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Yosemite Fly Fishing Report

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Rick Mazaira at Yosemite Outfitters Reports on 8.4.2016

Try the dry! 

This is the time of year to try getting your skills up on a dry fly. The presentation, line management, and casting improvements are worth it. I see a lot of anglers rely on the indicator, and yes it’s very effective, but don’t become a one dimensional angler! This is the time or year to go dry… the fish are responsive.

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.
Upper Moke- It’s all fishing well, dries & dry droppers. Stimulators & Caddis are best.

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!.Kennedy Meadows has a lot of pressure.

Tuolumne:

Middle Fork & South fork are doing very well. Subsurface caddis & midges work well, Caddis, Parachute Adams and Yellow Sallies.

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 :)!

Please be sure to check out our website- www.yosemite-outfitters.com for more information!

Cheers,
Rick

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