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

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

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

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 surroundingsMORE