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Fishing Location - Kings River, Upper

Kings River, Upper
Fresno County
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The river from Pine Flat Reservoir upstream to the confluence with the Middle Fork Kings River is a large, open stream with large boulders, deep pools, flat stretches, and pocket water riffles. Easily accessed in the lower reach from Pine Flat reservoir upstream to Mill Creek on the south bank, and upstream to Garnet Dike on the north side. A good trail follows the river upstream from Garnet Dike. Wild Rainbow Trout can be found throughout the stream although fish may become scarce in the lower reaches as water temperatures increase in the summer. The Upper Kings River Wild Trout Area extends from Pine Flat Lake upstream to confluence with South and Middle forks excluding tributaries (Fresno County). Check Sport Fishing Regulations for specific gear and bag restrictions. Smallmouth Bass and Spotted Bass are found in the large pools of lower stream reaches above Pine Flat Reservoir; and some fish migrate from the reservoir upstream as far as the confluence of Mill Creek for spring time spawning.