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Dec
01

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: General trout season is closed, but many waters in Inyo and Mono counties remain open year-around. Anglers should check the regulations on open waters and special restrictions. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: While most waters are closed, anglers focusing on the lower Owens River from Bishop to Lone Pine and Pleasant Valley Reservoir are seeing fair to good action. The year-around catch-and-release waters — the East and West Walker Rivers, the upper Owens River (above Crowley), and Hot Creek all continue to have just fair action for fly anglers. The East Walker is the best bet with a few quality fish to 20 inches or better on small nymphs. Most of the region above 5,000 feet had snow over the past week.

BRIDGEPORT REGION: Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

JUNE LAKE LOOP-LEE VINING REGION: Information: Silver Lake Resort at 760-648-7726 or at silverlakeresort.net or Ernie’s Tackle at 760-648-7756.

MAMMOTH AREA: Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Fishing information: Culver’s Sporting Goods 760-872-8361, Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, or Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010.

INDEPENDENCE TO LONE PINE AREA: No recent trout plants.

Nov
24

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: General trout season closed last Tuesday. Many waters in Inyo and Mono counties remain open year-around and anglers should check the regulations on open waters. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: While most waters are closed, anglers focusing on the lower Owens River from Bishop to Lone Pine and Pleasant Valley Reservoir are seeing fair to good action. The year-around catch-and-release waters — the East and West Walker Rivers, the upper Owens River (above Crowley), and Hot Creek all continue to have just fair action for fly anglers. The East Walker is the best bet with a few quality fish to 20 inches or better on small nymphs.

BRIDGEPORT REGION: Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

JUNE LAKE LOOP-LEE VINING REGION: Information: Silver Lake Resort at 760-648-7726 or at silverlakeresort.net or Ernie’s Tackle at 760-648-7756.

MAMMOTH AREA: Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Fishing information: Culver’s Sporting Goods 760-872-8361, Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, or Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010.

INDEPENDENCE TO LONE PINE AREA: No recent trout plants.

Nov
03

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: The general trout season is open through Nov. 15. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: Plants have all but ended for the season with no plants this week and just four locations planted next week (see trout plants). The top action: Crowley Lake continues to be red hot for rainbows and cutthroats from 16 to 24-inches for fly anglers fishing midges and perch fry imitations. It probably has the best fishing in the region right now. There are some bigger browns showing throughout the region, but this is tough fishing. Other decent bets include Upper and Lower Twin Lake near Bridgeport, Virginia Lakes, Silver and Grant lakes in the June Lake loop, Convict Lake, and Lake Sabrina.

Top catches: William Saluveer, a 10-year-old visiting from Sweden, caught a 20-pound brown trout from June Lake on a gold Kastmaster using six-pound test line and rental fishing gear. With that kind of luck, it’s too bad the kid’s not old enough to gamble.

BRIDGEPORT REGION: Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

JUNE LAKE LOOP-LEE VINING REGION: Information: Silver Lake Resort at 760-648-7726 or at silverlakeresort.net or Ernie’s Tackle at 760-648-7756.

MAMMOTH AREA: Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Fishing information: Culver’s Sporting Goods 760-872-8361, Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, or Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010.

INDEPENDENCE TO LONE PINE AREA: No recent trout plants.

Oct
28

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: The general trout season is open through Nov. 15. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: Plants have all but ended for the season with just three waters in Inyo County on the list for this week (see trout plants). None currently slated for next week. The top action: Crowley Lake has continued to produce a lot of rainbows and cutthroats from 16 to 24-inches for fly anglers fishing midges and tiny perch fry imitations. It probably has the best fishing in the region right now. Other good fair include both Upper and Lower Twin Lake near Bridgeport, Virginia Lakes, Convict Lake, and Sabrina.

BRIDGEPORT REGION: Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

JUNE LAKE LOOP-LEE VINING REGION: Information: Silver Lake Resort at 760-648-7726 or at silverlakeresort.net or Ernie’s Tackle at 760-648-7756.

MAMMOTH AREA: Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Fishing information: Culver’s Sporting Goods 760-872-8361, Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, or Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010.

INDEPENDENCE TO LONE PINE AREA: See trout plant list.

