Fishing Blogs

Bucket List Guide to Backcountry Fishing in the Eastern Sierra

May 31, 2015 / Monica Prelle

From Mammoth Lakes north to Bridgeport and south to Lone Pine there are a number of lakes and streams with golden, rainbow, brook, and brown trout. MORE

Beginner’s Guide to Backcountry Fishing

May 18, 2015 / Monica Prelle

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

Catching the Annual Spring Round Up at Convict Lake

May 13, 2015 / Mike McKenna

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

Angling in the Range of Light

Apr 22, 2015 / Mike McKenna

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

For the Love of Spring in the Eastern Sierra

Apr 18, 2015 / Monica Prelle

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

Your Ultimate Guide to Backcountry Fishing in the Eastern Sierra

Aug 27, 2014 / Kalyn LePre


Angling for Perfection: The fishy allure of the Eastside

Aug 26, 2014 / Mike McKenna

Patience and Faith. They are simple enough words. Words that could easily be used to describe stuff like the tenets of the Bible, or they could be the names of a couple of cute gals working down at the local coffee shop. But when put together, and accompanied by beer and a tackle box, they usually become the mantra of fishermen: “Patience and Faith.” Of course other words like skill or experience, frustrated or foolish, lonely and lucky are often linked to anglers, too. Read More MORE

The Birds and Bees of Browns in the Eastern Sierra

Aug 26, 2014 / Mike McKenna

When it comes right down to it, trout aren’t all that different from people—especially when it comes to the way we reproduce. They do, after all, call pictures of anglers holding trout “fish porn.”  MORE