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Destinations: West Walker River, California The West Walker River is a pure freestone stream that starts in the Eastern Sierra Mountains. The upper portion or headwaters must be accessed by hiking into the backcountry. The lower parts have several places it can be accessed. This is a heavily stocked stream. Rainbow trout are mostly what you can expect to catch but there are also some brown, cutthroat and brook trout. There are some wild trout and maybe a few native Lahonton Cutthroat trout.
The spring runoff usually ends about the last of June and the water falls within its banks. It then proceeds to become lower and lower and by the end of the summer, it is usually low. This makes for constantly changing conditions for fishing and of course, the fish.
This is a very nice looking stream. It flows through canyon areas and eventually into Topaz Lake. Much of its water is used for irrigation. The stream is usually in its best condition to fish during the late summer and early fall. Check out California's West Walker River.