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MF &  SF Mokelumne River

Suggested Flies for the NF and MF Mokelumne area:
Westside Sierra Hatch Selection

Dry Flies:
Elk Hair Caddis #14-18
PMD #14-18
BWO #16-20
Royal Stimulator #6-14

Nymph Flies:
Kaufmann Golden Stone #6-10
Black A.P. Nymph #12-16
Olive Bird's Nest #14-18
GR Hare's Ear #10-14
Pheasant Tail Nymph #14-18

Streamer Flies:
Woolly Bugger #6-8
Marabou Muddler #6-8
Matuku #6-10

Directions:

Tyndell Creek Directions



Notes:Mokelumne River
The name "Mokelumne" is a Native American term from the Miwok tribe meaning people of the fishnet. Most of the Mokelumne above Hwy 49 at Jackson contains small Browns and Rainbows in the 8" to 14" class. The area has numerous logging roads, many which have locked gates. Usually, the landowners do allow access to fish the many small creeks of the area. This region can have a lot of snow run-off until July. After July, the pools show up well and it is quite fishable. Rainbows are planted within streams near campgrounds but large wild browns come up the river and hold within the pools.


Schaads Reservoir: (55 acres) Stocked with about 9,000 pan-size Rainbow trout each year. Can use float tubes or canoes. From Jackson, go soiuth on Hwy 49 to Mokelumne Hill. Turn left on Highway 26 and drive 14 miles to Associate Office Road. Continue 1.1 miles onto Blue Mouintain Road and continue for3.2 miles to Schaad Road going 1.6 miles to the reservoir.

 

 

 

 

 

Fishing Regulations (Effect March 1st, 2021)

South Fork Mokelumne River:

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.

Lakes and Reservoirs:

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

All creeks and tributaries:

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.

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