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Captain Compassion
03-11-2014, 06:13 PM
Starting in March of 2014 the CDFW decided to open a stretch of the West Walker River for year around fishing. From the close of general fishing season in mid November until the trout opener in late April the stretch of the West Walker between the 395 Bridge to the canal outflow to Topaz Lake the river is open to C&R fishing with barbless hooks. The limit is zero. Last year the West Walker was my favorite fishing venue. Been wanting to get out there sense it was opened March, first. Finally got the chance.

After a hearty breakfast I met with Jetspray and Nighthawk at Casa Jetspray in the Ranchos. We arrived at the river around 0845. Our job was to find the fish if any. First stop was at the bottom of the canyon just out side of the town of Walker. Nothing here. Next we tried a spot in mid canyon. Bingo. Between the 3 of us we caught 22 Rainbows from 2 - 5 pounds. The fish were hitting Panther Martins and small plastics. Tom, who was whipping a sissy stick, found his Copper John nearly irresistable. These were real beasts. Long runs up stream and down with the occasional leap. The day was cloudy and cold with a strong wind from the north but the action kept us warm. Dave it was great fishing with you as always. Tom. You are getting pretty good with that wand. Those fish sure gave you a work out. The West Walker once again didn't dissapoint.

Tom flyguy in action
West Walker Winter Bow - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNnqRjGptuQ#)

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WHT.RUS
03-11-2014, 06:16 PM
Awesome pics! Thank you for the info. Guess the walker is calling my name next wed!

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CAL.NDN
03-11-2014, 06:44 PM
Good stuff Richard.

sent from the banks of somewhere slaying one species at a time........

corkscrew
03-11-2014, 09:27 PM
Excellent post! That's my favorite stretch of river.

RideNfish
03-12-2014, 09:38 AM
Killer job gang! I wish Sonora Pass was open that is the fast way for me.

Lifted
03-12-2014, 10:34 AM
Beautiful fish as usual. A perfect example of one of the reasons I was happy to move back to Reno... I'm excited to go to Davis this weekend, but now I feel like I'm missing out on the Walker haha!

Captain Compassion
03-12-2014, 10:48 AM
Awesome pics! Thank you for the info. Guess the walker is calling my name next wed!

At the General Store in Walker they have lists of where they stocked the bows and browns. They have been in there for nearly a month so they have spread out a bit. Note that Monitor Pass is now open.

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saizo
03-12-2014, 12:09 PM
Good stuff CC. Those are days to remember. Crystal clear water. The walker is one of my favorites, we used to camp that way when I was a kid. Haven't been for over 15 years. Might have to take my little ones camping when it gets warmer lol. Thx for the pics and report

schatgun
03-12-2014, 09:05 PM
Outstanding. ...I love the Walker.

I'm making my annual trek to Topaz next weekend with our big group....looks like I might have to make some extra time & make trip a little further south & give the W. Walker some attention. ...thnx for sharing

Captain Compassion
03-12-2014, 09:30 PM
Outstanding. ...I love the Walker.

I'm making my annual trek to Topaz next weekend with our big group....looks like I might have to make some extra time & make trip a little further south & give the W. Walker some attention. ...thnx for sharing

Good luck at Topaz. Going to the JT for dinner? I look forward to your report. Check your PM in a bit for a little info that might help you on the Walker.:wink:

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PinkSalmon
03-12-2014, 11:15 PM
wow...that's awesome. big fish for a river that isn't that big. you sure know how to slay them.

Jetspray
03-13-2014, 03:05 PM
wow...that's awesome. big fish for a river that isn't that big. you sure know how to slay them.
No slaying involved, barbless hooks, catch and release only, no bait. You end up loosing a lot of stuff in the rocks but it is fun anyway. I did not go today so my wife and I drove by later to take pics. There were fly fishermen all over giving it a try. Very beautiful and about 60 + degrees out too........Jetspray

PinkSalmon
03-17-2014, 08:56 AM
No slaying involved, barbless hooks, catch and release only, no bait. You end up loosing a lot of stuff in the rocks but it is fun anyway. I did not go today so my wife and I drove by later to take pics. There were fly fishermen all over giving it a try. Very beautiful and about 60 + degrees out too........Jetspray


i hear great things about the eastern sierra - the beauty of its scenery, and of course the great trout fishing. i will have to try one day.

Troutoholic
03-17-2014, 09:46 AM
Great job guys, and nice work Tom Flyguy!


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Captain Compassion
03-17-2014, 09:58 AM
i hear great things about the eastern sierra - the beauty of its scenery, and of course the great trout fishing. i will have to try one day.

US 395 in California from the California border in the north, south to Bishop is perhaps one of the most beautiful drives in America. High snow capped mountains, forests, mind numbing vistas, streams and lakes. Ad to this. Trout.

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PinkSalmon
03-17-2014, 01:23 PM
US 395 in California from the California border in the north, south to Bishop is perhaps one of the most beautiful drives in America. High snow capped mountains, forests, mind numbing vistas, streams and lakes. Ad to this. Trout.

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when in the fall season is the best time to drive this route to see fall colors?

Captain Compassion
03-17-2014, 04:24 PM
when in the fall season is the best time to drive this route to see fall colors?

Mid to late October.

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GNappers
03-17-2014, 05:11 PM
That's a hell of a deal on the breakfast. Those fish look real nice and fat. Good job.