Photos of Walker River, East Fork

Gardnerville, Nevada

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Easily accessible as it flows alongside the Highway, this section offers serious nymph and streamer anglers opportunities to catch trophy rainbow or brown trout, especially if you avoid the weekend crowds. Twenty-inch fish are common in this stretch of the river. In the spring or fall, stripping a Woolly Bugger or Zonker tempts any rod-bender within chomping distance. In Nevada, the East Walker flows through sagebrush flats and is known for consistent insect hatches and large fish. That’s why it’s considered by many the best trout stream in the state. Summer irrigation demands, however, can make water levels fluctuate. While some of the river courses through private land, public access is readily available on the significant portion of the river that runs through land controlled by the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service. Type of Fish: Rainbow and brown trout and mountain whitefish. This eTrail covers the "where, when, and how" to fish in this region. You'll get a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to bring, and the best flies to use.

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