The first thing you’ve got to do when prepping your tackle box for Mammoth Lakes is smile. There aren’t too many things in life that are more enjoyable than spending a day casting around the well-stocked waters of the Eastern Sierra.

Whether you like to fish with bobbers and bait, or you...MORE

The East Walker River is famous for two things: for being one of the best brown trout fly fishing streams in California and for its resiliency. After several years of draught in the High Sierra, this 90-mile river is bouncing back to life, making it a great fishing destination this year....MORE

Winter is known as the “quiet season,” although you wouldn’t know if you’re stuck in rush hour traffic in LA, or find yourself at Tusks Bar in Mammoth Mountain on a Saturday afternoon.

For those who like to put the silence back into the quiet season, taking a day trip to Mono Lake should...MORE

Fall is my favorite time to fish the Eastern Sierra, and I’m not alone. The crowds are gone, but the fish are still here. The mornings are often cold enough to see your breath, but most days warm up long enough to bare shirtsleeves and bask in the beauty of fall on the Eastside.


There once was a time when Convict Lake, one of the most photographed and famous bodies of water in California’s Eastern Sierra, was known by other names. 
Names that also hint at the magical and mysterious appeal of the lake’s crystal clear waters.

Unlike many drive-to lakes...MORE