Oct
13

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: The general trout season is open through Nov. 15. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: Plants continue to be reduced, but there is a light slate of plants for major waters in Inyo and Mono counties for this week (see trout plants). None currently slated for next week. The top action: Crowley Lake has continued to produce a lot of rainbows and cutthroats from 16 to 24-inches for fly anglers fishing midges and tiny perch fry imitations. It probably has the best fishing in the region right now. Other good bets include both Upper and Lower Twin Lake near Bridgeport, Virginia Lakes, Convict Lake, and Sabrina.

Top Fish: At Convict Lake, Jonathan Martinez, Riverside, had a 5-2 rainbow off the south shore on a pimpkin mini jig.

BRIDGEPORT REGION: Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

JUNE LAKE LOOP-LEE VINING REGION: Information: Silver Lake Resort at 760-648-7726 or at silverlakeresort.net or Ernie’s Tackle at 760-648-7756.

MAMMOTH AREA: Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Fishing information: Culver’s Sporting Goods 760-872-8361, Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, or Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010.

INDEPENDENCE TO LONE PINE AREA: See trout plant list.

Oct
06

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: The general trout season is open through Nov. 15. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: Plants continue to be reduced, with none on the DFW schedule for this week in Inyo or Mono County. The top action: Crowley Lake has continued to produce a lot of rainbows and cutthroats from 16 to 24-inches for fly anglers fishing midges and tiny perch fry imitations. It probably has the best fishing in the region right now. Other good bets include both Upper and Lower Twin Lake near Bridgeport, Virginia Lakes, Convict Lake, and Sabrina.

Top Fish: In Robinson Creek, Billy Hayes, Lake Tahoe, landed a 4-5 rainbow on a worm.

BRIDGEPORT REGION: Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

JUNE LAKE LOOP-LEE VINING REGION: Information: Silver Lake Resort at 760-648-7726 or at silverlakeresort.net or Ernie’s Tackle at 760-648-7756.

MAMMOTH AREA: Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Fishing information: Culver’s Sporting Goods 760-872-8361, Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, or Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010.

INDEPENDENCE TO LONE PINE AREA: See trout plant list.

Sep
29

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: The general trout season is open through Nov. 15. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: Plants for most of the roadside waters are going in only every two to three weeks now and further cuts are likely in October. The top action: The West Walker River is good for both fly and spin anglers. Crowley Lake has continued to produce a lot of rainbows and cutthroats from 20 to 24-inches and some smaller brown trout for fly anglers fishing midges and tiny perch fry imitations. Grant Lake right where Rush Creek dumps in and Silver Lake has been fair to good. The East Walker River’s flows have been around 75 feet per second this week, which is still a pretty good flow for this time of year, but the bite is still pretty tough and hatches have declined. The Virginia Lakes are good. The lakes in the Mammoth Lakes basin are fair at best, but Convict Lake continues fair to good. The Rock Creek drainage is fair, but the backcountry is very good for small fish. The Bishop Creek drainage is generally fair to good. Top spots for roadside anglers include Sabrina, which is full and producing a lot of rainbows for trollers and anglers fishing the creek inlets, and North Lake.

Top Fish: At Convict Lake, Greg Yudt, El Segundo, landed a 4-6 rainbow off the south shore on a Gulp! Nightcrawler.

BRIDGEPORT REGION: Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

JUNE LAKE LOOP-LEE VINING REGION: Information: Silver Lake Resort at 760-648-7726 or at silverlakeresort.net or Ernie’s Tackle at 760-648-7756.

MAMMOTH AREA: Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Fishing information: Culver’s Sporting Goods 760-872-8361, Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, or Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010.

INDEPENDENCE TO LONE PINE AREA: Good action in waters planted weekly or every two weeks by the DFW. See trout plant list.

