Fishing Blogs

Spring Fishing Tips for Hooking Eastside Trout

Apr 22, 2016 / Mike McKenna

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

3 Perfect Days of Winter Fishing

Jan 22, 2016 / Monica Prelle

While most of visitors in the Eastern Sierra are hitting the slopes in the winter, you’ll be casting a line, hooking a trout, and laughing at the lack of crowds the entire time. MORE

Giving Thanks for Fly Fishing in the Eastern Sierra

Dec 01, 2015 / Mike McKenna

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

Keep ’em Wet: Winter Fishing in the Eastern Sierra

Nov 20, 2015 / Mike McKenna

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

A Wintry Doubleheader: Skiing and Fly Fishing near Mammoth Lakes

Nov 14, 2015 / Mike McKenna

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

The Appeal of the Upper Owens River

Nov 07, 2015 / Mike McKenna

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

Finding Fly Fishing Heaven at Hot Creek

Oct 31, 2015 / Mike McKenna

When it comes to fly fishing, nothing beats casting a day away on a world famous dry fly fishery in some stunning mountain backdrop. MORE

Don Barrett Knows Lake Mary

Oct 16, 2015 / Mike McKenna

No one outside of the Great Almighty himself knows Lake Mary any better than Don Barrett. Don owns the Lake Mary Marina and literally grew up on the lake, born about the time his parents built Pokonobe Lodge on the north end of Mary in 1956. The only thing that runs deeper than Don’s history at Lake Mary is his passion for the place and its surroundings MORE