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Archive for the ‘EASTERN SIERRA’ Category

Apr
10

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 flows in the East Walker have been about 40 cfs again this past week and the action has been very good with the best action on streamers, but also some dry fly stuff, especially on the Nevada side of the border. The West Walker (open to catch and release fishing only until trout season opens) has been tough with flows low and clear water conditions. Best action in deeper pools. Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

MAMMOTH AREA: Hot Creek and the Upper Owens River remain open to catch-and-release fishing. The Owens River remains good with a lot of quality rainbows from two to four pounds being caught in the river by fly anglers. Even some hatches. Hot Creek has been fair with caddis and midge activity and some mayfly hatches in the mornings on nice days. Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Pleasant Valley Reservoir has been fair to good for float tubers fishing jigs or floating baits. The Owens River gorge is fair in the afternoons. The lower Owens has been good 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: The lower, lower Owens is getting very little fishing pressure. No reports.

Mar
27

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: There has been fair trout action on the East Walker River, but the flows have been jumping from the mid-20s to over 70 cfs and then back down over the past week. Surprisingly, this hasn’t hurt the bite much. No reports from the West Walker. Flows have been in the 30-35 cfs range with small midges the best bet. Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

MAMMOTH AREA: Hot Creek and the Upper Owens River remain open to catch-and-release fishing. The Owens River remains good with a lot of quality rainbows from two to four pounds being caught in the river by fly anglers. Even some hatches. Hot Creek has been fair with caddis and midge activity and some mayfly hatches in the mornings on nice days. Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Pleasant Valley Reservoir has been fair to good for float tubers fishing jigs or floating baits. The Owens River gorge is fair in the afternoons. The lower Owens has been good 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: The lower, lower Owens is getting very little fishing pressure. No reports.

Feb
20

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: Few reports this past week. There has been slow to fair trout action on the East Walker River with the best action at mid-day. Flows have been in the 30-35 cfs range with small midges the best bet. Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

MAMMOTH AREA: Hot Creek and the Upper Owens River remain open to catch-and-release fishing. The Owens River remains good with a lot of quality rainbows from two to four pounds being caught in the river by fly anglers. Even some hatches. Hot Creek has been fair with caddis and midge activity and some mayfly hatches in the mornings on nice days. Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Pleasant Valley Reservoir has been slow to fair with only a few fish showing for float tubers fishing jigs or floating baits. The Owens River gorge is fair in the afternoons. The lower Owens has been good with some surprisingly big holdover 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: The lower, lower Owens is getting very little fishing pressure. No reports.

Feb
13

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: Few reports this past week. There has been slow to fair trout action on the East Walker River with the best action at mid-day. Flows have been in the 30-35 cfs range with small midges the best bet. Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

MAMMOTH AREA: Hot Creek and the Upper Owens River remain open to catch-and-release fishing. The Owens River remains good with a lot of quality rainbows from two to four pounds being caught in the river by fly anglers. Even some hatches. Hot Creek has been fair with caddis and midge activity and some mayfly hatches in the mornings on nice days. Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Pleasant Valley Reservoir has been slow to fair with only a few fish showing for float tubers fishing jigs or floating baits. The Owens River gorge is fair in the afternoons. The lower Owens has been good with some surprisingly big holdover 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: The lower, lower Owens is getting very little fishing pressure. No reports.

Jan
30

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: Few reports this past week. The East Walker remains open to year around fishing. There has been slow to fair trout action on the East Walker River with cold conditions. Flows have been in the 30-35 cfs range with small midges the best bet. Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

MAMMOTH AREA: Hot Creek and the Upper Owens River remain open to catch-and-release fishing. The Owens River remains good with a lot of quality rainbows and brown trout from two to four pounds being caught in the river by fly anglers. Even some hatches. Hot Creek has been fair to good with good caddis and midge activity and some mayfly activity in the mornings. Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Pleasant Valley Reservoir has been slow to fair with only a few fish showing for float tubers fishing jigs or floating baits. The Owens River gorge is fair in the afternoons. The lower Owens has been good with some surprisingly big holdover 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: The lower, lower Owens is getting very little fishing pressure. No reports.

Jan
09

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: Few reports this past week. The East Walker remains open to year around fishing. There has been slow to fair trout action on the East Walker River with cold conditions. Flows have been in the 35 cfs range with small midges the best bet. Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

MAMMOTH AREA: Hot Creek and the Upper Owens River remain open to catch-and-release fishing. The Owens River remains good with a lot of quality rainbows and brown trout from two to four pounds being caught in the river by fly anglers. Even some hatches. Hot Creek has been fair to good with good caddis and midge activity and some mayfly activity in the morning. Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Pleasant Valley Reservoir has been slow to fair with only a few fish showing for float tubers fishing jigs or floating baits. The Owens River gorge is fair in the afternoons. The lower Owens has been good with some surprisingly big holdover 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: The lower, lower Owens is getting very little fishing pressure. No reports.

Jan
02

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 remains open to year around fishing. There has been slow to fair trout action on the East Walker River with cold conditions. Flows have been in the 35 cfs range with small midges the best bet. Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

MAMMOTH AREA: Hot Creek and the Upper Owens River remain open to catch-and-release fishing. The Owens River remains good with a lot of quality rainbows and brown trout from two to four pounds being caught in the river by fly anglers. Even some hatches. Hot Creek has been fair to good with good caddis and midge activity and some mayfly activity in the morning. Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Pleasant Valley Reservoir has been slow to fair with only a few fish showing for float tubers fishing jigs or floating baits. The Owens River gorge is fair in the afternoons. The lower Owens has been good with some surprisingly big holdover 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: The lower, lower Owens is getting very little fishing pressure. No reports.

Dec
19

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 remains open to year around fishing. There has been slow to fair trout action on the East Walker River with cold conditions. Flows have been in the 35 cfs range with small midges the best bet. Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

MAMMOTH AREA: Hot Creek and the Upper Owens River remain open to catch-and-release fishing. The Owens River broke wide open this week with a lot of quality rainbows and brown trout from two to four pounds being caught in the river by fly anglers. Even some hatches. Hot Creek has been fair to good with good caddis and midge activity and some mayfly activity in the morning. Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Pleasant Valley Reservoir has been slow to fair with only a few fish showing for float tubers fishing jigs or floating baits. The Owens River gorge is fair with some dry fly action in the afternoons. The lower Owens has been good with some surprisingly big holdover 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: The lower, lower Owens is getting very little fishing pressure. No reports.

Dec
12

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 remains open to year around fishing. There has been fair trout action (three to five fish per day per angler) on the East Walker River but the flows have been in the 35 cfs range with the water still slightly greenish. The best action is on fish stacked up in the bigger pools or deeper runs on nymphs, mostly midges. Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

MAMMOTH AREA: Hot Creek and the Upper Owens River remain open to catch-and-release fishing. Hot Creek has been fair to good with good caddis and midge activity and some mayfly activity early in the morning. The upper Owens River has been good for anglers fishing for some early winter fish moving up out of Crowley. Most are showing on streamers fished in tail-outs and undercuts. Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Pleasant Valley Reservoir has been slow to fair with only a few fish showing for float tubers fishing jigs or floating baits. The Owens River gorge is fair with some dry fly action in the afternoons. The lower Owens has been good with some surprisingly big holdover 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: The lower, lower Owens is getting very little fishing pressure. No reports.

Nov
22

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 remains open to year around fishing. There has been fair trout action on the East Walker River but the flows remain low (between 25 and 27 cfs). The best action is on fish stacked up in the bigger pools on nymphs. Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

MAMMOTH AREA: Hot Creek and the Upper Owens River remain open to catch-and-release fishing. Hot Creek has been fair to good with good caddis and midge activity and some mayfly activity early in the morning. The upper Owens River has been good for anglers fishing for some early winter fish moving up out of Crowley. Most are showing on streamers fished in tail-outs and undercuts. Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Pleasant Valley Reservoir has been slow to fair with only a few fish showing for float tubers fishing jigs or floating baits. The Owens River gorge is fair with some dry fly action in the afternoons. The lower Owens has been good with some surprisingly big holdover 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: The lower, lower Owens is getting very little fishing pressure. No reports.

Nov
07

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: Just days away from the end of the regular trout season on Nov. 15, but the East Walker will remain open to year around fishing. There has been fair to good trout action on the East Walker River but the flows remain low (27 cfs). The best action is on fish stacked up in the bigger pools on nymphs. Bridgeport Reservoir is finally starting to improve with the best bite near the dam for shore or boat anglers. Kirman Lake is good and getting better by the day. Lots of quality brookies and cutthroats on streamers, scuds, and soft hackles. Four-pound fish are common. The Twin Lake has improved with pretty good action for both shore and boat anglers as night get chilly. Lots of pan-sized fish and some rainbows to four pounds. The West Walker River remains a hot spot in this region with an excellent bite on flies, spinners, and bait in the low flows. Virginia Lakes are finally slowing, but some quality fish continue to show. Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

JUNE LAKE LOOP-LEE VINING REGION: Silver Lake has been very good on Mice Tails or lures for both shore and boat anglers. Cooler nights are also cooling down Silver and all the other loop lakes. Overall fishing is fair to good with quality holdovers showing in pretty good numbers. Grant Lake has been producing a few nice browns and rainbows. Gull and June are also good with a lot of fish from one to two pounds on both baits and lures, and June has consistently been cranking out four to six-pound fish each week, especially for trollers. Rush Creek has been fair to good on holdover trout. Saddlebag Lake and the area creeks are all good but getting very light pressure. All the water in this region close to fishing Nov. 15. Information: Silver Lake Resort at 760-648-7726 or at silverlakeresort.net or Ernie’s Tackle at 760-648-7756.

MAMMOTH AREA: General trout season closes in this region Nov. 15 and only the Upper Owens and Hot Creek will remain open to catch-and-release fly fishing year around. Convict Lake and Convict Creek have both been good this week with light fishing pressure and good action. Crowley Lake has very low water levels but good fishing. Lots of fish up into the four-pound class with some bigger browns. The fish are stacked up in the bigger bays with water inflows. The Twin Lakes and Lake Mary are fair to good on rainbows and brookies. Hot Creek has been fair to good with good caddis and midge activity and some mayfly activity early in the morning. The upper Owens River remains fair to good with few bigger fish but decent numbers of smaller trout. Rock Creek Lake is fair to good with some limits. Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517, Convict Lake Resort at 760-934-3800, Crowley Lake Fish Camp at 760-935-4301.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Trout season is winding down with the region closing Nov. 15. Only Pleasant Valley Reservoir, the Owens River gorge, and the lower Owens below Pleasant Valley will remain open to fishing year-around. Until then, Lake Sabrina is so low the front lake is gone and the level is down to the natural lake. The fishing has continued fair to good in deeper water in what would normally be behind the Island or taking a bit of a hike to the front of the back natural lake. The deep water bites have been on nightcrawlers or PowerBait. Fishing the inlets with a fly and a bubble or small jigs or trout worms is also producing a few limits. Bishop Creek has been very good with very low flows in the South Fork now that South Lake is at minimum pool. Weir Pond is good with some limits of holdover stocker rainbows and a few wild fish. North Lake and Intake II are fair on holdovers and wild fish. North Lake remains fair to good for both bait and lure anglers. Intake II good on holdover fish. Only the lower Bishop Creek area was stocked this week. Pleasant Valley Reservoir is getting light pressure, but it had a DFW plant this week. Best action at Owens inlet and at the dam. The Owens Gorge is pretty good on small browns. 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: Most of the small streams along Highway 395 in the Eastern Sierra are still fishing well, but the only plant this week was at Lone Pine Creek. The Owens River below Tinnemaha was also planted by the DFW this week.

Nov
01

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: Good trout action on the East Walker River but the flows remain low (27 cfs), with the best action on fish stacked up in the bigger pools on nymphs. Bridgeport Reservoir is finally starting to improve with the best bite near the dam for shore or boat anglers. Kirman Lake is good and getting better by the day. Lots of quality brookies and cutthroats on streamers, scuds, and soft hackles. Four-pound fish are common. The Twin Lake has improved with pretty good action for both shore and boat anglers as night get chilly. Lots of pan-sized fish and some rainbows to four pounds. The West Walker River remains a hot spot in this region with an excellent bite on flies, spinners, and bait in the low flows. Virginia Lakes are finally slowing, but some quality fish continue to show. Kathy Wilson of Castroville landed a 5-5 Alper’s trout on worms from Big Virginia. Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

JUNE LAKE LOOP-LEE VINING REGION: Silver Lake has been very good on Mice Tails or lures for both shore and boat anglers after both DFW and Alpers’ plants last week. Cooler nights are also cooling down Silver and all the other loop lakes. There was a 20-8 brown trout reported from Rush Creek below Silver late last week. Grant Lake has been producing a few nice browns and rainbows. Gull and June are also good with a lot of fish from one to two pounds on both baits and lures, and June has consistently been cranking out four to six-pound fish each week, especially for trollers. Rush Creek has been fair to good on holdover trout. Saddlebag Lake and the area creeks are all very good thanks to plants this week. Information: Silver Lake Resort at 760-648-7726 or at silverlakeresort.net or Ernie’s Tackle at 760-648-7756.

MAMMOTH AREA: Convict Lake and Convict Creek have both been good this week with light fishing pressure and good action. Crowley Lake has very low water levels but good fishing. Lots of fish up into the four-pound class with some bigger browns. The fish are stacked up in the bigger bays with water inflows. The Twin Lakes and Lake Mary are fair to good on rainbows and brookies. Hot Creek has been fair to good with good caddis and midge activity and some mayfly activity early in the morning. The upper Owens River remains fair to good with few bigger fish but decent numbers of smaller trout. Rock Creek Lake is fair to good with some limits. Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517, Convict Lake Resort at 760-934-3800, Crowley Lake Fish Camp at 760-935-4301.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Lake Sabrina is so low the front lake is gone and the level is down to the natural lake. The fishing has continued fair to good in deeper water in what would normally be behind the Island or taking a bit of a hike to the front of the back natural lake. The deep water bites have been on nightcrawlers or PowerBait. Fishing the inlets with a fly and a bubble or small jigs or trout worms is also producing a few limits. Bishop Creek has been very good with very low flows in the South Fork now that South Lake is at minimum pool. Weir Pond is good with a lot of limits of stocker rainbows and a few wild fish. North Lake and Intake II have been the hot spots in the drainage. North Lake has seen excellent action all of this past week for both bait and lure anglers. Intake II might even be better with limits reported for most anglers, including some bigger fish to five pounds. South Lake is at minimum pool and fishing is slow. Pleasant Valley Reservoir is getting light pressure. Best action at Owens inlet and at the dam. The Owens Gorge is pretty good on small browns. 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: Most of the small streams along Highway 395 in the Eastern Sierra are still fishing well, but no plants this week.

Oct
10

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: Good action on the East Walker River but the flows dropped again (25 cfs) with the best action on fish stacked up in the bigger pools on nymphs. Bridgeport Reservoir is finally starting to improve with the cooler nights and most of the algae if dying off. Best bite at the dam at dusk. Kirman Lake is good and getting better by the day. Lots of quality brookies and cutthroats on streamers, scuds, and soft hackles. Four-pound fish are common. The Twin Lake has improved with pretty good action for both shore and boat anglers as night get chilly. Lots of pan-sized fish and some rainbows to four pounds. The West Walker River remains a hot spot in this region with an excellent bite on flies, spinners, and bait in the low flows. Virginia Lakes are also excellent with limits common and quality fish reported each week. Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

JUNE LAKE LOOP-LEE VINING REGION: Silver Lake has been very good on Mice Tails or lures for both shore and boat anglers after both DFW and Alpers’ plants last week. Cooler nights are also cooling down Silver and all the other loop lakes. Grant Lake has been producing a few nice browns and rainbows. Gull and June are also good with a lot of fish from one to two pounds on both baits and lures, and June has consistently been cranking out four to six-pound fish each week, especially for trollers. Rush Creek has been fair to good on holdover trout. Saddlebag Lake and the area creeks are all very good thanks to plants this week. Information: Silver Lake Resort at 760-648-7726 or at silverlakeresort.net or Ernie’s Tackle at 760-648-7756.

MAMMOTH AREA: Convict Lake and Convict Creek have both been good this week with light fishing pressure and good action. Crowley Lake has very low water levels but good fishing. Lots of fish up into the four-pound class with some bigger browns. The fish are stacked up in the bigger bays with water inflows. The Twin Lakes and Lake Mary are fair to good on rainbows and brookies. Hot Creek has been fair to good with good caddis and midge activity and some mayfly activity early in the morning. The upper Owens River remains fair to good with few bigger fish but decent numbers of smaller trout. Rock Creek Lake is fair to good with some limits. Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517, Convict Lake Resort at 760-934-3800, Crowley Lake Fish Camp at 760-935-4301.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Lake Sabrina is so low the front lake is gone and the level is down to the natural lake. The fishing has continued fair to good in deeper water in what would normally be behind the Island or taking a bit of a hike to the front of the back natural lake. The deep water bites have been on nightcrawlers or PowerBait. Fishing the inlets with a fly and a bubble or small jigs or trout worms is also producing a few limits. Bishop Creek has been very good with very low flows in the South Fork now that South Lake is at minimum pool. Weir Pond is good with a lot of limits of stocker rainbows and a few wild fish. North Lake and Intake II have been the hot spots in the drainage. North Lake has seen excellent action all of this past week for both bait and lure anglers. Intake II might even be better with limits reported for most anglers, including some bigger fish to five pounds. South Lake is at minimum pool and fishing is slow. Pleasant Valley Reservoir is getting light pressure. Best action at Owens inlet and at the dam. The Owens Gorge is pretty good on small browns. 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: Most of the small streams along Highway 395 in the Eastern Sierra were planted again this week (see trout plants).

Sep
26

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: Good action on the East Walker River, mostly on nymphs and streamers, but flows are still low (55 cfs range). Bridgeport Reservoir is still in the summer blahs, but the evenings are starting to get much cooler and the algae is dying off. It won’t be long. Kirman Lake is good and getting better by the day. Lots of quality brookies and cutthroats on streamers, scuds, and soft hackles. Four-pound fish are common. The Twin Lake has improved with pretty good action for both shore and boat anglers as night get chilly. Lots of pan-sized fish and some rainbows to four pounds. The West Walker River remains a hot spot in this region with an excellent bite on flies, spinners, and bait in the low flows. Virginia Lakes are also excellent with limits common and quality fish reported each week. Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

JUNE LAKE LOOP-LEE VINING REGION: Silver Lake has been very good on Mice Tails or lures for both shore and boat anglers after both DFW and Alpers’ plants last week. Cooler nights are also cooling down Silver and all the other loop lakes. Grant Lake has been producing a few nice browns and rainbows. Gull and June are also good with a lot of fish from one to two pounds on both baits and lures, and June has consistently been cranking out four to six-pound fish each week, especially for trollers. Rush Creek has been fair to good, mostly on planted and holdover plants. Saddlebag Lake and the area creeks are all very good thanks to plants this week. Information: Silver Lake Resort at 760-648-7726 or at silverlakeresort.net or Ernie’s Tackle at 760-648-7756.

MAMMOTH AREA: Convict Lake and Convict Creek have both been good this week with light fishing pressure and good action. Top fish reported this past week was a 4-7 landed by Dave Prentece, Long Beach, on a Kastmaster off the south shore. Kathy Crose, Simi Valley, had a 2-9 on PowerBait. Crowley Lake has very low water levels but good fishing. Lots of fish up into the four-pound class with some bigger browns. The fish are stacked up in the bigger bays and feeding on midges and perch minnows. The Twin Lakes and Lake Mary are fair to good on rainbows and brookies. Hot Creek has been fair to good with good caddis and midge activity and some mayfly activity early in the morning. The upper Owens River remains fair to good with few bigger fish but decent numbers of smaller trout. Rock Creek Lake is fair to good with some limits. Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517, Convict Lake Resort at 760-934-3800, Crowley Lake Fish Camp at 760-935-4301.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Lake Sabrina is so low the front lake is gone and the level is down to the natural lake. The fishing has continued fair to good in deeper water in what would normally be behind the Island or taking a bit of a hike to the front of the back natural lake. The deep water bites have been on nightcrawlers or PowerBait. Fishing the inlets with a fly and a bubble or small jigs or trout worms is also producing a few limits. Bishop Creek has been very good with very low flows in the South Fork now that South Lake is at minimum pool. Weir Pond is good with a lot of limits of stocker rainbows and a few wild fish. North Lake and Intake II have been the hot spots in the drainage. North Lake has seen excellent action all of this past week for both bait and lure anglers. Intake II might even be better with limits reported for most anglers, including some bigger fish to five pounds. South Lake is at minimum pool and fishing is slow. Pleasant Valley Reservoir is getting light pressure. Best action at Owens inlet and at the dam. The Owens Gorge is pretty good on small browns. 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: Most of the small streams along Highway 395 in the Eastern Sierra were planted again this week (see trout plants).

