whole family!   

Kirman Lake

We didn’t have any news from Kirman this week, if we get any info we’ll pass it along.

Twin Lakes

The Twins are still kicking out some good fish too, both with bait and some fish trolling. Also the fly anglers are having some success pulling wooly buggers and matukas near the inlets. Bait anglers are catching fish from the shore or boats with mice tails, inflated crawlers and powerbait. Trollers are getting some action with Rapalas, Thomas Bouyants and Kastmasters.

West Walker River

The flows on the West are back up again, it’s running very high and muddy right now. It may be a few weeks before the flows come down up there.

Virginia Lakes

It looks like Big V is still pretty frozen over but Trumbull and Little V are nearly ice free. We’ve had some good reports from Trumbull but it seems like it’s still a little tough on Little Virginia. As the weather warms up Little V should start to take off pretty good! 

Random Information
June 9, 2019 - Well, after a bunch of construction and a whole lot of cleaning the gift shop is finally re-opened! Lots of great souvenirs in there for yourself or for gifts, everything from t-shirts to magnets are available! It’s great to have that part of the shop open again!!
June 2, 2019 - The front of the gift shop initial shoring was completed last Friday and with another day or two of cleaning we should have the gift shop opened back up very soon! We still have a ways to go before it’s all the way back to normal but we’re closing the gap!
May 26, 2019 - The structural engineer has finished up the plans for a temporary fix to the front of the gift shop and as of Friday we have secured the building permit from Mono County. Our contractor is going to start the fix on Tuesday so we hope to have the gift shop portion of Ken’s open for business by next weekend! After this temporary shoring fix gets us up and running we will work on getting the engineering done for the permanent fix which will likely happen this Fall. Hopefully next week we will be able to get rid of those dang orange cones out front!!
May 19, 2019 - We had an appointment with a structural engineer on Friday and all seemed to go well, we are hoping she will have an engineering plan in the upcoming week for a temporary shoring of the gift shop. Once we have the plan the contractor will get it done and hopefully we’ll be able to get the gift shop open and get rid of all those cones in the street! After the temporary shoring is done we’ll move towards a permanent fix. It’s great to be moving forward with the plans!
May 12, 2019 - After about 3 1/2 days of the tackle shop being closed we were able to get it back open on Wednesday morning! All is good right now and the tackle side of the store is structurally safe. The gift shop portion of the shop is still closed right now, we’re waiting for a structural engineer to come (hopefully early this week) to engineer a plan for a temporary shoring of the front of the building. After this gets done they will move on to engineering a permanent fix. Really not sure how long it will take for the gift shop portion to get re-opened but hopefully not too long. Many thanks again for all your positive thoughts and for keeping us in mind!
May 5, 2019 - On a different note, Ken’s has had a bit of a set-back yesterday, there has been an accident and a pick-up truck drove through the front of the gift shop side of the store yesterday afternoon. Thankfully no one was injured, including the driver, however there is extensive damage to the store. Mono County has asked us to remain closed until we can get an engineer here to assess the damage and let us know if the main building as well as the two adjacent buildings are safe to occupy. Our re-opening will depend on what the engineer has to say about the situation. Hopefully we will at least be able to get the sporting goods side open as soon as possible and hopefully the General Store will be able to re-open asap as well. Please know, this was an ACCIDENT, there was no alcohol involved, it was purely an accident. We are thankful the driver was not injured and we hold absolutely no ill will towards him. We will do our best to get everything fixed up and back on track as quickly as possible and hopefully be back in business very soon.

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