Eastern Sierra, Nov. 3 report

GENERAL UPDATE: The general trout season is open through Nov. 15. Top Eastern Sierra fishing report web sites are: KensSport.com (Bridgeport region), TheTroutFly.com, and SierraDrifters.com.

TOP NEWS: Plants have all but ended for the season with no plants this week and just four locations planted next week (see trout plants). The top action: Crowley Lake continues to be red hot for rainbows and cutthroats from 16 to 24-inches for fly anglers fishing midges and perch fry imitations. It probably has the best fishing in the region right now. There are some bigger browns showing throughout the region, but this is tough fishing. Other decent bets include Upper and Lower Twin Lake near Bridgeport, Virginia Lakes, Silver and Grant lakes in the June Lake loop, Convict Lake, and Lake Sabrina.
Top catches: William Saluveer, a 10-year-old visiting from Sweden, caught a 20-pound brown trout from June Lake on a gold Kastmaster using six-pound test line and rental fishing gear. With that kind of luck, it’s too bad the kid’s not old enough to gamble.

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: No recent trout plants.

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