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Bridgeport Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-10-30 21:00:30

Bridgeport is holding steady these days, there's a few fish being caught on flies, some trolling and some with bait. The water is very low so most of the action is down closer to the dam. Trollers have been having some success with small rapalas, needlefish and thomas bouyants. Bait anglers have also been having some success with crawlers, power bait and mice tails. Fly anglers are using mostly streamers like zuddlers, seal buggers, matukas and hornbergs. 


 (760) 932-7707

Previous Report: 2013-10-16 20:32:08   Previous Report: 2013-10-02 21:32:53   Previous Report: 2013-09-25 20:04:18   Previous Report: 2013-09-18 19:32:59   Previous Report: 2013-09-11 21:21:59  

Convict Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-10-09 16:31:32

Trout fishing has been on the slow side. Best action has been on the south shore. Mice Tails, Thomas Bouyants or nightcrawlers get trout. Biggest this week was a 3 pounder.


Previous Report: 2012-05-23 17:14:54   Previous Report: 2012-05-02 21:26:10   Previous Report: 2012-04-25 21:11:23   Previous Report: 2011-11-09 21:38:40   Previous Report: 2011-10-26 16:35:34  

Crowley Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-07-24 20:50:23

Trout bite has been good for those baitfishing with Power Bait or worms at McGee Cove, Hilton and the Chalk Cliffs. Fly fishing is slow. Trolling is on the slow side. Mickey Baron  (760) 937-3245; (760) 935-4301   

Previous Report: 2013-07-17 22:15:09   Previous Report: 2013-07-10 22:05:02   Previous Report: 2013-06-27 06:22:00   Previous Report: 2013-06-20 06:27:58   Previous Report: 2013-06-12 20:01:27  

East Walker River (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-04-09 19:03:55

The East is still running at 40 cfs right now ( for over a week now) and is still fishing excellent! The 40 cfs flow gives the fish a little more room to spread out compared to a 22 cfs flow. I would still recommend being pretty stealthy as the fish can tend to be a bit spooky with this flow.  Lots of good nymphing going on, we've also had a few good reports on streamers and some really good reports on dries, especially on the Nevada side! The weather has been nice so the baetis haven't been too active, but it's been good for the skwalas on the Nevada side. Some patterns that have been working both on the Cali and NV sides include: rainbow warrior, silver streak, mercury midge, san juan worm, flossy worm, top secret midge, dark lord, zuddler, zonker, moal leech, jj special, mini leech, designated hitter, para madam x, chubby chernobyl, para adams. (760) 932-7707


Previous Report: 2014-04-03 05:36:04   Previous Report: 2014-03-19 20:47:02   Previous Report: 2014-03-12 20:32:22   Previous Report: 2014-03-05 21:21:23   Previous Report: 2014-02-26 16:08:31  

Grant Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2012-06-14 10:28:03

Worms, salmon eggs and mice tails account for most of the fish. Nothing big but plenty of catchable rainbow trout. 

Previous Report: 2010-05-19 16:46:58   Previous Report: 2010-05-13 07:27:17   Previous Report: 2010-05-06 12:45:36   Previous Report: 2010-04-28 15:50:12   Previous Report: 2010-04-21 19:54:33  

Gull Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-11-06 20:26:53

Fishing is slow. Pressure is light. The only trout coming in are planted rainbows in the one pound range.

Previous Report: 2013-10-30 21:08:46   Previous Report: 2013-10-23 17:24:09   Previous Report: 2013-10-16 20:35:38   Previous Report: 2013-10-09 16:32:05   Previous Report: 2013-10-02 21:36:43  

June Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-10-30 21:08:17

Monday’s snow is melting and a warming trend is expected. Trout bite is slowing. Best bet is with nightcrawlers and flashers down four colors. June Lake Marina (760) 648-7726

Previous Report: 2013-10-23 17:24:28   Previous Report: 2013-10-16 20:35:13   Previous Report: 2013-10-09 16:32:21   Previous Report: 2013-10-02 21:36:18   Previous Report: 2013-09-25 20:09:50  

June Lake Loop (fresh water lake)
Updated 2012-05-02 21:31:23

All the loop lakes are fishing well from boat and shore. Biggest fish came from Gull Lake but most of the trout were in the one to two pound range. Nothing much larger than 5 pounds has been checked in, but limits are common.

