Rondy: East Walker River Walk & Wade
Dates: July 6-9, 2023
Leader: Paul Kromhout mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Number of anglers (including leader): 11
Description: The Eastern Sierra Walk & Wade is a Fishing & Camping Rondy, based near Bridgeport, CA. We will fish the East Walker River in both California and Nevada, with the opportunity to also fish the Upper Owens River and Hot Creek.
This Rondy is for experienced fly fishers who are comfortable wading, hiking, CAMPING and, because of the distance from the Bay Area, driving. The base for the camping is approximately 15 miles from Bridgeport, CA and necessitates not only high clearance vehicles, but willingness and ability to camp away from town.
What’s required? Appropriate wading gear (boots, waders, belt, staff), camping gear, food & water, fishing licenses (CA & NV). First aid gear recommended.
We will fish without guides, but will have a primer/review of local techniques each morning/evening as demanded. Ability to wade safely on rocky river bottoms, negotiate roll and lob casts in tight quarters and capability of rigging flies and tippet are required. As such, this trip is NOT for novice fly fishers. You need to be able to fish unsupervised.
This trip will be limited to ten participants. We will be camping. If you do not wish to camp, please do not sign up for this Rondy. The cost for the Rondy is $25. Additional costs include, but are not limited to: fishing licenses, travel, food, gear.
The East Walker River flows east from Bridgeport Reservoir toward Nevada where it turns south. The tail water from the reservoir is a bug-rich environment that holds a healthy population of browns and rainbows. Dry, dry-dropper and nymph fishing are successful methods on the East Walker.
Further south, the Upper Owens River and Hot Creek run through not only different terrain, but offer marked contrasts in fishing styles.
Suggested Gear: 5wt or 6wt 9ft fly rod. A 10ft nymphing rod rigged for straight line indicator fishing is especially effective. Either floating or DT line for nymphs and dries and a sink-tip line for streamers. Waders, boots, wading staff, hat and glasses are a must. Camping gear as required. Our camping may take place on roads requiring reasonably high ground clearance. Please plan to coordinate your drive with someone owning an appropriate vehicle. If the weather is wet, 4wd will be your friend.
Supplies: While we will certainly attempt to coordinate efforts, participants should plan to bring an independent supply of water, food and personal items. The town of Bridgeport has a few stores, restaurants and motels and is a short drive from our fishing area. Bridgeport is a 5 hour drive from San Francisco, depending on traffic and route. Ken's Sporting Goods in Bridgeport is a go-to spot for everything, including Nevada fishing licenses ($19 for 1-day, approx. $7 each extra day; $81 for 365-day non-resident; pricing subject to change).
Cost: The fee for this Rondy is $25.00.
Other expenses expenses will include transportation, camping fees, meals/food, fishing licenses.
Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. In the event that a member is, for any reason, unable to attend, he may resell his slot (rod) to another GGACC member (by first pulling from the waitlist if one exists). It is the sole responsibility of the member to manage this transaction. This is not the responsibility of the leader or club.