Thursday, October 6, 2016
Fall River 2017 Trout Fishing REPORT and Fishing Map with Private Fishing Access, local Hunting Clubs
for private fishing access and camping on the river (not shown on map) go to www.ranchhuntandfish.com and click on County
FALL RIVER MILLS, CALIFORNIA Fall River is home of native rainbow and brown trout and is famous as one of Northern California’s most beautiful waterways.
The Fall River starts high in National Forest at Thousand Springs eventually running through the town of Dana. Here, the next few miles of the are reserved for ﬂy ﬁshermen, except single barbless lures may also be used. lt is one of California’s top native trout ﬁsheries, certified at 2,000 trout per river mile.
If you want a chance at native rainbow trout, it can be frustrating, particularly in the crystal-clear waters. The best months to fish Fall River are May, June and early July. Dry fly fishing is amazing following the huge Spinner Fall hatches happens every morning, so try olive and rust colors, size 16 and 18, but as summer moves on, try smaller sizes, 20 to 22.
The Fall River trout can be picky, you are competing with so much natural feed, so matching the Fall River hatch is tricky, but those who get it right will be rewarded. Bait plunking fishermen can get some excellent fishing in the lower Fall river where limits are more liberal and trout fishing’s still great!
MORE ABOUT HOW TO FISH THE FALL RIVER “MATCHING THE HATCH”
The spinner hatch through June and early July, every day at 7 a.m, until 11 a.m. But then pale, yellow mayﬁies, size l6, start hatching until 12 or as late as 2 p. m.
If wet flys are your preference nymphs are Zug Bugs, Hares ear, Pheasant Tail Nymphs and black or olive,size 10 to 12 work best early in the season and smaller sizes, l6 to 20, are most effectivet in late June and July.
Caddis ﬂies are almost always present so cast Elk Hair Caddis, dark or olive Caddis or black Caddis.
Fall River is wide and deep, and bank access is very limited because of private ranches, therefore, so anglers are relegated to boat or kayaks.
We have several private ranch access points on this river for you if want further information
No gas powered motors are allowed in the upper river, but are OK in the lower river. The upper, it's oars or electric motors only. You owe it to yourself to check out this great California Trout fishery.