Previous Report: 2012-04-25 21:12:16   Previous Report: 2011-11-02 16:36:33   Previous Report: 2011-10-26 16:36:04   Previous Report: 2011-10-19 16:40:09   Previous Report: 2011-10-12 16:28:50  

Kirman Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-10-30 21:07:46

There have been better reports from Kirman this week with some anglers reporting having 10 to 15 fish days. There's been a few fish caught stripping or trolling streamers while most of the fish seem to be caught with small midges under indicators. Patterns to try include seal buggers, stillwater nymphs, soft hackles, flashback emergers, zebra midges, rainbow warriors and miricle nymphs.   (760) 932-7707

Previous Report: 2013-10-16 20:34:53   Previous Report: 2013-10-02 21:35:29   Previous Report: 2013-09-25 20:09:31   Previous Report: 2013-09-18 19:35:53   Previous Report: 2013-08-29 06:58:31  

Lee Vining Creek (fresh water river)
Updated 2012-06-21 08:33:40

Lee Vining Creek is putting out catchable trout for those drifting a worm or a salmon egg with a split-shot. (760) 647-6406


Previous Report: 2012-06-06 21:53:21   Previous Report: 2012-05-23 17:24:32   Previous Report: 2012-05-16 20:42:28  

Lundy Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-05-02 05:44:13

The lake is clear of ice and is fishable. (760) 647-6406

Previous Report: 2012-06-27 21:34:02   Previous Report: 2012-06-21 08:33:24   Previous Report: 2012-06-14 10:30:34   Previous Report: 2012-05-23 17:24:07   Previous Report: 2012-05-16 20:42:57  

Mammoth Lakes (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-05-29 23:01:51

Alpers trout were plant in the Lakes Basin on Tuesday. Fishing has been consistently good for two weeks. Pinched crawlers, Gulp eggs, Kastmasters and Thomas Bouyants are all worth casting. Rick’s Sport Center (760) 934-3416

Previous Report: 2013-05-15 21:45:00   Previous Report: 2013-05-08 21:51:36   Previous Report: 2013-05-02 05:43:52   Previous Report: 2013-04-24 21:01:31   Previous Report: 2012-07-19 09:52:52  

Owens River (fresh water river)
Updated 2011-08-25 07:28:28

The stretch from Bishop south is running fast and muddy. Bait fish - maybe.

Previous Report: 2010-10-28 10:53:53   Previous Report: 2010-10-20 21:37:38   Previous Report: 2010-06-30 21:02:31   Previous Report: 2010-06-24 01:14:37   Previous Report: 2010-05-26 22:43:12  

Rock Creek Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2011-09-28 19:42:59

Trout bite remains quite good. Fish to three pounds are being caught with nightcrawlers, or garlic Power Bait. The shoreline near the group camp area has been a productive spot. Trollers need to get down four colors. Resort closes Oct. 10. (760) 935-4311

Previous Report: 2011-09-21 20:45:28   Previous Report: 2011-09-14 18:25:09  

Rock Creek Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2011-09-07 21:58:25

Weekly plants of trout continue here and the crowds are diminishing. Nightcrawlers suspended off the bottom, rainbow, green or yellow Power bait get trout. Mosquito patterns also get trout. Gold Kastmasters, Super Dupers are good for spincasters. Back country creeks have dropped down to wadeable conditions.  (760) 935-4311

Rock Creek Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2011-08-25 07:29:00

Thomas Bouyants with red or gold, Tasmanian Devils are the best lures. Top flies are Olive Matukas, green mosquitoes. Those trolling leadcore at four colors with Needlefish (no flashers) are doing quite well. (760) 935-4311

