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Apr
21

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: The general season will reopen April 30. A number of waters remain open to year-around, catch-and-release fishing. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: The few anglers fishing the upper Owens above Crowley continue to see a few big rainbows and the numbers have increased over the past week and the action has been fair to good on fish to four pounds or better. No cutthroats in the river yet. The East Walker River flows have been up and down the past week, hampering fishing, but overall the bite has been fair with most anglers reporting four to six fish per day with most fish from 14 to 16 inches and some bigger. The best bite has been on nymphs (mostly midge larva imitations in size 16 to 20) and streamers. Still no dry fly action, even with some decent hatches of yellow stones and midges. The Miracle Mile stretch is OK, but the best bite is below the bridge all the way into Nevada with the Rosaschi stretch producing some bigger browns. The West Walker River is still slow to fair with light pressure. Hot Creek continues to have some spotty midge and baetis hatches but winds have hampered the fishing. The lower Owens River below Pleasant Valley flows are still up scattering the fish and the bite still hasn’t stabilized yet. Best action still on small nymphs or streamers.

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

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: Early trout season opener was March 5 on small streams from Lone Pine to Independence. The following waters are slated to be planted by the DFW this week: Cottonwood Creek, Diaz Lake, Georges Creek, Independence Creek, Lone Pine Creek, Owens River (below Tinemaha, Section 2), Tuttle Creek.

Apr
07

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: The general season will reopen April 30. A number of waters remain open to year-around, catch-and-release fishing. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: The few anglers fishing the upper Owens above Crowley continue to see a few big rainbows and the numbers have increased over the past week and the action has been fair to good on fish to four pounds or better. No cutthroats in the river yet. The East Walker River flows have dropped to 31 cfs (down from 40 the past several weeks), and that has made the fish even more skittish. Stealthy anglers are still seeing fair to good action, reporting four to six fish per day with most fish from 14 to 16 inches and some bigger. The best bite has been on nymphs (mostly midge larva imitations in size 16 to 20) and streamers, even with some decent hatches of yellow stones and midges. The Miracle Mile stretch is OK, but the best bite is below the bridge all the way into Nevada with the Rosaschi stretch producing some bigger browns. The West Walker River is still slow to fair with light pressure. Hot Creek continues to have some spotty midge and baetis hatches but winds have hampered the fishing. The lower Owens River below Pleasant Valley flows jumped to 320 cfs this week scattering the fish and the bite hasn’t stabilized yet. Best action still on small nymphs or streamers.

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

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: Early trout season opener was March 5 on small streams from Lone Pine to Independence. The following waters are slated to be planted by the DFW this week: Cottonwood Creek, Diaz Lake, Georges Creek, Independence Creek, Lone Pine Creek, Tuttle Creek.

Mar
30

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: The general season will reopen April 30. A number of waters remain open to year-around, catch-and-release fishing. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: Little change here. The few anglers fishing the upper Owens above Crowley continue to see a few big rainbows and cutthroat hybrids, but there is just slow to fair action on fish to four pounds or better. The East Walker River has been improving over the past week with flows sticking at 40 cfs and most anglers reporting four to six fish per day with most fish from 14 to 16 inches and some bigger. The best bite has been on nymphs and streamers, even with some decent hatches of yellow stones and midges. The Miracle Mile stretch is OK, but the best bite is below the bridge all the way into Nevada with the Rosaschi stretch producing some bigger browns. The West Walker River is still slow to fair with light pressure. Hot Creek continues to have some pretty good midge and baetis hatches but light fishing pressure. The lower Owens River has low flows and fair action on small nymphs or streamers.

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

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 LONG PINE AREA: Early trout season opener was March 5 on small streams from Lone Pine to Independence. The following waters are slated to be planted by the DFW this week: Georges Creek, Lone Pine Creek, Tuttle Creek. Next week’s plants are tentatively for Cottonwood Creek, Diaz Lake, Georges Creek, Independence Creek, Lone Pine Creek, Tuttle Creek.

Mar
04

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: The general season closed Sunday, Nov. 15, and the general season will reopen April 30. A number of waters remain open to year-around, catch-and-release fishing. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: Almost no fishing pressure anywhere, but a handful of anglers for fishing the upper Owens above Crowley for the big rainbows and cutthroat hybrids that pack into the river in the winter. Fair action on fish to four pounds or better. The East Walker River has had little pressure, but anglers fishing are getting a few rainbows in the Miracle Mile stretch and some browns below the bridge, mostly on midges or small nymphs. The West Walker River has been untouched. Hot Creek continues to have some pretty good midge and baetis hatches but light fishing pressure. The lower Owens River has low flows and fair action on small nymphs or streamers.

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

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.