Sep
08

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: The general trout season is open through Nov. 15. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: Plants for most of the roadside waters were cut way back this week, but Mono County waters will get fish again next week. The plants will be less frequent now. The top action: The West Walker River is good for both fly and spin anglers. Crowley Lake has continued to produce a lot of rainbows and cutthroats from 20 to 24-inches and some smaller brown trout for fly anglers fishing midges and tiny perch fry imitations. Grant Lake right where Rush Creek dumps in and Silver Lake have been fair to good. The East Walker River’s flows have been around 100 feet per second this week, which is a pretty good flow. The bite is finally improving with cooler days and evenings. Browns are starting to move. The Virginia Lakes are good. Lundy Lake is fair, and the backcountry above the lake is good for day-hike and back-pack anglers. The lakes in the Mammoth Lakes basin are fair at best, but Convict Lake continues fair to good. The Rock Creek drainage is fair, but the backcountry is very good for small fish. The Bishop Creek drainage is generally fair to good, and many of the backcountry lakes are having good fishing for day-hike and backpacking anglers. Top spots for roadside anglers include Sabrina, which is full and producing a lot of rainbows for trollers and anglers fishing the creek inlets, and North Lake. Mosquitos are a problem throughout the region.

Top Fish: At Lower Twin Lake near Bridgeport, Traci Kieva landed a 3-11 rainbow trout trolling seven colors of leadcore and a Jake’s Domino in gold with red spots. Dan Foote landed a 3-8 brown trolling a Rapala, also from Lower Twin.

BRIDGEPORT REGION: Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

JUNE LAKE LOOP-LEE VINING REGION: Information: Silver Lake Resort at 760-648-7726 or at silverlakeresort.net or Ernie’s Tackle at 760-648-7756.

MAMMOTH AREA: Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Fishing information: Culver’s Sporting Goods 760-872-8361, Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, or Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010.

INDEPENDENCE TO LONE PINE AREA: Good action in waters planted weekly or every two weeks by the DFW. See trout plant list.

Sep
01

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: The general trout season is open through Nov. 15. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: Most of the roadside waters have been getting DFW trout plants alternating weeks, but the plants will slow down after Labor Day weekend. The top action: The West Walker River is good for both fly and spin anglers. Crowley Lake has continued to produce a lot of rainbows and cutthroats from 20 to 24-inches and some smaller brown trout for fly anglers fishing midges and tiny perch fry imitations. Grant Lake right where Rush Creek dumps in and Silver Lake have been fair to good. The East Walker River’s flows have been around 100 feet per second this week, which is a pretty good flow, but the bite is still tough. The Virginia Lakes are good. Lundy Lake is fair, and the backcountry above the lake is good for day-hike and back-pack anglers. The lakes in the Mammoth Lakes basin are fair at best, but Convict Lake continues fair to good. The Rock Creek drainage is fair, but the backcountry is very good for small fish. The Bishop Creek drainage is generally fair to good, and many of the backcountry lakes are having good fishing for day-hike and backpacking anglers. Top spots for roadside anglers include Sabrina, which is full and producing a lot of rainbows for trollers and anglers fishing the creek inlets, and North Lake. Mosquitos are a problem throughout the region.

Top Fish: At Silver Lake in the June Lake loop, Mo Shamout, Westlake, landed a 7-12 brown trout trolling a Yo-Zuri minnow late in the evening.

BRIDGEPORT REGION: Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

JUNE LAKE LOOP-LEE VINING REGION: Information: Silver Lake Resort at 760-648-7726 or at silverlakeresort.net or Ernie’s Tackle at 760-648-7756.

MAMMOTH AREA: Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Fishing information: Culver’s Sporting Goods 760-872-8361, Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, or Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010.

INDEPENDENCE TO LONE PINE AREA: Good action in waters planted weekly or every two weeks by the DFW. See trout plant list.

Aug
18

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: The general trout season is open through Nov. 15. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: Most of the roadside waters are getting weekly DFW trout plants, and those areas remain good. The top action: The West Walker River is good for both fly and spin anglers. Bridgeport Reservoir is very good with a lot of limits of fish to four pounds for bait, troll, and fly anglers. Crowley Lake has continued to produce a lot of rainbows and cutthroats from 20 to 24-inches for fly anglers fishing midges and tiny perch fry imitations. Grant Lake right where Rush Creek dumps in and Silver Lake have both been good again this week. The East Walker River’s flows have been down under 100 feet per second this week, which is a pretty good flow, but the bite is still tough but some bruiser browns have been reported. The Virginia Lakes are good. Lundy Lake is fair, and the backcountry above the lake is good for day-hike and back-pack anglers. The lakes in the Mammoth Lakes basin are fair at best, but Convict Lake continues fair to good. The Rock Creek drainage is fair, but the backcountry is very good for small fish. The Bishop Creek drainage is generally fair to good, and many of the backcountry lakes are opening up and there is good fishing for day-hike and backpacking anglers. Top spots include North Lake and Intake II after DFW plants. Sabrina is full and producing a lot of rainbows for trollers and anglers fishing the creek inlets. South Lake is higher than it has been in four years and rental boats are available, but fishing is still just fair, at best. Weir Pond has been a top spot for fly anglers fishing dry flies early and late. Mosquitos are a problem throughout the region.

