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Old 03-19-2017, 10:14 PM
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Took a quick 2 day trip with the family up to the kern to do some fly fishing. I watched guy jeans reports and knew it was going to be blown out but still had to give it a shot. The river was definitely too much to safely fish with my sons but we did fish a couple Eddie areas but came up empty. We also tried lake Isabella for crappie and caught another skunk. On our way back to Coral creek lodge which has the best price in town, we stopped by a spot I've had luck at before. As we pulled up another couple were already fishing in the spot(bummer) but the husband hooks and lands a very nice trout and let my boy hold it.


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Old 03-20-2017, 06:36 PM
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Thanks for the report. Man, that's a lot of water!
I was hoping that the high flows would start creating some major side channels that would hold fish, but it looks like it's just one massive trough of water.

FYI, I've tried some of the smallest creeks closer to your home, but they also are flowing too high for their size. Yes, they are wadeable, but the current is flowing too fast for fish to comfortably rest and think about something to eat:

Long term, this will be great for scouring and revitalizing our stream beds! But short term, it's not fishable; and when it does calm down, the structure will have changed so much that we have to re-learn our favorite waters.
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That's a nice fish! Looks like the a broodstock.

I'm curious to see what that area is going to look like come May/June when the peak of the run off occurs.
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Default Re: Kern river Quick report

I'm very optimistic about the local creeks and reservoirs. I'm going to start hitting them on a weekly basis with my sons if possible.

As far as the kern, they're thinking it might be high until July. As far as the spot we were fishing, there were plenty of aerobatics from other large trout as well.
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