GENERAL UPDATE: The general season closed Sunday, Nov. 15. A number of waters remain open to year-around, catch-and-release fishing.
TOP NEWS: The general season is closed, but the portions of the East and West Walker rivers, most of the Owens River, and Hot Creek remain open to catch-and-release fishing. All four waters have been a little tough with cold water conditions and low flows, but the East Walker is probably the best of the lot with midge and streamer anglers getting a few quality fish topping 16 inches. The run of big winter fish up into the Owens River out of Crowley has not begun yet. The lower Owens River has low flows and fair action on small nymphs or streamers.
BRIDGEPORT REGION: Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707.
MAMMOTH AREA: Information: The Troutfitter at 760-934-2517.
BISHOP AND BIG PINE AREA: Fishing information: Culver’s Sporting Goods 760-872-8361, Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, or Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010.