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Bridgeport Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-07-30 20:20:44

Bridgeport has been getting lower and lower each week but the fishing is still pretty good. There's been a few anglers still doing well trolling though it takes some work to keep your gear clean, they've been getting into some nice rainbows and still some nice perch as well. Bait anglers have been doing well north of Rainbow Point with Mice Tails, Power Bait and inflated crawlers. Lots of fish in the 3/4 to 1.5 pound range are making a showing with a few up to around 4 pounds coming in as well.  (760) 932-7707

Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:09:37   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 22:54:09   Previous Report: 2014-07-02 22:28:34   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 21:46:18   Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:19:47  

Convict Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-07-30 20:21:09

Mono County stocked (3-5 pounders) trophy trout last Tuesday. Only a few have been caught. The fishing mid-day has seem to be slowing down except for the folks who have been trolling. Most anglers are tolling around 4 colors (40 feet). 

 (760) 934-3800

Previous Report: 2014-07-09 22:54:34   Previous Report: 2014-07-02 22:29:00   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 21:47:10   Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:20:11   Previous Report: 2014-04-30 20:45:23  

Crowley Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-07-30 20:21:28

No bait or barbed hooks allowed beginning Aug. 1. Limit is two trout 18 inches or larger. Perch bite has slowed. Bait fishing has been good near the inlet near the bathroom in McGee. Fly fishing is very good. There’s a midge hatch going on. Algae is gone and water is clear. Try fishing the weed beds in 13 feet of water. Guide Mickey Baron (760) 937-3245; Crowley Lake Fish Camp (760) 935-4301   

Previous Report: 2014-07-09 22:55:03   Previous Report: 2014-07-02 22:29:19   Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:20:33   Previous Report: 2014-06-11 21:15:17   Previous Report: 2014-06-04 22:25:15  

East Walker River (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-07-30 20:24:23

The fish below the bridge and on in to Nevada are still very healthy and are catching and releasing with plenty of energy. We'd recommend staying away from the upper mile below the dam as there are first of all not too many fish in that stretch and second the oxygen levels are not as high as down below so the fish are not as healthy. If you do venture past the bridge, dry/dropper rigs with hoppers, chubby chernobyl, stimulator or madam x on top and soft hackles, flashback emergers, pheasant tails, fox's poopah and buckskin caddis on the bottom have been working well. Also had a couple really good reports from the Nevada side on dead drift crayfish. (760) 932-7707

Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:10:41   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 22:55:43   Previous Report: 2014-07-02 22:29:59   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 21:48:24   Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:21:19  

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 2014-07-30 20:27:35

Trout fishing is good with a lot of 3 to 4 pounders being caught with Mice Tails. Most are anchoring. Gull Lake Marina (760) 648-7539

Previous Report: 2014-07-09 22:58:53   Previous Report: 2014-07-02 22:34:59   Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:24:27   Previous Report: 2014-06-11 21:20:33   Previous Report: 2014-05-28 21:34:46  

June Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-07-30 20:27:10

A good number of 4 to 5 pound rainbows are being caught with garlic Power Bait. The reeds and the drop off off  the beach area are good spots. Biggest of the week was a 5 pounder. June Lake Marina (760) 648-7726

Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:13:06   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 22:58:31   Previous Report: 2014-07-02 22:34:33   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 21:50:59   Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:24:01  

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 2014-07-09 22:58:01

Algae bloom here hinders and fly fishing efforts. (760) 932-7707

Previous Report: 2014-07-02 22:34:07   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 21:50:34   Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:23:32   Previous Report: 2014-06-11 21:18:22   Previous Report: 2014-05-28 21:36:37  

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 2014-07-30 20:26:40

Silver Lake received a nice boost this week thanks to a surprise load of 1,000 pounds of nice fish from Desert Springs put in by Southern California Edison.  That load coupled with our weekly stocking of 800 pounds from DFW has really helped fishing at Silver Lake.  The weather has been a little on the warmer side this past week but it has not slowed fishing down to much as long as you take your baits deep to the bottom of the lake as that is where all the fish are hanging out.  The is no Magic Potion this week for catching as usual, mid day is slower when its hot and better early in the morning and late in the afternoon.  Rainbow Glitter Garlic, straight Garlic, Salmon egg Red, and Salmon Peach Power Baits have seen some good results, as has worms, and Berkley Mice Tails.  If you have the capability to troll deep, Speedy Shiners, or other types of flashers will work well.  The bugs are  out more this week than last week so tossing some small flies like a caddis, Nymphs, or mosquitos early and late should also show some great results.  Silver Lake (760) 648-7525

Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:12:40   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 22:57:34   Previous Report: 2014-07-02 22:31:49   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 21:51:51   Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:23:04  

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 2014-07-30 20:25:59

The Twins are still fishing pretty well, lots of fish in the half pound to pound and a half range as well as some fish up to around 5 pounds being caught. Powerbait, crawlers and mice tails are doing well for the bait anglers. Early morning and late evening lure anglers are using kastmasters, thomas bouyants and small rapalas. Fly anglers are using seal buggers, twin lakes specials, wooly buggers, stillwater nymphs, zug bugs, prince nymphs, soft hackles and pheasant tails.   

 (760) 932-7071; Lower Twin (760) 932-7751

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Virgina Lakes (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-07-30 20:25:34

The Virginias have been unbelievable this past week with good reports on bait fishing, lure fishing and fly fishing. Bait anglers are using mice tails, power worms, power bait and crawlers, lure anglers are using Thomas bouyants, jakes spin-a-lure, kastmasters and vibrax lures. Fly anglers are using matukas, wooly buggers, crystal buggers, soft hackles, zug bugs, prince nymphs, zebra midges, beetles and ants.  (760) 932-7707

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West Walker (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-07-30 20:24:57

The West finally cleared up from the thunder showers last week and has been fishing very well since. Lots of nice 1 to 2 pound fish are being caught up there with a few coming in over 2. Spin anglers are using panther martins, mepps and kastmasters, bait anglers are using power eggs, salmon eggs and baby crawlers. Fly anglers are doing well with hoppers, humpies, stimulators, elk hair caddis, para adams, princy nymphs, hare's ears and pheasant tails. (760) 932-7707

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