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.