Top Fish: At Upper Twin Lake out of Bridgeport, Mike Davis, Carson City, landed an 11-pound trout trolling a flatfish. At Lower Twin, Savannah Moody, Long Beach, landed a 3-11 rainbow trolling a SuperDuper. At Convict Lake, Stacey and Shayne Smith, Chino Hills, landed rainbows at 2-7 and 2-3, respectively.

BRIDGEPORT REGION: Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

JUNE LAKE LOOP-LEE VINING REGION: Information: Silver Lake Resort at 760-648-7726 or at silverlakeresort.net or Ernie’s Tackle at 760-648-7756.

MAMMOTH AREA: Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Fishing information: Culver’s Sporting Goods 760-872-8361, Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, or Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010.

INDEPENDENCE TO LONE PINE AREA: Good action in waters planted weekly or every two weeks by the DFW. See trout plant list.

Aug
11

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: The general trout season is open through Nov. 15. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: Most of the roadside waters are getting weekly DFW trout plant areas, and those areas remain good. The top action: The West Walker River is good for both fly and spin anglers. Bridgeport Reservoir is very good with a lot of limits of fish to four pounds for bait, troll, and fly anglers. Crowley Lake has continued to produce a lot of rainbows and cutthroats from 20 to 24-inches for fly anglers fishing midges and tiny perch fry imitations. Grant Lake right where Rush Creek dumps in and Silver Lake have both been good again this week. The East Walker River’s flows have been down around 100 feet per second this week, which is a pretty good flow, but the bite is still tough but some bruiser browns have been reported. The Virginia Lakes are good to excellent and probably deserve to be in the top picks. Lundy Lake is fair, and the backcountry above the lake is good for day-hike and back-pack anglers. The lakes in the Mammoth Lakes basin are fair at best, but Convict Lake continues fair to good and there was a stock of trophy trout three weeks ago — and those fish continue to show. The Rock Creek drainage is fair, but the backcountry is very good for small fish. The Bishop Creek drainage is generally fair to good, and many of the backcountry lakes are opening up and there is good fishing for day-hike and backpacking anglers. Top spots include North Lake and Intake II after DFW plants. Sabrina is full and producing a lot of rainbows for trollers and anglers fishing the creek inlets. South Lake is higher than it has been in four years and rental boats are available, but fishing is still just fair, at best. Weir Pond has been a top spot for fly anglers fishing dry flies early and late. Mosquitos are a problem throughout the region.

BRIDGEPORT REGION: Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

JUNE LAKE LOOP-LEE VINING REGION: Information: Silver Lake Resort at 760-648-7726 or at silverlakeresort.net or Ernie’s Tackle at 760-648-7756.

MAMMOTH AREA: Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Fishing information: Culver’s Sporting Goods 760-872-8361, Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, or Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010.

INDEPENDENCE TO LONE PINE AREA: Good action in waters planted weekly or every two weeks by the DFW. See trout plant list.

