Eastern Sierra Fishing Report 1/26/22

A smiling angler holding a giant rainbow trout on a river with a young lady in a red hat holding a net under the fish.
  Still looking pretty dry out there with no rain or snow in the forecast. Some windy days have come and gone, but for the most part typical winter weather minus the precipitation has set in. Luckily, there are a couple more months of winter to go, so hopefully we get the water. Snowy roads

Eastern Sierra Fishing Report 1/16/22

A meandering river during with snow on the ground and snow filled mountains.
  Dry weather and some cold nights have made for some really great fishing. With warmer day temperatures and more bug activity, fish of all sizes are aggressively feeding on the surface and below. Firm morning snow is giving way to softer ground conditions on the Upper Owens and some more weather like this will

Eastern Sierra Fishing Report 1/8/22

A man and woman angler fishing in the winter and holding a pair of giant rainbow trout in the snow.
  A decent amount of snow now blankets Hot Creek and the Upper Owens River. Vehicle access is limited in both areas. The Upper Owens snow will start to melt off at a faster rate in the coming week with warmer temperatures during the day. The large rainbows are showing up in all the usual

Eastern Sierra Fishing Report 12/31/21

A snow covered mountain with a mackerel sky cloud formation.
  A strong series of winter storms has brought feet of snow to all areas of the eastern sierra. As we close the door on 2021, more snow is expected as we slide into January. The next winter storms are becoming hard to predict as forecasters are showing a possibility of a storm by Tuesday

Eastern Sierra Fishing Report 12/2/21

A smiling angler holding a giant rainbow trout on a river.
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Eastern Sierra Fishing Report 11/2/21

  Crowley Lake is season is now over for boat fishing, but the lake continues to stay open for shore and float tube fishing until November 15th. Some large and hungry trout can still be caught in the coming weeks. Fish are now starting to move into the Upper Owens River for their fall spawn.

Eastern Sierra Fishing Report 10/19/21

A fly fisherman on a lake in a boat holding a behemoth cutthroat trout.
  The aspen trees are in full fall colors now, and a few light snowfall days have brought a dusting to the mountains, making for some spectacular scenery. Fishing has been very good on Crowley Lake for quality sized trout on midges and baitffish patterns. The north arm of the lake has been the place

Eastern Sierra Fishing Report 10/5/21

A mountain lake with mountains in the background and low clouds above them.
Fall has arrived and with it, changing colors of the aspen tree leaves and the first light snowfall may be coming late in the week with some cooler weather in store for the weekend and possibly more snow by early next week. Fishing on Crowley Lake has been more about quality now then big numbers,

Eastern Sierra Fishing Report 9/8/21

A swarm of flying insects in the morning with a couple of trees.
  With the closure of the forest service, crowds have been reduced in the area, which makes for light angling pressure. The Labor Day weekend was pretty crazy at the lake with almost every single boat on Crowley trying to cram into the same area. It almost resembled a mini-opening day. Now, that the weekend

Eastern Sierra Fishing Report 8/30/21

A man and a woman holding a pair of larger rainbow trout while on a lake.
  Kids are back in school and the crowds have really lightened up around the eastern sierra. Just in time for the midges to emerge again in big numbers, and the fish are really responding to them. Hot weather during the day has returned for a short while, and the incoming month of September should