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Dec
12

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: General trout season is closed and will not reopen until the last Saturday in April, 2015. For up-to-date road and campground information by region, call the following U.S. Forest Service offices: For the Big Pine to Lone Pine region, call 760-876-6222; for the Bishop Region, call 760-873-2500; for the Mammoth Lakes region, call 760-924-5500; for the Lee Vining region, call 760-647-3044; and for the Bridgeport region call 760-932-7070. Lodging and guide information: Bishop Chamber of Commerce 760-873-8405 or www.bishopvisitor.com, Mono County Tourism 760-924-1743. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

BRIDGEPORT REGION: The East Walker has been tough with the best fishing below the highway bridge and on the Nevada side on midge patterns. Quite a few 18 to 22 inch browns, but two to four fish per day has been a good day. The East and West Walker are the only waters still open in the region now, and they both have special regulations. Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

MAMMOTH AREA: Only Hot Creek and the upper Owens River remain open to fishing with special regulations. Hot Creek remains good but very weedy with daily hatches of caddis and midges with a lot of eight to 14-inch browns. The Owens is tougher with just slow to fair action, mostly on small nymphs fished in the deep pools and runs. There have been, however, quite a few of the bigger rainbows moving up out of Crowley in the deeper cuts, especially in the Hot Fingers stretch. Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Pleasant Valley Reservoir and the lower Owens River are the only waters that remain open through the winter. The Owens River gorge is getting zero pressure, but the reservoir has been fair at the upper end of the lake for jig and fly anglers. The lower Owens has been slow to fair with some surprisingly big holdover and planted rainbows showing for float anglers. Fishing information: Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010, Culver’s 760-872-8361, Brock’s 760-872-3581.

LONE PINE TO INDEPENDENCE AREA: Only the lower Owens River remains open to fishing. No reports.

Dec
04

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: General trout season is closed and will not reopen until the last Saturday in April, 2015. For up-to-date road and campground information by region, call the following U.S. Forest Service offices: For the Big Pine to Lone Pine region, call 760-876-6222; for the Bishop Region, call 760-873-2500; for the Mammoth Lakes region, call 760-924-5500; for the Lee Vining region, call 760-647-3044; and for the Bridgeport region call 760-932-7070. Lodging and guide information: Bishop Chamber of Commerce 760-873-8405 or www.bishopvisitor.com, Mono County Tourism 760-924-1743. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

BRIDGEPORT REGION: The East Walker has been tough with the best fishing below the highway bridge and on the Nevada side on midge patterns. Quite a few 18 to 22 inch browns, but two to four fish per day has been a good day. The East and West Walker are the only waters still open in the region now, and they both have special regulations. Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

MAMMOTH AREA: Only Hot Creek and the upper Owens River remain open to fishing with special regulations. Hot Creek remains good but very weedy with daily hatches of caddis and midges with a lot of eight to 14-inch browns. The Owens is tougher with just slow to fair action, mostly on small nymphs fished in the deep pools and runs. There have been, however, quite a few of the bigger rainbows moving up out of Crowley in the deeper cuts, especially in the Hot Fingers stretch. Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Pleasant Valley Reservoir and the lower Owens River are the only waters that remain open through the winter. The Owens River gorge is getting zero pressure, but the reservoir has been fair at the upper end of the lake for jig and fly anglers. The lower Owens has been slow to fair with some surprisingly big holdover and planted rainbows showing for float anglers. Fishing information: Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010, Culver’s 760-872-8361, Brock’s 760-872-3581.

LONE PINE TO INDEPENDENCE AREA: Only the lower Owens River remains open to fishing. No reports.

Nov
27

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: General trout season is closed and will not reopen until the last Saturday in April, 2015. For up-to-date road and campground information by region, call the following U.S. Forest Service offices: For the Big Pine to Lone Pine region, call 760-876-6222; for the Bishop Region, call 760-873-2500; for the Mammoth Lakes region, call 760-924-5500; for the Lee Vining region, call 760-647-3044; and for the Bridgeport region call 760-932-7070. Lodging and guide information: Bishop Chamber of Commerce 760-873-8405 or www.bishopvisitor.com, Mono County Tourism 760-924-1743. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

BRIDGEPORT REGION: The East Walker has been tough with the best fishing below the highway bridge and on the Nevada side on midge patterns. Quite a few 18 to 22 inch browns, but two to four fish per day has been a good day. The East and West Walker are the only waters still open in the region now, and they both have special regulations. Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

MAMMOTH AREA: Only Hot Creek and the upper Owens River remain open to fishing with special regulations. Hot Creek remains good with daily hatches of caddis and midges with a lot of eight to 14-inch browns. The Owens is tougher with just slow to fair action, mostly on small nymphs fished in the deep pools and runs. There have been, however, quite a few of the bigger rainbows moving up out of Crowley in the deeper cuts, especially in the Hot Fingers stretch. Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Pleasant Valley Reservoir and the lower Owens River are the only waters that remain open through the winter. The Owens River gorge is getting zero pressure, but the reservoir has been fair at the upper end of the lake for jig and fly anglers. The lower Owens has been slow to fair with some surprisingly big holdover and planted rainbows showing for float anglers. Fishing information: Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010, Culver’s 760-872-8361, Brock’s 760-872-3581.

LONE PINE TO INDEPENDENCE AREA: Only the lower Owens River remains open to fishing. No reports.

