Fly Fishing Sequoia National Park - Golden Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout & Brook Trout
Sequoia National Park is located just South of Kings Canyon National Park. Although they are separate they are administered as one. The Kaweah river is the main drainage in the area. Many of the tributaries of the Kaweah are found in the Lodgepole area of the park. These include the Marble Fork of the Kaweah, Clover Creek, Silliman Creek and Wolverton creek. Another favorite area of ours is the Mineral King area in the Southern section of Sequoia. It's one of the very few areas on the Western slope of the Sierra with “Drive to” Golden Trout.
Kings Canyon National Park - Rainbow, Golden, Brown & Brook Trout
The South Fork of the Kings river becomes very accessible as you enter the canyon from the West. Here, California 180 runs right along the river from Boyden cavern to roads end. For 15 miles this is some of the “Fishiest” water you will ever see. The catch rate seems to be about half and half Rainbows to Brown Trout. The average Trout here will be around 9 inches, but we do see some very nice fish caught here every year. Brown Trout of well over 20 inches inhabit this section of the river. Other tributaries to the South Fork include Bubbs creek and the Roaring river. Make sure you review the fishing regulations in these parks, as many of the regulations may be different from your bodies of water at home.
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