Fly Fishing in Paradise, Part Two

Figure 5 - Above Emerald PoolGuest Blogger: Michael Vorhis, Fly Fisher & Author, FreeFlight Publishing

The Merced in Yosemite Valley gets 90% of the fishing pressure of the park’s streams, but still not a lot by most standards, and much of that pressure is novice or spinning/consumer in nature. It’s understandably fished more because it’s more accessible to most family trip anglers. The creeks, even in the Valley, have less pressure yet–and where creeks come into the Merced it can also be good–such as the confluence of Tenaya Creek (near the Upper Pines campground) as one of many examples.

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