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Fred Rowe owns Sierra Bright Dot Fly Fishing Guide Service. He teaches fly fishing and fly tying. He is one of the original fly fishing guides in the Eastern Sierra guiding from Bishop to Bridgeport. He is an avid hunter who loves to hunt birds, especially waterfowl. Fred can be reached at (760) 920-8325, sierrabrightdot.com.

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Bishop Weekly Fly Fishing Report

Bishop Weekly Fly Fishing Report

Updated 08-17-2022 Afternoon thunderstorms continue to keep things cool, particularly in the higher elevation waters. A voluntary hoot howl is in effect to protect trout when water temperatures are over 70 degrees as trout mortality greatly increases beyond that point. Crowley Lake cooled off enough that a few guides that quit fishing to protect the fish are back to guiding on the lake as surface water temperatures are below 70 degrees. Freestone creeks are fishing well with dry flies. Trico mayflies and caddis hatches are providing action for fly fishers on spring creeks and tail water fisheries in the Eastern Sierra.

Bishop Spring Fishing Report

Bishop Spring Fishing Report

Wind has been relentless this last week. Mornings have been fishable before the winds pick up in the afternoon. So far this has been a very windy spring. Insects are hatching and fishing has been good when you can get a cast and a drag free drift. Lower Owens River...
Blake Jones Cancellation Alternative Fishing Weekend

Blake Jones Cancellation Alternative Fishing Weekend

I ask the question what is a normal weather year? Is it the drought we have endured the last four years? Is it the wet winter we are experiencing this winter? I’ve lived here long enough to know that every year is different and it’s hard to predict what winter will...