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Suggested Flies for Walker Lake area:
Eastern Sierra Hatch Selection

Other Local Favorites:

Stillwater Flies:
Woolly Bugger #8-10
Krystal Buggers #8-10
Mohair Leech #8-10

Dry Flies:
Parachute Adams #16-18
Olive Caddis #16-18
Royal Wulff #16-18
Yellow Humpy #14
Griffith's Gnat #16-18

Nymph Flies:
Hare's Ear #16-18
Prince Nymph #16-18
Zebra Midge #14-18
WD 40's #16-18

Directions: Leave Hwy 395 at the north end of the June Lake Loop, Hwy 158. Just North of Grant Lake, take Parker Creek Road and follow dirt road1S23 along Sawmill Creek to the Little Walker Lake trailhead. The trail climbs over ridge to cross the inflow of Walker Lake. The road to Walker Lake is private and does not have parking for hikers. The road leads to a private membership club with it's own boat ramps, docks, and facilities on the east end of the lake. To go to Parker Lake, follow Parker Lake road to the Parker Lake Trailhead, Signs are well marked.

Little Walker Lake is a short one mile hike but it has an elevation difference of 800' from the trailhead. Little Walker Lake contains both Browns and Rainbows. It is stocked with fish usually on an annual basis but also has a healthy resident population. Caddis hatches occur during the summer months. A midge hatch occurs throughout the year. Dry fly action works during the early morning or late evening. During the rest of the day, try dark colored streamers with a sinking line to get the patterns close to the bottom. Sardine Lakes are on the Bloody Canyon Trail that extends up from Little Walker Lake. This is one of the oldest trails within the Sierra originally used by Native Americans to reach Mono Pass. It is a 2.3 mile hike with a 1,925' gain in elevation. Both Sardine Lakes contain Brookies. Parker Lake (ele 8,350') consists of Browns and Brookies. This 23 acre lake can be float tubed with a short 2 mile hike from the end of the access road above Grant Lake. It is a very popular destination hike during the fall with the Aspen color. The lake has both Brookies and Browns. Most of the lake is shallow and float tubes help to reach the deeper areas. Most of the fish are 8-10 inches but there are reports of larger Browns that may reside within the deeper waters. Fall is the best time to fish this lake such as Sept and Oct when those larger Browns may show themselves for a Fall spawn. Late Spring around June is also good. The fish will be within the deeper depths during the Summer months.


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