Previous Report: 2011-08-10 18:14:04   Previous Report: 2011-07-27 19:12:12   Previous Report: 2011-07-20 20:15:45   Previous Report: 2011-07-14 10:50:49   Previous Report: 2011-07-06 17:02:05  

Rock Creek Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2011-06-09 06:21:00

The lake is free of ice. The road hasn’t been cleared of snow but anglers can walk the shoreline. Creek fishing has been good with the help of weekly trout plants. (760) 935-4311

Rock Creek Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2010-10-13 17:30:40

The resort closed for the season, but fishing has been good in the lake and streams. Pressure is light but employees have been making good catches of trout. Weather is nice. (760) 935-4311


Previous Report: 2010-10-06 17:01:44   Previous Report: 2010-09-29 22:46:02   Previous Report: 2010-09-22 20:32:58   Previous Report: 2010-09-15 18:04:26   Previous Report: 2010-09-08 22:16:10  

Rock Creek Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2010-06-09 21:10:39

Rock Creek Lake is open and so is Rock Creek. (760) 934-3416

Saddlebag Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2012-06-27 21:33:07

Saddlebag is fishing best near the dam. Use salmon eggs, nightcrawlers or red/gold Thomas Bouyants. (760) 647-6406

Previous Report: 2012-06-21 08:32:30   Previous Report: 2012-06-14 10:31:02   Previous Report: 2012-06-06 21:54:34   Previous Report: 2011-10-06 09:36:00   Previous Report: 2011-09-21 20:44:04  

Silver Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-10-02 21:35:58

A 7.6 pound rainbow was caught via boat with a nightcrawler/Power Bait combo. There’s been wind the last few days, but two six pound- plus and two seven-pound plus trout were caught during the weekend. Bait has accounted for most of the catches. Silver Lake (760) 648-7525

Previous Report: 2013-09-25 20:09:05   Previous Report: 2013-09-11 21:25:23   Previous Report: 2013-09-04 17:10:21   Previous Report: 2013-08-21 21:10:28   Previous Report: 2013-07-31 19:27:51  

Topaz Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-03-12 20:34:37

Lake remains low. Main launch is unavailable. Boats aren’t available to rent because of low water. Lake hasn’t risen two feet since last July and won’t rise any more. As of March 1, no more water than is what is in the lake will be stored. Small boats can be hand-launched from shore. Fishing is poor. Topaz Landing (775) 266-3550

Topaz Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-02-12 16:56:21

Lake has risen 8 inches since the weekend but another 2 feet is needed to launch boats. Marina needs more water to put in small boats. Very few shoreline anglers trying and those few are not having success. Topaz Landing (775) 266-3550

Topaz Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-01-08 21:24:13

Water is too low to launch boats. There is shore fishing but fishing is very slow. This is being called the poorest opening week in more than 20 years. Topaz Landing (775) 266-3550

Topaz Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-12-19 09:06:54

Lake re-opens to fishing Jan. 1.

Topaz Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-07-31 19:27:10

Low water has closed the launch. Hand launching is possible but fishing is very slow. Topaz Landing (775) 266-3550


Previous Report: 2013-07-24 20:54:19   Previous Report: 2013-06-27 06:24:38  

Topaz Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-06-12 20:19:44

Shore anglers are getting some action along the south shoreline. No limits but some get two to three fish. Trollers put nightcrawlers and flashers down 20 feet for limits of trout. Bass are spawning. Smallmouth are near the north shore. Largemouth are near the southwest shore. Topaz Landing (775) 266-3550

Previous Report: 2013-05-29 23:01:26  

Topaz Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-05-22 19:00:33

Bass bite is improving in the south end of the lake. Average smallmouth is 2-1/2 pounds but a five pound largemouth was caught last week. Trout anglers do best trolling 15 feet deep in the middle of the lake. Shore fisherman are having a tough time. Topaz Landing (775) 266-3550

