East Walker River (CA & NV)

The East Walker River starts in the Sawtooth Range of the Eastern Sierra Nevada’s North of Bridgeport, California. The tailwater section of the river, just below Bridgeport Reservoir, known as “Miracle Mile” fishes like a true Tailwater where small flies catch big fish during the Fall, Winter and Spring months. The East Walker River has Rainbow, Brown and Cutthroat Trout to go along with some Mountain Whitefish and Carp throughout its many miles of river starting in California and ending at Walker Reservoir in the desert of Nevada.  With good hatches of Midges, Mayflies, Caddis and Stoneflies as well as Perch Fry, the River supports a healthy population of fish.

The lower sections of California fish more like a freestone river as does the Nevada side of the river. The East Walker has something for everybody with good nymphing, dry fly and Streamer fishing. Stonefly hatches in the lower river can offer some classic big dry fly fishing. We guide this scenic high dessert river all year; The East Walker is one of our best winter fisheries in both California and Nevada. With over twenty miles of river to enjoy and all the wildlife to go with it, this is a great place to spend some time trying to find an East Walker Monster Brown Trout.

We guide both the California and the Nevada portions of the river as well as a private section of the river called the Sceirine Ranch.

Flow Reports

East Walker River below Bridgeport Res

  • Flow: 55.0 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 2.69 ft


River Access

Below Bridgeport Dam - "Miracle Mile" section