Eastern Sierra Fishing Report

Whether it's your first time fishing in the Eastern Sierra or you have been coming to one of the world's greatest trout fishing destination for years, every trip is a new experience. Water conditions are always changing, different flies become the day's popular food supply seemingly over night and the fish seem to get smarter every season. This fishing report will help you have your best day on the water every time you visit Mammoth Lakes. We work with local guides to tell you what's working in each of the waters in the area.

Plus the Eastern Sierra fishing map can help you discover new fishing spots along Highway 395 in both Mono and Inyo Counties. Download a copy of the map below so you have it on hand when the fish aren't biting in your favorite spot or you just need a change of pace. It's the perfect secret weapon to have the perfect fishing season in Mammoth Lakes.

Download the Fishing Map

 


Trout Stocking Update

In partnership with Mono County Tourism and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Mammoth Lakes Tourism stocks trout in local waters throughout the season. For more information about stocking schedules and the type and size of trout stocked in each body of water, visit the California Department of Fish and Wildlife website. Exact stocking days can depend on weather and other factors. 

Stocking in the Mammoth Lakes Basin will resume when the lakes have melted out.


What's Working

Our local fishing experts are out on the water testing what bait, lures and flies are working in the waters around Mammoth Lakes. Check back regularly for updates. This fishing report is brought to you by The Trout Fly and The Troutfitter, Convict Lake ResortKittredge Sports and Sierra Drifters


WATER


BAIT & LURES


FLIES


Lake Mary
 



 

 


Lake Mamie
 



 

 


Lake George
 



 

 


Twin Lakes
 



 

 


Mammoth & Convict Creeks
 

Salmon eggs, small spinners, Roostertail,
Panther Martins

 

Convict Lake
 


Tasmanian Devils, Needlefish,
Thomas Bouyants, Nightcrawlers,
Garlic PowerBait
 

 


Crowley Lake
 

 


Albino Barons, Copper Clowns, Blood Midges
 

Upper Owens River
 

 


Stimulator #16, Extended Body BWO #16,
Elk Hair Caddis, Parachute Adams

 


Hot Creek
 
 


Parachute Adams, Griffith's Gnat,
Brooks Sprout Baetis, Flashback Tungsten
Black Beauty, Tailwater Tiny olive, Micro
Mayfly olive, Tungsten Psycho, Zebra Midge,
Slumpbuster olive, Crystal Bugger,
olive Bopp Leech


San Joaquin River
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Water Conditions

This fishing report is brought to you by The Trout Fly and The Troutfitter.

 


WATER


CONDITIONS


Mammoth Lakes Basin
 

Plowing is underway in the Mammoth Lakes Basin. No opening date has been announced. 


Crowley Lake
 

Surface water temperatures are around 62-65 degrees. Fish are scattered throughout
the lake and bites are sporadic.


Upper Owens River
 

Flows are at 126 CFS above the confluence and 360 below as of 6/12.
The Upper Owens River has been fishing well. Stay above the confluence to
avoid muddy water.
 

Hot Creek
 

Flows are at about 129 CFS as of 6/12. Water has been flowing clearer each day.
 

San Joaquin River
 

No opening date has been announced for Reds Meadow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Want more inspiration and fishing tips?

Visit the main fishing page for inspiration or check out the reports from these Eastern Sierra guide services and local marinas.

Performance Anglers Guide Service

Crowley Lake Fish Camp