The Little Kern River
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Little Kern River
The Kern River watershed is unique in that golden trout evolved here and nowhere else. One subspecies of golden trout, the Little Kern golden trout inhabits only the Little Kern River.
The critical habitat of the Little Kern golden trout is the main channel of the Little Kern River and all streams tributary to the Little Kern River above the barrier falls located on the Little Kern River one mile below the mouth of Trout Meadows Creek. These streams are located within Sequoia National Forest and Sequoia National Park (43 FR 15427).
Little Kern River Fishing Regulations
Please consult California Fishing Regs. The Little Kern River drainage within the Golden Trout Wilderness is open to fishing from the last Saturday in April to November 15. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks can be used. It is the responsibility of the angler to be aware of all fishing regulations which apply to these waters.