Previous Report: 2013-05-15 21:43:54  

Topaz Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-05-08 21:52:02

Trout fishing has been slow for shore anglers, but good for boaters who can get to the deeper water. Most trollers get limits trolling 12 to 15 feet deep with flashers and nightcrawlers. Trout average 1-1/2 pounds. Topaz Landing (775) 266-3550

Topaz Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-04-24 21:03:01

Trollers get limits of trout for a day’s work. Flashers and nightcrawlers get trout to 1-1/2 pounds. Trout are in the top 10 feet of water. Shore anglers use nightcrawlers but don’t get many. Topaz Landing (775) 266-3550


Previous Report: 2013-04-03 14:54:23  

Topaz Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-02-20 20:03:15

Before Tuesday’s snow fishing had been good. Boaters were getting limits of trout in the 13 inch class with flashers/nightcrawlers or black/gold Rapalas in the top 10 feet of water. Nothing large. Shore anglers get just shy of limits with nightcrawlers or Power Bait. (775) 266-3550

Topaz Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-02-13 17:23:32

Freezing temperatures at night keeps water temperatures cold and fish sluggish. Water is ice free and few are venturing out. (775) 266-3550

Topaz Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-02-06 21:06:25

Ice is broken and pretty well thawed. Boats were able to get out Tuesday for the first time in weeks. There is launching and shore access. (775) 266-3550

Topaz Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-01-23 21:16:38

The lake is frozen. Can’t get a boat out and can’t fish from the shoreline. Wind and rain may break it up but the ice is fairly thick. (775) 266-3550

Previous Report: 2013-01-09 20:35:26   Previous Report: 2012-12-26 18:15:42   Previous Report: 2012-09-26 19:46:00   Previous Report: 2012-09-12 20:30:00  

Topaz Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2012-08-22 18:15:30

Trout fishing is very slow. Few are trolling and shoreline anglers aren’t having luck.  (775) 266-3550


Topaz Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2012-07-19 09:51:42

Shore anglers are getting little to no action. Trollers get one to two trout. Best bet is anchoring in the south end and using Power Bait or nightcrawlers. No bass. Water level is dropping rapidly. (775) 266-3550

Previous Report: 2012-07-11 21:20:17   Previous Report: 2012-07-05 07:08:58   Previous Report: 2012-06-27 21:31:43  

Topaz Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2012-06-14 10:37:18

Boaters are getting limits from deep water. Trollers start on the southeast side of the lake 25 feet deep with Rapalas, nightcrawler/flashers or black/silver or black/gold Needlefish. Trout weigh better than a pound. Recreational boat traffic is making it more difficult. Shore fishermen are struggling. (775) 266-3550


Previous Report: 2012-06-06 21:55:09   Previous Report: 2012-05-31 07:37:31  

Topaz Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2012-05-23 17:22:18

Lake is three feet from full. Trout fishing has been hampered by wind. Trollers go 15 feet deep with Rapalas or Needlefish. Shore anglers aren’t having much luck. Bass anglers are getting smallmouth from the north end of the lake with crankbaits. A lot of the smallmouths are in the two pound range. A few have weighed three pounds. Popular colors are firetiger or black and silver.  (775) 266-3550

Previous Report: 2012-04-18 16:43:54   Previous Report: 2012-04-11 16:57:32  

Topaz Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2012-04-04 16:37:22

Trout fishing is decent. Not many big fish are being caught and the wind has limited boat access. Weather forecast for the weekend and beyond is favorable. Water temperature is the mid-40s. (775) 266-3550

Previous Report: 2012-03-21 21:31:46   Previous Report: 2012-03-14 16:11:47   Previous Report: 2012-03-07 17:47:48  

Topaz Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2012-02-22 16:35:01

Trout fishing is decent, not great. A five-pound rainbow was caught last week by a troller in the south end of the lake pulling a #7 Countdown Rapala. A nine pounder was caught from the shoreline on the south end. Most of the fish are better than a pound. (775) 266-3550


