Tag Archives: Kern River

Kern River: Our fickle beauty reduced to a trickle

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BY KASEY MEREDITH kmeredith@bakersfield.com   A woman walks along the dry river bed just east of the Kern River Bridge at Mohawk Street.The bridge in the background is the Westside Parkway exit to Truxtun Avenue. Felix Adamo The once-surging Kern River has shriveled into a sad little foot-wide channel. No one at this juncture can say… Continue reading

Kern River, powered by wet winter, could kill again

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BY JAMES BURGER jburger@bakersfield.com  Laura Liera / The Californian Dave Seibt, a Bakersfield city firefighter, motions how he had to steer to get around trees on the Kern River. More than 20 firefighters were part of swift-water rescue training Thursday at Lake Ming. In 2011, the last big water year on the Kern River, its… Continue reading

Fishing Report Guy Jeans – Upper Kern Fly Fishing Report

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Anglers! With the large amount of rain and snow pack we have received over the past couple of months, the Upper Kern River is definitely running strong at approximately 3,100 CFS.  Over the past couple of weeks, the question we have been asked the most is: When is the Upper Kern going to be safe for… Continue reading

Fishing Report – Rich Arner – Kern River

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The unprecedented 5 year drought has morphed into a historically wet winter. Huge snow packs statewide are providing challenging water management strategies. The big question is how best to capture the all of this water and mitigate flooding at the same time. Locally Lake Isabella will soon reach the peak safety level of 63% capacity… Continue reading

Fishing Report – Rich Arner – Kern River Fly Fishers

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Riverwalk and Brite Lake (Tehachapi) were planted Wednesday and it was good catching for a short time, however, the last 24 hours has dropped off dramatically, perhaps related to the drop in temperatures associated with the latest storm. The Upper Kern drainage is coming up very fast as it has risen 3,000 cfs in just… Continue reading

Fishing Report – Rich Arner – Kern River Fly Fishers

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Brrrrrr……baby it’s cold outside. Frigid temperatures arrived after Turkey Day to upper elevations and snow levels below 4,000’ have put the trout down on much of the Upper Kern. There was a fresh stocking on section 4 close to/in Kernville that made a few anglers happy just in time for Turkey Day. As usual future… Continue reading

2nd Annual FISHSTOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL – Kernville, CA

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SEP. 03 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM 2nd Annual FISHSTOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL   Event Tickets     Purchase your tickets ahead of time for our 2nd Annual Benefit for the Kern River Hatchery “FISHSTOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL”!     (Friends of the Hatchery Website)  Kernville Rodeo Grounds (Kernville, California 93238) REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR EMAIL CONFIRMATION… Continue reading

Rich Arner – Kern River Fishing Report

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The last trophies were stocked more than a week ago and the very low flow coupled with numerous +100 degree days prompted me to try one last summer trip to the Upper Kern today.  110 degrees were likely over the weekend so I wanted to see for myself what conditions were like on the 20… Continue reading