Fishing Reports

Fishing Report 2/18/21

A drift boat resting on a river bank on the Lower Owens River.
  Another small snow storm has given us a little more snow on the Upper Owens River to still navigate around with the snowmobiles. It is starting to melt quickly and leaving mud puddles and soft ground behind. Most vehicles that have been driven to the river on the snow have had some type of

Fishing Report 2/3/21

The Upper Owens River in the winter with snow all around.
  Wow! What a storm to finally hit the eastern sierra. Better late than never I guess. We will need a few more of these to bring our snow level up to normal though. The weather pattern is going to return to dry again, and hopefully we will get some more snow down the line.

Fishing Report 1/20/21

A cold morning before sunrise on the Upper Owens River with a cattle fence in the foreground and snowcapped mountains in the background.
Some minor snow storms in the forecast for the coming days with the possibility of a light amount of snow coming with them. We dodged what was shaping up to be a major wind event in Long Valley where winds gusts on ridge tops were primed for 130 mph. Luckily, it never happened. Temperatures will

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