Nov
20

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: General trout season closed this past Saturday (Nov. 15) and will not reopen until the last Saturday in April, 2015. For up-to-date road and campground information by region, call the following U.S. Forest Service offices: For the Big Pine to Lone Pine region, call 760-876-6222; for the Bishop Region, call 760-873-2500; for the Mammoth Lakes region, call 760-924-5500; for the Lee Vining region, call 760-647-3044; and for the Bridgeport region call 760-932-7070. Lodging and guide information: Bishop Chamber of Commerce 760-873-8405 or www.bishopvisitor.com, Mono County Tourism 760-924-1743. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

BRIDGEPORT REGION: The East Walker has been tough with the best fishing below the highway bridge and on the Nevada side on midge patterns. Quite a few 18 to 22 inch browns, but two to four fish per day has been a good day. The East and West Walker are the only waters still open in the region now, and they both have special regulations. Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

MAMMOTH AREA: Only Hot Creek and the upper Owens River remain open to fishing with special regulations. Hot Creek remains good with daily hatches of caddis and midges with a lot of eight to 14-inch browns. The Owens is tougher with just slow to fair action, mostly on small nymphs fished in the deep pools and runs. Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Pleasant Valley Reservoir and the lower Owens River are the only waters that remain open through the winter. The Owens River gorge is getting zero pressure, but the reservoir has been fair at the upper end of the lake for jig and fly anglers. The lower Owens has been slow to fair with some surprisingly big holdover and planted rainbows showing for float anglers. Fishing information: Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010, Culver’s 760-872-8361, Brock’s 760-872-3581.

LONE PINE TO INDEPENDENCE AREA: Only the lower Owens River remains open to fishing. No reports.

Nov
13

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: General trout season will close after Saturday’s fishing in this region. For up-to-date road and campground information by region, call the following U.S. Forest Service offices: For the Big Pine to Lone Pine region, call 760-876-6222; for the Bishop Region, call 760-873-2500; for the Mammoth Lakes region, call 760-924-5500; for the Lee Vining region, call 760-647-3044; and for the Bridgeport region call 760-932-7070. Lodging and guide information: Bishop Chamber of Commerce 760-873-8405 or www.bishopvisitor.com, Mono County Tourism 760-924-1743. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

BRIDGEPORT REGION: The East Walker has been fair to good even with low flows (20 cfs) again this week. The water temperatures have cooled and the action if decent from the dam all the way to the Nevada border and below. Ten to 20 fish days with browns to 20 inches have been reported. Bridgeport Reservoir continues to drop and the fishing has been improving, especially at the dam for bait and lure anglers. The Twin Lakes have been good, with most of the fish pan-sized. Trollers are doing the best, but fly and bait anglers are also getting fish. The West Walker has been good for both fly and lure anglers. Virginia Lake remains one of the best spots in the region with a very good bite and limits of fish to four pounds showing on flies, bait, and lures for shore and tube anglers. Kirman has been tough for brookies which are moving into the spawn, but still fair. Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

JUNE LAKE LOOP-LEE VINING REGION: The fishing has been fair to good trout action throughout the June Lake Loop with mornings and evenings the best time to fish. June Lake continues to produce a lot of one to three pound trout. Gull, Silver and Grant are all producing nice catches, with a few browns showing from Silver and Grant. Silver continue to produce five or six fish per week topping three pounds. The usual PowerBaits, Pinched Crawlers, and small lures are getting fish at all four waters. Information: Silver Lake Resort at 760-648-7726 or at silverlakeresort.net or Ernie’s Tackle at 760-648-7756.

MAMMOTH AREA: Crowley Lake has been good for trout for midge anglers fishing in the bays around weed beds. Quite a few fish from two to four pounds. Lots of anglers are getting browns, rainbows, and cutthroats in a single day. The Owens has mostly smaller fish now with the occasional big brown from an undercut. Some movement of rainbows and browns up the river out of Crowley. Hot Creek is mostly producing eight to 14-inch browns. At Convict Lake, the trout action has been good with quite a few quality fish in the catch. Rick Vega, Fountain Valley, landed a 4-8 rainbow with a $50 tag. Manny Valenzuela and Jeffery Brooks, bothm Canyon Country, had rainbows at 3-7 and 3-4 respectively tossing Thomas Buoyants from the jetty. In the upper Mammoth Lakes basin, there is fair action on rainbow trout in most of the lakes with a lot of brookies being caught in the stream mouths and inlets. Twin Lakes has been good near the falls and along the outside edges of weed beds all over the lakes, while the upper lakes are all best morning and evening on flies, small spinners, or floating baits. Rock Creek Lake has been fair to good. Rock Creek is good with a lot of smaller browns. Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: The Bishop Creek drainage was slow to fair this past week. North Lake is slow with light pressure. South Lake fair. Sabrina slow to fair with light fishing pressure over the weekend. Bishop Creek and Intake II remain fair to good with a few limits reported. Most campgrounds in upper drainage now closed. In the valley, Pleasant Valley Reservoir is slow to fair for float tubers fishing jigs or floating baits. The Owens River gorge is fair in the mornings, then tougher until dusk. The lower Owens has been slow to fair with some surprisingly big holdover and planted rainbows showing for float anglers. While the bite has improved, it is still just fair overall. Fishing information: Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010, Culver’s 760-872-8361, Brock’s 760-872-3581.

LONE PINE TO INDEPENDENCE AREA: All of the trout streams in this region are slow to fair with light pressure. Weekly plants have ended for the season.

Oct
31

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: General trout season will close Nov. 15 in this region. For up-to-date road and campground information by region, call the following U.S. Forest Service offices: For the Big Pine to Lone Pine region, call 760-876-6222; for the Bishop Region, call 760-873-2500; for the Mammoth Lakes region, call 760-924-5500; for the Lee Vining region, call 760-647-3044; and for the Bridgeport region call 760-932-7070. Lodging and guide information: Bishop Chamber of Commerce 760-873-8405 or www.bishopvisitor.com, Mono County Tourism 760-924-1743. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

BRIDGEPORT REGION: The East Walker has been fair to good even with low flows (20 cfs) again this week. The water temperatures have cooled and the action if decent from the dam all the way to the Nevada border and below. Ten to 20 fish days with browns to 20 inches have been reported. Bridgeport Reservoir continues to drop and the fishing has been improving, especially at the dam for bait and lure anglers. The Twin Lakes have been good, with most of the fish pan-sized. Trollers are doing the best, but fly and bait anglers are also getting fish. The West Walker has been fair, especially with dry flies, and lure anglers are getting some fish in the evenings on spinners. Virginia Lake remains one of the best spots in the region with a very good bite and limits of fish to four pounds showing on flies, bait, and lures for shore and tube anglers. Kirman has been tough for brookies which are moving into the spawn, but still fair. Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

JUNE LAKE LOOP-LEE VINING REGION: The fishing has been fair to good trout action throughout the June Lake Loop with mornings and evenings the best time to fish. June Lake continues to produce a lot of one to three pound trout. Gull, Silver and Grant are all producing nice catches, with a few browns showing from Silver and Grant. Silver continue to produce five or six fish per week topping three pounds. The usual PowerBaits, Pinched Crawlers, and small lures are getting fish at all four waters. Information: Silver Lake Resort at 760-648-7726 or at silverlakeresort.net or Ernie’s Tackle at 760-648-7756.

