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 upper elevations are faring well. The lower 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- Middle Fork and 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 :)!