Welcome to Eastern Sierra Fish Reports

Welcome to the best source for regional sportfishing information in the Eastern Sierras, including the latest fishing conditions and the areas best sources for bait, tackle, and all your fishing needs.

Volunteers Needed for Bighorn Sheep Survey

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Society for Conservation of Bighorn Sheep (SCBS) are seeking volunteers to assist biologists with a sheep count in the San Gabriel Mountains on March 3 and 4,
(More...) (Friday, February 23, 2018)

Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement and Acquisition Projects

At its Feb. 22 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $17.9 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California. Some of the 15 approved projects will benefit fish and wildlife—including some
(More...) (Friday, February 23, 2018)

Middle Owens River Fishing Report

by TOM LOE / Sierra Drifters Guide Service
We have not been able to check out how the fish faired in the burn section yet. Roads remain closed as fire crews work on dousing the smoldering areas. I am happy to report that the sections we drift; which
(More...) (Thursday, February 22, 2018)

Upper Owens River Fish Report

by TOM LOE / Sierra Drifters Guide Service
Sub-zero air temps will greet you in the mornings, with highs barely reaching the mid-twenties. It is forecast to be cold and windy for another week. Numbers have plunged recently. Water conditions have actually been favorable for a solid run on
(More...) (Thursday, February 22, 2018)

Wild fire update on the Owens River

by TOM LOE / Sierra Drifters Guide Service
This aerial shot shows the Chalk Bluff Road that parallels the Owens River near the Wild Trout section. The fire is contained; but still smoldering as of 2/20/18. Road leading into PVR Campground and Five Bridges are closed. This devastating
(More...) (Wednesday, February 21, 2018)

Middle Owens River Fishing Report

by TOM LOE / Sierra Drifters Guide Service
Those of you who believe the wildfire that ravaged the wild trout section will improve access, and make fishing better; will be truly disappointed when the smoke clears. The fire has consumed the entire section from the PVR Campground down to Five Bridges
(More...) (Tuesday, February 20, 2018)

Red Lake Fishing Report

by DOUG BUSEY / Carson Now
 Renee and I ventured up two weeks ago and fished most of the day. We fished closer to the shore off the dam. We caught a couple, a small rainbow and cutthroat using half of  a night crawler or jigging
(More...) (Friday, February 16, 2018)

Hot Creek Fishing Report

by TOM LOE / Sierra Drifters Guide Service
Numbers are pretty good here as the newbies acclimate to their new home, & spread out along the deeper slots and pools.  The stream bed is blanked by thick aquatic weeds. This is normal for the lower water periods of the
(More...) (Wednesday, February 14, 2018)

Topaz Lake Weekly Derby Winner

by TOPAZ LODGE STAFF / Topaz Lodge
Our 1st place winner was Michal Yau of Reno with a 5lb 10z 23 1/2in. 2nd Place winner was Connie Young with a 4lb 13oz 23 in of Minden Nv. We have so far 197 2lbs trout turned in and 1 tagged
(More...) (Monday, February 12, 2018)

Donner lake fishing report

by SHAUN RAINSBARGER‎ / Shaun's Guide Service
2 doubles today!! Wind picked up, but Gvflures.com came through 
(More...) (Saturday, February 10, 2018)

Truckee River Report

by MATT KOLES / Gilligan's Fly Service
Locked into high pressure.  Mild weather for this time of year on the Truckee River. Feels about like April. Of course this mild weather warms up the water and the trouts get more active. Flows are still pretty good in both states
(More...) (Sunday, February 4, 2018)

Davis Lake Trout Derby

by J&J'S GRIZZLY STORE STAFF / J&J Grizzly Store and Camping Resort
What a great day for John and Kelly Pato’s Fishing Derby. Congratulations 1st Place Jimmy Reynolds from Portola whose fish was 24.5 inches and 4.11 pounds 2nd Place Jessica Estes from Reno whose fish was 24 inches and 4.35 pounds 3rd Place James Alliston
(More...) (Saturday, February 3, 2018)

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