This small river is near the junction of Hwy 108 & 395 and has a good population of rainbow trout. DFG stocks here throughout the season.
( Catching 8" to 12" )
Pickle Meadows: (Fair)
On Hwy 108, Wading & Casting are easy in this area. This is a great place for kids when the runoff has subsided. There are some nice pools and a lot of area to fish here so you can take a little walk and have all the room in the world. These fish will hit pretty much anything that hits the water.
Fish in this area are on the small side 8 to 12" but plenty of them.
West Walker River: 5/6/13 (Fair)
Eastern Sierra offers the best trout fishing of the year at this time, (June - Oct) when action on other waters are slowing down and getting tough, action on the West Walker enters in to its prime as the water level has dropped. Fish are hungry and will hit on most anything that hits the water. (bait, lures and flies) Fishing this time of year is EXCELLENT!!
Fishing here in the spring is on the slow side (May) the water is high and has color. Your level of skill will be tested this time of the year, the more experience fishermen will not have any problem catching nice size trout .
The West Walker is best known for its trophy size Rainbow trout (2# to 7#), a small population of German browns and plenty of 8" to 12" Rainbows. Mono County puts a load of Alper trout in monthly and the Northern Mono Chamber also plant the Alper trout from 2# to 7# range.
This area has been well stocked with DFG fish.Fishing this little creekhas been real good. DFG is only stocking near the campgrounds.
Stocking the weeks of
Trophy Stocking Schedule weeks of
April 22(boat raffle fish)
May 20 (County fish)
June 24 (County fish)
*July 8 (Chamber fish)
July 22 (County fish)
August 4 (Chamber fish)
August 26 (County fish)
September 9 (Chamber fish)
*September 16 (County fish)
* X large plant
Dates for the Trophy stocking may change due to river flow..
DFG will be updated as I receive info.
Stocking of the West Walker River and Little Walker
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DFG. Hatchery Status and Stocking Objectives:
Fish Springs Hatchery production was increased in 2008 to meet stocking objectives for Mono County waters. Mono County allotment from DFG has been increased by 65,000 pounds of trout in 2008. DFG is also adjusting the stocking frequency to a weekly schedule. Heavy snow pack or high runoff may delay some of the stocking in the early part of the season.
Mono County will be stocking 5 loads of 3# ave. rainbows in 2012 and 2 loads of 1# Rainbows and. Northern Mono Chamber will also be stocking 3 to 6# rainbows throughout the season. Add in the stocking from DFG, there is never a shortage of nice trout to be caught on the West Walker.
High and fast water may delay the start of stocking
Low water level may effect the stocking in the later part of the season.