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May
25

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: General trout season opened April 29. 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: Fair to good action throughout the Eastern Sierra. In the Bridgeport region, the top bet is still Bridgeport Reservoir for boat anglers with the shore bite tougher. Trolling and bait fishing are both producing with a lot of fish to five pounds. The Twin Lakes at Bridgeport has slow to fair action on smaller fish. The West Walker is a torrent and slow, and the East Walker is also still pretty tough with high flows — 800 cfs — but a few fish are showing for diligent stream and nymph anglers using a lot of lead. The ice-fishing at Big Virginia is still fair to good, but Little Virginia is slower. The road is open all the way to the lakes now.

In the June Lake region, June Lake continues to be fair to good with some nice cutthroats reported. Grant is also pretty good for close-to-shore trollers, while Silver and Gull are fair at best. Rush Creek slowed.

In the Mammoth region, Crowley Lake has been getting better by the day as lots of fish are dropping back out of the streams after the spawn. Cuttroats to seven pounds have been reported by fly anglers fishing midge patterns under indicators. Bbait anglers fishing PowerBait and PowerMice are also getting a lot of fish. The Upper Owens and smaller Crowley tribs still have a lot of spawners, both rainbows and cutthoats (mostly cutts now), and the fly-fishing bite is pretty good. Convict Lake is fair to good, but the Mammoth Lakes are all slow to fair with the ice going out on everything and clear on most waters now. Rock Creek Lake is also mostly free of ice now.

In the Bishop region, Bishop Creek is running pretty high, but the fishing was very good, especially in the lower river and at Intake II. North Lake and South Lake now have road access and South Lake and Sabrina’s ice is gone. The lower Owens River is a torrent and effectively unfishable.

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: Check trout plants list for waters planted recently.

May
11

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: General trout season opened this past Saturday. 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: General slowing at all Eastern Sierra waters this past week since the opener. In the Bridgeport region, the top bet is Bridgeport Reservoir, but the shore bite has toughened up. Boat anglers are still seeing good action both trolling and bait fishing with a lot of fish to five pounds. The Twin Lakes at Bridgeport slowed dramatically with just slow to fair action on smaller fish. The West Walker is a torrent and slow, and the East Walker saw its flows jump from 625 cfs to 830 cfs by Wednesday this week. Tough fishing at those flows. The ice-fishing at Big Virginia is still fair to good, but Little Virginia is slower.

In the June Lake region, June Lake continues to be fair to good with some nice cutthroats reported. Grant is also pretty good for close-to-shore trollers, while Silver and Gull are fair at best. Rush Creek slowed, but all the waters were slated to get DFW fish this week.

In the Mammoth region, Crowley Lake remains pretty good for fly anglers fishing midge patterns, and bait anglers fishing PowerBait and PowerMice. Convict Lake is fair to good, but the Mammoth Lakes are all slow to fair through the ice. Rock Creek Lake is still frozen.

In the Bishop region, Bishop Creek is running pretty high, but the fishing was very good, especially in the lower river and at Intake II. Sabrina Lake ice anglers continue to report good results on pan-sized rainbows. North Lake and South Lake still do not have road access and South Lake is still frozen, too. The lower Owens River is a torrent and effectively unfishable.

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: Check trout plants list for waters planted recently.

Apr
20

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: General trout season will open April 29, and many waters in Inyo and Mono counties remain open year-around. Anglers should check the regulations on open waters and special restrictions. The early trout opener was March 4 on Inyo County waters south of (and including) Independence Creek and west of Highway 395. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: Early trout season is in progress on some Inyo Valley waters. Anglers should check the regulations for open waters for this event and restrictions. Most open waters getting trout plants alternating weeks.

In the year-around waters, the lower Owens River below Pleasant Valley Reservoir has continued to have very high flows of over 700 cfs for the past several weeks. These are tough fishing flows. Very few trout showing for anglers fishing nymphs near the bottom with lots of lead. The East Walker flows finally dropped to 350 cfs after nearly two weeks of flows over 480 cfs. Fishing is still tough, but this flow is a little better. Light pressure and only the odd trout reported on nymphs or streamers swung through the quieter side channels. The West Walker flows have been from just under 500 cfs to over 900 cfs the past week. The flow Wednesday afternoon was 750 cfs. Light fishing pressure, but a few browns and rainbows coming from quieter water in the bigger pools.