Feb
18

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: The general season closed Sunday, Nov. 15, and the general season will reopen April 30. A number of waters remain open to year-around, catch-and-release fishing. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: Almost no fishing pressure anywhere, but a handful of anglers for fishing the upper Owens above Crowley for the big rainbows and cutthroat hybrids that pack into the river in the winter. Fair on fish to four pounds or better. The East Walker River has had little pressure, but anglers fishing are getting a few rainbows in the Miracle Mile stretch and some browns below the bridge, mostly on midges or small nymphs. The West Walker River has been untouched. Hot Creek continues to have some pretty good midge and baetis hatches but light fishing pressure. The lower Owens River has low flows and fair action on small nymphs or streamers.

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

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.

Feb
04

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: The general season closed Sunday, Nov. 15. A number of waters remain open to year-around, catch-and-release fishing. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: Almost no fishing pressure anywhere, but a handful of anglers for fishing the upper Owens above Crowley for the big rainbows and cutthroat hybrids that pack into the river in the winter. The East Walker River has had little pressure, but anglers fishing are getting a few rainbows in the Miracle Mile stretch and some browns below the bridge, mostly on midges or small nymphs. The West Walker River has been untouched. Hot Creek continues to have some pretty good midge and baetis hatches but light fishing pressure. The lower Owens River has low flows and fair action on small nymphs or streamers.

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

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.

Jan
14

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: The general season closed Sunday, Nov. 15. A number of waters remain open to year-around, catch-and-release fishing. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: Almost no fishing pressure anywhere, but a handful of anglers for fishing the upper Owens above Crowley for the big rainbows and cutthroat hybrids that pack into the river in the winter. The East and West Walker rivers have seen few anglers, but Hot Creek has had some pretty good midge and baetis hatches again this past week. The lower Owens River has low flows and fair action on small nymphs or streamers.

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

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.

Dec
10

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: The general season closed Sunday, Nov. 15. A number of waters remain open to year-around, catch-and-release fishing. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: The portions of the East and West Walker rivers, most of the Owens River, and Hot Creek remain open to catch-and-release fishing. All four waters have been a little tough with cold water and weather conditions and low flows, but the East Walker is probably the best of the lot with midge and streamer anglers getting a few quality fish topping 16 inches. The run of big winter fish up into the Owens River out of Crowley has not begun yet. The lower Owens River has low flows and fair action on small nymphs or streamers.

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

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.

Dec
03

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: The general season closed Sunday, Nov. 15. A number of waters remain open to year-around, catch-and-release fishing. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: The general season is closed, but the portions of the East and West Walker rivers, most of the Owens River, and Hot Creek remain open to catch-and-release fishing. All four waters have been a little tough with cold water and weather conditions and low flows, but the East Walker is probably the best of the lot with midge and streamer anglers getting a few quality fish topping 16 inches. The run of big winter fish up into the Owens River out of Crowley has not begun yet. The lower Owens River has low flows and fair action on small nymphs or streamers.

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

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.

Nov
27

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: The general season closed Sunday, Nov. 15. A number of waters remain open to year-around, catch-and-release fishing. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: The general season is closed, but the portions of the East and West Walker rivers, most of the Owens River, and Hot Creek remain open to catch-and-release fishing. All four waters have been a little tough with cold water conditions and low flows, but the East Walker is probably the best of the lot with midge and streamer anglers getting a few quality fish topping 16 inches. The run of big winter fish up into the Owens River out of Crowley has not begun yet. The lower Owens River has low flows and fair action on small nymphs or streamers.

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

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.

Nov
19

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: The general season closed Sunday, Nov. 15. A number of waters remain open to year-around, catch-and-release fishing. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: The general season closed Sunday, but the portions of the East and West Walker rivers, most of the Owens River, and Hot Creek remain open to catch-and-release fishing. All four waters have been a little tough with cold water conditions and low flows, but the East Walker is probably the best of the lot with midge and streamer anglers getting a few quality fish topping 16 inches.

TOP FISH OF THE WEEK: Convict Lake continued to produce quality trout right up through the final day of the season, and it has the best fish in the Sierra the last weekend, when Gerard Mangan, Huntington Beach, landed a 6-9 rainbow on yellow PowerBait off the south shore.

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

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.

Nov
12

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: Fishing pressure remains very light with few anglers fishing. For bait and lure anglers, the top bets in the region have been the Twin Lakes at Bridgeport, Bridgeport Reservoir, and Convict Lake continues to produce some nice quality fish but just fair numbers overall. Bishop Creek and Rock Creek are pretty fair for skilled stream anglers who are getting browns and holdover rainbows. Fly anglers are seeing a slow to fair bite in the low flows of the East Walker below Bridgeport Reservoir with most fish 12 to 16 inches but a few bigger. Crowley Lake is fair to good one day and tough the next. There are browns, rainbows, and cutthroats showing in this bite with a lot of fish to 20 inches or better (go to http://sierradrifters.com/ to see the latest photos).

