We made our way upstream a little ways from the falls until we could find an access point to get to the river. The fishing was a little slow first thing in the morning, understandable when the thermommeter in the truck was reading in the low 30's. We fished our way upstream without a nibble until after 11:00.
After the sun got on the water things started looking up. We ended up fishing from just above Rainbow Falls up to the Stock Bridge and hooking a mixed bag of Brown and Rainbow Trout up to about 13". In total there were somewhere near a dozen fish landed, with at least as many lost somewhere in the process.
Aparrently the heavy winds that hit Northern California last November/December did some major damage to the trees in and around the Postpile as well. There were downed trees all over the place. In some places it looked like a war zone. In talking with the ranger at the gate he mentioned that the winds were estimated at 150-160 MPH. The wind gage broke at ~125 MPH.
Some of the downed trees made for some interesting wading:
Some of the fish came on caddis dry flies, some on maylfly nymphs. Here are some of the beautiful fish that were not camera shy: