TOP NEWS: Crowds remain light and the fishing has been fair to good, especially in the DFW trout plant area. There were major trout plants throughout the region last week, but far fewer waters planted this week (see trout plants). Top action has been at Crowley Lake which has continued to produce a lot of limits of rainbows and cutthroats, with cutts to five pounds and a lot of 2-pound class fish. The Twin Lakes at Bridgeport have been slow overall, but Bridgeport The East Walker River’s flows have stayed up at over 200 feet per second, making fishing tough, but some quality fish mostly for nymph fishermen. Reservoir has been fair to good with a lot of one to three-pound rainbows. The Virginia Lakes (all finally ice-free) are good, with Big Virginia producing some nice brookies as well as rainbows. All the lakes in the June Lake loop have been slow to fair with a flurries of good action after the trout plants. The lakes in the Mammoth Lakes basin are fair at best, but Convict Lake continues fair to good. Some fish in the Bishop Creek drainage lakes, the Rock Creek drainage, and Lundy Lake, but not hot action.
BRIDGEPORT REGION: Information: Ken’s Sporting Goods 760-932-7707 or kenssport.com.
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: Culver’s Sporting Goods 760-872-8361, Sierra Drifters Guide Service 760-935-4250, or Sierra Trout Magnet Fly Shop 760-873-0010.
INDEPENDENCE TO LONE PINE AREA: Good action in waters planted weekly or every two weeks by the DFW. See trout plant list.