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Rick Mazaira Reports on 7.21.2016

Things are getting even better on the West Slope of the Sierra!

This  week I am glad to say that the west slope is fishing well. Middle Fork  of the Stan is looking great above Twain Hart- look at Herring Creek and  the inlet to Lyons!


Mokelumne- The river has more of a bass/  striper presence as you go away from the Dam. The heat will wear at you  but a good early drift.

Stanislaus-     Rafters are in full swing  so watch flows.  South Fork is doing well.   Yellow Sallies, and Hare’s  ears. Middle Fork is great above Twain Hart- look at Herring Creek and  the inlet to Lyons!. The  Hwy 4   corridor is still  improving.

Tuolumne-  Run off is  the issue   the middle     section tributaries like the South  fork are doing well. Subsurface    caddis & midges work well.  Especially just right out  of the  National   Park boundary. The meadows  are fishing well. Just  make sure  you don’t put your inner tube in the water.


Merced-  El  Portal is doing good! Shifts are happening so look to cooler parts of the day and mind water temps.

Lower  Merced lots of Pike  Minnows,   Suckers,  and when you catch a rainbow  with    a tracking tag on  it   know it is a  rescue fish and keep it in  the   water.

Sierra National forest is on fire at elevation!!! Great time for Blue lining, just a fair warning, if your calling for where to go blue lining- you’re not blue lining :)!

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