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Rick Mazaira Reports on 7.28.2016

As anglers being stewards of these amazing fisheries goes without saying… yet sometimes you just have to say. There has been a lot of anglers in Tuolumne Meadows and the impact has had some consequences. I know it’s great roadside water but we are really impacting the Meadow. I see fisherman’s trails, trash, and people walking 4 abreast on trails widening the trails. To help mitigate that we are offering a 20% discount on trips in the Stanislaus National Forest till August 20th. We ourselves are looking to less impacted areas to fish.

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. The  Hwy 4 corridor is still improving.

Tuolumne- South  fork are doing well.  Subsurface caddis & midges work well.   Especially just right out  of the   National   Park boundary.
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!

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