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Where Can I Fly Fish In Yosemite?(5 best places)

Yosemite provides a huge variety of fly fishing opportunities to the fly fishers. It is home to more than 1,300 miles of different types of rivers and creeks and 300 lakes and ponds.

On average, approximately 4 million people visit Yosemite every year. And most of the time is spend in Yosemite Valley. Yosemite-Yosemite National Park is an American national park located in Central California. About 95% of the park is designated wilderness.

Yosemite National Park has magnificent waterfalls, enchanting Giant Sequoias, and the iconic Half Dome. Majestic trails end up in water to the fly fishers that are seeking breathtaking beauty and complete calmness. If you are looking for areas to fly fish, Yosemite provides miles of water easily accessible to fish and gives a great chance to catch a native Rainbow or a wild Brook, Brown, Cutthroat or maybe even a rare California Golden Trout.

Fishing Yosemite National Park 

Fishing Yosemite National Park is unlike fishing anywhere else. More than anywhere Fishing Yosemite is so much fun and adventurous. But where can you fly fish in Yosemite? Yosemite is enriched with many fishing destinations. Such as:

Crane Creek

It is a small and very lively stream with a good population of rainbow and brown trout. Accommodations, lodging, and supplies are available in this valley, you can rent homes on vacations. It is a good early season destination in Yosemite. It has its headwaters in the Crane Flat area.

Lyell Fork

Running through scenic Lyell Canyon is the Lyell Fork. As soon as the snow melts i.e. in mid-June, you can start fishing. It offers great miles of meandering river bordered by fields of lush meadow having abundant wildlife. It is easily accessible for a day-long outing.

Tanaya Creek

Tanaya Creek is a great early season destination for adventurous fish flying. It begins at Tenaya Lake high in Tuolumne Meadows. The creek offers a wide variety of fishing from gushing, deep pools to shaded, quite runs. 

Merced River

It is a popular attraction for fishing, wading, and rafting during summers. Through the Yosemite valley the Merced River meanders for about 10 miles. The river contains abundant trout both brown and rainbow, which is difficult to catch here. But it is very productive for anglers. Campgrounds and accommodations are available here but it is difficult to find during peak seasons. Here you can fish among the grandest sceneries of Sierra.

Upper Merced River

It meanders 8 miles from Merced Lake. It is an excellent location for fishing. Great fishing is found along the river. It has both brown and rainbow trout. It offers the best fishing in mid-summers.

Today, we have limber and light fly rods that weigh a few ounces and provide a great amount of leeway to the fighting fish. Also, you can find modern tapered lines and leaders that you can use to add some unfurling effect to the cast.

It is essential to match the rod, reel, and line correctly to handle a given-weigh fly line. You must balance them all to carry out effective fly fishing. When in proper balance, the gear allows the angler to deliver a fly with good accuracy within the desired distance.

A fly fishing experience at Yosemite gives an angler more than just fishing stories and memories as one can expect to catch unmatched scenery, beauty, clear blue skies, and spectacular waterways. A day spent here will give you memories that will span a lifetime. Make sure to spend one of your days in Yosemite chasing large trophy trout.

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