Eastern Sierra Fish Report

A SILVER LINING–Kalani Trahan landed this monster 8-pound Rainbow fishing from the shore at Silver Lake while tossing worms. This beauty earned him top honors in the annual June Loop Monster Trout Derby.

Updated June 6, 2023

BISHOP AREA—The road to Lake Sabrina may be open by Memorial Day, but roads to North and South lakes still being cleared of deep snow.

Intake II is open, stocked and fishing well for limits of pan-sized rainbows. Limited access to the forks of Bishop Creek due to snow and high flows.

Owens River running high and muddy, with some roads in the basin closed. Be careful if fishing from the banks due to undercutting.


Rock Creek, Convict Lake, Crowley Lake and Mammoth Lakes—Road into Rock Creek Canyon still closed at press time. Expected to be open in early June.

Convict Lake free of ice and boats available. North Shore and inlet have been producing some larger rainbows and a brown trout to 10 pounds.

Crowley Lake is ice fee, but the water level is low. Fish are scattered. Trolling has been best at Sandy Point, Crooked Creek and Whiskey Bay. Mammoth Basin lakes still frozen and the road is not open. Crews are working, but not date set for opening. Road to Red’s Meadow still closed with no opening date.


June Lake Loop, Lee Vining—All waters in June Loop are open and ice free. Rush Creek opens to fishing on May 27. Loop lakes have been well stocked with trophy rainbows and anglers have been doing well with a rainbow to 9 pounds-plus at Silver Lake, along with large cutthroats and browns at Grant Lake. Boat ramp at Silver Lake closed for construction. Highway 120 west from Lee Vining still closed to Yosemite and access to Saddlebag, Tioga and Ellery lakes. Campgrounds in Lee Vining Canyon expected to open soon.


Virginia Lakes, Bridgeport area—Road to Virginia Lakes still closed with no opening date. Bridgeport area waters have been open since trout season began and producing large rainbows and browns to 13 pounds. Water level low at the Reservoir with best fishing from shore with inflated nightcrawlers, Mice Tails and PowerBait. Trout to 6 pounds being caught. Upper and Lower Twin lakes are the hot spot, with trolling, casting lures and bait from shore producing some nice fish. Lots of 3- to 6-pound fish, and a 13.5-pound brown have been caught. Robinson Creek has also turned on, producing some bigger rainbows.



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