Just three hours from Los Angeles we offer professionally guided river tours of varying length and difficulty. Comparable nearby homes include 9010 Island Point Rd, 8728 Island Point Rd, and 10709 Hermit Thrush Ln. From the Lewis Camp Trailhead, at 1.5 miles the trail intersects with the Jerkey Meadow Trail heading north to Grey Meadow. About 24 miles outside of Kernville turn at the fork to the right on Forest Road 22S82 (Lloyd Meadows Road). It was in this area that the Old Jordan Trail also crossed the Kern and the trail continues onto Jordan Hot Springs. These fish are typically less than 8 inches in length but full of fight. The river was moving really fast, fed by snowmelt creeks that seemed to spring from every crevasse in the valley walls. No restrictions. It is one of three streams, along with Volcano Creek and Golden Trout Creek, that harbor beautiful golden trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss Kern River; Search. At the top of the ridge take a right down towards Jug Spring and the Little Kern Creek. The upper reaches of Soda Spring Creek was one of the last vestiges of pure-strain Little Kern Goldens found in 1965. Go 4 miles to Forest Road 22S82 and continue 19 miles to the end of the road at Jerkey Meadow Trailhead. It is about .8 miles past Little Kern Lake. Turn right onto Forest Road 20S79 and proceed for one mile, then keep to the right where you will pass the Golden Trout Pack Station just before the trailhead. Head down the river, past the remains of the older bridge which was apparently not large enough. The creek meets the Little Kern River at 5800' elevation. The State has also designated a 45 mile portion of the Kern as one of 6 Heritage Trout Waters, which starts at the Forks of the Kern and ends at Tyndall Creek. Genetically-pure strains Little Kern Golden were replanted into the watershed above Trout Meadows Creek. Le pont est également construit pour gérer l'utilisation équestre, ce que les visiteurs sont susceptibles de voir. Introgressed populations occur in the lower and middle mainstem Little Kern River and in adjacent Coyote Creek. Little Kern River is a river in Sequoia National Forest, Golden Trout Wilderness, Sierra Nevada, CA. A couple of established campsites are available at the flat. Most of the rainbows are 8-10 inches but some of the browns can get up to 4 lbs. The upper reaches of Little Kern River is the home to the Little Kern Golden. There continue to be residual populations of both rainbows and browns within the watershed below Rifle Creek. The Little Kern Golden Trout is native to the Little Kern River and the accessible reaches of its major tributaries in Tulare County, California. Posted on October 22, 2016 July 16, 2017 by Native Trout Addict in Golden Trout. From the Kern River Valley, drive up M99/Sierra Way north along the Kern River. It is one of three streams, along with Volcano Creek and Golden Trout Creek, that harbor beautiful golden trout. Kern River Valley Little League P.O. During late Summer or during drought years you can wet wade into this canyon and reach Hells Hole. The other way is to take the Willow Meadows trail to the reaches of the Kern above Hole in the Ground. Since glaciation was not as pronounced as the central regions of the Sierra and the elevations of the crest steeply decline, there are few glacial lakes within this region. Directions. Kern River Rainbows can only get up to about 2 miles above the confluence with the main Kern River where natural barriers on the Little Kern river inhibit further ingress and a man-made barrier was built 1 mile below the confluence of Trout Meadows Creek. Headwaters of the Little Kern River. The confluence is at Burnt Corral Meadows and there is about 1.8 miles of fishable upstream with a 400 foot gain.Soda Spring Creek : Elevation 6,250 feet. Today, the Little Kern Goldens inhabit about 80 miles of stream. Drive 27 miles to Quaking Aspen Camp where California 190 becomes County Road M107 (Western Divide Highway). From the confluence of the Lttle Kern River, there is about 2 miles of stream that can be fished with about a 500 foot gain. Last Saturday in Apr. Our second major outing was up into the Kern Plateau high in the Sierras. Then another 4 miles to Nelson Cabin at Soda Spring Creek. At one time, prior to 1978, Kern Lake was used as a fish nursery for Kern River Rainbows with the spawn allowed to rear within the lake prior to being introduced to the river. From Ponderosa on the Western Divide Hwy/107, drive south almost 2 miles. Within this section of the Little Kern River are Little Kern Goldens. Upper Kern 5 , Forks of the Kern to Hole in the Ground, Upper Kern 6 , Hole in the Ground to Kern Canyon Ranger Station, Fish Reports: From the east, most visitors approach from Hwy 395 near Lone Pine. About five miles each way. This part of the river is fishable up or downstream and either side. From Lewis Camp Trailhead, it is a 17 mile hike. Many Little Kern River tributaries are lined with dense willows, making effective presentation difficult for those who are used to long, unobstructed casts. The State has also designated a 45 mile portion of the Kern as one of 6 Heritage Trout Waters, which starts at the Forks of the Kern and ends at Tyndall Creek. The confluence is near Burnt Corral Meadows. Suggested Flies for Little Kern River area:Southern Sierra Hatch Selection, Dry Flies:Stimulator #14-16 Elk Hair Caddis #14-16Royal Wulff #14-16Henrys Fork Hopper #10 Perfect Ant #18, Nymph Flies:Kern Emerger #8-16Prince Nymph #16-20Black Rubberlegs #6-8Brook's Golden Stonefly Nymph #10Little Yellow Stonefly Nymph #10 Copper John's #18-20Wooly Buggers, Olive or Black #8-10. DFG has built a total of 8 barriers within the watershed and will continue an eradication program of non-native species. 10 trout in possession. A major concern is the presence of Rainbows which could cross-breed with the Goldens. And it’s no wonder since it has been a trickle for over 4 years of drought. The subspecies was listed as threatened by USFWS in 1978 and a management plan was completed by CDFW in the same year (Christenson 1978) and revised in 1984. The river is within Sequoia National Park and Sequoia National Forest. The Little Kern is a tributary of the Kern River. Go 4 miles to Forest Road 22S82 and continue 19 miles to the end of the road at Jerkey Meadow Trailhead. There will be a sign for Camp Whitsett and Lower Peppermint Camp. You can easily fish from shore or wade (waders are suggested early in the season, but by mid-season its more comfortable to wet wade.) Scale: HUC 12. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. The Little Kern River was included within the Golden Trout Wilderness Area in 1977. Open all year. The horse group has set up camp in the trees between the lake and the Kern River on the right. The subspecies still occurs in the Little Kern River, above the falls on the lower river, though some populations show signs of introgression with coastal rainbow trout. Box 1448 Lake Isabella, California 93240 Email: krvlittleleague@gmail.com Directions: From Highway 99 near Bakersfield, take Highway 178 east for 45 miles to Lake Isabella. Notes: The Maggie Lakes have Golden-Rainbow Hybrids in the 8-10 inch range.Upper and Middle Maggie Lakes are fairly shallow and were completely dry during the drought of 2015. The three Maggie Lakes (upper, mIddle, and lower), Frog Lakes, and Twin Lakes all lie within a glacial cirque with drainage through Pecks Canyon that connects with Alpine Creek. The eastern spur trail goes to Burnt Meadow just teach fly fishing the Kern River displayed. 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