Sep
19

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 River is still fishing good in spite of low flows. Lots of good dry fly (caddis and midge) action on both the California and Nevada sides of the river. Bridgeport Reservoir is still in the summer blahs, but the evenings are starting to get much cooler and the algae is dying off. It won’t be long. Kirman Lake is good and getting better by the day. Lots of quality brookies and cutthroats on streamers, scuds, and soft hackles. Four-pound fish are common. The Twin Lake have been spotty, especially for shore anglers, but the cooler evenings are starting to improve the bite on inflated nightcrawlers, Power eggs, and MiceTails. The West Walker River remains a hot spot in this region with an excellent bite on flies, spinners, and bait in the low flows. Virginia Lakes are as good and continues to produce a number of quality fish each week. Best this week was an eight-pound Alpers on a jig caught by Christy Escalona of Hemet from Little Virginia. nformation: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or www.kenssport.com.

JUNE LAKE LOOP-LEE VINING REGION: Silver Lake has been very good on Mice Tails or lures for both shore and boat anglers after both DFW and Alpers’ plants last week. Cooler nights are also cooling down Silver and all the other loop lakes. Grant Lake has been producing a few nice browns and rainbows. Gull and June are also good with a lot of fish from one to two pounds on both baits and lures. Trollers have been doing very good in June. Rush Creek has been fair to good, mostly on planted fish. All the lakes in the loop and Rush Creek have been planted nearly every week for the past month. Saddlebag Lake and the area creeks are all very good thanks to plants this week. Information: Silver Lake Resort at 760-648-7726 or at silverlakeresort.net or Ernie’s Tackle at 760-648-7756.

MAMMOTH AREA: Convict Lake and Convict Creek have both been good this week with light fishing pressure and good action. There were over a dozen rainbows at 2-8 or better report from Convict Lake. Crowley Lake has very low water levels but good fishing. Lots of fish up into the four-pound class with some bigger browns. The fish are stacked up in the bigger bays and feeding on midges and perch minnows. The Twin Lakes and Lake Mary are fair to good on rainbows and brookies. Hot Creek has been fair to good with good caddis and midge activity and some mayfly activity early in the morning. The upper Owens River remains fair to good with few bigger fish but decent numbers of smaller trout. Rock Creek Lake is fair to good with some limits. Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517, Convict Lake Resort at 760-934-3800, Crowley Lake Fish Camp at 760-935-4301.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Lake Sabrina is so low the front lake is gone and the level is down to the natural lake. The fishing has continued fair to good in deeper water in what would normally be behind the Island or taking a bit of a hike to the front of the back natural lake. The deep water bites have been on nightcrawlers or PowerBait. Fishing the inlets with a fly and a bubble or small jigs or trout worms is also producing a few limits. Bishop Creek has been very good with very low flows in the South Fork now that South Lake is at minimum pool. Weir Pond is good with a lot of limits of stocker rainbows and a few wild fish. North Lake and Intake II have been the hot spots in the drainage. North Lake has seen excellent action all of this past week for both bait and lure anglers. Intake II might even be better with limits reported for most anglers, including some bigger fish to five pounds. South Lake is at minimum pool and fishing is slow. Pleasant Valley Reservoir is getting light pressure. Best action at Owens inlet and at the dam. The Owens Gorge is pretty good on small browns. 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 the small streams along Highway 395 in the Eastern Sierra were planted again this week.