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Yosemite Valley Fly Fishing Report

Steve Slater reports on 7.12.18

It’s time to hit the Yosemite Valley and its surrounding rivers. Fishing has been hot and only going to get better as the summer moves forward. 

LCO Teammate Steve Slater and Sierra Fly Fisher are hosting educational trips this month and next.

The values behind Steve’s educational classes are, let’s have a good time in the great outdoors, learn new techniques, learn...

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Yosemite Fly Fishing Report

Steve Slater reports on 6.6.18

Lyell Peak

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Our two-day Yosemite Fly Fishing Schools (YFFS) hosted with Lost Coast Outfitters and Sierra Fly Fisher are right around the corner and we are taking registrations! Dates are June 23-24, July 21-22 and August 11-12. On September 15-16 we will split the trip with one day in Yosemite and one day on the East Walker.

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Five different species of Trout inhabit the...

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Yosemite Fly Fishing Report

Steve Slater reports on 5.31.18

Lyell Peak

Our two-day Yosemite Fly Fishing Schools (YFFS) hosted with Lost Coast Outfitters and Sierra Fly Fisher are right around the corner and we are taking registrations! Dates are June 23-24, July 21-22 and August 11-12. On September 15-16 we will split the trip with one day in Yosemite and one day on the East Walker. 

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Five different species of Trout inhabit the...

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Yosemite Fly Fishing Report

Yosemite Outfitters reports on 10.11.17

Fall is here, the trees are turning and the fishing is great!

Mokelumne- With flows down to 750cfs starting this Saturday, the Lower Mokelumne is very floatable for well-designed water craft and experienced rowers.
Upper Moke on Hwy 4 is also fishing well.

Stanislaus-  The main forks are good- Streamers and nymphs are best dries in the afternoon.
Lower is at...

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Yosemite Fly Fishing Report

Rick Mazaira at Yosemite Outfitters Reports on 9/1/2017

There is a new fire on the South Fork of the Merced which has shut down Wawona, and closed Bridal Veil/ Glacier Point area. There is NO access to the Park off of 41 Railroad fire is gaining size.

Mokelumne- With flows down to a steady 900cfs, the Lower Mokelumne is very floatable for well-designed water craft and experienced rowers.
Upper Moke...

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Yosemite Fly Fishing Report

Yosemite Outfitters reports on 8.18.2017

There is a new fire on the South Fork of the Merced which has shut down Wawona, and limited access to the Bridal Veil/ Glacier Point area. There is access to the Park off of 41 but be aware of heavy smoke and fire crew access. Otherwise we are really busting and fishing is great!

Mokelumne- With flows down to a steady 900cfs, the Lower Mokelumne is very...

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Yosemite Fly Fishing Report

Rick Mazaira Reports on 8.4.2017

The fire is contained but still smokey please watch out for emergency equipment. Though in the scheme of things this is just a fishing report, the opportunity to share with you the need is here. These small communities in the foothills used to be proud to provide lumber and resources that built this state. As economies have shifted these communities have had to...

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Yosemite Fly Fishing Report

Rick Mazaira reports on 7.27.2017

The fire is still active to the north as it moves toward Groveland. Though in the scheme of things this is just a fishing report, the opportunity to share with you the need is here. These small communities in the foothills used to be proud to provide lumber and resources that built this state. As economies have shifted these communities have had to adapt and have...

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Yosemite Fly Fishing Report

Rick Mazaira Reports on 7/20/17

The fire is still raging, 45,000 acres - the size of the city of Seattle as of this writing, threatening Mariposa and up the Merced River canyon. A few of us have been evacuated, and containment due to all the dead trees and wet winter contributing to fuel, containment is not in the near future. All is about the same as last week, fish carefully not getting too far...

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Yosemite Fly Fishing Report

Mokelumne-  Snags are taken care of and drifting is good things are hot so hydrate.

Stanislaus

  • Hell’s Kitchen, Herring Creek and small streams are your best bet. The main forks are still a little high, you can fish the edges. Streamers and nymphs are best.
  • Below Goodwin Dam - 1,300 CFS - Too high to float and fish.

Tuolumne 6,500 @ Merals Pool. Some Tribs are fish-able South Fork is getting in shape.

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