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Yosemite Fly Fishing Report

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Rick Mazaira Reports on 6/17/2015:
The rivers are fishing well! The higher elevations are settling down and the answer to the big question is… yes we have water!


As a guide service we focus on Yosemite National Park and north and in this report we will highlight a different area every week with a quick blurb, with no specifics on general river systems and highway corridors that access them. Feel free to check out more at


Feature of the week - Gold flecks…
I get asked on occasion if there are any golden trout in Yosemite. The answer is yes and there is a price to pay in miles and terrain to get to them. With dry flies on the surface as the most effective and fun method for this adventure a few of us set off in search of gold.


Stanislaus River Fly Fishing Report:

High Elevation- Pressure on the weekends around camp sites and trail heads make for slow fishing, hike away from crowds and you’ll see a dramatic change in fish activity.

  • Mid elevations - Are seeing fish more active with lakes doing well, especially the inlets.
  • Lower - It’s like bumper cars with the rafters, you have to fish above or below the rafting put ins/ take outs.


Tuolumne River Fly Fishing Report:

  • High elevation- Fishing well, with great dry fly activity, just be stealthy.
  • Mid- elevation- Fishing well too, dry/drop rigs have the most success.
  • Lower - It’s hot! Though a tail water that runs at 58 degrees, watch yourself.

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