Eastern Sierra Fish Report


BITING AT SABRINA—Lake Sabrina continues to overflow, and the fishing is picking up with chilly night at the high elevation keeping waters cool. Bishop local Chris Gaskill connected with this 5-pound rainbow while trolling.


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Updated Sept. 27, 2023

June Lake Loop, Lee Vining—All waters in the June Lake Loop are well stocked and producing trophy rainbows. Grant Lake good for browns in the evenings with trolled Rapala. Silver, Gull and June also fishing very well, and Rush Creek has been producing some larger rainbows to 7.5 pounds, but closes for the season on Sept. 30. Highway 120 west from Lee Vining now open, giving anglers access to Saddlebag, Tioga and Ellery lakes. Lee Vining Creek stocked with larger rainbows, and flows are coming down. Check in at Beaver’s Sporting Goods in Lee Vining for tips on the latest hot baits and lures. Lundy Lake is filled and well stocked with big rainbows that have been biting for both shore and boat anglers. High water has reduced shore access.

Virginia Lakes, Bridgeport area—Services at Virginia Lakes are open, and Big Virginia has been producing some nice trout. Best action has been from tubes or kayaks away from shore. Waters are cold, but the bite has been good with inflated nightcrawlers, Mice Tails and PowerBait, along with Thomas Buoyants, small Rapalas, Sierra Slammers and Hook Up Baits. Bridgeport Reservoir has turned on with some trophy fish biting for boat anglers. Trolling has been best in Buckeye and Robinson channels and around Buckeye Bay. Upper and Lower Twin lakes are hot spots, with trolling, casting lures and bait from shore producing some nice fish to 8 pounds-plus.



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