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Suggested Flies for Dinkey Creek area:
Western Sierra Hatch Selection

Other Local Favorites:

Stillwater Flies:
Woolly Bugger #8-10
Mohair Leech #8-10
Matuku #8-10

Dry Flies:
Parachute Adams #16-18
Olive Caddis #16-18
Yellow Humpy #14
Black Gnat
Chernobyl Ant
Mosquito

Nymph Flies:
Hare's Ear #16-18
Prince Nymph #16-18

Directions:

Shaver Lake Directions

From the southwest out of Fresno, take Highway 168 north for 45 miles to Shaver Lake. Turn East on Dinkey Creek Road and proceed 12 miles to community of Dinkey Creek. Tailhead is at end of road. You can also continue onto Ross Crossing Road, go six miles to Muley Hole Trailhead.

Notes:Dinky Lakes
Dinkey Creek got it's name from a little dog owned by four hunters, Joe Medley, Marion Medley, Joe Folsom, and Al Yarborough. Dinkey had a fight with a grizzly bear at this creek in August, 1863. The dog was injured and the men called the place Dinkey. Dinkey Creek is a freestone creek with many small meadows changing the creek to a meadow stream at times. The creek is mostly known for Brookies but also has some resident Rainbows and Browns. The historical bridge spanning the creek just above McKinley Grove road was built in 1938.

Dinky Creek is heavily planted near the campgrounds where Dinky Creek crosses Dinky Creek Road. There are also plants at Ross Crossing. A strong population of wild trout exist in areas outside of the planted areas. By early August, the flow slows considerably and the fish concentrate within the many pools of the creek. There are plenty of bathers using the creek, so you should try fishing early in the morning. Most of the trout are small, in the 6-8" class.

 


Fishing Regulations

Dinkey Creek:

From the last Saturday in April through November 15, five trout daily bag limit, 10 trout in possession; and, from November 16 through the Friday preceding the last Saturday in April, 0 trout bag limit, artificial lures with barbless hooks only and trout must be released unharmed and not removed from the water.

Other Rivers and Streams:

From the last Saturday in April through November 15, five trout daily bag limit, 10 trout in possession; and, from November 16 through the Friday preceding the last Saturday in April, 0 trout bag limit, artificial lures with barbless hooks only and trout must be released unharmed and not removed from the water.

Other Lakes within this area:

Open all year. No restrictions. 5 trout per day. 10 trout in possession.

 

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