THE FISH REPORT

June 1st 2020

With the caveat that the rules seem to change almost daily, here are the latest goings on in Mono county as we know it, but don’t hesitate to use the links shown below for  direct inquiries.

Fishing season is open for bait and catch-and-release fishing with general statewide regulations in force the same as previous summers during June.

Crowley Lake and the Crowley Lake Fish Camp marina is open for camping and boat rentals.

Retail businesses and restaurants in Mammoth Lakes are open for walk-in customers with masks and social distancing rules in effect. The Troutfitter is open from 7 am to 6 pm daily

Guiding is permitted with social distancing rules in effect and we are taking reservations 760 934-2517

Hotels, motels and short term (< 1 month) rentals like condos are closed based on statewide Covid-19 “stay-at-home” regulations.  Bishop does have more relaxed rules on accommodations.

All campgrounds in Mono County are closed through June 30 except those privately owned. This includes all USFS, California State and BLM campgrounds.

Roads to the San Joaquin River area and Reds Meadows are closed until snow has been removed typically by July 4th weekend.  The lakes basin is open but only for day use.

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THE FISH REPORT - June 1st 2020

Click here to see 2020-2021 California Sport Fishing Regulations

  • Mammoth Lakes Tourism 888-466-2666
  • CDFW 916-445-7600
  • Mono Country Tourism 800-845-7922
  • Inyo County 760-787-0292
  • LADWP 760-873-0256

Hot Creek - Flow Rates

 

Flow Rates and Water Conditions

Water Conditions: Fair to Good, showing 43 cfs as of 5/29

Click "Flows" above for up to the minute info.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches

Fishing Conditions and Hatches: 

Coming Soon

Recommended Flies

DRIES:  Stimulators #16-18 | R.P. Emerger #22 | Real Midge #24 | Stillborn Midge #20-22 | Extended Body BWO #16-20 | CDC Baetis Dun #20-24

NYMPHS:  Bottom Roller Phsyco Rycho #10-14 | T Midge #24 | Zebra Midge #18-22 | Grey/Olive Scud #16-18 |  Medallion Midge  #22-24 | Harroups Surface Emerger Brown/Olive #16-18 | Tungsten Phsyco Baetis #18-20 | Tailwater Scud Tungsten #14-18

STREAMERS: BH Bopp Leech Olive & Brown #12-10 | Wooly Bugger Olive & Brown #12-10

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Upper Owens River - Flow Rates 

 

Flow Rates and Water Conditions

Water Conditions: Good

Flows are at 69 cfs as of  5/29

Click "Flows" above for up to the minute info

Fishing Conditions and Hatches

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:

Coming Soon

Recommended Flies

DRIES: Stimulator #16-18 | Griffiths Gnat #20-24 | Para Adams #20-24 | Para Extended Body BWO #20-22 | Elk Hair Caddis #18-20 | Brook's Sprout Baetis #18-22

NYMPHS: Barr's Uncased Caddis #14-16 | Zebra Midge #18-22 | WD-40 black #18-24 | Prince Nymph #12-16 | Red Copper John #14-16 | San Juan Worm #12-14 |  Egg Patterns #12-16 | Pheasant Tail #18-22 | Tungsten Peacock #14-18 | Tungsten Jig Baetis #18-20

STREAMERS: Shock Collar Leech #10 | Woolly Bugger White, Olive & Brown #6-14

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Lower Owens River - Flow Rate

Flow Rates and Water Conditions

Water Conditions: Good

Flows are at 200 cfs as of 5/29

Fishing Conditions and Hatches

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:

Coming Soon

LADWP has closed access to the Owens River Gorge and the climber's parking lots on Chalk Bluff Road.

 

Recommended Flies

DRIES: Large dry with #22-26 midge emergers and adults | Hi Vis Baetis #16-20 | Stimulator #6-10

NYMPH:  Pheasant Tail #14-22 | Hares Ear #16-22 | Zebra Midge #18-22 | Olive Hot Spot Jig #18 |Barr's Flashback BWO #16-18 | Jigged hares ear #12 | B/H Prince #10-14

STREAMERS: Wooly Bugger Olive & Black #10-12 | Mini Sculpin Olive & Black #10-12

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East Walker River - Flow Rates

Flow Rates and Water Conditions

Water Conditions:  Fair

Flows are at 155 cfs as of  5/29

Click "Flows" above for up to the minute info

Fishing Conditions and Hatches

Fishing conditions and Hatches:

Coming Soon

Recommended Flies

 DRIES:   REALLY big Chernobylly Mousey looking stuff | Mother Shucker #22-24 | Stillborn Midge Black #20-22

NYMPHS: Prince Nymph #12-16| Dead Drift Crayfish #8 | Bottom Roller Psycho #10-12 | Copper Zebra #16-18

STREAMERS: Meat Whistle | Sculpzilla | Hornberg #6-8 | Flashabugger White #6-12 | Just Keep Swimming White Bait #4 |

Playbate Chartreuse #1/0

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