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just wondering if any of you guys got any experience trout fishing out there. i'll be heading out there in about a week for a total of two weeks for work and i kinda wanna make the best of it. Ill be staying in tahachapi? southeast of Bakersfield. The only river i have found is the Kern River.

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DinkADunk

I would start calling flyshops local to the area.

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erickol

Man are you in luck. Check on seasons first thing! Since you are leaving in a week lots of the sierras are still gonna be under snow or the drainages might be clogged or blown with runoff. The advice on calling a flyshop is ESSENTIAL. The Kern is pretty cool, and I believe you can fish for golden trout there if it is open, or in a number of its tributaries. I believe that you can also (being near Bakersfield) head East and then north up towards bishop and Mamoth. Find out in Hot creek is open. That is a place everyone should fish once in their life. Also check into the Walker. There are two forks of the river. I know there was a big die off a few years back, but the fish must be back in numbers by now. That is water managed for trophy browns and bows. The biggest bow I have ever seen broke me off in that river.

I think melting snowpack and blown out rivers (if the season is open) might be you biggest concern. Maybe if you could find some tailwater fishing or lakes they might be more stable.

I'd hit the salt water once or twice too!

I looked and I think trout season starts in late April. If it's trout you want look around for special regs waters like some of our SE MN streams. Or aim at in season or salt fish. I bet there would be some decent carp fishing out that way!

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Schurmo

Hey, trailratedtj. I live in LA right now and moved out here from Minneapolis. You will be in a good area to hit some nice water. The Kern river is amazing! Don't expect Great Lakes sized trout, they are pretty small (10" average) but fun to catch. The landscape is absolutely breathtaking...you will be standing at the base of snow-capped mountains fishing in possibly 60° weather...it is truly amazing. If you are to fish the Kern, make sure you stop by Troutfitters in Kernville and pickup Kern candies. The fish on that river love things pink. It's also a river that most people fish with a two or three fly setup. Also the Upper Kern is the most beautiful part...you drive north of Kernville along the river about 10-20 miles. Some great streches of water up there. If you want some bigger fish and want to take a drive take a look at the Kings River, the Lower Owens river, the Bishop river. They are in the Mammoth Lakes area. Check them out for a chance at bigger fish, but also colder weather. If you want more info, PM me and I will point you to some good places. Good luck and enjoy the weather out here, it's pretty amazing!

Schurmo

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trailratedtj

welll....bad news..

they pushed the trip bad a week and split me and my co-worker apart so i can go to chicago for another project. nothing fun there!!!! at least not as good as the Kern was looking. this is the third time ive been screwed out of going to cali. geezz. i still got tennesee in june but that june and not now!!

does anyone have any chi-town info? are there any sort of runs that far south on the big lake??

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DEADhead

better luck next time

A lot of the rivers in IL were flooding last week due to snow melt, don't know how bad it is up by Chitown.

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yeah, i havent even checked the weather down there. im not going till the 24th anyways.

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