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Captain Compassion
07-25-2007, 08:56 PM
Arrived Little Walker 8:55 AM. Found the water at a very good level. Also found several other fishermen hitting it hard with no results. Decided to move on. Arrived at Pickel Meadow on West Walker at 9:30. Walked the half mile or so down to the river. The water was low but very clear. Checked the shore line to assertain what to use for bait. All indications pointed to Panther Martin. Fished for 45 minutes with no success. Drove down to the 108 Sonora Bridge. Fished from the bridge downstream. Zero results. All in all a beautiful day. The DFG reports that they are stocking the Little and West Walker rivers this week. There was no indication that they had stocked it on Wednesday morning.

CC

Pickel Meadow
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/0725-01.jpg
The Captain leaves no stone unturned matching the hatch
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/0725-02.jpg
The Captain finds what he's looking for
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/0725-03.jpg
West Walker at Pickel Meadow
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/0725-04.jpg
West Walker at Sonora Bridge
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/0725-05.jpg

Mackattack
07-25-2007, 10:03 PM
Way to go Capt. looks like you found a little gold(cleo) in them thar hills. Some of those freebies are the best to use.

Mackattack

Captain Compassion
07-25-2007, 10:09 PM
Way to go Capt. looks like you found a little gold(cleo) in them thar hills. Some of those freebies are the best to use.


The Panther Martins were beginning to emerge.

CC

BreakofDawn
07-26-2007, 06:23 AM
Natural bait is the only way to go. Way to go Capt> ;D

Fish_Bully
07-26-2007, 08:15 AM
Nice report Captain! The Sonora bridge really gives an idea of the water level. More water there than in the Moke.

I love to use natural bait (grasshoppers, crickets, etc.) given that I have the time and some youngsters along that will catch the bait for me. :)

Sorry you didn't catch fish....kinda thin soup for you last night huh? ;D

Flip

Flycanoe
07-26-2007, 08:35 AM
Nice report. Thought I'd add my recent trip to the West Walker.

My son and I recently camped at Sonora Bridge campground and fly fished the West Walker below the bridge on Friday evening of 7/13.

View of West Walker river from Sonora Bridge campground
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n59/ldorius/kirman/westwalker2.jpg

My son fly fishing the west walker
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n59/ldorius/kirman/westwalker1.jpg

The water was very low and warm, but between the 2 of us, we hooked up with 5 fish, bringing 3 to hand including this wild rainbow.
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n59/ldorius/kirman/wwfish1.jpg

Captain Compassion
07-26-2007, 09:50 AM
Nice report Captain! The Sonora bridge really gives an idea of the water level. More water there than in the Moke.

I love to use natural bait (grasshoppers, crickets, etc.) given that I have the time and some youngsters along that will catch the bait for me. *:)

Sorry you didn't catch fish....kinda thin soup for you last night huh? *;D

Flip


Had burgers but that ain't bad.

CC

billfisher
07-26-2007, 10:44 AM
I'm going to have to start paying more attention and looking under more rocks. All these years I've been paying good money for those Panthers.

Nice job. ;)

Captain Compassion
07-26-2007, 11:11 AM
Nice report. Thought I'd add my recent trip to the West Walker.

My son and I recently camped at Sonora Bridge campground and fly fished the West Walker below the bridge on Friday evening of 7/13.



That's the place. That deep little run by the Meadow can be a sweet spot. Well worth getting your feet wet. I didn't get to fish it this time because there were a couple of anglers all ready there. I did fish it earlier this year but the results were only cold feet. 8-) It has been one of out favorite fishing places for years. I taught my son to fish here and when in the area we always stop for a picnic.

CC

http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/ww03.jpg

Set_The_Hook
07-27-2007, 09:17 AM
Earlier this month, I fished just upsteam of the bridge for 5 or 6 evenings. Used flies. Anything small, green or red worked really well. I would recommend a small clear float with a short leader. Knocked e'm dead.
I probably caught and released 10 fish a night. Great fun.