Previous Report: 2012-02-08 19:28:09  

Topaz Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2012-01-25 15:40:17

A tournament held last weekend with a group from Auburn resulted . Shawn Lanz had a 3.7 pound rainbow from shore to win the 51-angler contest. Limits were common, despite a range of tough weather conditions. Most of the fish were in the one- to two-pound range. (775) 266-3550

Previous Report: 2012-01-18 13:17:28   Previous Report: 2012-01-11 17:09:11   Previous Report: 2011-12-29 10:28:54   Previous Report: 2011-12-21 19:11:43   Previous Report: 2011-10-19 17:05:11  

Topaz Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2011-06-09 06:20:11

The few who go out find trout while anchoring in the south end while using nightcrawlers or rainbow Power Bait. Wind has been kicking up daily. (775) 266-3550

Topaz Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2011-05-26 05:49:59

Still fishing for trout with nightcrawlers in the south end has been good in the morning. The bite dies in the afternoon. (775) 266-3550

Previous Report: 2011-05-19 07:03:31   Previous Report: 2011-05-11 21:06:10   Previous Report: 2011-05-05 00:33:04   Previous Report: 2011-04-28 05:27:01  

Topaz Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2011-04-14 07:13:43

Trollers with nightcrawlers go to the south end and get some limits, some trout close to three pounds. Rate it a bit better than good. The water is cold (38 to 42 degrees) and the runoff is just starting. (775) 266-3550

Topaz Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2011-03-30 21:34:47

Traffic is light although spring like weather arrived. Snow is gone. Water temperature is 38 degrees but should rise into the low 40s later this week. (775) 266-3550

Previous Report: 2011-03-23 18:43:11   Previous Report: 2011-03-17 08:27:51   Previous Report: 2011-03-10 08:27:38   Previous Report: 2011-03-03 09:36:51   Previous Report: 2011-02-23 13:17:22  

Topaz Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2010-07-14 22:11:20

Pressure is light as the season transitions to skiing and boating from fishing. Water temperatures are in the 70s. There a few bass being caught and released. (775) 266-3550

Topaz Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2010-07-07 21:15:05

The east side of the lake and the inlet kicked out some trout to those soaking nightcrawlers between jet skis and water skiers. (775) 266-3550

Previous Report: 2010-06-30 21:07:02   Previous Report: 2010-06-24 01:18:04   Previous Report: 2010-06-16 21:22:40  

Topaz Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2010-06-09 21:14:27

This lake has risen almost eight feet in the last week. In addition to the water there is additional mud and debris in the lake. It may take a week to settle and then anglers will have to find the fish. (775) 266-3550

Previous Report: 2010-06-03 00:35:46   Previous Report: 2010-05-26 22:44:11   Previous Report: 2010-05-19 16:53:20   Previous Report: 2010-05-13 07:29:07   Previous Report: 2010-05-06 12:52:28  

Twin Lakes (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-10-30 21:06:49

The Twins have been fishing well this past week with lots of smaller fish showing and a few larger ones up to around 3 pounds as well. . Trolling has been good with small Rapalas, Thomas Bouyants and Needlefish and bait anglers have been using crawlers, Power Bait, Power Eggs and Mice Tails.
Upper Twin (760) 932-7071; Lower Twin (760) 932-7751

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Virgina Lakes (fresh water lake)
Updated 2013-10-30 21:02:50

The Virginias are also producing very well still, lots of nice fish up to around 6 or 7 pounds are being caught. Power bait, mice tails and crawlers are doing well, lure anglers are using kastmasters, jakes and super dupers. Fly anglers are having success with matukas, seal buggers, mini leeches, goat leeches, soft hackles and zug bugs.    (760) 932-7707

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West Walker (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-04-09 19:04:17

At the West Walker, small wooly buggers, maybe some attractor nymphs like princes or pheasant tails or zug bugs. Be sneaky so as not to spook the fish, search out the deeper pools where the fish will be hanging out. Remember it's catch and release until the regular season opens    (760) 932-7707

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