MAMMOTH AREA: Crowley Lake has been good for trout for midge anglers fishing in the bays around weed beds. Quite a few fish from two to four pounds. Lots of anglers are getting browns, rainbows, and cutthroats in a single day. The Owens has mostly smaller fish now with the occasional big brown from an undercut. Some movement of rainbows and browns up the river out of Crowley. Hot Creek is mostly producing eight to 14-inch browns. At Convict Lake, the trout action has been good with quite a few quality fish in the catch. The biggest trout of the season was landed when Craig Miszklevitz, Lancaster, caught an eight-pound rainbow on a Sierra Slammer Swimbait off the north shore. Robby Shott, Wildomar, had a pair of rainbows at 4-6 and three pounds fishing nightcrawlers at the inlet. Rainbows at 4-5 were landed by Joe Bellantoni, Ontario, on a white jig, while the other was caught by Michael Caudillo, Quartz Hill, on rainbow garlic PowerBait. In the upper Mammoth Lakes basin, there is fair action on rainbow trout in most of the lakes with a lot of brookies being caught in the stream mouths and inlets. Twin Lakes has been good near the falls and along the outside edges of weed beds all over the lakes, while the upper lakes are all best morning and evening on flies, small spinners, or floating baits. Rock Creek Lake has been fair to good. Rock Creek is good with a lot of smaller browns. Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: The Bishop Creek drainage was slow to fair this past week. North Lake is slow with light pressure. South Lake fair. Sabrina slow to fair with light fishing pressure over the weekend. Bishop Creek and Intake II remain fair to good with a few limits reported. Most campgrounds in upper drainage now closed. In the valley, Pleasant Valley Reservoir is slow to fair for float tubers fishing jigs or floating baits. The Owens River gorge is fair in the mornings, then tougher until dusk. The lower Owens has been slow to fair with some surprisingly big holdover and planted rainbows showing for float anglers. While the bite has improved, it is still just fair overall. Fishing information: Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010, Culver’s 760-872-8361, Brock’s 760-872-3581.

LONE PINE TO INDEPENDENCE AREA: All of the trout streams in this region are slow to fair with light pressure. Weekly plants have ended for the season.

Oct
24

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: General trout season will close Nov. 15 in this region. For up-to-date road and campground information by region, call the following U.S. Forest Service offices: For the Big Pine to Lone Pine region, call 760-876-6222; for the Bishop Region, call 760-873-2500; for the Mammoth Lakes region, call 760-924-5500; for the Lee Vining region, call 760-647-3044; and for the Bridgeport region call 760-932-7070. Lodging and guide information: Bishop Chamber of Commerce 760-873-8405 or www.bishopvisitor.com, Mono County Tourism 760-924-1743. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

BRIDGEPORT REGION: The East Walker has been fair to good even with low flows (20 cfs) again this week. The water temperatures have cooled and the action if decent from the dam all the way to the Nevada border and below. Ten to 20 fish days with browns to 20 inches have been reported. Bridgeport Reservoir continues to drop and the fishing has been improving, especially at the dam for bait and lure anglers. The Twin Lakes have been good, with most of the fish pan-sized. Trollers are doing the best, but fly and bait anglers are also getting fish. The West Walker has been fair, especially with dry flies, and lure anglers are getting some fish in the evenings on spinners. Virginia Lake remains one of the best spots in the region with a very good bite and limits of fish to four pounds showing on flies, bait, and lures for shore and tube anglers. Kirman has been tough for brookies which are moving into the spawn, but still fair. Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

JUNE LAKE LOOP-LEE VINING REGION: The fishing has been fair to good trout action throughout the June Lake Loop with mornings and evenings the best time to fish. June Lake continues to produce a lot of one to three pound trout. Gull, Silver and Grant are all producing nice catches, with a few browns showing from Silver and Grant. Silver continue to produce five or six fish per week topping three pounds. The usual PowerBaits, Pinched Crawlers, and small lures are getting fish at all four waters. Information: Silver Lake Resort at 760-648-7726 or at silverlakeresort.net or Ernie’s Tackle at 760-648-7756.

MAMMOTH AREA: Crowley Lake has been good for trout for midge anglers fishing in the bays around weed beds. Quite a few fish from two to four pounds. Lots of anglers are getting browns, rainbows, and cutthroats in a single day. The Owens has mostly smaller fish now with the occasional big brown from an undercut. Some movement of rainbows and browns up the river out of Crowley. Hot Creek is mostly producing eight to 14-inch browns. At Convict Lake, the trout action has been good with quite a few quality fish in the catch. The biggest trout of the season was landed when Craig Miszklevitz, Lancaster, caught an eight-pound rainbow on a Sierra Slammer Swimbait off the north shore. Robby Shott, Wildomar, had a pair of rainbows at 4-6 and three pounds fishing nightcrawlers at the inlet. Rainbows at 4-5 were landed by Joe Bellantoni, Ontario, on a white jig, while the other was caught by Michael Caudillo, Quartz Hill, on rainbow garlic PowerBait. In the upper Mammoth Lakes basin, there is fair action on rainbow trout in most of the lakes with a lot of brookies being caught in the stream mouths and inlets. Twin Lakes has been good near the falls and along the outside edges of weed beds all over the lakes, while the upper lakes are all best morning and evening on flies, small spinners, or floating baits. Rock Creek Lake has been fair to good. Rock Creek is good with a lot of smaller browns. Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: The Bishop Creek drainage was slow to fair this past week. North Lake is slow with light pressure. South Lake fair. Sabrina slow to fair with light fishing pressure over the weekend. Bishop Creek and Intake II remain fair to good with a few limits reported. Most campgrounds in upper drainage now closed. In the valley, Pleasant Valley Reservoir is slow to fair for float tubers fishing jigs or floating baits. The Owens River gorge is fair in the mornings, then tougher until dusk. The lower Owens has been slow to fair with some surprisingly big holdover and planted rainbows showing for float anglers. While the bite has improved, it is still just fair overall. Fishing information: Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010, Culver’s 760-872-8361, Brock’s 760-872-3581.