The top spot in the region continues to be the Owens River above Crowley. There are a lot of big rainbows from 16 to 22 inches or more up out of Crowley in the Hot Fingers stretch of the Owens River. Access remains pretty good. Anglers should still call one of the shops in the region for the latest information.

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: Check trout plants list for waters planted recently. 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: Check trout plants list for waters planted recently.

Apr
06

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: General trout season will open April 29, and many waters in Inyo and Mono counties remain open year-around. Anglers should check the regulations on open waters and special restrictions. The early trout opener was March 4 on Inyo County waters south of (and including) Independence Creek and west of Highway 395. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: Early trout season is in progress on some Inyo Valley waters. Anglers should check the regulations for open waters for this event and restrictions. Most open waters getting trout plants alternating weeks.

In the year-around waters, the lower Owens River below Pleasant Valley Reservoir has continued to have very high flows of over 700 cfs for the past week. These are tough fishing flows. Very few trout showing for anglers fishing nymphs near the bottom with lots of lead. The East Walker flows flows dropped Monday from just under 900 cfs to just under 500 cfs on Wednesday. Fishing with flows at this level is very tough with only the odd trout showing on nymphs or streamers swung through the quieter side channels. Light pressure. The West Walker flows have come up again this week with the warmer weather going from 400 cfs last week to 500 cfs this week. Zero fishing pressure.

The top spot in the region continues to be the Owens River above Crowley. There are a lot of big rainbows from 16 to 22 inches or more up out of Crowley in the Hot Fingers stretch of the Owens River. Access improved again this past week with warmer weather, but anglers should still call one of the shops in the region for the latest information.

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: Check trout plants list for waters planted recently. 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: Check trout plants list for waters planted recently.

Mar
30

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. The early trout opener was March 4 on Inyo County waters south of (and including) Independence Creek and west of Highway 395. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: Early trout season is in progress on some Inyo Valley waters. Anglers should check the regulations for open waters for this event and restrictions. Most open waters getting trout plants alternating weeks.

In the year-around waters, the lower Owens River below Pleasant Valley Reservoir has continued to have very high flows of over 700 cfs for the past week. These are tough fishing flows. Very few trout showing for anglers fishing nymphs near the bottom with lots of lead. The East Walker flows remain just under 900 cfs. Fishing with flows at this level is very tough with only the odd trout showing on nymphs or streamers swung through the quieter side channels. Light pressure. The West Walker flows have dropped from 575 cfs last week to right at 400 cfs Wednesday this week. Zero fishing pressure. The top spot in the region continues to be the Owens River above Crowley. There are a lot of big rainbows from 16 to 22 inches or more up out of Crowley in the Hot Fingers stretch of the Owens River. Access improved this past week with warmer weather, but anglers should still call one of the shops in the region for the latest information.

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: Check trout plants list for waters planted recently. 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: Check trout plants list for waters planted recently.

Mar
09

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. The early trout opener was this past Saturday, March 4 on Inyo County waters south of (and including) Independence Creek and west of Highway 395. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: The early trout season opener was good with great weather and planted fish at most locations, including Cottonwood Creek, Diaz Lake, Georges Creek, Independence Creek, Lone Pine Creek, the Owens River (below Tinnemaha), Shepherd Creek, Symmes Creek, and Tuttle Creek. This week’s plants include Cottonwood Creek, Georges Creek, Independence Creek, Owens River (section 2), Pleasant Valley Reservoir, Shepherd Creek, Symmes Creek, and Tuttle Creek. Anglers should check the regulations for open waters for this event and restrictions.

In the year-around waters, the lower Owens River below Pleasant Valley Reservoir has continued to see its flows increased. Last week the flows jumped from 350 to nearly around 600 cfs. These are tough fishing flows, but some trout are still showing for anglers fishing nymphs near the bottom (lots of lead). The East Walker flows flow has been a very consistent 330 cfs over the past week, but the fishing is still pretty tough with the best bite on nymphs bounced along the bottom or streamers swung through the quieter side channels. Light pressure. The West Walker flows have around 170 cfs this week. Zero fishing pressure. The top spot in the region continues to be the Owens River above Crowley. There are a lot of big rainbows up out of Crowley in the Hot Fingers stretch of the Owens River, but access is still problematic and anglers should check with one of the fly shops for news. The bite remains fair for the big 16 to 22 inch-fish that have run up out of Crowley Lake.