TOP FISH OF THE WEEK: At Convict Lake, Frank Heilman, Frazier Park, landed a 7-11 rainbow on a Roostertail at the inlet. Corby Brown, Fontana, also had a 7-11 off the south shore on salmon peach PowerBait.

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: Parcher’s Resort (on Bishop Creek) 760-873-4177, Culver’s Sporting Goods 760-872-8361, Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, or Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010.

LONE PINE TO INDEPENDENCE AREA: Information: 760-876-4444 or go to www.lonepinechamber.org.

Oct
22

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: Fishing pressure remains very light and the reports have been scanty. Overall, the bite has just been slow. For bait and lure anglers, the top bets in the region have continued to be the Virginia Lakes, which is continuing to show a lot of holdover fish to three pounds, Twin Lakes at Bridgeport, Silver and Grant lakes in the June Loop for the occasional bigger brown trout, Convict Lake continues to produce some nice quality fish but just fair numbers overall, and Bishop Creek and Rock Creek are pretty fair for skilled stream anglers who are getting browns and holdover rainbows. Fly anglers are seeing a fair to good bite in the low flows of the East Walker below Bridgeport Reservoir with most fish 12 to 16 inches but a few bigger. Many are reporting 20-fish days. Crowley Lake is very good for browns, rainbows, and cutthroats with a lot of fish to 20 inches or better (go to http://sierradrifters.com/ to see the latest photos). It’s also color season in the Sierra with autumn colors in full swing.

Big fishing of the week: At Convict Lake, Eva Knight from Oceanside caught an 8-12 rainbow on a yellow Thomas Buoyant while fishing at the Inlet.

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: Parcher’s Resort (on Bishop Creek) 760-873-4177, Culver’s Sporting Goods 760-872-8361, Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, or Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010.

LONE PINE TO INDEPENDENCE AREA: Information: 760-876-4444 or go to www.lonepinechamber.org.

Oct
08

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: Fishing pressure remains very light and the reports have been scanty. Overall, the bite has just been slow to fair. Brookies and browns in area lakes are starting to stack up at stream mouths and moving up into streams for the spawn. For bait and lure anglers, the top bets in the region have continued to be the Virginia Lakes, which is continuing to show a lot of holdover fish, Silver and Grant lakes in the June Loop for occasional bigger brown trout, Convict Lake continues to produce some nice quality fish, and Bishop Creek and Rock Creek are pretty fair for skilled stream anglers who are getting browns and holdover rainbows. Fly anglers are seeing a good bite in the low flows of the East Walker below Bridgeport Reservoir with most fish 12 to 16 inches but a few bigger. Many are reporting 20-fish days. Crowley Lake is very good for browns, rainbows, and cutthroats with a lot of fish to 20 inches or better (go to http://sierradrifters.com/ to see the latest photos). It’s also color season in the Sierra with autumn colors in full swing, especially at the higher elevations.

Big fish of the week included a 9-11 rainbow landed by Dave Cavalli, Santa Barbara, out of Convict Lake off the north shore on rainbow garlic PowerBait.

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: Parcher’s Resort (on Bishop Creek) 760-873-4177, Culver’s Sporting Goods 760-872-8361, Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, or Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010.

LONE PINE TO INDEPENDENCE AREA: Information: 760-876-4444 or go to www.lonepinechamber.org.

Sep
24

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: Fishing pressure remains light and the reports have been scanty. Overall, the bite has just been slow to fair. Brookies and browns in area lakes are starting to stack up at stream mouths and moving into streams for the spawn. For bait and lure anglers, the top bets in the region have continued to be the Virginia Lakes, which is continuing to show a lot of holdover fish, Silver and Grant lakes in the June Loop for occasional bigger brown trout, Convict Lakem which has cranked out 25 trout over four pounds, including one at 8-3, and Bishop Creek and Rock Creek are pretty fair for skilled stream anglers who are getting browns and holdover rainbows. Fly anglers are seeing a good bite in the low flows of the East Walker below Bridgeport Reservoir with fish to 20 inches (but few bruisers yet) and many 25-fish days, and Crowley Lake is very good for browns, rainbows, and cutthroats with a lot of fish to 20 inches or better (go to http://sierradrifters.com/ to see the latest photos).

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: Parcher’s Resort (on Bishop Creek) 760-873-4177, Culver’s Sporting Goods 760-872-8361, Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, or Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010.

LONE PINE TO INDEPENDENCE AREA: Information: 760-876-4444 or go to www.lonepinechamber.org.