LONE PINE TO INDEPENDENCE AREA: All of the trout streams in this region are slow to fair with light pressure. Weekly plants have ended for the season.

Oct
09

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: For up-to-date road and campground information by region, call the following U.S. Forest Service offices: For the Big Pine to Lone Pine region, call 760-876-6222; for the Bishop Region, call 760-873-2500; for the Mammoth Lakes region, call 760-924-5500; for the Lee Vining region, call 760-647-3044; and for the Bridgeport region call 760-932-7070. Lodging and guide information: Bishop Chamber of Commerce 760-873-8405 or www.bishopvisitor.com, Mono County Tourism 760-924-1743. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

BRIDGEPORT REGION: The East Walker has been fair to good even with low flows (23 cfs) again this week. The water temperatures have cooled and the action if decent from the dam all the way to the Nevada border and below. Bridgeport Reservoir continues to drop and the fishing has been improving, especially at the dam for bait and lure anglers. The Twin Lakes have been good, with most of the fish pan-sized. Trollers are doing the best, but fly and bait anglers are also getting fish. The West Walker has been fair, especially with dry flies, and lure anglers are getting some fish in the evenings on spinners. Virginia Lake remains one of the best spots in the region with a very good bite and limits of fish to four pounds showing on flies, bait, and lures for shore and tube anglers. Kirman has been tougher for brookies which are moving into the spawn, but still fair. Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

JUNE LAKE LOOP-LEE VINING REGION: The fishing has been fair to good trout action throughout the June Lake Loop with mornings and evenings the best time to fish. June Lake continues to produce a lot of one to three pound trout. Gull, Silver and Grant are all producing nice catches, with a few browns showing from Silver and Grant. Silver continue to produce five or six fish per week topping three pounds. The usual PowerBaits, Pinched Crawlers, and small lures are getting fish at all four waters. Information: Silver Lake Resort at 760-648-7726 or at silverlakeresort.net or Ernie’s Tackle at 760-648-7756.

MAMMOTH AREA: Crowley Lake has been good for trout for midge anglers fishing in the bays around weed beds. Quite a few fish from two to four pounds. The Owens has mostly smaller fish now with the occasional big brown from an undercut. Hot Creek is mostly producing eight to 14-inch browns. At Convict Lake, the trees are turning color and the trout action has been good. The lake was also stocked with 400 pounds of trophy rainbows last week. Kathy Crose, Simi Valley, had the week’s best fish at 5-4 on PowerBait. In the upper Mammoth Lakes basin, there is fair action in most of the lakes and the brookies are starting to mass at the stream mouths and move upstream to spawn. Twin Lakes has been good near the falls and along the outside edges of weed beds all over the lakes, while the upper lakes are all best morning and evening, especially with the fly-bubble combo, small spinners, or floating baits. Rock Creek Lake has been fair to good. Rock Creek is good with a lot of smaller browns. Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: The Bishop Creek drainage was slow to fair this past week. North Lake is slow with light pressure. South Lake fair. Sabrina improved this past week but with light fishing pressure over the weekend when there was a dusting of snow. Bishop Creek and Intake II remain fair to good with a few limits reported. In the valley, Pleasant Valley Reservoir is slow to fair for float tubers fishing jigs or floating baits. The Owens River gorge is fair in the mornings, then tougher until dusk. The lower Owens has been slow to fair with some surprisingly big holdover and planted rainbows showing for float anglers, but conditions are tough. Fishing information: Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010, Culver’s 760-872-8361, Brock’s 760-872-3581.

LONE PINE TO INDEPENDENCE AREA: All of the trout streams in this region are slow to fair with light pressure. Weekly plants have ended for the season.

Sep
25

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: For up-to-date road and campground information by region, call the following U.S. Forest Service offices: For the Big Pine to Lone Pine region, call 760-876-6222; for the Bishop Region, call 760-873-2500; for the Mammoth Lakes region, call 760-924-5500; for the Lee Vining region, call 760-647-3044; and for the Bridgeport region call 760-932-7070. Lodging and guide information: Bishop Chamber of Commerce 760-873-8405 or www.bishopvisitor.com, Mono County Tourism 760-924-1743. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

BRIDGEPORT REGION: The East Walker has been tough with low flows (25 cfs) again this week and the best fishing has been below the first bridge and on the Nevada side. Bridgeport Reservoir continues to drop and the fishing has been improving, especially at the dam for bait and lure anglers. Also a fair bite on perch. The Twin Lakes have been fair, with most of the fish pan-sized. Trollers are doing the best, but fly and bait anglers are also getting a few fish. The West Walker has been good, especially with dry flies, and lure anglers are getting some fish in the evenings on spinners. Virginia Lake remains one of the best spots in the region with a very good bite and limits of fish to four pounds showing on flies, bait, and lures. Kirman is getting little pressure but the bite has been pretty good for fly anglers on damsels and small streamers near the tules, mostly on brookies to 18 inches (and that is a four-pound fish). Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

JUNE LAKE LOOP-LEE VINING REGION: A fire on June Mountain closed the loop to angler access early in the week. Anglers should call ahead to check on current closures and conditions. The fish has been fair to good trout action throughout the June Lake Loop with mornings and evenings the best time to fish. June Lake continues to produce a lot of one to three pound trout. Gull, Silver and Grant are all producing nice catches, with a few browns showing from Silver and Grant. Silver continue to produce five or six fish per week topping three pounds. The usual PowerBaits, Pinched Crawlers, and small lures are getting fish at all four waters. Information: Silver Lake Resort at 760-648-7726 or at silverlakeresort.net or Ernie’s Tackle at 760-648-7756.

