Fishing Report 1/15/21

A fly fisherman fishing the Upper Owens River from while standing on the bank and fighting a large rainbow trout.
Still looking pretty dry out there with no precipitation this month. Lodging is still unavailable in both Inyo and Mono Counties, but if you have an RV, condo or home in town, or are just a die hard angler who can drive up the same day and fish and then drive back, you can make

Fishing Report 1/5/21

A fly fisherman holding a rainbow trout in spawning colors from the Upper Owens River.
  Where’s our snow? It is winter now and it has been a dry one. With a few storms here and there that have not brought us much snow, we continue to wait patiently. Nothing is in the forecast for the next few weeks for any major storms. The mountain at Mammoth can sure use

Fishing Report 12/3/20

The Lower Owens River in the fall with a great blue heron in the foreground and the White Mountains in the background.
  It’s that time of year again and December is finally here! Most of us will probably experience a different holiday season this year. There is a lot of online holiday shopping taking place due to restrictions around the country. We have also geared up for the holiday season, and we have gift certificates available

Fishing Report 11/17/20

Community of Crowley Lake and McGee Mountain with fresh snow capped mountains and clear skies
  Fall fishing is in full swing and we have been experiencing some great fishing for the month of November. Weather has been exceptionally mild for most days with warm sunny days and good insect hatches. There is some winter weather in the forecast for tomorrow and Wednesday with a decent amount of rain and

Fishing Report 11/3/20

  It was a great season on Crowley Lake this year and we saw a record amount of guide trips for 2020. The fishing started out great with the late opening at the end of May and we had one of the best Junes for fishing Crowley on record. We thank all of you that

Fishing Report 10/22/20

A smiling angler holding a large brown trout from Crowley Lake from a boat.
  The creek fire which is responsible for most of the smoke in the Mammoth Area is now over 60% contained. This fire is difficult to battle due to the tough to access area in which it is burning. There is currently no threat to the Town of Mammoth Lakes and some snowfall which is

Fishing Report 10/15/20

  The smoke is still in and out day to day, but the fish wouldn’t know any different. We are fully into fall fishing now with mixed sizes of fish and really great midge fishing on our local lakes. Nighttime temperatures have now dipped into the cooler sides with some mornings in the 30’s, which

Fishing Report 10/3/20

Looking west to Mammoth Mountain from Crowley Lake while wildfire smoke blows in from the west.
  We have finally had a major break in the smoke for most days now. Most of the time if we do see smoke it doesn’t come in now until the late afternoons. The skies have been blue and the fish have been biting very well over the past few days. The good news that

Fishing Report 9/22/20

Sierra Drifters Guide Jerry Gilpin assists a fly fisherman in landing a trout from Crowley Lake on a boat.
    Smoke in the sky one day and crystal clear the next is what has been happening around here. Many concerned anglers have been phoning in and inquiring about the air quality. We have not had a day yet that we have deemed unfit to go out and fish in. Even on the days

Fishing Conditions 9/11/20

    Things are changing quickly in a matter of days around the state of California. We have had many anglers call in and ask about the air quality in the eastern sierra. It changes daily here as one day can be blue skies and clear air and the next could have the smoke coming