Aug
04

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: The general trout season is open through Nov. 15. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: Fishing improved throughout the region in recent days as the weather cooled. Most of the roadside waters are getting weekly DFW trout plant areas, and those areas remain good. The top action: The West Walker River is good for both fly and spin anglers. Bridgeport Reservoir is very good with a lot of limits of fish to four pounds for bait, troll, and fly anglers. Crowley Lake has continued to produce a lot of rainbows and cutthroats from 20 to 24-inches for fly anglers fishing midges and tiny perch fry imitations. Grant Lake right where Rush Creek dumps in and Silver Lake have both been good this week. The East Walker River’s flows have been down around 125 feet per second this week, which is a pretty good flow, but the bite is still tough. The Virginia Lakes are good to excellent and probably deserve to be in the top picks. All the lakes in the June Lake loop have been better this week, not just Grant and Silver. Lundy Lake is fair, and the backcountry above the lake is good for day-hike and back-pack anglers. The lakes in the Mammoth Lakes basin are fair at best, but Convict Lake continues fair to good and there was a stock of trophy trout two weeks ago — and those fish continue to show. The Rock Creek drainage is fair, but the backcountry is very good for small fish. The Bishop Creek drainage is generally fair to good, and many of the backcountry lakes are opening up and there is good fishing for day-hike and backpacking anglers. Top spots include North Lake and Intake II after DFW plants. Sabrina is full for the first time since 2011 and has been very good again over the past week with a lot of limits and two to four-pound trout. South Lake is higher than it has been in four years and rental boats are available, but fishing is still just fair, at best. Weir Pond has been a top spot for fly anglers fishing dry flies early and late. Mosquitos are a problem throughout the region.

Top Fish: At Convict Lake, Sheri and Brian Wersky, both Placentia, had the top trout this week. Sheri’s was a 6-5 rainbow, while Brian’s was a 4-1. Both were caught on nightcrawlers off the south shore. At Silver Lake in the June Lake Loop, David Piolatto, Newhall, landed a 4-7 rainbow on a yellow garlic worm.

BRIDGEPORT REGION: Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

JUNE LAKE LOOP-LEE VINING REGION: Information: Silver Lake Resort at 760-648-7726 or at silverlakeresort.net or Ernie’s Tackle at 760-648-7756.

MAMMOTH AREA: Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Fishing information: Culver’s Sporting Goods 760-872-8361, Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, or Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010.

INDEPENDENCE TO LONE PINE AREA: Good action in waters planted weekly or every two weeks by the DFW. See trout plant list.

Jul
28

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: The general trout season is open through Nov. 15. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: Fishing has been tougher over the past week throughout the Eastern Sierra, in spite of the fact that most of the roadside waters are getting weekly DFW trout plant areas. The top action has been on the West Walker River for both fly and spin anglers, Crowley Lake which has continued to produce a lot of rainbows and cutthroats from 20 to 24-inches for fly anglers fishing midges and tiny perch fry imitations, and Grant Lake right where Rush Creek dumps in. Bridgeport Reservoir has been fair to good for boat anglers trolling or bait fishing, but the shore bite is tough. The East Walker River’s flows have been around 165 feet per second this week, which is a pretty good flow, but the bite is still tough. The Virginia Lakes are all fair to good for bait and lure anglers with a lot of limits reported. All the lakes in the June Lake loop have been better this week with winds subsiding making for better action, especially at Silver Lake. Lundy Lake is fair. The backcountry is good for day-hike and back-pack anglers. The lakes in the Mammoth Lakes basin are fair at best, but Convict Lake continues fair to good and there was a stock of trophy trout last week. The Rock Creek drainage is fair, but the backcountry is very good for small fish. The Bishop Creek drainage is generally fair to good, and many of the backcountry lakes are opening up and there is good fishing for day-hike and backpacking anglers. Top spots include North Lake and Intake II after DFW plants. Sabrina is full for the first time since 2011 and has been very good again over the past week with a lot of limits and two to four-pound trout. South Lake is higher than it has been in four years and rental boats are available, but fishing is still just fair, at best. Weir Pond has been a top spot for fly anglers fishing dry flies early and late. Mosquitos are a problem throughout the region.

Top Fish: At Convict Lake, Jessica Romero, Dublin, had a 6-6 rainbow on a green Tasmanian Devil.

BRIDGEPORT REGION: Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

JUNE LAKE LOOP-LEE VINING REGION: Information: Silver Lake Resort at 760-648-7726 or at silverlakeresort.net or Ernie’s Tackle at 760-648-7756.

MAMMOTH AREA: Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Fishing information: Culver’s Sporting Goods 760-872-8361, Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, or Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010.

INDEPENDENCE TO LONE PINE AREA: Good action in waters planted weekly or every two weeks by the DFW. See trout plant list.