MAMMOTH AREA: Crowley Lake has been good for trout for midge anglers fishing in the bays around weed beds. Quite a few fish from two to four pounds. The Owens has mostly smaller fish now with the occasional big brown from an undercut. Hot Creek is mostly producing eight to 14-inch browns. At Convict Lake, the trees are turning color and the trout action has been good. The lake will also be stocked with trophy trout Friday, Sept. 26. William Weed, Torrance, landed a 3-11 rainbow from Convict on garlic PowerBait fishing off the south shore. In the upper Mammoth Lakes basin, there is fair action in most of the lakes and the brookies are starting to mass at the stream mouths. Twin Lakes has been good near the falls and along the outside edges of weed beds all over the lakes, while the upper lakes are all best morning and evening, especially with the fly-bubble combo, small spinners, or floating baits. Rock Creek Lake has been fair to good. Rock Creek is good with a lot of smaller browns. Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: The Bishop Creek drainage was slow to fair this past week. North Lake is slow with light pressure. South Lake fair. Sabrina improved this past week, but it’s still just fair. Bishop Creek and Intake II remain fair to good with a few limits reported. In the valley, Pleasant Valley Reservoir is slow to fair for float tubers fishing jigs or floating baits. The Owens River gorge is fair in the mornings, then tougher until dusk. The lower Owens has been slow to fair with some surprisingly big holdover and planted rainbows showing for float anglers, but conditions are tough. Fishing information: Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010, Culver’s 760-872-8361, Brock’s 760-872-3581.

LONE PINE TO INDEPENDENCE AREA: All of the trout streams in this region are fair with light pressure. Weekly plants have ended for the season.

Sep
18

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: For up-to-date road and campground information by region, call the following U.S. Forest Service offices: For the Big Pine to Lone Pine region, call 760-876-6222; for the Bishop Region, call 760-873-2500; for the Mammoth Lakes region, call 760-924-5500; for the Lee Vining region, call 760-647-3044; and for the Bridgeport region call 760-932-7070. Lodging and guide information: Bishop Chamber of Commerce 760-873-8405 or www.bishopvisitor.com, Mono County Tourism 760-924-1743. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

BRIDGEPORT REGION: The East Walker has been tough with low flows again this week and the best fishing has been below the first bridge and on the Nevada side. Bridgeport Reservoir continues to drop and the fishing has been improving, especially at the dam for bait and lure anglers. Also a fair bite on perch. The Twin Lakes have been fair, with most of the fish pan-sized. Trollers are doing the best, but fly and bait anglers are also getting a few fish. The West Walker has been good, especially with dry flies, and lure anglers are getting some fish in the evenings on spinners. Virginia Lake remains one of the best spots in the region with a very good bite and limits of fish to four pounds showing on flies, bait, and lures. Kirman is getting little pressure but the bite has been pretty good for fly anglers on damsels and small streamers, mostly on brookies to 18 inches (and that is a four-pound fish). Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

JUNE LAKE LOOP-LEE VINING REGION: A fire on June Mountain closed the loop to angler access early in the week. Anglers should call ahead to check on current closures and conditions. The fish has been fair to good trout action throughout the June Lake Loop with mornings and evenings the best time to fish. June Lake continues to produce a lot of one to three pound trout. Gull, Silver and Grant are all producing nice catches, with a few browns showing from Silver and Grant. Silver continue to produce five or six fish per day topping three pounds and Desert Springs hatchery put in more trophy fish. The usual PowerBaits, Pinched Crawlers, and small lures are getting fish at all four waters, and there is a pretty good fly-bubble bite in the evenings. Information: Silver Lake Resort at 760-648-7726 or at silverlakeresort.net or Ernie’s Tackle at 760-648-7756.

MAMMOTH AREA: Crowley Lake has been good for trout for midge anglers fishing in the bays around weed beds. Quite a few fish from two to four pounds. The Owens has mostly smaller fish now with the occasional big brown from an undercut. Hot Creek is mostly producing eight to 14-inch browns. At Convict Lake, the trees are turning color and the trout action has been good. The lake will also be stocked with trophy trout Sept. 26. Top fish this week was a Alex Perez, Crowley Lake, with a 3-15 rainbow caught on a Mice Tail off the south shoreline. Rich Baker, Independence, had a stringer with trout at 3-10, 3-3, and 2-6 on Gulp! Pinched Crawlers, also off the south shore. Mark Cota, Rancho Cucamonga, landed a 3-4 rainbow on Velveeta at the Hangman’s Tree. In the upper Mammoth Lakes basin, there is fair action in most of the lakes and the brookies are starting to mass at the stream mouths. Twin Lakes has been good near the falls and along the outside edges of weed beds all over the lakes, while the upper lakes are all best morning and evening, especially with the fly-bubble combo, small spinners, or floating baits. Rock Creek Lake has been fair to good. Rock Creek is good with a lot of smaller browns. Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: The Bishop Creek drainage was slow to fair this past week. North Lake is slow with light pressure. South Lake fair. Sabrina also slowed this past week, but still quite a few fish showing, especially for trollers working mid-lake. The inlets slowed. At Sabrina, the bite took off again, especially at the inlets, but trollers are also scoring again with the cooler fall weather. Paul Stanwyck, Bridge City, LA, had a three-pound trout while trolling a nightcrawler behind five colors of leadcore. Andrew MacArthur, Torrance, caught a three-pounder using a rainbow Rapala. Bishop Creek and Intake II remain fair to good with a few limits reported. In the valley, Pleasant Valley Reservoir is slow to fair for float tubers fishing jigs or floating baits. The Owens River gorge is fair in the mornings, then tougher until dusk. The lower Owens has been slow to fair with some surprisingly big holdover and planted rainbows showing for float anglers, but conditions are tough. Fishing information: Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010, Culver’s 760-872-8361, Brock’s 760-872-3581.

LONE PINE TO INDEPENDENCE AREA: All of the trout streams in this region are fair with light pressure. Weekly plants have ended for the season.