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: Cottonwood Creek, Diaz Lake, Georges Creek, Independence Creek, Lone Pine Creek, Owens River (below Tinnemaha), Shepherd Creek, Symmes Creek, and Tuttle Creek all planted this week.

Mar
02

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. The early trout opener is this Saturday, March 4 on Inyo County waters south of (and including) Independence Creek and west of Highway 395. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: The early trout season opener is this weekend in southern Sierra streams, and the DFW has planted Cottonwood Creek, Diaz Lake, Georges Creek, Independence Creek, Lone Pine Creek, the Owens River (below Tinnemaha), Shepherd Creek, Symmes Creek, and Tuttle Creek this week in preparation for this event. Anglers should check the regulations for open waters for this event and restrictions. In the year-around waters, the lower Owens River below Pleasant Valley Reservoir has continued to see its flows increased. Last week the flows jumped from 250 to 350 cfs, and this week they been ramped up again to 450 cfs. These are tough fishing flows, but some trout are still showing for anglers fishing nymphs near the bottom. The East Walker flows flow has been a very consistent 330 cfs over the past week, but the fishing is still pretty tough with the best bite on nymphs bounced along the bottom or streamers swung through the quieter side channels. Light pressure. The West Walker flows have dropped from around 260 cfs last week to around 170 cfs this week. Zero fishing pressure. The top spot in the region continues to be the Owens River above Crowley. There are a lot of big rainbows up out of Crowley in the Hot Fingers stretch of the Owens River, but access is still problematic and anglers should check with one of the fly shops for news. The bite remains slow to fair for the big 16 to 22 inch-fish that have run up out of Crowley Lake.

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: Cottonwood Creek, Diaz Lake, Georges Creek, Independence Creek, Lone Pine Creek, Owens River (below Tinnemaha), Shepherd Creek, Symmes Creek, and Tuttle Creek all planted this week.

Feb
16

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. The early trout opener is March 4 on Inyo County waters south of (and including) Independence Creek and west of Highway 395. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: The lower Owens River below Pleasant Valley Reservoir has been flowing from 220 to 247 cfs this past week. The East Walker flows have been ramping up over the last week with the flows mid-day Wednesday at 850 cfs, up from 390 cfs a week ago. The West Walker flows have dropped down to 275 cfs this week from a peak of around 1,400 cfs last Thursday. Still light fishing pressure throughout the region, but there are still a lot of big rainbows up out of Crowley in the Hot Fingers stretch of the Owens River. A few 16 to 22 inch fish are being landed in a fairly tough bite. The East and West Walker rivers have been slow due to high flows. Hot Creek is getting no pressure.

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.

Feb
09

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: The lower Owens River below Pleasant Valley Reservoir has been flowing at around 223 cfs this past week. The West Walker was at around 1,000 cfs Wednesday, up from around 100 cfs last week. The East Walker has been stepped up to 380 cfs this week, up again from just over 220 cfs last week. Almost no fishing pressure at any of the year-around waters except on the upper Owens above Crowley Lake. A lot of big rainbows are up out of Crowley in the Hot Fingers stretch of the river. A few 16 to 22 inch fish are being landed in a fairly tough bite. Access to the upper Owens and Hot Creek has been via snowshoes and snowmobile right now. Be prepared for cold conditions and snow.

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.

Jan
26

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: Heavy rain and snow for much of the past week. The lower Owens River below Pleasant Valley Reservoir has been flowing at nearly 162 cfs this past week. The West Walker has been between 155 and 180 cfs this past week. The East Walker has been stepped up to 165 cfs as of Wednesday this week, stepping up from just under 30 cfs a week ago. Almost no fishing pressure at any of the year-around waters, although the upper Owens has had a few anglers and they all report tough fishing but a lot of big rainbows up out of Crowley in the Hot Fingers stretch of the river. Access to the upper Owens and Hot Creek is via snowshoes and snowmobile right now. Be prepared for cold conditions and snow.

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.

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.