The East Walker River is famous for two things: for being one of the best brown trout fly fishing streams in California and for its resiliency. After several years of draught in the High Sierra, this 90-mile river is bouncing back to life, making it a great fishing destination this year....MORE
The good news for folks shopping for fishing fans is that most of us are pretty easy to please. If a gift has anything to do with fishing — which often includes beer products—we’ll be happy.
Most anglers love fishing shirts, silly coffee mugs, the latest gadgets and reels, guided trips...MORE
Winter is known as the “quiet season,” although you wouldn’t know if you’re stuck in rush hour traffic in LA, or find yourself at Tusks Bar in Mammoth Mountain on a Saturday afternoon.
For those who like to put the silence back into the quiet season, taking a day trip to Mono Lake should...MORE
Fall is my favorite time to fish the Eastern Sierra, and I’m not alone. The crowds are gone, but the fish are still here. The mornings are often cold enough to see your breath, but most days warm up long enough to bare shirtsleeves and bask in the beauty of fall on the Eastside.
There’s an old saying around Mammoth that goes, “People may come for the winters, but they stay for the summers.” While that’s accurate, it’s missing a key element in the equation—fall.
Autumn is when most local and longtime visitors, especially those of us with passions for fishing,...MORE
There once was a time when Convict Lake, one of the most photographed and famous bodies of water in California’s Eastern Sierra, was known by other names.
Names that also hint at the magical and mysterious appeal of the lake’s crystal clear waters.
Unlike many drive-to lakes...MORE
For many a local angler, spring is the best season of them all. After the joyful kick-off to another trout season and the chaos and crowds of “Fishmas” dissipate, the region returns to its quiet, slack-season ways. So it’s easy to feel like you’ve got the whole world to yourself during most spring days in the Eastern Sierra.MORE
That’s the thing that’s so amazing about fishing, and especially about doing so with a fly rod. Its rewards and positive impacts go far beyond catching fish, or even just those few hours on the water.MORE
While everyone else is up on the hill, cozied up to the bar, or curled up in front of a fireplace, it’s easy to feel like you’ve got the world to yourself when you’re on the water. It’s just you and the trout, the occasional brace of waterfowl and the impressive work of Mother Nature during her season of silence. A good day of winter fishing can be nothing shy of magical. The type of moments only great poets can hope to properly praise.MORE
I’ve been to 43 countries and have been to mountain ranges all over the world. The Eastern Sierra beats them all, hands down,” Chris said. “Skiing powder in the morning and catching wild trout in the afternoon. It’s crazy. There’s nothing better. It’s the best of both worlds.MORE
Awe, amazement and appreciation are the feelings most people lucky enough to fish the Upper Owens can relate to. It’s a pretty easy river to fall in love with, and thanks to its ease of access and abundance of trout, it has certainly helped countless folks like me fall in love with fly fishing.MORE