Sep
11

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: For up-to-date road and campground information by region, call the following U.S. Forest Service offices: For the Big Pine to Lone Pine region, call 760-876-6222; for the Bishop Region, call 760-873-2500; for the Mammoth Lakes region, call 760-924-5500; for the Lee Vining region, call 760-647-3044; and for the Bridgeport region call 760-932-7070. Lodging and guide information: Bishop Chamber of Commerce 760-873-8405 or www.bishopvisitor.com, Mono County Tourism 760-924-1743. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

BRIDGEPORT REGION: The East Walker has been tough with 42 cfs flows this week and the best fishing has been below the first bridge and on the Nevada side. Bridgeport Reservoir continues to drop and the fishing has been tough. Best action has been bait for the trout, but the rollers are getting a few fish. Also a fair bite on perch. The Twin Lakes have been fair, with most of the fish pan-sized. Trollers are doing the best, but fly and bait anglers are also getting a few fish. The West Walker has been good, especially with dry flies, and lure anglers are getting some fish in the evenings on spinners. Virginia Lake remains one of the best spots in the region with a very good bite and limits of fish to four pounds showing on flies, bait, and lures. Kirman is getting little pressure but the bite has been pretty good for fly anglers on damsels and small streamers. Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

JUNE LAKE LOOP-LEE VINING REGION: Not much change here with fair to good trout action throughout the June Lake Loop with mornings and evenings the best time to fish. June Lake continues to produce a lot of one to three pound trout. Gull, Silver and Grant are all producing nice catches, with a few browns showing from Silver and Grant. Silver continue to produce five or six fish per day topping three pounds and Desert Springs hatchery was slated to put in more trophy fish this month. Bob Miller, Silver Lake, landed a 3-10 rainbow from Silver. The usual PowerBaits, Pinched Crawlers, and small lures are getting fish at all four waters, and there is a pretty good fly-bubble bite in the evenings. Information: Silver Lake Resort at 760-648-7726 or at silverlakeresort.net or Ernie’s Tackle at 760-648-7756.

MAMMOTH AREA: Crowley Lake has been good for trout for midge anglers fishing in the bays around weed beds. Quite a few fish from two to four pounds. The Owens has mostly smaller fish now with the occasional big brown from an undercut. Hot Creek is mostly producing eight to 14-inch browns. At Convict Lake, fishing has been best at the inlet and along the south shore. In the upper Mammoth Lakes basin, there is fair to good action early and late in the day. Twin Lakes has been good near the falls and along the outside edges of weed beds all over the lakes, while the upper lakes are all best morning and evening, especially with the fly-bubble combo, small spinners, or floating baits. Rock Creek Lake has been fair to good. Rock Creek is good with a lot of smaller browns. Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: The Bishop Creek drainage was slow to fair this past week. North Lake is slow with light pressure. South Lake fair. Sabrina also slowed this past week, but still quite a few fish showing, especially for trollers working mid-lake. The inlets slowed. At Sabraina, Peter Fry, Oceanside, landed a 3-4 rainbow on a nightcrawler. Carson Dunham, 8, Palmdale landed her first trout, a two-pound rainbow. Amber Aguillard, Anaheim, landed a 2-12 on Sierra Gold. Tom and Penny Feeney, Hemet, had a limit of rainbows that weighed 6-8 total, all caught on nightcrawlers and PowerBait. Bishop Creek and Intake II remain fair to good with a few limits reported. In the valley, Pleasant Valley Reservoir is slow to fair for float tubers fishing jigs or floating baits. The Owens River gorge is fair in the mornings, then tougher until dusk. The lower Owens has been slow to fair with some surprisingly big holdover and planted rainbows showing for float anglers, but conditions are tough. Fishing information: Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010, Culver’s 760-872-8361, Brock’s 760-872-3581.

LONE PINE TO INDEPENDENCE AREA: All of the trout streams in this region are fair to good with light pressure. Weekly plants have ended for the season.

Sep
04

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: For up-to-date road and campground information by region, call the following U.S. Forest Service offices: For the Big Pine to Lone Pine region, call 760-876-6222; for the Bishop Region, call 760-873-2500; for the Mammoth Lakes region, call 760-924-5500; for the Lee Vining region, call 760-647-3044; and for the Bridgeport region call 760-932-7070. Lodging and guide information: Bishop Chamber of Commerce 760-873-8405 or www.bishopvisitor.com, Mono County Tourism 760-924-1743. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

BRIDGEPORT REGION: The East Walker has been tough with 42 cfs flows this week and the best fishing has been below the first bridge and on the Nevada side. Bridgeport Reservoir continues to drop and the fishing has been tough. Best action has been bait for the trout, but the rollers are getting a few fish. Also a fair bite on perch. The Twin Lakes have been fair, with most of the fish pan-sized. Trollers are doing the best, but fly and bait anglers are also getting a few fish. The West Walker has been good, especially with dry flies, and lure anglers are getting some fish in the evenings on spinners. Virginia Lake remains one of the best spots in the region with a very good bite and limits of fish to four pounds showing on flies, bait, and lures. Kirman is getting little pressure but the bite has been pretty good for fly anglers on damsels and small streamers. Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

JUNE LAKE LOOP-LEE VINING REGION: Not much change here with fair to good trout action throughout the June Lake Loop with mornings and evenings the best time to fish. June Lake continues to produce a lot of one to three pound trout. Gull, Silver and Grant are all producing nice catches, with a few browns showing from Silver and Grant. The usual PowerBaits, Pinched Crawlers, and small lures are getting fish at all four waters, and there is a pretty good fly-bubble bite in the evenings. Information: Silver Lake Resort at 760-648-7726 or at silverlakeresort.net or Ernie’s Tackle at 760-648-7756.

