Eastern Sierra

Updated August 3, 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 slow for shore fishing but wading or float tubes at inlet will see action from wild brook trout. Most campgrounds have opened. South Lake nearly full and best at inlets, dam and rockslide. Rental boats now available. Construction on South Lake Road may limit access to creek.

CROWLEY, ROCK CREEK AND CONVICT LAKES — Fish at Crowley Lake now seem to be congregated along drop-offs and in deeper bays. Hot spots change day-to-day. Fish are deeper but have been moving into shallower water.

Convict Lake stocked and producing well. Received two loads of 1,000 pounds each. 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. Lake and creek fishing well. Roads open after fire last week.

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

JUNE LAKE LOOP — Rental boats available. June producing good sized rainbows and cutthroat. Gull best with trolling deeper water. Bigger fish coming from Silver Lake, but fish are moving into deeper water. Grant hot for browns to 4 pounds. Best in the evenings.

Rush Creek flows are dropping but some nice rainbows and a few browns caught on nightcrawlers, PowerBait and small lures. Look for holes.

BRIDGEPORT AREA — Anglers at Bridgeport Reservoir struggling a bit for numbers, but bigs to 6 pounds continue to bite. 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 Rapalas.

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 trolled Needlefish, nightcrawlers or Thomas Buoyants.

Virginia Lakes well stocked and fishing has been excellent with trout to 7-pounds-plus.

Shuttle now operating on Saddlebag Lake.