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Bridgeport Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-08-27 21:34:30

The Reservoir is still producing a few fish here and there, there's been some nice perch being caught trolling with small rapalas and thomas bouyants, and the bait anglers are picking up a few just North of Rainbow Point with crawlers and power bait. Again, with the current water conditions don't expect to have a 30 fish day but if you put some time in you should be able to bag some fish, most of the fish being caught lately are from 1 to 2 pounds. (760) 932-7707 www.kenssport.com

Previous Report: 2014-08-20 21:57:01   Previous Report: 2014-07-30 20:20:44   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:09:37   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 22:54:09   Previous Report: 2014-07-02 22:28:34  

Convict Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-08-27 21:34:55

The Ambush at the Lake Derby runs from September 1st  to the end of the 2014 fishing season, November 15. There will be $6,000 in resort prizes given away. Enter the derby and catch a fish 14 inches or longer to be eligible to win one of sixty resort prizes. (760) 934-3800

Previous Report: 2014-07-30 20:21:09   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  

Crowley Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-08-27 21:35:24

Trolling with frog-patterned Tasmanian Devils has been good on the north arm of the lake. Fly fishing has been productive on the 395 side of McGee Bay. Lifeguard Point also has attracted crowds as have Layton Springs. Copper tigers have been a hot fly. Guide Mickey Baron (760) 937-3245; Crowley Lake Fish Camp (760) 935-4301    

Previous Report: 2014-08-20 21:57:27   Previous Report: 2014-07-30 20:21:28   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 22:55:03   Previous Report: 2014-07-02 22:29:19   Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:20:33  

East Walker River (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-08-27 21:36:05

The East is running at 42 cfs right now, since the flow dropped earlier this week we've had a few decent reports, mainly from the Nevada side. The water temperatures are still good and the fish are healthy but overall it's been pretty tough down there. We've talked to a few anglers who have been able to land 4 or 5 fish but most anglers have not fared so well. The fly patterns that have been successful from what we've heard have been dead drift crayfish, san juan worms, chubby chernobyl, rainbow warrior and silver streak. There are definitely fish to be caught, some down below the bridge on the California side as well as on the Nevada side but keep in mind it's not going to be easy. www.kenssport.com (760) 932-7707

Previous Report: 2014-08-20 21:58:22   Previous Report: 2014-07-30 20:24:23   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:10:41   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 22:55:43   Previous Report: 2014-07-02 22:29:59  

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 2014-08-27 21:38:59

Trout weighing two to three pounds are being caught. Best spots are near the drop-off at the big rock and off the reeds. Any bait with garlic is working well – especially Power Bait. Trolling has been slow. June Lake Marina (760) 648-7726

Previous Report: 2014-08-20 22:00:38   Previous Report: 2014-07-30 20:27:10   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:13:06   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 22:58:31   Previous Report: 2014-07-02 22:34:33  

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 2014-08-27 21:38:29

Still getting some decent reports from Kirman this week, it doesn't sound like there's been lot of traffic out there but there's been some. Fly anglers are still doing the best with small bugger and leech patterns with a soft hackle or pheasant tail dropper, lure anglers are doing well with mini jigs, kastmasters and thomas bouyants. (760) 932-7707 www.kenssport.com

Previous Report: 2014-08-20 22:00:14   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 22:58:01   Previous Report: 2014-07-02 22:34:07   Previous Report: 2014-06-25 21:50:34   Previous Report: 2014-06-18 21:23:32  

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 2014-08-27 21:37:57

A plant of 450 pounds of trout went in Wednesday. Fish are deep. Best bait has been Mice Tails. Trollers go down four colors to get action. Shore anglers use salmon egg red Power Bait.  Silver Lake (760) 648-7525

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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 2014-08-27 21:37:31

The Twins are still producing some nice fish in the 3 and 4 pound range though not limits full of them. Bait anglers are doing well with mice tails, power bait and crawlers, lure anglers are using kastmasters, Jake's spin a lures and small rapalas. Fly anglers are using matukas, mini leeches and wooly buggers with soft hackle and zug bug droppers.
 (760) 932-7071; Lower Twin (760) 932-7751

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Virgina Lakes (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-08-27 21:37:00

The Virginias are still fishing very well with bait, lures and flies. Lots of smaller fish in the 1/2 pound to 1 pound range plus some really nice larger fish up to 4 pounds or so. For bait go with mice tails, power bait and crawlers, lures try kastmasters, thomas bouyants and panther martins. Fly anglers have been doing well with dries like hoppers and beetles and wets like seal buggers, matukas and mini leeches (760) 932-7707 www.kenssport.com

Previous Report: 2014-08-20 21:59:18   Previous Report: 2014-07-30 20:25:34   Previous Report: 2014-07-16 23:11:34   Previous Report: 2014-07-09 22:56:30   Previous Report: 2014-07-02 22:30:46  

West Walker (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-08-27 21:36:29

The West is very low and clear right now but the fishing is still hanging in there. Bait anglers are using salmon eggs and baby crawlers, lure anglers are using panther martins, mepps and rooster tails. Fly anglers are doing well with hoppers, ants, humpy's, royal wulff, prince nymph and pheasant tails. www.kenssport.com (760) 932-7707

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