MAMMOTH AREA: Crowley Lake has been good for trout for midge anglers fishing in the bays around weed beds. Quite a few fish from two to four pounds. The Owens has mostly smaller fish now with the occasional big brown from an undercut. Hot Creek is mostly producing eight to 14-inch browns. At Convict Lake, fishing has been best at the inlet and along the south shore. In the upper Mammoth Lakes basin, there is fair to good action early and late in the day. Twin Lakes has been good near the falls and along the outside edges of weed beds all over the lakes, while the upper lakes are all best morning and evening, especially with the fly-bubble combo, small spinners, or floating baits. Rock Creek Lake has been fair to good. Rock Creek is good with a lot of smaller browns. Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: The Bishop Creek drainage was fair to good this past week. North Lake is slow with light pressure. South Lake fair. Sabrina good with a lot of limits with fish to two pounds. The inlets were the hot spots at Sabrina. Bishop Creek and Intake II also remain the top spots to get a limit of trout. In the valley, Pleasant Valley Reservoir is slow to fair for float tubers fishing jigs or floating baits. The Owens River gorge is fair in the mornings, then tougher until dusk. The lower Owens has been slow to fair with some surprisingly big holdover and planted rainbows showing for float anglers, but conditions are tough. Fishing information: Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010, Culver’s 760-872-8361, Brock’s 760-872-3581.

LONE PINE TO INDEPENDENCE AREA: All of the trout streams in this region are fair to good with light pressure. Most are being planted each week.

Aug
28

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: For up-to-date road and campground information by region, call the following U.S. Forest Service offices: For the Big Pine to Lone Pine region, call 760-876-6222; for the Bishop Region, call 760-873-2500; for the Mammoth Lakes region, call 760-924-5500; for the Lee Vining region, call 760-647-3044; and for the Bridgeport region call 760-932-7070. Lodging and guide information: Bishop Chamber of Commerce 760-873-8405 or www.bishopvisitor.com, Mono County Tourism 760-924-1743. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

BRIDGEPORT REGION: The East Walker has been tough with 42 cfs flows this week and the best fishing has been below the first bridge and on the Nevada side. The best fly action has been on dead-drifted crayfish patterns, San Juan Worms, Chubby Chernobyl, Rainbow Warrior or the Silver Streak. Bridgeport Reservoir continues to drop and the fishing has been tough. Best action has been bait for the trout, but the rollers are getting a few fish. Also a fair bite on perch. The Twin Lakes have been fair, with most of the fish pan-sized. Trollers are doing the best, but fly and bait anglers are also getting a few fish. The West Walker has been good, especially with dry flies, and lure anglers are getting some fish in the evenings on spinners. Virginia Lake remains one of the best spots in the region with a very good bite and limits of fish to four pounds showing on flies, bait, and lures. Kirman is getting little pressure but the bite has been pretty good for fly anglers on damsels and small streamers. Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

JUNE LAKE LOOP-LEE VINING REGION: Not much change here with fair to good trout action throughout the June Lake Loop with mornings and evenings the best time to fish. June Lake continues to produce a lot of one to three pound trout. Dan McReynolds, Bakersfield, caught a 3-8 rainbow on garlic-flavored yellow PowerBait. Gull, Silver and Grant are all producing nice catches, with a few browns showing from Silver and Grant. The usual PowerBaits, Pinched Crawlers, and small lures are getting fish at all four waters, and there is a pretty good fly-bubble bite in the evenings. Desert Spring hatchery was slated to plant three to five-pound rainbows and the DFW is planting weekly. Information: Silver Lake Resort at 760-648-7726 or at silverlakeresort.net or Ernie’s Tackle at 760-648-7756.

MAMMOTH AREA: Crowley Lake has been good to excellent for trout for midge anglers fishing in the bays around weed beds. Quite a few fish from two to four pounds. The Owens has mostly smaller fish now with the occasional big brown from an undercut. Hot Creek is mostly producing eight to 14-inch browns. At Convict Lake, fishing has been best at the inlet and along the south shore. In the upper Mammoth Lakes basin, there is fair to good action early and late in the day. Twin Lakes has been good near the falls and along the outside edges of weed beds all over the lakes, while the upper lakes are all best morning and evening, especially with the fly-bubble combo, small spinners, or floating baits. Rock Creek Lake has been fair to good. Rock Creek is good with a lot of smaller browns. Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: The Bishop Creek drainage was fair to good this past week during the full moon, but a little off from the previous week. North Lake, South Lake, and Sabrina all improved this past week, especially Sabrina which produced a lot of limits with fish to two pounds. The inlets were the hot spots at Sabrina. Bishop Creek and Intake II also remain the top spots to get a limit of trout. In the valley, Pleasant Valley Reservoir is slow to fair for float tubers fishing jigs or floating baits. The Owens River gorge is fair in the mornings, then tougher until dusk. The lower Owens has been slow to fair with some surprisingly big holdover and planted rainbows showing for float anglers, but conditions are tough. Fishing information: Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010, Culver’s 760-872-8361, Brock’s 760-872-3581.

LONE PINE TO INDEPENDENCE AREA: All of the trout streams in this region are fair to good with light pressure. Most are being planted each week.

Aug
21

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: For up-to-date road and campground information by region, call the following U.S. Forest Service offices: For the Big Pine to Lone Pine region, call 760-876-6222; for the Bishop Region, call 760-873-2500; for the Mammoth Lakes region, call 760-924-5500; for the Lee Vining region, call 760-647-3044; and for the Bridgeport region call 760-932-7070. Lodging and guide information: Bishop Chamber of Commerce 760-873-8405 or www.bishopvisitor.com, Mono County Tourism 760-924-1743. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

BRIDGEPORT REGION: The East Walker continues to fish pretty well, especially in the lower stretches from the bridge downstream into the Nevada stretches. The water is a little warmer above the bridge and tougher. Dry-dropper rigs have been the ticket. Bridgeport Reservoir continues to drop, but the bait anglers are doing the best, but the fish are moving a lot. Trollers are getting a fish, but weeds are making this action tougher. The Twin Lakes have been fair, but some of the fish are nice quality rainbows from two to five pounds. Trollers are doing the best, but fly and bait anglers are also getting a few fish. The West Walker has been very good, especially with dry flies, and lure anglers are getting some fish in the evenings on spinners. The river has been muddy for a day or so after rains. Virginia Lake is excellent, perhaps the best spot in the region, with limits of fish to four pounds showing on flies, bait, and lures. Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

JUNE LAKE LOOP-LEE VINING REGION: Not much change here with fair to good trout action throughout the June Lake Loop with mornings and evenings the best time to fish. June Lake continues to produce a lot of one to three pound trout. Gull, Silver and Grant are all producing nice catches, with a few browns showing from Silver and Grant. The usual PowerBaits, Pinched Crawlers, and small lures are getting fish at all four waters, and there is a pretty good fly-bubble bite in the evenings. Desert Spring hatchery was slated to plant three to five-pound rainbows and the DFW is planting weekly. Information: Silver Lake Resort at 760-648-7726 or at silverlakeresort.net or Ernie’s Tackle at 760-648-7756.

