First Run Through Sequoia Park. Boggess and Margie. June 9, 2020.
Boggess and I went for a drive today. Wolverton water fairly low, appears to be at the end of its run, maybe another week. No other cars in the lot at 0800 this morning. Floating terrestrial foam flies, ants, Royal Coachman worked well.
Next up was Marble Fork at Lodgepole. Looks fishable. I wanted to check out other creeks that crossed the Generals Highway, so we kept going north.
Halstead Creek looked good, weeds not grown up, skipped again because I wanted to look at the other creeks before dark.
Other creeks were nice 🙂 we went downstream from the road. Fishing about what you’d expect in June for a low water year. the size 14 Cindy Brady parachute version using pheasant tippet caught one after about 5-6 passes through a pool. The size 18 standard tie CB though caught three with three passes through the next pool. All rainbows were small but friskie.
General Highway under Construction. Here’s other important info that affects people who *might* be on a timetable… They’re doing road construction on the General’s highway. It’s about four miles of construction. Waiting can be 30-60 minutes. We had lunch during this time.
NOTHING is open (first week of June 2020) for browsing/buying/camping/picnic. Bathrooms are (verified) open at Potwisha, Wolverton, and Grant’s Grove. We didn’t check at Lodgepole. Basically, take HWY 180 if you want to visit Kings Canyon when it opens, take Hwy 198 if you want Sequoia Park.