Fishing Blogs

Fishing Blogs

From Mammoth Lakes north to Bridgeport and south to Lone Pine there are a number of lakes and streams with golden, rainbow, brooke, and brown trout. This list is not intended to guide you with all the details of how to fish the backcountry, but an inspiration to get off the road, go hiking, and cast a line. Don’t forget that a valid California state fishing license is required in the backcountry.MORE

The solitude of the wild with nothing between you and the stream, except for your fly line—sounds nice doesn’t it? There is nothing better than hiking into the mountains and casting a line in the backcountry. Here’s your beginner’s guide to fishing in the Eastern Sierra backcountry.MORE

In honor of this history, the Convict Lake Resort hosts two annual and rather unique fishing derbies: the “Round Up at the Lake” in the spring and the “Ambush at the Lake” each fall. “They are pretty fun deals and people really like them,” Brian Balarsky said. Brian’s family has owned the resort since 1982. He left his job as a CPA to move to the High Sierra to run the business more than a decade ago. 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

Maybe it’s catching a monstrous rainbow trout at Convict Lake, or reeling in a beastly brown at Bridgeport Reservoir, or landing a cranky cutthroat along the June Lake Loop that instantly makes you addicted to angling on the “Eastside.” Whatever the reason, rare is the angler who casts in the waters of the “Range of Light” and never returns again for more.MORE

As the spring sun begins to shine, rising above the White Mountains on the horizon, Mammoth skiers and snowboarders wake to a frosty morning. They begin their coffee and breakfast rituals while gearing up for the day. But there is plenty more to do than just ski and snowboard, or run.MORE