MAMMOTH AREA: Crowley Lake has been good to excellent for trout for midge anglers fishing in the bays around weed beds. Quite a few fish from two to four pounds. The Owens has mostly smaller fish now with the occasional big brown from an undercut. Hot Creek is mostly producing eight to 14-inch browns. At Convict Lake, fishing has been best at the inlet and along the south shore. Brooklyn Warmingtom, Los Angeles, had three rainbows at 3-11, 2-8, and 2-4 on Mice Tails. In the upper Mammoth Lakes basin, there is fair to good action early and late in the day. Twin Lakes has been good near the falls and along the outside edges of weed beds all over the lakes, while the upper lakes are all best morning and evening, especially with the fly-bubble combo, small spinners, or floating baits. Rock Creek Lake has been fair to good. Rock Creek is good with a lot of smaller browns. Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: The Bishop Creek drainage was fair to good this past week during the full moon, but a little off from the previous week. North Lake, South Lake, and Sabrina all improved this past week, especially Sabrina which produced a lot of limits with fish to two pounds. The inlets were the hot spots at Sabrina. Bishop Creek and Intake II also remain the top spots to get a limit of trout. In the valley, Pleasant Valley Reservoir is slow to fair for float tubers fishing jigs or floating baits. The Owens River gorge is fair in the mornings, then tougher until dusk. The lower Owens has been slow to fair with some surprisingly big holdover and planted rainbows showing for float anglers, but conditions are tough. Fishing information: Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010, Culver’s 760-872-8361, Brock’s 760-872-3581.

LONE PINE TO INDEPENDENCE AREA: All of the trout streams in this region are fair to good with light pressure. Most are being planted each week.

Aug
14

EASTERN SIERRA

GENERAL UPDATE: For up-to-date road and campground information by region, call the following U.S. Forest Service offices: For the Big Pine to Lone Pine region, call 760-876-6222; for the Bishop Region, call 760-873-2500; for the Mammoth Lakes region, call 760-924-5500; for the Lee Vining region, call 760-647-3044; and for the Bridgeport region call 760-932-7070. Lodging and guide information: Bishop Chamber of Commerce 760-873-8405 or www.bishopvisitor.com, Mono County Tourism 760-924-1743. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: www.KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), www.TheTroutFly.com, and www.SierraDrifters.com.

BRIDGEPORT REGION: The East Walker continues to fish pretty well, especially in the lower stretches from the bridge downstream into the Nevada stretches. The water is a little warmer above the bridge and tougher. Dry-dropper rigs have been the ticket. Bridgeport Reservoir continues to drop, but the bait anglers fishing Rainbow Point are getting a lot of one to two-pound class fish. Trollers are also getting fish in the same range, along with some nice perch. The Twin Lakes have been fair, but some of the fish are nice quality rainbows from two to five pounds. Trollers are doing the best, but fly and bait anglers are also getting a few fish. The West Walker has been very good, especially with dry flies, and lure anglers are getting some fish in the evenings on spinners. Virginia Lake is excellent, perhaps the best spot in the region, with limits of fish to four pounds showing on flies, bait, and lures. Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

JUNE LAKE LOOP-LEE VINING REGION: Overall, fair to good trout action throughout the June Lake Loop with mornings and evenings the best time to fish. June Lake continues to produce a lot of one to three pound trout. Gull, Silver and Grant are all producing nice catches, with a few browns showing from Silver and Grant. The usual PowerBaits, Pinched Crawlers, and small lures are getting fish at all four waters, and there is a pretty good fly-bubble bite in the evenings. Desert Spring hatchery is slated to plant three to five-pound rainbows this week and the DFW is planting weekly. Information: Silver Lake Resort at 760-648-7726 or at silverlakeresort.net or Ernie’s Tackle at 760-648-7756.

MAMMOTH AREA: Crowley Lake has been fair to good for trout for midge anglers fishing in the bays. The Sacramento perch bite has been good all along the 395 side of the lake, from McGee Bay to Whiskey Creek around weed beds. The Owens has mostly smaller fish now with the occasional big brown from an undercut. Hot Creek is mostly producing eight to 14-inch browns. At Convict Lake, fishing has been best at the inlet and along the south shore. Top trout reported this week were a 4-13 rainbow landed by Nichole Ranney, Los Angeles, off the northore on green PowerBait, while Dane Morris, Agoura Hills, landed a 4-3 on a nightcrawler. Joe Archer, Yardley, caught a 4-1 rainbow. In the upper Mammoth Lakes basin, there is fair to good action early and late in the day. Twin Lakes has been good near the falls and along the outside edges of weed beds all over the lakes, while the upper lakes are all best morning and evening, especially with the fly-bubble combo, small spinners, or floating baits. Rock Creek Lake has been fair to good. Rock Creek is good with a lot of smaller browns. Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: The Bishop Creek drainage was fair to good this past week during the full moon, but a little off from the previous week. North Lake, South Lake, and Sabrina all improved this past week, especially Sabrina which produced a lot of limits with fish to two pounds. The inlets were the hot spots at Sabrina, and the biggest fish reported was a three-pounder that topped off a double limit caught by Jim Armor and Marc Platt, both Huntington Harbor. Bishop Creek and Intake II also remain the top spots to get a limit of trout. In the valley, Pleasant Valley Reservoir is slow to fair for float tubers fishing jigs or floating baits. The Owens River gorge is fair in the mornings, then tougher until dusk. The lower Owens has been slow to fair with some surprisingly big holdover and planted rainbows showing for float anglers, but conditions are tough. Fishing information: Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010, Culver’s 760-872-8361, Brock’s 760-872-3581.

LONE PINE TO INDEPENDENCE AREA: All of the trout streams in this region are fair to good with light pressure. Most are being planted each week.