Fishing and Stocking Reports for the Eastern Sierra
Report Date: October 28,
With only a few weeks
San Joaquin, Mammoth, Convict Creeks
Water is low, but fishing okay
Bait: Nightcrawlers, Eggs
Flies: Adams, Mosquitos, Blue Wing Olives, Caddis, Dark Lords, Hares Ear, Copper Johns, Ants, Hoppers
Lures: Rooster Tails, Small Rapalas, Small Mepps
Upper Owens River
Benton Crossing Downstream to Fish Monument- CLOSED
Benton Bridge Upstream- Barbless, 2 Fish 16" or smaller NO BAIT
Flies: Hoppers, Ants, Beetles, Mosquitos, Stimulators, Caddis, Blue Wing Olives, Purple Prince, Coachmans, Copper Johns, Princes, Zebra's, Pheasant Tails, Hares Ears.
Mammoth Lakes Basin
Bait: Scented Powerbait, Garlic Scented Gulp Baits,
Flies: Strip Streamers, Leeches, Carey, Wooley Buggers, Flash Buggers
Lures: Thomas Buoyant, 2-spoons, Little Cleo, Kastmasters
Trolling: Leadcore or Flashers, Needlefish, Bouyants, Tas Devils,
Bait: Inflated Crawlers, Gulp Rainbow, Rainbow Garlic, Pinched Crawlers Mice Tails
Lures: Kastmasters, Jakes, Cripplelure, Dare Devil, Kroc'sJakes, Vibrax, Tas Devils, Fight Fish, Bouyants
Trolling: Leadcore 4-6 colors, Tas Devils, Deep Rapalas, Wobblers
Check out more details on Rick's Sport Center whiteboard when you arrive in town. For additional fishing reports for the Eastern Sierra, go to: http://www.visitmammoth.com/things-to-do/fishing/fishing-reports/
Lakes Basin: October 19, 2015
Mammoth Creek and Lakes Basin Even with the big fish at Lake Mary, Lake George remains to be the go-to spot for consistently catching fish in the Mammoth Lakes Basin. Fish Lake Mary for the big ones, but head to Lake George if you want to catch your limit. Reach the deeper sections at Twin Lakes with a float tube.
Crowley Lake Fish the north end at about 15ft for you best chances. With the late algae bloom and the fish eating daphnia as their main source, it can be quite difficult to know what patterns to use. If that's the case head over to Crooked Creek or Hilton for a better water conditions and chances to catch a hungry trout.
Hot Creek The water has risen again due to recent rain. A longer and lighter leader will help your presentations prove successful.
Upper Owens River If you want to catch more fish, then fish above Benton Crossing road. The big fish are still staying close to Crowley, so if it's a slab that you desire try fishing below the monument.
San Joaquin River Flows remain at 5cfs. Be sure to check the road conditions with the Welcome Center to make sure that you can drive down there.
In addition to this fishing report with pictures of the Mammoth Lakes Basin, check out local shops (Trout Fly, Rick’s and Kittredge), and the Crowley Lake Fish Camp cameras (http://thetroutfly.com/fishcampcam.html), and the USGS and LADWP websites.
The Sierra Nevada Range is the primary water source for the state of California. These mountains supply over 60% of your water. A byproduct is that LA Department of Water and Power (LSDWP) provides real time water levels on their website.
Water levels for Owens River, Crowley, Rock Creek, McGee Creek, Lee Vining Creek, Grant Lake, Rush Lake, Bishop.
The US Geological Survey (USGS) site is pretty cool. It shows GPS coordinates, altitude and the origination of water. The origination of water is great in identifying if a river depends on snowmelt or is spring fed.
Water levels for the East and West Walker, San Joaquin River and Hot Creek
Trout Stocking Occurred: October 11th
For the complete list of 2015 stocking California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife 2015 Fish Planting Schedule
September 7 - November 15: Ambush at the Lake
Convict Lake Fishing Derby with $6,000 in Resort Prizes and $2,000 Cash. DOn;t miss the Bonus Derby Weekend: October 30 - November 1, 2015 http://www.convictlake.com/activities/fishing/derbies.html
October 30 - November 1, 2015: Bonus Derby Weekend
Ken's Sporting Goods
Performance Guides Service
The Trout Fly / Troutfitter
Crowley Lake Fish Camp