Eastern Sierra

Updated June 29, 2020

BISHOP AREA — Basin stocked last week with trophy rainbows. Lake Sabrina is open for boat rental and limited café food. Lake will remain low as repair work is done on the dam. North Lake good for shore fishing and float tubes at inlet. Most campgrounds have opened. South Lake best at inlets and rockslide. Rental boats now available.

CROWLEY, ROCK CREEK AND CONVICT LAKES — Guides are reporting that fish are spread out all over the lake at Crowley. Early reports indicate an active bite. Browns and perch biting well. Boat rentals and launching available.

Convict Lake stocked and producing well. South Shore and Inlet the hot spots.

Rock Creek Campgrounds and services now open. Canyon campgrounds have opened and creek a good bet with salmon eggs.

MAMMOTH LAKES AREA — Roads are now open into Mammoth Basin. Basin lakes received trophy rainbows last week. Lakes are open and both lakes Mary and George fishing well. Warm weather has forced fish into deeper water. Shore fishing slow, unless you find drop-offs. Road to Red’s now open but will close when parking filled up. Fishing good above Agnew Meadows in the San Joaquin.

JUNE LAKE LOOP — Lodging and campgrounds now open. Rental boats available. June producing good sized rainbows and cutthroat. Gull hot everywhere but boats or tubes in the reeds a productive spot. Lots of limits and some bigger fish coming from Silver Lake, but fish are moving into deeper water. Grant hot for browns to 20 inches. Best in the evenings.

Rush Creek flows are ideal with some nice rainbows and a few browns caught on nightcrawlers, PowerBait and small lures.

BRIDGEPORT AREA — Bridgeport Reservoir wide open. Boats best for action in Buckeye Bay, Rainbow Point and East Walker Channel off the marina. Trolled nightcrawlers are all doing well for the bait folks, trollers are using Rapala.

The Twins are open and renting boats. Bait anglers were having some success with Mice Tails, nightcrawlers and PowerBait while the lure anglers have been doing well with Rapala, Thomas Buoyant and Kastmasters. Mornings and evenings best.

Virginia Lakes well stocked and fishing has been excellent with trout to 8 pounds-plus.