East Walker River

Anglers come from all over the country each year to try their luck against the wiley browns and rainbows of the East Walker River. The East Walker is located just 5 miles North of Bridgeport on Highway 182 and crosses into Nevada about 7 miles further for another 8 or 10 miles of great fishing on the Nevada side of the border. The East Walker has much to offer anglers in the way of wild trout fishing. Just in the last couple of years the  river has produced rainbows up to 9 pounds and browns over the 13 pound mark! Each Year many anglers report having 20 to 40 fish days with a good number of these fish being in the 18 to 24 inch range.

The regulations on the East Walker have recently changed, at this time it is closed to fishing from November 16 through the last Friday in April each year. It is open during the “Regular” trout season which is from the last Saturday in April through November 15 each year. During the open season it is artificial flies or lures only with a 2 fish, 18” or better limit. 

The EW is a tailwater river beginning at the dam on Bridgeport Reservoir and flowing North to Nevada and eventually on to Walker Lake near Hawthorne, NV. This river grows an intense amount of food for trout to live on including 8 or 10 different types of forage fish as well as many different types of insects. 

Ken's offers licenses and information for both the California and Nevada sides of the river, any flies and tackle you could possibly need to help your time on the river to be successful. If you're interested in something a little more private, Ken's is the booking agent for the Sceirine Ranch which is a private section of the East Walker on the Nevada side of the border. 

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7/13/23 - Max Berkowitz with a nice 25” Brown, caught on a Sculpzilla


Feb. 2020 - Andrew Richter landed this bruiser 26” rainbow!

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March 2020 - Natalie with a nice brown!

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Feb. 2020 - Will Clayton of Bridgeport withh a fat rainbow

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May 2019 - Kyle landed this 28” beauty on a Blow Torch

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April 13, 2019 - Bill Campbell of Bridgeport landed this nice healthy brown with a San Juan worm

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April 9, 2019 - Steve Goforth of Sonora, CA with a nice healthy rainbow 

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March 2019 - Steve Kesselring with a nice brown from the Rosachi / Nevada section of the EW


Jan. 28, 2019, Rob Hrabik landed the 2 above fish on the East Walker


April 2018 - Mike with a nice healthy brown from the Sceirine Ranch

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April 2018 - Dave landed this 11.4 pound bruiser on a hand tied streamer

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April 2018 - Conrad releasing a huge brown on the river

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April 2018 - Cooper with a nice healthy EW rainbow

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March 04, 2017 - Todd Pond caught and released the two nice browns above on streamers

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March 2016 - Dave with a nice fat 23" brown from the Rosachi section in Nevada 

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March 2016 - Steve with another nice brown from the Rosachi section in Nevada

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April 2016 - Chris with a nice rainbow from the Sceirine section of the EW

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April 14 and 15, 2016 - Greg landed these nice browns and rainbows on the Sceirine section of the East Walker while fishiing with Andrew Sears of Walker River Outfitters!

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May 04, 2016 - Tiffany Gilmartin wiht a nice brown from the California side. This was Tiffany's very first day of flyfishing and was guided by Andrew Sears of Walker River Outfitters!

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April 3, 2016 - Joanne Werthwein with a nice brown from the Sceirine Ranch section in Nevada