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 wrapped up for the 2017 season on October 5.


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
 


Convict Lake
 


Crowley Lake
 

Upper Owens River
 


Hot Creek
 


San Joaquin River
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Water Conditions

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

 


WATER


CONDITIONS


Mammoth Lakes Basin
 

The US Forest Service has not announced an opening date
for the Mammoth Lakes Basin in 2018.


Crowley Lake
 

The 2018 fishing season at Crowley Lake opens April 28.


Upper Owens River
 

The Upper Owens River is under winter fishing regulations until April 28.
Check with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for details.
 

Hot Creek
 

Hot Creek is under winter fishing regulations until April 28. 
Check with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for details.
 

San Joaquin River
 

The road to Reds Meadow is closed to vehicular traffic for the season. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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 Guides Service

Crowley Lake Fish Camp