Fish Report-Freshwater, July 15

TOP NEWS: Overall, the fish remains fair to good throughout the Eastern Sierra. With warm weather and thunderstorms again this past week, the best fishing has been early and late in the day. Mosquitos are also out in force most places, so bug repellant is recommended. Top fishing spots have been the Virginia Lakes, Grant Lake, and Crowley Lake. Trophy trout from six to 10 pounds were stocked in Big and Little Virginia Lake, Upper Twin Lake, Lower Twin Lake, and Bridgeport Reservoir this past week by the Bridgeport Fish Enhancement Foundation. All fish have bright orange tags and are valid for a free fishing gift at Ken’s Sporting Goods. Top catches this week: Howard Fairchild, Newhall, landed trout nine pounds and 6-10 fly-fishing an Olive Matuka in Grant Lake. At Convict Lake, Michael O’Hern, Riverside, landed an 8-2 rainbow on an orange Gulp! egg off the north shore, while Robert Simms, Riverside, had a 7-8 rainbow. Sabrina Lake, which had been kind of quiet with only a few fish showing turned on this past week and also produced a 6-12 rainbow for Mike Castro, Seal Beach, on a Sierra Sandwich, whatever that is.

BRIDGEPORT REGION: Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707.

JUNE LAKE LOOP-LEE VINING REGION: Information: Silver Lake Resort at 760-648-7726 or at silverlakeresort.net or Ernie’s Tackle at 760-648-7756.

MAMMOTH AREA: Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.

BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Fishing information: Parcher’s Resort (on Bishop Creek) 760-873-4177, Culver’s Sporting Goods 760-872-8361, Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, or Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010.

LONE PINE TO INDEPENDENCE AREA: Information: 760-876-4444.

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