Jul
14

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: The general trout season is open through Nov. 15. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: Fishing has been fair to good throughout the roadside waters in the region, especially in the DFW trout plant areas. DFW trout plants have ramped up since Memorial Day weekend and most roadside waters are getting weekly stocks. The top action has been at Crowley Lake which has continued to produce a lot of rainbows and cutthroats and a few browns. Lots of 20 to 24-inch class fish for fly anglers fishing midges and tiny perch fry imitations. The Twin Lakes at Bridgeport have been slow to fair overall, but Bridgeport Reservoir has been fair with some good action early and late in the day on fish to five or six pounds (most 12-inch class). The East Walker River’s flows have stayed up at over 250 feet per second, making fishing tough, but some quality fish mostly for nymph fishermen. The Virginia Lakes are good, with Big Virginia producing some nice brookies as well as rainbows. All the lakes in the June Lake loop have been slow to fair with a flurries of good action after the trout plants. Lundy Lake is fair. The backcountry is good for day-hike and back-pack anglers. The lakes in the Mammoth Lakes basin are fair at best, but Convict Lake continues fair to good. The Rock Creek drainage is fair at best, but the backcountry is very good for small fish. The Bishop Creek drainage is generally fair to good, and many of the backcountry lakes are opening up and there is good fishing for day-hike and backpacking anglers. Top spots include North Lake and Intake II after DFW plants. Sabrina is full for the first time since 2011 and has been very good over the past week with a lot of limits and two to four-pound trout. South Lake is higher than it has been in four years, but fishing is still tough. Weir Pond has been a top spot for fly anglers fishing dry flies early and late. Mosquitos are a problem throughout the region.

BRIDGEPORT REGION: Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

JUNE LAKE LOOP-LEE VINING REGION: Information: Silver Lake Resort at 760-648-7726 or at silverlakeresort.net or Ernie’s Tackle at 760-648-7756.

MAMMOTH AREA: Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Fishing information: Culver’s Sporting Goods 760-872-8361, Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, or Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010.

INDEPENDENCE TO LONE PINE AREA: Good action in waters planted weekly or every two weeks by the DFW. See trout plant list.

Jul
07

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: The general trout season is open through Nov. 15. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: Fishing has been fair to good throughout the roadside waters in the region, especially in the DFW trout plant areas. DFW trout plants have ramped up since Memorial Day weekend and most roadside waters are getting weekly stocks. Top action has been at Crowley Lake which has continued to produce a lot of limits of rainbows and cutthroats, with cutts to five pounds and a lot of two-pound class fish. The Twin Lakes at Bridgeport have been slow to fair overall, but Bridgeport Reservoir has been fair with some good action early and late in the day on fish to five or six pounds. The East Walker River’s flows have stayed up at over 250 feet per second, making fishing tough, but some quality fish mostly for nymph fishermen. The Virginia Lakes are good, with Big Virginia producing some nice brookies as well as rainbows. All the lakes in the June Lake loop have been slow to fair with a flurries of good action after the trout plants. Lundy Lake is fair, while the beaver ponds above the lake are starting to produced good numbers of fish. The backcountry is good for day-hike and back-pack anglers. The lakes in the Mammoth Lakes basin are fair at best, but Convict Lake continues fair to good. The Rock Creek drainage is fair at best, but the backcountry is very good for small fish. The Bishop Creek drainage is generally fair to good, and many of the backcountry lakes are opening up and there is good fishing for day-hike and backpacking anglers. Top spots include North Lake and Intake II after DFW plants. Sabrina is full for the first time since 2011 and has been very good over the past week with a lot of limits and two to four-pound trout. South Lake is higher than it has been in four years, but fishing is still tough. Weir Pond has been a top spot for fly anglers fishing dry flies early and late. Mosquitos are a problem throughout the region.

BRIDGEPORT REGION: Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

JUNE LAKE LOOP-LEE VINING REGION: Information: Silver Lake Resort at 760-648-7726 or at silverlakeresort.net or Ernie’s Tackle at 760-648-7756.

MAMMOTH AREA: Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Fishing information: Culver’s Sporting Goods 760-872-8361, Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, or Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010.

INDEPENDENCE TO LONE PINE AREA: Good action in waters planted weekly or every two weeks by the DFW. See trout plant list.