Doug Rodricks

Eastern Sierra Fishing Report 5/8/24

Here’s your Eastern Sierra Fishing Report 5-8-24. The general trout season is well underway now. The past few days have brought wind, some snow over the last weekend, and cooler temperatures. Going into the coming days, we can expect to see drier conditions with a nice warm up coming next week. There is the possibility

Eastern Sierra Fishing Report 4/11/24

A rainbow and a brown trout laying side by side in a net over water.
Here’s your Eastern Sierra Fishing Report 4-11-24. Spring like weather has finally arrived in the eastern sierra this week. With cold temperatures and some late winter storms lingering around the past week; the transition to spring is finally happening. Crowley Lake is full to the brim and the LADWP has started releasing water. The flows

Eastern Sierra Fishing Report 3/5/24

Here’s your Eastern Sierra Fishing Report 3-5-24. We finally got a real winter storm. While this storm didn’t bring much snow to elevations below 5800′, a lot was left in areas above. Blizzard warnings were hoisted throughout the sierra this past weekend, with full highway closures, avalanches, and wind speeds we have not seen in

Eastern Sierra Fishing Report 2/16/24

A red truck with a truck top making deep tracks in the snow.
Here’s your Eastern Sierra Fishing Report 2-16-24. February in the eastern sierra has given us a little snow. Some made it down to the Upper Owens River, but most of it stayed up at higher elevations. Roads are getting a little muddy on the warmer days with some snow still hanging around and making driving

Eastern Sierra Fishing Report 1/24/24

A rising sun shining through the clouds of a snowstorm on the Upper Owens River in the eastern sierra.
Here’s your Eastern Sierra Fishing Report 1-24-24. The month of January is almost out of here. We did not get the snowfall that we wanted , but we still have the month of February to go. Light snowfall amounts have fallen in the high country, and it has been scant compared to last winters plethora

Eastern Sierra Fishing Report 1/4/24

A sunrise along the Upper Owens River in the eastern sierra.
Here’s your Eastern Sierra Fishing Report 1-4-24. Happy New Year to all you fishermen and women. We are looking forward to a great 2024 season of fishing. The first snow has now fallen on the Upper Owens River and Hot Creek. This one wasn’t measured in feet, but it is a good start to hopefully

Eastern Sierra Fishing Report 11/29/23

A frozen lake in California's eastern sierra mountains.
  “HOLIDAY SALE”   “15% off all flies starting today and ending on December 23rd.”   This is a great time to stock up on flies or to fill someone’s fly box this holiday season. Click here to browse our sale items. Here’s your Eastern Sierra Fishing Report 11-29-23. Thanksgiving week was very pleasant, and

Eastern Sierra Fishing Report 11/6/23

An eastern sierra sunset in November.
  Here’s your Eastern Sierra Fishing Report 11-6-23. Weather has turned to the colder side this week as a cold front sweeps through bringing some light snowfall and heavy wind to the area. Temperatures will be cooler this week. The Lower Owens River flows have started to climb at a steady rate and are slated

Eastern Sierra Fishing Report 10/10/23

  Here’s your Eastern Sierra Fishing Report 10-10-23. Fall is here, and with it comes cooler overnight temperatures and very pleasant days in the mid-60’s to 70’s in Mono County and 70’s to 80’s in Inyo. Water levels are as good as they have been in the fall in many years. Moving water creeks and

Eastern Sierra Fishing Report 9/19/23

  Here’s your Eastern Sierra Fishing Report 9-19-23. The fishing has gotten really good in the last few weeks here in the eastern sierra. Crowley Lake was the exception as a major algae bloom had the fish biting on some days and not cooperating the next day. Bridgeport Reservoir has plenty of water and has