Jerry Gilpin

California DFW Guide License #: 10710, Liability Insured & Bonded

Jerry grew up in Southern California and would make the trip to Crowley Lake just about every weekend for a number of years. He finally retired from Gardena Nissan after 35 years as parts manager and moved his family to Bishop in 2005.

You will find him fishing or guiding on Crowley most days of the season in his 23 foot skeeter bay boat. He enjoys taking out the first time beginner to catch their first fish on a fly rod or the seasoned expert to catch the fish of a life time. “It’s all good.” Jerry’s laid back style of guiding has made him a favorite of many Drifters Crowley addicts.


We let our clients do the talking. Here’s what some have said after spending the day with Jerry:

 Just wanted to say a big thank you. Sierra drifters has always been my go to guide service for Crowley over many years.  Jerry did an awesome job of getting us to the right location for fish.  While others stayed in the same old place, jerry knew the place to go and take his time to get the boat in the right position for our fishing. He also took into account the age of my father in law so the the wind was not too much for him. 25 fish to the net and probably the same number missed. Thanks jerry and good luck in Oregon Tom.  I plan to go up to bend now that I’m a retired so I hope we can fish again as you were my first guide on Crowley.  Hope to see you next year jerry.

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