Merced River Fly Fishing

The 5th most popular fly fishing river in California.

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East of El Portal near Yosemite, the Merced River is a popular river for big brown trout and rainbow trout. The fast river start high up in Yosemite National Park, and the most popular section is below the park entrance near the small town of El Portal. In spring, this river runs really fast -- wader need to watch their step all season long on the slippery rocks.

The Merced River is easily accessed from one of the many turnoffs on SR140.

Overall, Merced River is the 5th most popular fly fishing river of all 17 fly fishing spots in California.


Local Contact(s):  California Tourism (916) 444-4429

Recommended Book:  "Fly-Fishing Northern California" from Lily Tso

Article Source:   Best Merced River Fly Fishing Review

GPS:  37.676246, -119.776211

Date Published:  1/6/2016

Date Updated:  7/26/2016

ID:  20546

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